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Creating a Virtual Machine –Client


-Creating a virtual machine – Client

-Installing an Operating system – Windows 10


In this exercise, we will create a client machine and add a Win 10 Operating System to it.

Creating a virtual machine – Client.

Launch VMware
(VMware displays)

Notice, in above screencap, we have already created a Server machine (“DC**”).

Click Create/ Register VM.
(“New virtual machine” screen displays – Step 1: “Select creation type”.)

Select Create a new virtual machine.

Click Next.
(“Select a name and guest OS” screen displays – Step 2.)

Enter “Helpdesk” in the Name field.

Note: In our scenario, this machine will be used by the Help desk professional we have hired.

For Compatibility, select “ESXi 6.7 virtual machine”

For Guest OS family, select “Windows”.

For Guest OS version, select “Window 10 (64bit)”

Click Next.
(“Select Storage” screen displays – Step 3)

Click Next.
(“Customize settings” screen displays – Step 4)

In Memory area, 4096 mb (4 GB) is not enough. Enter “8096” MB (8 GB).

Click Hard Disk 1 to expand.
(sub-items display).

For “Data Provisioning,” select Thin Provisioned.

Scroll down to display CD/ DVD Drive 1.

Click the drop down for CD/ DVD Drive 1.
(menu displays).

Select Datastore ISO file.
(“Datastore browser” screen displays)

Note: Two ISO files display. You can determine which file is for “CLIENT” machines and which is for “SERVER” by looking at the wording at the bottom of the screen.
(see screencap below)

Select the “CLIENT” ISO file.

Click Select.
(“Customize Settings” screen displays again)

Click Next.
(“Ready to Complete” screen displays – Step 5)

Click Finish.
(The “helpdesk” machine now displays in VMware.)

We have created the client machine on VMWARE. Next we will install Windows 10 onto this machine.

Installing an Operating system – Windows 10

Click “helpdesk” in VMWare.
(“helpdesk” machine is highlighted in left panel.)

Click Power On.
(“Helpdesk” machine is turned on).

Click Console.
(drop-down menu displays)

(A black screen, with “Press any key to boot…” message displays.)

Press a key on your keyboard.
(Windows 10 install begins on client machine).

Click Next.

Click Install Now.

Check “ I accept the license terms”

Click Next.
(“What type of installation do you want?” screen displays)

Select Custom: Install (this is a new install, not an upgrade to an existing Operating system).

Click Next.
(“Where do you want to install Windows?” screen displays).

Click Next.
(“Installing Windows” series of screens display).

NOTE: Most of the following settings would follow specific instructions from the company where you are doing the install.
For our lab environment, we are setting up in a generic way.

Ensure “United States” is the selected Region. Click Yes.

Ensure US is selected for the “keyboard layout”.

Click Yes.
(“Want to add a second keyboard layout?” screen displays).

Click Skip.
(“Sign in with Microsoft” screen displays).

NOTE: For those companies that do not need Active Directory domain type setups, they can sign in to Microsoft and access Office 365. This option might be used by a small company.

For us (we will be joining a domain later), click Domain join instead.
(“Who’s going to use this PC?” screen displays.)

Enter “helpdesk” in the Name field.

Note: This naming refers to the user who will be using this machine. In our class scenario, this user is a Help desk professional, whom we have just hired.

Click Next.
(“Create a…password” screen displays).

Enter a password.

NOTE: In the lab environment, use the same password provided for all devices.

Click Next.
(“Confirm your password” screen displays).

Ener the password again.

Click Next.
(“Create security questions….” screen displays).

Select three security questions and provide answers.

NOTE: For class, you can pick any question and just enter “test” as the reply.

Click Next.
(A series of marketing type screens display.)

Click No.
“Get help….digital assistant” screen displays)

Click Accept.
(“Choose privacy settings…” screen displays).

Click Accept.
(“Hi” prompt, indicating install and setup are almost finished, displays)

Install and setup complete.
(Desktop screen displays).

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