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[Hyper-V] Installing Virtual CD Software in a Virtual Machine

Useful information from the Virtual PC Guy’s blog on using ISO’s in Hyper-V: Like many Hyper-V users, I have created ISO images of most of my CDs / DVDs (and in the case of my MSDN software – have downloaded in ISO format to begin with).  I then...

[Virtualisation] Deploying Windows XP Mode

This document and files provides the guidance and scripts necessary to deploy Windows XP Mode in a corporate environment. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9f142a1a-a7b7-4d0b-bd56-d9627f39c14f&displaylang=en

[Virtualisation] Window XP Mode IT Pro Deployment Video

This video highlights the many features of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode and provides guidance on deploying in a corporate environment. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f0ef9c63-2d2d-4f18-be39-57f8e794fe07&displaylang...

[SCVMM] Hyper-V Management + Delegated Administration + SCVMM

From Ben’s blog : A while ago I blogged about how to allow non-administrators to control Hyper-V .  You do this by editing the Hyper-V authorization store.  What I failed to mention at that time was that this method does not work if you are...

[Virtualisation] Disk2vhd v1.0 Now Available for Download

This looks a pretty neat utility from the Sysinternals guys (aren’t all their tools and utils cool). The most obvious use I can see for this is taking snapshots of the physical drives on a Site Server and then being able to walk away with a virtualised...

[SCVMM] Now Available! Updated Virtualization Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides

The IPD Guide for Windows Server Virtualization and IPD Guide for System Center Virtual Machine Manager are now updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  These...

[Hyper-V] Hyper-V Management Tools update for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Virtual PC Guy

If you have installed Windows Vista Service Pack 2 on the system that you are using to manage Hyper-V – you should grab this update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970203 Note that this is an “update” which means that you need to have the original version...

[Virtualisation] Virtual PC Guy - Fixing a missing “Create Virtual Machine” option [Windows Virtual PC]

Some people are finding that when they install Windows Virtual PC, their Virtual Machines folder does not have the option to Create Virtual Machine . If this happens to you – there are three options that you can try: When in the Virtual Machines folder...

[HP] HP Helps Small and Midsize Businesses Save Time and Money

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28, 2009 HP today expanded its Total Care initiative for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with several new products, solutions and services that reduce costs, improve productivity and enhance efficiency. (1) To help SMB customers...

[MMS] 2009 Early Bird Registration Closes on April 3rd!

Make sure you get in before 3rd April to get your discount... Register by April 3 rd and save over $300! Reserve your place now at the premiere technical event of the year for IT Management Professionals. Register before April 3 rd 2009 and you’ll save...

[SCVMM] KB 962941 - Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008

You might want to check out the two hitfixes detailed in this article: Required hotfixes for Hyper-V servers 956589 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956589/ ) Description of the Hyper-V update for issues that may occur when you manage the Hyper-V role...

[SCVMM] SCVMM traces on Windows Core

This could come in handy when troubleshooting Windows Core VMs… Feed: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Collecting traces while reproducing an issue is one of the best methods we have of determining the source of an issue. Microsoft engineers might...

[Hyper-V] How To: Migrate VMs to Hyper-V

Feed: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Have you ever gone looking for one thing only to find something else totally unrelated but really cool?  Kinda like when you're cleaning out your closet and accidentally stumble across that $50 gift...

[Hyper-V] Mike releases WIM2VHD

Feed: Virtual PC Guy's WebLog Mike Kolitz has just released "WIM2VHD".  This is a tool that allows you to take the WIM file off of a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 install DVD and turn it directly into a virtual hard disk that...

[SCVMM] Issue adding a host to SCVMM when that host has more than 16 processors

Feed: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Looks like we have a new issue in System Center Virtual Machine Manager where adding a host that has more than 16 processors may crash the server with the following error: System.InvalidOperationException: Nullable...
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