Offline Virtual Machine Servicing v2

This is the second release of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool. This version completely replaces version 1 and adds important new support for Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Windows Server® 2008. In addition, version 2 of the tool supports System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, and Windows…


UK User Group meetings next week: MVUG and MMMUG

After the success of the last one, the second UK user group is next week. I got to meet some of you at the last one, hopefully some new faces will attend this time.  The idea is to hold this at different venues around the country (and not just Microsoft offices in the future, volunteers…


More from PDC and virtualization

Don’t be fooled by the title of these two sessions from Taylor (especially the "Enabling Test Automation…." one).  There is so much more to see and learn, for instance in the first link there is VHD boot, VHD add of disk as well as the Q&A. I’ve not finished watching the 2nd video yet but…


Running Active Directory in a Virtual machine + SQL

Ok…so in the last 3 weeks I’ve been asked this numerous times (and to save emailing it again!), the article you need is  I guess just recently we’ve seen a step up in the workloads being virtualized and the increase in requests for workload specific guidance reflects this.   SQL Microsoft has made changes…


Win7, up to 256 cores, SQL and boot from VHD

Mark speaks about new kernel constructs in Windows 7 and the dismantling of the Dispatcher Spin Lock and redesign and implementation of its functionality into separate components. Resulting in Windows 7 being able to scale to 256 processors, along with Boot from VHD and other OS enhancements.   Mark Russinovich: Inside Windows 7…


MAP 3.2 now available for all the news and features, in brief the new additions are: SQL Server Database Instance Discovery (NEW!) Microsoft Online Services Needs Assessment and Survey (NEW!)  Forefront Client Security/NAP Readiness Assessment (NEW!) Power Savings Calculator (NEW!) Virtualization Infrastructure Assessment (e.g. reporting the mapping of hosts by guests) (NEW!) Map has been used by over…


"Needs Attention" status on SCVMM 2008 RTM

If you encounter this error (and haven’t seen the workaround on other blogs), please make sure you have these updates installed on the Hyper-V hosts: Hyper-V QFE (KB956589) BITS QFE (KB956774)   Regards, Clive Technorati Tags: SCVMM 2008