Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 by Michael Michael and Hector Linares is now available on Order your copy today.  One-of-a-kind guide from Microsoft insiders on Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2! What better way to learn VMM 2008 R2 than from the high-powered Microsoft program managers themselves? This stellar author team takes…


Comparison: SCVMM P2V and Sysinternals Disk2VHD

Sysinterals recently released a free P2V. The comparison table below is for your reference to help highlight the difference in features and functionality between the two. The table is not meant to pin one tool against the other (i.e. who is better). The free tool is not meant to compete against VMM P2V. The free…


Recovering VM that has snapshots but no Hyper-V Export file (last resort)

If you need to quickly recover a VM that has snapshots but no export file, you can use the commands in SCVMM R2 that enable rapid provisioning. In this case you are creating a new VM from the latest AVHD.   NOTE: This approach does not recreate the snapshot tree. This is simply a way of recovering…


SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM is now available

Download the eval of SCVMM 2008 R2 RTM –


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Volume Activation Deployment Guide Published  Includes KMS client setup keys. Useful when creating SCVMM Guest OS profiles. –snippet–   Manually Activate a KMS Client By default, KMS clients automatically attempt to activate themselves at preset intervals. To manually activate KMS clients (for example, disconnected clients) before distributing them to users, use the Control Panel System item, or run slmgr.vbs /ato…


Quick Storage Migration

Excellent post from Edwin Yuen on Quick Storage Migration (QSM): 


SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!

Today the SCVMM team released SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate. You can read all about it here. Happy Virtualizing!