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Dubjomartin

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anyone run into a BSOD when upgrading Win2003 server with VMTOOLS?
Any rollback options within VMWARE.
Running Vsphere 6.0 and this server is a Windows 2003. Have installed on other 2003 servers today
and no issues.
Have boot into Safe mode, haven't went any further yet as not sure which drivers/ software to rollback

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You need to check the event logs for the obvious
Check vCenter/ local logs if they haven't been over written.
It's damn rare for the BSOD to appear so a few history questions.
Was this a P2V or built as virtual?
Any reference to old physical hardware in services/ device manager or program files?
When was last reboot prior to the upgrade?
What AV?
What role has the server?
Did the guest vMotion to a newer technology host or move from an Intel to AMD CPU host?

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Are the other 2003 servers on the same virtual hardware. E1000 for vnic for example, what version of virtual hardware are they all on ? 
Another thing to be sure of is that you are installing the proper bits, for example there is a setup64 and a setup which is 32 bit OS.  

Lastly,

I know this link doesn't point to v6 tools but the components are mostly the same.  I have seen issues with hgfs (in fact if you have that loaded you are open to massive security hole)  thin print as well as most recently the vshield driver that was causing 2003 boxes to "hang" on reboot on certain times when SINmantec ( I know Tim, I know) was looking at files

Link to components..

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vmtools.install.doc%2FGUID-E45C572D-6448-410F-BFA2-F729F2CDA8AC.html

Link to the hgfs threat doc..

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6933

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mayby an open door, but are the VMs fully patched?
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Are the other 2003 servers on the same virtual hardware. E1000 for vnic for example, what version of virtual hardware are they all on ? 
Another thing to be sure of is that you are installing the proper bits, for example there is a setup64 and a setup which is 32 bit OS.  

Lastly,

I know this link doesn't point to v6 tools but the components are mostly the same.  I have seen issues with hgfs (in fact if you have that loaded you are open to massive security hole)  thin print as well as most recently the vshield driver that was causing 2003 boxes to "hang" on reboot on certain times when SINmantec ( I know Tim, I know) was looking at files

Link to components..

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vmtools.install.doc%2FGUID-E45C572D-6448-410F-BFA2-F729F2CDA8AC.html

Link to the hgfs threat doc..

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6933

cheers,
Dave



Are you referring to the VMHGFS driver / Feature in VM Tools..?

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Yes the HGFS ( Shared Folders) in the vmtools....
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Yes the HGFS ( Shared Folders) in the vmtools....


We are looking for this in our environment now...



$VMTool = Get-CimInstance -CimSession $CS -ClassName Win32_SystemDriver -Filter "Name='vmhgfs'" | Select PSComputerName,Name,State
        $VMToolServer = $VMTool.PSComputerName
         If ($VMToolServer){}Else{$VMToolServer = $CS.ComputerName}
      $VMToolName = $VMTool.Name
       if ($VMToolName){}Else{$VMToolName = 'N/A'}
        $VMToolState = $VMTool.State
         If ($VMToolState){}Else{$VMToolState = 'N/A'}


Full thing here - 

txt Get-VMHGFS_BLOG.txt     



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