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Working with VMware License Files

There is a cardinal rule that we should all know about, especially for those of us who have spent a lot of time developing kickstart scripts for automated builds of the VMware hosts in your environment, that you do not use windows word editors like Notepad or WordPad when working with Linux files.  If you use notepad to edit Linux files it will add unwanted line feeds (LF) to the file which may cause the file to be misinterpreted. If you must use Microsoft Windows as your client OS use Microsoft WordPad which does not modify the file in this way.  If you have ever tried to troubleshoot why your script or file is not working once you edit with Notepad be prepared to pull a lot of your hair out. There are several different editors out there that can handle saving to the different formats.  One of my favorites editors to use is win32pad. Continue reading Working with VMware License Files