Configure Windows activity

The Configure Windows activity sends commands to vCenter to set the identity and network information on a given VMware virtual Windows machine.

This activity also enables guest customization for the Windows machine. This activity fails if run against a single virtual machine more than once.

These variables determine the behavior of the activity.

Table 1. Input variables
Field Description
vCenter IP address of the vCenter server that manages theWindows virtual machine being configured.
VM uuid The VMware universal unique identifier assigned to this virtual machine. The Virtual Machine UUID topic provides instructions on properly formatting the unique identifier for creating a workflow.
Gateway The gateway address for the network the Windows virtual machine's IP address belongs to.
Administrator password The password assigned to the Administrator user for this operating system.
Domain administrator password The password for the domain user with the proper credentials to move a machine onto the given domain.
Domain administrator A user who has the credentials to get this Windows machine onto the domain.
DNS The DNS server for the network the Windows virtual machine's IP address belongs to.
Hostname The computer name of the Windows virtual machine.
IP Address The IP address assigned to the Windows virtual machine.
Netmask The netmask for the network the Windows virtual machine's IP address belongs to.
Organization The organization of the registered user for the OS installed on this virtual machine. This value appears in the Properties box of My Computer.
Time zone The time zone value. For example, the value for the US/Pacific time zone is 4.
Domain The domain the Windows virtual machine is assigned to.
Product key The Microsoft product key for the Windows operating system installed on the virtual machine.
Registered user The registered user for the operating system installed on the virtual machine. This user appears in the Properties box of My Computer.
Run once A set of Windows commands that run on the specified Windows machine when this activity initializes.
License mode The type of license the Windows operating system uses, either Per server or Per seat. See the Microsoft site for information on licensing for more information.
Concurrent connections When using a Per server license mode, the Concurrent connections value specifies how many users can access the Windows machine at a time.