Error ID:404 while Adding Hyper-V host to SCVMM 2008 R2

  Yesterday while working on installing a new SCVMM 2008 R2 server setup, we encountered an issue when tried to add a new 2-node Hyper-V R2 host cluster to the VMM console. Here’s how we were able to reproduce the error; In SCVMM 2008 R2 console, select  Add a host that is “Windows Server-based host…

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Problem with Compacting VHDs in Hyper-V Management Console

  If you are using Hyper-V as your virtualization solution, you might be familiar with expand and compact of VHD (virtual hard disk) process. Few days back when I was trying to compact one of my VM’s Dynamic VHDs (Guest OS: Windows Server 2008 R2), I encountered the following error; [Window Title] Edit Virtual Hard…

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Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer PowerShell Automation

Hi, Mark here today. As you might know, with the release of Server 2008 R2, Server Manger offered Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) for few roles/features such as Web Server (IIS). The following screen shot shows the Best Practices Analyzer for IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2 Today I’m going to talk about Hyper-V R2 BPA…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Highly Available (Clustered) Remote Desktop Connection Broker

Hi Mark here again. I was working on W2K8 R2 RD Connection Broker today (this is an exotic topic as people don’t get lots of queries on it) and thought I could share few notes with you just in case you get to the same situation and wonder how things should work. With Windows Server…

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