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Tag Archives: P2V

Poor VM Network Performance

Symptom: A virtual machine is having incredibly poor network performance, i.e., dropping 3 out of 4 ping packets.

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Problems with P->V of OEM Windows Server 2003

When virtualized, an OEM installation of Server 2003 will detect hardware changes and attempt to force activation before allowing you to log on. Unfortunately, most OEM keys have been deactivated at the licensing center, so this will usually fail. You cannot update the key to a retail or volume key, as they are actually different products.

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