Using Windows in Skytap
Skytap supports Windows networking within (and across) environments. Here are some useful tips about using Windows in Skytap.
Building Windows environments
Using Windows environments
- Connect to a VM with the SRA browser client or direct RDP.
- Copy and paste text between your local computer and a VM.
- Windows VMs support bi-directional audio in and out of a VM. See Using audio with a VM and Enabling audio for a VM.
- Sysprep custom-built Windows VMs so that VMs created from this template get unique SID, GUID, and MAC addresses.
Using Windows domains in Skytap
- Learn about running a Windows domain in Skytap.
When you configure an environment to use a Windows domain controller, adding and sharing files with the shared drive requires additional configuration (and you can see how much space you have available on your shared drive).
- Make sure each Windows VM has:
Troubleshooting Windows environments
- If your Windows VM seems to be slow, here are some things you can do to improve VM performance with in-guest resources.
- Make sure your Windows VMs have the correct drivers by installing or upgrading VMware Tools.
- Why does my Windows VM reboot after I add it to an environment?.
- Resolve prompts to reactivate a Windows license (see more information about licensing the guest OS).
- Troubleshoot VM audio problems (if you’re using bi-directional audio).
- Troubleshoot VM connectivity issues.
- Troubleshoot VM display problems.
- Troubleshooting issues connecting to the shared drive.
- Protect a VM that is exposed to the internet or that has been compromised.