[Users] Agents for Windows

Anders Hellquist anders at hellquist.net
Tue Dec 10 15:03:18 UTC 2013

Just wanted to share my view.

Have been working with vmware vsphere for a number of years and when
dealing with a few hundreds of vm's, setting a boot delay on each is not a
good way to handle this issue IMHO. Besides, this setting affects all
sysadminsand might not be what everyone wishes. I think the runonce
function is great and do not want that removed.

Regards, Anders
On Dec 10, 2013 2:54 AM, "Blaster" <blaster at 556nato.com> wrote:

> On Dec 9, 2013, at 1:10 PM, Bob Doolittle <bob at doolittle.us.com> wrote:
> > I'll disagree a tiny bit here. One *really annoying* quality of needing
> to use F2/F8/F12 during Windows bootup in a VM (including ESX/vSphere) is
> that sometimes it can be impossible to be quick enough on the keyboard to
> get attention before the OS bootup has begun. By the time you can get a
> console focus it's too late. That can be enormously frustrating, and Run
> Once does help with that.
> On ESXi
> Guest menu -> edit settings -> Options -> boot options -> boot delay.  I
> set all mine to 10,000ms.  Delays guest startup by 10 seconds each time you
> boot, but it’s plenty of time to get the console up (if you need to) and
> get press F? to get where you want to be.
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