To export ESX(i) using vicfg-cfgbackup configuration you will need VMware vSphere CLI (vCLI). If it is not installed, please do that now. Once installed, open CLI and type the following command:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin>vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server esxhost.domain --username root --password YourPassword -s C:\esxi\esxhost
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In multi domain controller environment, client(s) sends out the request to locate a domain controller. The domain name is the NetBIOS 16 character name, where 16th character is used by Microsoft to identify NetBIOS type. The type for domain controller is <C1>, so the name of domain controller for “SEFNET” domain would be “SEFNET<C1>“. If there is a WINS server on the local network, then the client will send the request to WINS server, if not, local LMHOSTS file be used.
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Using right-click desktop context menu is the quickest way to perform most often file operations. Now, you can actually add shortcut to any program you want and run it directly from the context menu.
Before proceeding, please make sure you take backup of your registry database. If you do not know how to do that, consult this Microsoft article.
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