TechEd–Awesome Free Training in HD

With summer starting soon (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), work slows down as folks head out for vacation.  What better time to kick back and watch a TON of technical content from some of the smartest folks at Microsoft? I’m not sure when Channel 9 got so awesome, but they have a killer platform….


Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Hyper-V Released

Get them while they’re hot!  Download here: Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2.  This version of the integration services for Hyper-V supports Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 5.5. When installed in a supported…


P2V Baby

It just does not get any easier than this.  Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell (Sysinternals gurus extraordinaire) have just published another amazingly useful (and free!) tool: Disk2vhd, which uses the power of Volume Shadow Copy Service(VSS) to turn your running version of Windows into a .vhd file for use with Virtual PC or Hyper-V.  Just…


April TechNet Magazine is up!

Internet Explorer: What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 Everyone expects something different from their browser. Some users are most concerned with security and privacy while others are more focused on customizability. Some want full standards compatibility, and others just desire ease of use. Explore the numerous new features and enhancements in Internet Explorer 8 that…


Can you say Virtualization?

It looks like this month’s TechNet Magazine is going buck-wild on Virtualization. October 2008 An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualization market and see how Hyper-V improves the manageability, reliability, and security of virtualization…


Linux on Hyper-V

As you have probably seen on every blog under the sun, Hyper-V has released. Rather than rehash the announcement, I thought I would try something fun.  How hard is it to get various Linux distributions up and running in Hyper-V? The official list of supported operating systems on Hyper-V is available here:  While there…


Sometimes the error message means what it says

I’m in the process of setting up a new Hyper-V server, and for some reason I was unable to connect via Terminal Services to the server… I had properly enabled the “Allow connections from computer running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure) option”.  However, no matter, what I did, I got the following error:…


Performance Tuning for Hyper-V

It looks like the Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 document has been updated to include information on Performance Tuning for Virtualization Servers.  As the Hyper-V RTM release is getting closer, this is good information to start reading now. What’s New: •Added "Power Guidelines" under Server Hardware section and added "Performance Tuning for Virtualization…


TechNet and MSDN- Running on Hyper-V

If you were at MMS 2008, or if you read executive keynotes in your spare time, you heard Bob Muglia mention that we are running MSDN and TechNet virtualized, in production on Hyper-V. MSDN and TechNet are full virtualized right now with Hyper-V, and we had a dramatic cost savings when we went and did…


Why can’t I manage Hyper-V remotely?

A few weeks ago, I posted instructions on managing Hyper-V remotely from another Windows Server 2008 box that was not running Hyper-V.  As I showed in that post, the “Features” screen should have an option for installing the Hyper-V Tools as you can see here: I heard from reader David (who kindly shared the following…