EDIT:My apologies to Simon from Techhead – I mean to cause no offence by copying and pasting his blog (nor did I mean to pass it off as my own work)
I have removed said post, and just left the link through to his site 🙂
I belive Update 1 resolves this “properly” – however for archaic reasons here is how to run vSphere client under Windows 7 / 2008 R2
Simon @ Techhead has posted a rather spliffing guide on how to enable the vSphere client under Windows 7 (and presumably 2008 R2)’;
Needs to be run on both the Client and Server;
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Volume Management" new enable=yes
Now this may just be me, or it may be a beta2-ism.
But my Windows 7 laptop with Office 2010 beta installed will not stay asleep. No matter what I do (closing the obvious applications and even installing the “Microsoft Send a Smile” application) it wakes up, drains my battery, and makes Windows 7 complain about being dirtily shut down.
It could just be Windows 7, it could just be my laptop. It could be the copy of Office 2010 I have (can’t wait for the public beta!), but its darn annoying.
Hibernation seems to work fine though 🙂
So I downloaded it and tried it out.
I like it – a lot. And it’s the subtle differences that I like.
For instance – the added support for Windows 7 Taskbar
I have my taskbar vertical (as you can see) – and I like the way I get “Hover Previews” (what is their official name anyway?) of all my favourite Virtual Machines – even the suspended ones!
VMware tools under Linux seems (it may not be, but it “seems”) easier to install – less of the headaches and more “pre-compiled” modules for my Linux operating systems 🙂
Not found any real bugs yet (the first I thought I had turned out to be a corrupt ISO download – *sigh*), but will post anything up I can find as I get to using it 🙂
Now if only I had a Mac to try out VMware Fusion 3 – but I flattened my “Hack Mac” for Windows 7 😦
Having some issues recently with my RC1 laptop;
Whenever I try to open a program that has at some time accessed a network resource on my AD domain, my laptop hangs and I have to hard reboot 😦
I will install RTM over the weekend and see if it persists 🙂
Well, since I left my charger at work last week (GRR) and wasn’t able to install it when it was first available, I’m probably about a week (or so) behind.
However, I have been using it all day now, and do have some observations.
Firstly, I’m glad MS fixed the RDP client
The new one looks slick and works well. It even remembers a history of connected servers, and gives you them listed when you mouse over (in the Start menu) or right click (on the Taskbar)
Graphically, it looks just a little nicer also. I can’t put my finger on it, but its just that little more polished.
However, I do have one bugbear. It feels slower. It may be me (or the fact that it seems to be indexing my laptop as we speak), but there is less memory available currently than in the beta, and I have about the same amount of application’s open.
I’ll persevere and post back any unusual findings 🙂