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    VM Ware console not working on 1 server

    hi everyone

    we run most of our servers as virtual. (about 8)

    They all run fine, and we can configure/use them via the console tab in vm infrastructure client.

    They are all working ok the only problem is the print server will not show up on the console. I just get a black screen.
    However it works fine and i can use remote desktop to get into it, it is just annoying not being able to use the console.

    I did not set this one up so i do not know if it was an option that was ticked during setup.

    please help

    cheers nick

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    The first thing i would try is to reinstall the vmware tools on that box

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    Is it running 2008r2?

    There's a graphics issue with the VMWare console. You need to disable the VMWARE grpahics driver.

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    thanks for your replys.

    i will try reinstalling the tools sometime this week.

    No it is not running 2k8.

    It is a standard 2k3 server (standard edition)

    thanks nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    The first thing i would try is to reinstall the vmware tools on that box

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    when you say that box, do you mean that server, or the esx box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart21 View Post
    when you say that box, do you mean that server, or the esx box?
    Only one, the Server

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahuxham View Post
    Only one, the Server
    try vnc to the machine, if thats blank then its the vm graphics card, becuase i may be wrong but remote desktop uses its own graphics driver or something like that, was the server converted from a real box to a vm, as it might be something funny with the old graphics driver causeing problems

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    no it was not converted.

    the physical print server fell over so the old NM created a new one, in vm.

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    if it is the vm graphics card how can i sort this out? please

    thank you

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