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Configuring Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003

Configuring Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003

As a plug-and-play operating system, Windows 2000 automatically disables drivers for devices no longer present, and installs drivers for new devices that it recognizes, such as the AMD PCnet NIC. Windows 2000 does not recognize a virtual machine's SVGA card. You must install drivers for these devices as part of a subsequent installation of VMware Tools.

Complete the following steps to reconfigure Windows 2000 in your new virtual machine.

Note: Refer to the Notepad text provided at the end of the P2V Assistant system reconfiguration for up-to-date and accurate instructions. The text varies depending upon the operating system and system reconfiguration conditions.

  1. Boot the Windows 2000 operating system in the new virtual machine.
  2. If automatic logon is not enabled, wait until disk activity subsides before attempting to log on to the virtual machine.
  3. Log on locally to the virtual machine as the Administrator user or as a user who is a member of the Windows Administrators group.

    There is no active virtual network card and therefore you cannot be authenticated against a domain.

    Note: If the mouse or keyboard does not function properly, wait a few minutes until disk activity stops. If you still have no mouse or keyboard response, then power off and power on your virtual machine.

  4. You may also see a message stating that a duplicate name exists on the network. You see this message because the source and target computers have the same identities (name, SID, and so on). You can resolve the duplicate ID problem by renaming the target computer and using additional tools, such as the Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool (Sysprep).
  5. Windows 2000 displays a series of messages detecting new hardware. If Windows 2000 finds a hardware device for which it does not have a driver, it displays messages. Click Cancel or Skip to continue.
  6. Windows 2000 asks to restart your computer. Click Yes.

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