Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows Server 2012 “there may be a version mismatch between this computer and the destination server or vhd”

Attempting to add the DirectAccess role to a Windows Server 2012 domain controller today and kept receiving “There may be a version mismatch between this computer and the destination server or VHD”. I unchecked the Remote Access role and moved to the Features screen, went back to the Roles screen and checked Remote Access again and it worked. I think those are the steps. Some combination of back and forth in the Add Roles and Features Wizard ended up getting me past the error. Your mileage may vary.

Windows Server 2008 and VMware Server

I had occasion to set up Windows Server 2008 onto a VMware Server recently. Install went fine, choosing the Windows Server 2003 Enterprise profile. Only problem was that there was no network. I ended up editing the .vmx configuration file and adding the line:

Ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000”

That seemed to solve it. So, if you have network problems with Windows Server 2008 under VMware Server, that might solve it for you too.