Now Available!!!! Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Are you working with Hyper-V??  Want to save some time creating virtual machines?   Then take a look at the Virtual Machine download site, there are two virtual machines available:  Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server CORE installation and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server FULL installation.  These VHD’s are only available in English only and is only…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs!!!!

On Monday Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. This is the next generation of Microsoft’s solution for managing the virtualized infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 is a key member of the System Center family and enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and centrally…


Microsoft Virtualization Launch

If you’re virtualizing your data center then the Virtualization Launch will be of great interest to you!!!! Currently, the launch will take place on September 8th, 2008 in Bellevue, WA.  However, there should be additional events around the US to be announced shortly!  So if you’re in the Seattle area sign-up for the launch NOW…


Migrating Physical-to-Virtual and Virtual-to-Virtual Machines with SCVMM

During one of my presentations the other day I had mentioned a tool that can migrate physical and VMWare machines to virtual machines for Virtual Server and HyperV (once SCVMM supports HyperV).  An attendee had emailed me to get more details, so here are the links to the information on System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Converting Physical Computers…


My VPC won’t upgrade vmadditions in VPC2007

I had an old virtual machine which was originally created on VPC2004.  After I upgraded to VPC2007 I then tried to updgrade the vmadditions in the VM which was running Windows XP.  It would not upgrade as it could not find the source files of the old version to do the uninstall from.  Note to self: Best practice…


VMAdditions for Windows Vista Beta2

Trying to run Windows Vista Beta 2 as a guest OS in a virtual machine environment?  You need to get VMAdditionsforVistaB2 for Virtual Server 2005 and VPC 2004 Just go to and register for the Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 1 Program and you will then be able to access the new VMAdditionsforVistaB2.