Hyper-V Manager for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 SP1 are now available for download. These include the latest version of Hyper-V Manager which supports both Dynamic Memory (DM) and RemoteFX. Here’s the link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d Cheers,John.

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Hyper-V BPA Update

Today we released an update to the Hyper-V BPA (Best Practice Analyser). This fixes some issues in the previous BPA and also correctly handles the new Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX features in SP1. No new rules have been added. To install the update, you must already have the Hyper-V BPA installed (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977238). Note that both the…

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Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part six

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a look at the model; defines the available primitives; and walks through a couple of examples. (Oops, a post I meant to publish back in October last year, only just realized I didn’t make it live!) Quick links: Part1; Part…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part five

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a look at the model; defines the available primitives; and walks through a couple of examples. (I actually wrote most of this many months ago – only finally found the time to post it up!). Quick links: Part1; Part 2;…

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Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part three

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a look at the model; defines the available primitives; and walks through a couple of examples. (I actually wrote most of this series many months ago – only finally found the time to post it up!). Quick links: Part1; Part…

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Explaining the Hyper-V authorization model, part two

Hyper-V uses a role based authorisation model for access checks. This series of articles takes a look at the model; defines the available primitives; and walks through a couple of examples. (I actually wrote most of this series many months ago – only finally found the time to post it up!). Quick links: Part1; Part…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM on Technet & MSDN

After the Windows 7 RTM release was published last week, it was joined by Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM for Technet and MSDN subscribers this morning. Woo hoo! Have fun with Hyper-V and all the great new features and improvements. Cheers, John.

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