Blogcast: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering How To – Part 3 of 5

If you watched the demonstration blogcast of Virtual Server 2005 R2 I posted up at the weekend, yesterday, I ripped the environment apart to build it again from scratch so you can see how I built it. Part 3 of 5 gets into the “nitty-gritty” of the configuration. We create a new group in the cluster…


Part 24: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – RPC Publishing

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials. In the last part, forms based authentication for Outlook Web Access was back running again, bouncing through the localhost listener. In this part, we put RPC/HTTP back into place. We create a publishing rule for the Exchange Virtual Directory being published (/rpc). We also create a publishing rule…


Blogcast: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering How To – Part 1 of 5

If you watched the demonstration blogcast of Virtual Server 2005 R2 I posted up at the weekend, yesterday, I ripped the environment apart to build it again from scratch so you can see how I built it. So, another blogcast series starts, but only 5 parts this time. This first part configures the shared iSCSI target machine…


Blogcast: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering Walkthrough

With Virtual Server 2005 R2 just a few days away from public availability, many of you will want to know more about Host Clustering – a new capability supported with this release – what better way to find out than with a live on-demand demonstration, so read on…. Some of you may have been fortunate…


Virtual Server and Virtual PC differences – today’s triva

Ben posted up an article a few days ago about the amount of Video Memory in the emulated S3 Trio graphics adapter under Virtual PC. His answer – 8MB. Obviously there are a number of differences between Virtual Server 2005 (R2) and Virtual PC 2004 in terms of emulated hardware, most of which are well documented…


Part 23: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – OWA back to HTTPS

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials. We now move Outlook Web Access back to HTTPS, and we correct a naming error on the Network Listener “FBA LocalHost 443″ in the last part (it’s actually listening and remains listening on port 80). After having ripped things apart over the last few parts to this series,…


Outlook calendars – display multiple timezones

I’ve just got out from a meeting and after a colleague happened to display their calendar on the projector noticed something which (for me at least) is really dead useful. I never knew you could display more than one timezone on your Outlook calendar simultaneously. I regularly have online meetings with people based over in…


Virtual Server 2005 R2 Reviewers Guide

There’s a lot of revised information on www.microsoft.com/virtualserver since R2 was released to manufacture last week, although a really useful document is the new reviewers guide. This document provides a great deal of useful information and answers many frequently asked questions. It outlines the scenarios in which virtualisation is appropriate; provides an excellent architectural overview; a sample…