RDSHC planning doc

Not sure what RDSHC is, then take a look at the RDS Hosts Capacity Planning document Remote Desktop Session Host Capacity Planning in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ca837962-4128-4680-b1c0-ad0985939063 The Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) role service lets multiple concurrent users run Windows-based applications on a remote computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This…

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Want to configure Server Core R2?

…in that case you’ll need http://www.codeplex.com/CoreConfig   It is completely open source so it can be ammended and changed to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference to Winforms so that a GUI format is displayed.   Core Configuration tasks include:…

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RDS virtualized on Hyper-V

This is a recent post I missed (thanks for the pointer Julius) from the Remote Desktop Services Team (formally known as Terminal Services). Basically with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V “We conducted our testing using both non-SLAT and SLAT hardware and found that SLAT enabled processors increased the number of sessions by a factor of…

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Happy holiday Windows

So Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available… As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company is anticipating that the next version of its client operating system, Windows 7, will be available to customers in time for the holiday shopping season. In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate…

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RC for Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V server R2

  The Release Candidate (RC) is now available @ http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008R2 which obviously includes Live Migration & CSV.  Also released is Microsoft Hyper-V Server R2 RC – the FREE offering: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2009/05/06/microsoft-hyper-v-server-2008-r2-release-candidate-free-live-migration-ha-anyone.aspx John (as usual) has lots of great advise and links to other complimentary tools (such as RSAT) Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008 R2,Hyper-V,Hyper-V Server

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It’s about time

After more than two years since the last post, Julius (my colleague) is finally blogging!!  He tells me the posts will be more frequent from now on 🙂 If you’ve been frustrated at having to type in the same data into the SCOM integrated reports from SCVMM then this post is for you!   Technorati…

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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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888794/en-us.  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…

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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.   https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Going+Deep/Mark-Russinovich-Inside-Windows-7/   Mark Russinovich: Inside Windows 7…

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PDC 2008 - What is PDC all about?

This is the Software + Services PDC – but what else will be talking about, what surprises are in store? There are 20 Windows 7 sessions…I’ll keep you posted on other topics and content.  Believe me this isn’t to be missed!!! For a heads-up take a look at this video   www.microsoftPDC.com      …

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In case you missed Live Migration on Monday

Bob Muglia showcases the Hyper-V Live Migration platform. Bellevue, Wash., Sept. 8, 2008. You can view the video here     Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,Live Migration,Virtualizationi  

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