Difference between revisions of "Windows 2003 guest best practices"

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===Introduction===
 
===Introduction===
  
This is a set of best practices to follow when installing a Windows 2003 guest on a Proxmox VE server.  Right now it's a work in progress, but hopefully soon it will be a comprehensive document.
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This is a set of best practices to follow when installing a Windows 2003 guest on a Proxmox VE server.  Right now it's a work in progress, written by a Proxmox noob but hopefully soon it will be a comprehensive and reliable document.
  
 
===Power settings===
 
===Power settings===
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In order for the Windows 2003 guest to shutdown cleanly in the event of a shutdown on the Proxmox VE host you need to enable "Allow system to be shut down without having to log on".
 
In order for the Windows 2003 guest to shutdown cleanly in the event of a shutdown on the Proxmox VE host you need to enable "Allow system to be shut down without having to log on".
 
It can be found in the policy editor here: "Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on", by running: gpedit.msc.
 
It can be found in the policy editor here: "Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on", by running: gpedit.msc.
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===Disk===
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Use virtio / raw for best performance.
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===Network===
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Use e1000 NIC.

Revision as of 23:49, 21 August 2010

Introduction

This is a set of best practices to follow when installing a Windows 2003 guest on a Proxmox VE server. Right now it's a work in progress, written by a Proxmox noob but hopefully soon it will be a comprehensive and reliable document.

Power settings

In order for the Windows 2003 guest to shutdown cleanly in the event of a shutdown on the Proxmox VE host you need to enable "Allow system to be shut down without having to log on". It can be found in the policy editor here: "Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on", by running: gpedit.msc.

Disk

Use virtio / raw for best performance.

Network

Use e1000 NIC.