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Creating new VM but it can't find it's "license agreement" during setup RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a new cluster with a fairly new VMM 2012R2 which I'm slowly migrating "old" VMs into... this seems to work fine.

    However, I needed to make a new Windows Server 2012R2 VM today and that I can't do... I create the machine,  and "connect" the ISO file from my library. I power on the VM and it boots the CD just fine... I select languages and install type (standard/datacenter and core/gui)... it then spins for 20-30 seconds before claiming it can't access the license agreement off of the CD. And I can't progress any further...

    Exact error is:

    "Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation."

    I tried installing Ubuntu and that worked just fine.

    I tied using both shared and copied ISOs from the properties... for Windows that had no effect. I even copied the ISO anew from my download folder to the Library server, with no difference in result. I also tried to redownload the ISO from the Microsoft VLSC but a diff told me the two files were identical.

    Help?!

    (The VM was made as a Gen1 VM since I didn't want to mess around with Powershell to have it boot from CD instead of HDD. Cluster is running on 2012R2 core datacenter servers...)


    edit: I did make a Gen 2 VM just now, seems it auto boots the cd if there's no OS on the hdd... I still got the same error. I'm 100% sure the ISO is a-o-k... because I installed the cluster blades using the same file via ILO... 

    • Edited by gojensen Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:30 AM
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:41 AM

Answers

  • d'oh...

    So install-Windows apparently can't use dynamic memory :D 

    Put it back to static memory and gave it "enough" (I'm guessing minimum 1GB) and the install worked... I feel a bit silly now :)

    • Marked as answer by gojensen Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:38 AM
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:36 AM

All replies

  • d'oh...

    So install-Windows apparently can't use dynamic memory :D 

    Put it back to static memory and gave it "enough" (I'm guessing minimum 1GB) and the install worked... I feel a bit silly now :)

    • Marked as answer by gojensen Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:38 AM
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:36 AM
  • Thanks, had the same issue and it worked for me :)
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:51 AM