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VMWare Fusion 12 Aug 2008 22:35 #531

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Here's what I did.



1. I downloaded the latest VMWare Fusion file from their site (had to register).



2. Opened the contents of the .app file and found the .pkg file. Dragged that to the desktop.



3. Created a package install fileset with that .pkg.



4. Pushed that down to the clients.



5. in the .vmwarevm Library (Windows XP Pro) fileset, I included the emulated OS and the license.fusion.site.6.0.200610 from /Library/Application Support/VMWare Fusion. I also have the com.vmware.fusion.plist file in this set from the /Library/Preferences folder.


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Thanks for the report!



Hopefully that will tie you over until we come up with a robust vmware instruction set.

VMWare Fusion 30 Jul 2010 16:12 #793

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Was a Fusion instruction set or white paper ever written?


I have found one for [url=http://http://www.filewave.org/node/21]Parallels[/url]. I think I would benefit from a similar VMware Fusion 3.x white paper.
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Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451

VMWare Fusion 30 Jul 2010 16:15 #794

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I'm trying to follow the guidance in this post as I try to get Win 7 Pro to image.


I'm wondering if anyone has gotten such a fileset created and uploaded. My fileset is 171GB. Is this typical?


I'm going to be trying to filewave into a different computer this afternoon.
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Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451

VMWare Fusion 12 Aug 2010 20:32 #797

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I tried to documented my steps exhaustively. I'm sorry if I missed any steps.


When I say Win 7, I mean Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
  • Reinstalled Mac OS X from DeployStudio image
  • Upgraded Mac OS X Software Updates using Filewave filesets.
  • Installed VMware Fusion 3 and license from Filewave filesets
  • Started VMware and got rid of all those irritating questions. Quit VMware (Turns out you still get the "Help VMWare improve..." and "Register VMware..." when you copy the image)
  • Started Fileset Magic and got a snapshot.
  • Started VMware Fusion to install Win7 as guestOS.
  • Finished install.
  • Downloaded anti-virus (AVG Network ed.) and did a "Run" install
  • Ran Control Panels-->Windows Update until no more important updates to download and install.
  • Downloaded CCleaner and did a "Run" install
    Ran CCleaner
    Shut Down Win7. Quit VMWare
    /Macintosh HD/Users/Shared/Win7 64bit/Windows 7 x64.vmware.vm approximately 11GB
    moved ~/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist to /Library/Preferences/
    sudo chown root:staff /Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist
    sudo chmod 664 /Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist
    Ran Fileset Magic
    Named fileset
    Tested on 1 computer. Appears to work.
    Testing on others this morning. They appear to work.

HTH
John Robertson | Technology Coordinator
Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451

VMWare Fusion 13 Aug 2010 18:48 #798

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This afternoon I had a user that kept getting an insufficient permissions error when trying to open the Win7 guestOS.


I changed permissions to 774 through FWadmin, I propogated the permissions, updated the model and verified. This didn't solve the insufficient permissions errors. Then I changed the permissions to 777. This let the user open the Win7 guestOS.


Once this seems to work, I think I will take off the self healing setting so that the users can modify the Win7 guestOS and not have it over written every 24 hours.
John Robertson | Technology Coordinator
Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451
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