Use Packer to install Windows 11 and enable vTPM and VBS

I use Packer for building images for VMware VDI environments. With the latest version (when writing this blog Packer version 1.7.7 is the latest version) it is not possible to configure a TPM in the Hashicorp Configuration Languag (HCL) config file. TPM 2.0 is required to install Windows 11. A vTPM emulates a physical … [Read more...]

Install Windows 11 on VMware vSphere with a virtual TPM

Yesterday I wrote a blog called “Install Windows 11 as VM on VMware vSphere / Workstation without TPM 2.0 chipset“. In this blog article, I explained how to install Windows 11 without having a TPM 2.0 chipset by using a registry hack. Paul Braren from tinkertry.com created a cool video (link) about … [Read more...]

Install Windows 11 as VM in VMware vSphere / Workstation without TPM 2.0

Yesterday Windows 11 is officially released. Windows 11. Windows 11 has the following requirements: Processor: 1 GHZ or faster RAM: 4 GB Storage: 64 GB System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable TPM: 2.0 Windows 11 requirements, link My VMware ESXi servers at home don’t have a TPM 2.0 chip. During the … [Read more...]