How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server.  I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory.  Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to be close to what I actually need but I will leave it dynamic.  I need…

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How To Hot Add Storage To A Hyper-V Guest–Super Simple And No Service Interruption

  Hot Add Storage was added to Hyper-V at version 2008 R2. From the Hyper-V Manager Right-click the machine you want to add storage to, select Settings.  This will bring up the settings window. Click On SCSI Controller in the left pane.  If you do not have a SCSI Controller, you will have to turn…

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Blue Screen Booting to VHD–You May Be Out Of Space On The Underlying Drive

When you are using Boot to VHD you must have enough capacity on the underlying disk to fully expand the VHD.  If you do not have enough capacity you will get a blue screen (aka Screen of Death).  If you have this problem, try booting to a windows 7 or windows Server 2008 DVD.  When…

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Running Windows Server 2008 R2 on Your Desktop or Laptop

If you want to use Windows Server 2008 R2 on your Desktop or Laptop, there are a few things you will likely want to do… 1) Enable the “Desktop Experience” Feature  (Start – Administrative Tools – Server Manager – Features – Add Features) 2) Enable Wireless LAN Service {if you have a wireless card} (Start…


Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7–Part 5- Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure

Tips and Tools for Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down into several…

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Upgrading a Windows 2003 Domain to Windows Server 2008 R2 Functional Level Domain

First if you have any domain controllers that are on Windows Server 2000 make sure they have SP4 installed.  You can download from here. I also recommend you have all of your 2003 domain controllers fully patched via WSUS or Windows Update. You will need to login to a domain controller using a user with…

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Event: Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2011March 11, 2011

Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2011 DATE: Friday, March 11th, 2011   TIME: 8:00AM to 5:00PM     Register Now!!! Famous Speakers             Oglesby   ITProGuru                          Benjamin     Lane          Vining  Rouse   Lui Our third annual deep dive into all things virtual.  We bring together speakers from all around the industry to give VERY deep talks…


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory Released to Manufacturing–Street Availability Next Week

Microsoft officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to our OEM partners. On February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers. On February 22nd, Windows 7 and…

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Upcoming Events Please Join Me If You Can

Upcoming Events:  Scroll Down for abstracts 1) NELeaders: 2/10 http://neleaders.com “Improving YOUR NAME Brand” “Value of Getting Published” 2) Certified Career Conference: Feb 17th online: Registration and more details  (80% discount on the regular fee) Promo code to use: CCDX5CH6MS People and Technology: The Whole World is in Your Hands – Proactively Managing ALL Critical…


Using Differencing Disk and Sysprep Image to Create Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 By Dan Stolts

Video Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg269420   If your on Twitter please let me know what you think about this post @ITProGuru. Otherwise, Please place a comment on my blog.   Using a Sysprep image gives us the capability to create any number of servers with the base install done once.  In this short video, we walk step-by-step…

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Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Component Architecture Poster Windows Server 2008 R2

Check out this poster for a visual representation and definition of how Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) works! This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Remote Desktop Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It explains the functions and roles of: Remote Desktop Session Host Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Remote Desktop Connection Broker…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Poster

Similar to the Hyper-V Architecture Poster, the Windows Server 2008 R2 Components Poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components of Windows Server 2008 R2.  It graphically depicts key Windows Server 2008 R2 components including: Active Directory Domain Services  Hyper-V Internet Information Services (IIS)  Remote Desktop…


Hot Add Storage to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Guest Using SCVMM

  In this short video we take a quick look at System Center Virtual Machine Manager Interface then we walk through the process of adding (and then removing) a SCSI disk to a running domain controller which is a guest running on a Hyper-V Machine while the DC if running.   In a nutshell, the…


Microsoft Changes Our World Through Innovation

Don’t miss the video at the bottom.  It shows a bit of vision for the future Microsoft has and continues to change our world. Microsoft has been innovating for their entire life. Shall we see what the future might hold? Let’s do that but first we need to look at how we got to where…

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Hyper-V Architecture Poster

Similar to the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components. It highlights key Hyper-V components including: Architecture Virtual Networking Virtual Machine Snapshots Live Migration Storage Interfaces Storage Types Storage Location and Paths Import and Export This large-format…

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