Microsoft Management Summit – Free Recordings

If you were not able to make it to MMS, or were unable to clone yourself to attend all the sessions taking place at the same time, fear not!  Over 160 sessions across 5 technical tracks are now available at Digital MMS. http://www.mms-2012.com/digitalmms You can take a Windows PowerShell crash course from Don Jones, or…

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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…

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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…

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Virtual Windows XP (and where did the UI go?)

Today I was getting ready to install the virtual lab for a SQL Server maintenance class I am taking, and since I am on Windows 7 RC, I figured it would be a good chance to try out the new version of Virtual PC and XP Mode. You can download both from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx Don’t…

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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…

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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…

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Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007

Fedora 9 was released last week, which you can download here: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html.  What’s new?  Highlights from the release notes include: GNOME 2.22. GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese, improved network filesystem support, a new international clock applet, Google Calendar support and custom email labels in Evolution, a new Remote…

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Installing OpenSUSE 11 in Virtual PC

It’s that time again!  Wife’s away, and I’m installing Linux distros for fun.  :)  Feel free to click on any of the images below to see them at full size. Our friends at Novell recently released the second beta of OpenSuse 11 (although all the screenshots in this post are from Beta 1.  It took…

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Whence Shalt I Screencast?

Alright… back from a MUCH needed vacation, some crazy weather (hail in Seattle?), and I have started to recover from the black lung that my kids were nice enough to share with me. My new Samson microphone showed up as well, so I am ready to start recording some screencasts to share will all of…

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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…

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