Virtual Machine Manager Connector for Remote Desktop Services VDI solution released

Michael just posted a blog on the VMM Connector for RDS that was just released today. You can find the connector MSI package and the related documentation here. Just install on top of VMM 2008 R2 Administrator Console and you can take advantage of dynamic placement VDI scenarios through VMM.  

How to get the IP address of a virtual machine from Hyper-V

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V added the capability to get the IP address assigned to a Virtual Machine from the Host KVP items. In order to get this IP address you need the latest integration services installed inside the virtual machine. FYI, VMM does not currently expose these IP Addresses, but…

Taking advantange of Windows PowerShell Remoting and VMM cmdlets

Even though VMM does not officially support the Windows PowerShell Remoting feature of PowerShell v2, you can get this to work by following the guidelines in this blog post. Officially, to execute the VMM cmdlets you need to install the VMM Administrator Console on all client computers that need to use the cmdlets, but by…

SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

hey guys, If you are wondering when VMM 2008 R2 will release, this latest blog post by Rakesh will give you the inside track. cheers.

How to get data (like the integration services version) from Msvm_KvpExchangeDataItem in Hyper-V

Today, if you are using VMM, you can quickly and easily find out if your VM has the integration components installed by using this simple PowerShell script. << PS D:\Windows\system32> get-vm | select name, hostname, hasvmadditions, vmaddition | format-list Name           : vmonmlmichHostName       : car-1.contoso.comHasVMAdditions : FalseVMAddition     : Not Detected   Name           : win2k8r2HostName       : AMUNRA.contoso.comHasVMAdditions…

SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!

hi all, today the VMM team released VMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate. You can read all about it here. Cheers.

Utilizing Virtualization and boot-from-vhd for making a dual-boot laptop

I received my brand new Dell Latitude E4300 laptop today and I wanted to make sure i could boot both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on it. Here is how virtualization came in handy. Instead of partitioning my laptop using two partitions (one for each OS) and wasting space, i created a single…

New features in VMM 2008 R2

In line with the Rapid Provisioning feature that i mentioned in my previous blog post, Vishwa, a PM from our team, just posted a comprehensive list of new features of VMM 2008 R2. Check it out here:  

Using the VMM Self Service Portal from a Win7 computer

We have seen a lot of cases of customers trying to view the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) UI from a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. If the portal is running VMM 2008, it is likely that you can’t view the connections to a Virtual Machine and you are getting error…