4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2018 10:21 AM by sarikrizvi

    Issues Booting Server 2012 on ESXi 5.0

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      I am currently having issues building Server 2012 machines at the moment in vSphere 5.1.0, I've read alot of posts as to what fixes this, apparently there was a patch which fixed this which took you up to the above ESXi version (We have this) but we are still experiencing issues when building Server 2012 / 2012 R2 machines. We have enabled 3D acceleration (this is greyed out when you build a machine with Server 2008 R2 / Server 2012) So I tried setting the OS to Windows 7 64-Bit which did allow 3D acceleration). But still after building this I got the known "Black Screen of Death" with a command prompt box.


      This generally happens after logging into the machine with the administrator, instead of showing the desktop I just get the above.


      Has anyone encountered similar issues and if so, how did you manage to get around it?