Hyper-V telling you that integration services are installed on Win2k8 VMs but mouse is still not working?

This probably means that you need to upgrade to RC0 Integration Services for Hyper-V. This is KB949219 which is publicly available from the Microsoft download center. This needs to applied inside Win2k8 VMs, since integration services shipped with the core operating system and they need to be upgraded. Since Win2k8 shipped with integration services, you are…

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dealing with VMM error 2917 : "The network path was not found"

This error is one of the most difficult to diagnose errors in a customer environment. If you are hitting this issue when trying to install the VMM server component, here are a few things to try out. -First, run “gpupdate /force” on your VMM server and reboot and try this again-If that does not work,…

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Invoking diskshadow to back up a Virtual Machine from a Hyper-V Host

DiskShadow.exe is a new tool that shipped with Windows Server 2008 and it allows you to create and restore shadow copies (snapshots). The tool is similar to vshadow (a free tool that ships with the Volume Shadow Copy/VSS SDK), but it has a diskpart-like interface. You can invoke DiskShadow from a cmdline, or you can…

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getting the computer name of a virtual machine

A lot of people have asked me how they can get the actual computer name or FQDN of a virtual machine from from the host system. (FYI, this method does not allow you to get the IP address from within the VM – to do that, you would need to use your DNS infrastructure to correlate…

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The VMM team is hiring

hi all, if you are passionate about virtualization or would like to be part of the new disruptive technology on the market, come and join our team. We have multiple positions available, ranging from Software Design Engineer (developer) to QA to Program Managers. Visit the link below for a list of open positions. good luck!…


welcome

hi everyone, thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Michael Michael and I am one of the architects on the Virtual Machine Manager team. I have been working in the virtualization space since mid 2005, and prior to that I was working on backup technologies (including Windows Storage Server and Data Protection Manager). I…