Exporting/Cloning Virtual Machines on Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2

Hyper-V has some amazing features that make working with virtual machines just so easy. One of these features is the ability to make and export a clone of a virtual machine.  This exported virtual machine can then be imported and run on another Hyper-V server.  Let’s go through the process together.  A couple of weeks…

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Internet Explorer 9 Available for Download

I have purposefully put off writing this post because I wanted to see the initial reaction to Internet Explorer 9.  Guess what?  There hasn’t been one.  It is amazing to me that when a product hits the market it takes very little time to find the bugs, and when the bugs come out the backlash…

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4G and the Cloud : The Force Behind the AT&T and T-Mobile Acquisition.

I have been a T-Mobile customer for nearly a decade.  I have had very few complaints in that time.  I am a Technology Evangelist and I have watched with significant interest the development of the 4G network standards from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint/Nextel.  LTE and WiMax each have their prospective upsides and each has been heavily…

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Ethernet Driver Fix for Windows Server 2008 R2 on the Lenovo W510

10 days ago now I showed you how to install Windows Home Server 2011 RC as a virtual machine running in Hyper-V.  If you recall I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on my Lenovo W510 laptop.  I had set aside some time today to do some testing with the Windows Home Server.  One of the…

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March Book Of the Month “The Emperor of All Maladies”

I love Audible.com!  Each night I like to pull out my Zune and listen to a good book while I load the dishes into the dishwasher and then wash the pots and pans by hand.  I generally get to listen for about 20 to 30 minutes in the evenings and the dishes get done, the…

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Microsoft to Stop Making Zune!

I just shared this news with my wife and her reaction was “WHuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuT! Why?” The shock was audible for her.  I couldn’t believe it when I read it yesterday and yet I cannot find anything to dispute its truth.  Yesterday it was reported that Microsoft will cease production of the Zune.  They will sell the…

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How To Turn Off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

I love my Lenovo W510 Laptop!  I use it to run Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.  I run all kinds of Virtual Machines on the W510 because it has 16GB of physical RAM.  There are however a few hiccups in the process of using a Windows Server Machine to do demonstrations.  This is one…

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Attend a TechNet Event in April : Registration is Open

TechNet Events Presents: System Center Essentials 2010 and Windows Intune Summary: System Center Essentials 2010 combines several of Microsoft’s flagship System Center family of products into an easy to use, unified management solution. Combining deployment, configuration, management, reporting, alerting, configuration and more into a single console for physical and virtual assets gives IT Pros a…

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How to Stop All of Those Unwanted Programs that Automatically Run at Startup!

  Download AutoRuns here. One of the things about being an IT guy is that everyone asks for technical support.  I have worked out a general understanding with my neighbors and friends that I will gladly help them with their technical support challenges, even making house calls, as long as they are willing to pay…

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Installing Windows Home Server 2011 RC as a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

Windows Home Server might be the coolest IT product that Microsoft makes for the consumer marketplace.  For those of you that have not used Home Server it’s time to go and get yourself a copy.  Now is a particularly good time to get involved with Home Server because the product team is in the process…

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