VMWare OVFTool Domain User Note

So I am in the process of migrating my TFS boxes from their consumer grade hardware to an actual datacenter. The datacenter is setup for Active Directory on our corporate domain. I didn’t want to have a server administrator account created just for these moves and I knew our team wasn’t going to let me have that amount of access.

I wanted to use the technique I described here.

Anyhow, I found this today.

Basically you need to URL encode anything in the “vi” URI.

 vi://WINDOMAIN%5cAdministrator:password@host/

The bolded part would be the “\” in your domain.

I hope this helps someone!

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