(Virtually) Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Virtualisation Technologies

For a recent customer presentation on Virtual Server, I created a handout CD that contained a lot of tools, documents, script, etc related to Microsoft Virtualisation technologies.  Having everything (more or less) in one neat little package proved quite popular, so I've recreated it as much as possible as a series of web links.

I'll try to update this list with any new information I find.  If you find something I've missed, let me know.

[Last Updated: 4 April 2007]


Virtual Server 2005 R2
  Download Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
  Download Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 - beta
Virtual PC 2007
  Download Virtual PC 2007 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Virtual PC Documents
  Virtual PC 2007 Technical Overview (.xps)
  Virtual PC 2007 Release Notes
  Virtual PC Development and Debugging Whitepaper
  Virtual PC Deployment Whitepaper
  Virtual PC vs. Virtual Server: Comparing Features and Uses
Virtual PC Tools
  Virtual PC Deployment Tools
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Tools, Scripts and Add-ons
  Windows Server Virtualization Calculator
  Download Virtual Server 2005 R2 MOM Management Pack
  Download Solution Accelerator for Consolidating and Migrating LOB Applications
  Download Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT)
  Download Virtual Machine Additions for Linux
  Browse Virtual Server Script Samples
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Whitepapers
  Windows Server Virtualization – An Overview
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Product Overview
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Technical Overview
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Reviewer's Guide
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Datasheet
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Getting Started Guide
  Virtual Hard Disk Image Format Specification
  Virtual Server R2 Licensing Brief
  Microsoft-AMD Virtualization Whitepaper
  Microsoft-Intel Virtualization Whitepaper
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Tasks and Scenarios
  VHD Test Drive Program
  Installing the Virtual Server Administration Website on a Separate Computer
  Running a Domain Controller in Virtual Server 2005
  Virtual Server Host Clustering Step-by-Step Guide for Virtual Server 2005 R2
  Using Virtual Server 2005 to Create a Two-Node Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Cluster
  Using iSCSI with Virtual Server 2005 R2
  Using Virtualization to Achieve Affordable Disaster Recovery
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Help Files and Release Notes
  Virtual Server 2005 Administrator's Guide
  Virtual Server Operations Guide
  Virtual Server Deployment Guide
  Virtual Server Technical Reference
  Virtual Server 2005 R2 Release Notes
Virtual Server Books
  The Rational Guide to Managing Microsoft Virtual Server (amazon.co.uk)
  The Rational Guide to Scripting Microsoft Virtual Server (amazon.co.uk)
  Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual Server (amazon.co.uk)
  Professional Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (amazon.co.uk)
Virtual Server 2005 R2 Presentations
  Improving IT Efficiency at Microsoft by Using Virtual Server 2005
Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT)
  Server Consolidation and Migration with the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit Datasheet
Automated Deployment Services (ADS)
  Automated Deployment Services Technical Overview
  Download ADS Documentation
  Download ADS v1.1
Future of Microsoft Virtualisation
  System Center Virtual Machine Manager Product Overview
  Virtual Machine Manager: Frequently Asked Questions
  Windows Virtualisation
Virtualisation Support Web Links
  Microsoft Virtual Server support policy
  Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
  Virtual Server 2005 R2 Homepage
  How to back up virtual machines in Virtual Server 2005
  Requirements for configuring clustering in Virtual Server 2005
  Microsoft does not support the use of Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup guest machines ...
  Emulated hardware devices in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  Virtual Server 2005 performance tips
  Supported operating systems in Virtual Server 2005 R2
  Third-party guest operating systems that are supported for use with Virtual Server 2005 R2
  A list of supported host operating systems that you can use to run Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and network adapter teaming
  Support policy for Exchange Server 2003 running on hardware virtualization software
  Windows Server System software not supported within a Microsoft Virtual Server environment
  You cannot manage Virtual Server 2005 from a different domain or forest
  Network Load Balancing scenarios that are supported for use with Virtual Server 2005 R2

Comments (4)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Following on the hot on the heals of Richard Macdonalds cracking Virtualization one stop shop Reference

  2. Anonymous says:

    Richard in his second and latest post (of course he may have other blogs) has provided a comprehensive

  3. Anonymous says:

    Following on from my post last year on general virtualisation resources, here is a similar one just for

  4. Anonymous says:

    This post is mainly for all the guys I met today at the MVP summit, but I thought everyone else might

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