Updated Linux Integration Services are available

A new version (2.1) of the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V have just been made available. This new version has some significant improvements. From the driver side, new optimized storage and networking drivers have been introduced (aka “Synthetic” drivers which utilize VMBus, a key component in the Hyper-V architecture, essential for efficient and fast device I/O…


Avoiding UAC prompt starting Hyper-V Manager

An interesting question was posed to me a couple of days back about why when starting Hyper-V Manager, you get a UAC prompt, yet you don’t with most other Microsoft Administrative MMCs. You should note that the workaround in here only applies to Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2, and is not a supported workaround. This…


Getting event log contents by email on an event log trigger

This one was actually pretty simple to work out, but it did have me flummoxed to start with. Here’s the scenario, I wanted to get an email when an event log entry was triggered. But, I also wanted the contents of the event log entry. I’ve been meaning to document this for ages, but never…


Announcing NVSPBind

  A quick post to announce the availability of a new utility written by a colleague of mine in the Hyper-V team, Keith Mange. NVSPBind (Network Virtual Service Provider Bind) overcomes a shortfall that many people hit in server core installations of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server. In a…