TechNet Webcast: PRO Tips in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Being able to react to a changing server infrastructure is important for achieving a rationalized or dynamic IT infrastructure. This becomes a necessity with virtualization and the dynamic natures of workloads sharing an infrastructure. With Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter, understanding and reacting to the dynamic nature of workloads becomes possible with our… Read more

The Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

Do you have a bunch of random machines in your environment and need to know which have processors that support hardware assisted virtualization and if this setting is enabled?  If so we have a tool for you: Windows Virtual PC requires processors capable of hardware-assisted virtualization with AMD-V™, Intel® VT or VIA® VT turned on… Read more

New Hyper-V KB Article : KB976924

I know this isn’t VMM specific but I figured you might appreciate a heads-up on a new Hyper-V Knowledge Base article we published last week.  This one discusses an issue where you may receive Windows Time Service event IDs 24, 29, and 38 on a virtualized domain controller that is running on a Windows Server… Read more

New WSUS Product Category for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

In case you missed the announcement on Friday, there will be a new product category added to the WSUS server Products and Classifications dialog under the existing System Center Virtual Machine Manager family called Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  This new category will allow all classifications of updates to be offered to… Read more

Solution: You may be unable to create Virtual Machines after re-installing SCVMM using a retained database

Here’s a good tip in case you ever want to reinstall System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).  If you use the "Retain Data" option you will likely be unable to create Virtual Machines if the same build of SCVMM is re-installed. If you try to create a Virtual Machine on a host after the reinstallation,… Read more

Disk2vhd utility now available for download

I know this is not VMM specific but it’s a pretty cool tool that I’m sure you’ll find help when working with Hyper-V or Virtual PC.  Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V… Read more

Momentum Webcast: Unlock Value and Savings with Microsoft Virtualization

How can an integrated virtualization strategy that brings server, desktop, and application virtualization together provide significant benefits to your business? Join this webcast to learn about the Microsoft end-to-end virtualization strategy, which uses flexible solutions and common management tools to deliver unique value and savings. We discuss the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2… Read more