Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 in 2019 – A Troubleshooting Story

tl;dr Just in case you’re not interested in the narrative and want only facts. vRA Software Component won’t properly install IIS Found older Windows version uses Add-WindowsFeature, not Install-WindowsFeature Had to test if-statement for automation Learned that Powershell 2.0 no longer supported Installed WMF 5.0 to get Powershell 5.0 Guest Customization now broken – need C++… Read More

Replacing Expired PSC and VCSA Certificates

Task at hand: Replace the now-expired Machine SSL Certificates of the (still) external PSC and VCSA. By now, there are several different blog posts about how to replace the Machine SSL Certificate using the built-in Certificate Manager tool for the PSC and VCSA. I originally performed this operation after migrating from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere… Read More

vRA 7.5 Software Components – “Failure executing script “10_installsoftware.bat”

Yet another post that’s ahead of finishing my AppDefense Series… but worth sharing nonetheless. I went down a rabbit hole for quite a while on this issue and wanted to detail what I’d found. The Background / Setup In my environment there is a requirement to support a wide range of different operating systems. In an… Read More