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Configuring Windows NT Server 4.0

Windows NT Server 4.0 is not a plug-and-play operating system; therefore, any non-critical devices that were present on the source computer but not in the target computer cause driver startup errors, usually logged as warnings in the Event Viewer. To remove or disable those drivers, remove (unregister) the hardware from the operating system.

Network Adapters

The most common devices that need to be removed are network adapters. To remove stale network adapters, complete the following steps.

1. Boot the Windows NT Server 4.0 operating system in the new virtual machine.

2. 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.

3. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel and double-click the Network icon. Click the Adapters tab.

4. Remove all present adapters.

5. Using the same control panel, add an AMD PCNet Family adapter to register the virtual machine's NIC.

6. When prompted for the driver disk, insert the original Windows NT Server 4.0 CD; it has the appropriate drivers and system files.

7. Enter X:\i386 as the file path, where X: is the CD drive letter.

8. During the ensuing network configuration, reconfigure the IP address (static or DHCP).

Other Drivers or Services

Other drivers or services which depend on hardware that no longer exists in the target computer may still fail during system boot. If this occurs:

1. Use the Event Viewer to determine which drivers or services failed. Choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools (Common) > Event Viewer to open the Event Viewer application.

2. Disable any services or devices that failed by changing the startup type to Manual or Disabled in the respective Services or Devices control panel. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel and double-click the appropriate icon.

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