Hyper-V Network Switch

Hyper-V is changing the way networking works if you compare it to Virtual Server. Today I was reconfiguring my Hyper-V server and suddenly I’ve lost my RDP connection. Why did I lost my connection to the server? Well I was reconfiguring the networking settings and I wanted to add a network adapter to all my…


Windows Server 2008 – Server Core – Change Default Prompt

If you are planning to deploy Windows Server 2008 – Server Core installations in your network I would strongly advise you to use the following tip. In all my Server core installations I change the default prompt to something like this: Imagine you have more than one Server core box and you are connecting to…


Remotely manage Hyper-V from WS2008 32 Bit edition

I’d like to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System. How do I do this? Can I do this on Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86 Editions? Yes you can. Here are the steps: 1. Launch Server Manage from the Start Menu 2. Click Add Features 3. Under…


Windows Server 2008 Security Guide – Beta Release

Help your customers securely deploy Windows Server 2008 with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide! Every day, adversaries are attempting to invade your customers’ networks and access their servers—to bring them down, infect them with viruses, or steal information about customers or employees. Your customers are looking to Microsoft and Windows Server 2008 to help…


Hyper-V Demo Videos

Just wanted to share some Demo Videos of Hyper-V in action:   Hyper-V SMP Virtual Machines Video: Symmetric Multiprocessing with Windows Server virtualization (Hyper-V)   Hyper-V Virtual Storage Video: Virtual storage for Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V   Hyper-V  Networking Video: Virtual networking with Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V   Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Windows Server 2008,Virtualization


Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta

It’s a big day for Microsoft virtualization! Today, we are announcing the PUBLIC RELEASE Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta! A few highlights include: 1. Quick Migration and high availability providing solutions for planned and unplanned downtime 2. Support for running Hyper-V with Server Core in the parent partition 3. Import/Export of virtual machines…


Windows Server 2008 Technical Overviews

These technical overviews provide IT Professionals with information about how a Windows Server 2008 technology works. They may also cover design and planning considerations and basic setup and operating instructions.  The download contains the following documents: DNS Server Global Query  Block List Installing and Configuring and Troubleshooting the Microsoft Online Responder What’s New in Failover…


Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint Services

We’ve just announced that we are going to separate the SharePoint Services from Windows Server 2008. The SharePoint services will be available as an additional download and free of charge of course. By doing that the team will be able to be more flexible in their development cycle. Read more about this announcement at the…


TechEd IT Forum: Web and SOA Infrastructure Track – Top 5 Sessions

Here are the top 5 sessions for the Web and SOA Infrastructure track according to Marcel Trümpy track owner: The Connected IT Lifecycle – Today and a Vision for the future The Connected IT Lifecycle is about establishing dynamic, continuous business improvement through lifecycle management for Service-Oriented applications. This session will walk through a typical service-oriented business process that…


How to Install Windows Server Virtualization?

Ok now that you have the RC0 bits you definitely want to start playing with Windows Server Virtualization. I’ll explain the installation steps through different screenshots I took. Before you begin the installation you have to install two updates that are located into the systemdrive\windows\wsv directory. First install the Windows6.0-KB939854-X64.MSU which will install the WSV…