Installing Zune 3.1 on Windows Server 2008 x64

Ok you are probably wondering why you would ever need Zune software on your Windows Server 2008 x64 machine….well if you are like me, my primary machine is my notebook and I run Windows Server 2008 x64 so I can have Hyper-V. Anyway, Microsoft released a new version of the Zune software the other day…

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Go to 8GB on your notebook for ~$350

Some vendors have started shipping DDR2-5300 memory that provides 667Mhz 4GB SODIMMs for you notebook.  You will need a notebook that has a SantaRosa chipset to be able to access all 8GB and even then the BIOS has to support it. I personally purchased 8GB G.Skill memory from newegg.com for $170 per chip.  I have tested…

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Installing Updates on Server Core

I love Windows Server 2008 installed with Server Core. It’s small footprint (although it could be even smaller), simplistic command line UI, and the boot speed.  One thing I dislike (until recently) is installing updates on Server Core. Well I found a nice little sample script that works beautifully to check and install all available…

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Additional NIC for your Laptop and Hyper-V

If you are like me and use Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V on your laptop, you have possibly found out that Hyper-V does not support wireless adapters. This is an issue with the Wireless spec no Hyper-V.  You can use ICS or bridging to get it to work, but having a 2nd wired network adapter…

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Getting UNDO functionality with Hyper-V Snapshots

Snapshots are not the same as UNDO disks in Virtual Server 2005…go here to read a previous post of mine to learn about how they work. That said, you get UNDO like functionality using snapshots…..with maybe a little more work. In Virtual Server, when you wanted to use UNDO, you powered down your VM and…

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Entering Product Keys into Virtual Machines

I create virtual machines every day.  I have a set of product keys that I use from my MSDN subscription and I hate playing the visual copy typing game (ok I am a lousy typist). It turns out that I had overlooked a nice little feature in VMConnect that makes this VERY easy. If you…

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Virtual Machine Snapshots with Hyper-V

Snapshots are a new feature of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Snapshots are a point in time version of a virtual machine…..what does that mean you ask? It means that you can be running a virtual machine, take a snapshot and at any point you can select a previous snapshot and revert back to that point…

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