Hyper-V Resolving Event ID 4096

Over the break I’ve been taking over Christmas, one of my goals was to move the remainder of my Virtual Server “production” VMs across to Hyper-V. But when nearing completion, I noticed that Server Manager was reporting a role error: Looking at the detail of the event logs, it was Event ID 4096 from Hyper-V-Config…



**START HVREMOTE VERSION** TAG Version=1.08 TAG Date=9th September 2013 TAG URL=http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote TAG BlogURL=http://tinyurl.com/kvov7c TAG Type=Release Candidate  TAG About=Contains several bugfixes, better remote testing, and includes supportCRLF   for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM. **END HVREMOTE VERSION**

How to detect UAC elevation from VBScript

While working on the next version of HVRemote yesterday evening, one of the things I wanted to address based on feedback from various people was to have the tool (written in VBScript) detect whether it is being run from an elevated command prompt. While this is relatively easy to determine using low-level languages from the…


**START HVREMOTE VERSION** TAG Version=0.3 TAG Date=19th November 2008 TAG URL=http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote TAG BlogURL=http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/something-like-this_blah.aspx **END HVREMOTE VERSION**

Configure Hyper-V Remote Management in seconds

Update 19th Nov – v0.3 now released!  It has been a little quiet on the blog front, but sometimes, at least in this case, I hope I’ve come up with something worth waiting for. Announcing “HVRemote”…., a tool to “automagically” configure Hyper-V Remote Management. (Amazing what can be done with a few days vacation to…


How to use uniquely identify a virtual machine in Hyper-V

When managing a large number of virtual machines, there is often a need to tag it in some way with one or more properties uniquely identifying it for administrative purposes. One example would be to identify a virtual machine as belonging to a person, team or business unit. The Hyper-V WMI namespace has a number…


Virtualization launch day

Today is (was) Virtualization Launch day. Although the keynote presentations were streamed live (in fact I’m just watching Bob Muglia finish up as I’m typing this), they will be available later this afternoon for on-demand viewing here. Some of the highlights: Microsoft Hyper-V Server is coming within the next 30 days and will be free…


Connection Manager Administration Kit for Vista

Curiosity got the better of me. When I was analyzing why Hyper-V Remote Management didn’t always work over a VPN connection due to DNS the other day, I mentioned that I wasn’t familiar with the replacement technology for CMAK in Windows Server 2003. Well, I found it (but it was surprisingly well hidden) – the…


Hyper-V: Eight useful links and tidbits for 08-08-08

I’ve had a few links I’ve been meaning to post up for some time now, so here’s a small collection of eight of them on the 8th of the 8th, 08… WMI/Development using Hyper-V The WMI SDK for Hyper-V has recently been updated with code samples in C# and VBScript Want some WMI samples in…


Hyper-V: Why does Hyper-V Manager not always work over VPN connection? Access Denied or RPC server unavailable errors.

This post examines a problem several people have reported when running Hyper-V Remote Management tools over a VPN connection  – specifically hitting an error “Access denied. Unable to establish communication between ‘SERVER’ and ‘CLIENT’”. In some variations, I’ve seen RPC errors such as “RPC server unavailable. Unable to establish communication between ‘SERVER’ and ‘CLIENT’.”  …