Saturday, September 26, 2015

VMware Deployed (or existing) Windows is missing its desktop

So, when we did some rapid deployment of VMs recently with powercli sometimes some windows VMs came up with this ugly bizarre error
 







Dont know why but some claim Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth via cmd or powershell and then sfc /scannow to fix it. That is a good thing if it does but i am yet to see some results but the fix for me which worked is
powershell>diskmgmt
then extend the C drive. If you want to avoid this error then make sure your C drive of the template is big enough. Don't be thrifty with the C drive man, that is important.