Hyper-V Management Tools for Vista SP1

The RTM Vista SP1 Hyper-V management tools are available at: Update for Windows Vista (KB952627) Download the Update for Windows Vista (KB952627) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A46D0047-E383-4688-9449-83373226126A)   Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB952627) Download the Update for Windows Vista (KB952627) package now. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F10E848F-289C-4E04-8786-395371F083BF NOTE: Ensure that you have installed KB950050 on the Hyper-V server.

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Hyper-V Migration Guide Published

The Virtual Machine Migration Guide: How To Migrate from Virtual Server or Virtual PC to Hyper-V topic just published describes the steps for migrating your VMC or VPC VMs to Hyper-V.


Hyper-V How To: Patch VMs Offline

Version 2 of the free-as-in-beer Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool is online. V2 replaces version 1 gives you new support for Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Windows Server 2008. In addition, version 2 of the tool supports System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, and Windows Server Update Services…

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Hyper-V How To: Plan Security

The Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide has just been updated with information about security best practices (including AzMan) and backup: Planning for Hyper-V Security Planning for Backup Using Authorization Manager for Hyper-V Security Configure Hyper-V for Role-based Access Control Did we miss anything for these topics? What is the next topic you need? Leave comments….


Hyper-V Help on the Web

Hyper-V Help on the Web The on-the-box Help files for the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 are also online. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732493.aspx


Old PRO (tips) Never Die

Ever changed your mind about a VMM PRO Tip that you let go by? Ever wanted to find them all again? Courtesy of Francisco – Here’s how: On the VMM server open an elevated PowerShell command prompt and type the following: Get-protip | sort createdtime |  format-table Name,source,severity,status,createdtime


Free-as-in-Beer Snacks from TechNet

TechNet recently launched free-as-in-beer “learning” snacks. Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics created by Microsoft Learning experts. Each Snack is delivered by using innovative Microsoft Silverlight technology and includes various media, such as animations and recorded demos. At the end of each free-as-in-beer presentation, you can view more Snacks, learn more about…

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Hyper-V How To: Configure Hyper-V Remote Management in seconds

Hyper-V How to: Configure Hyper-V Remote Management in seconds John’s blog post describes his HVRemote tool that “automagically” configures Hyper-V Remote Management. Awesomely useful. If you want to see more like this, be sure to leave comments on his blog to encourage him and others 😉 http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2008/11/14/configure-hyper-v-remote-management-in-seconds.aspx


I Want My Hyper-V TV

Back in the day, we use to sing “I Want My MTV”. Hyper-V TV is here: Video: All Hyper-V Video This search brings you all the video tagged Hyper-V across: MSN, AOL, MTV, Hulu, ESPN, YouTube, MySpace, Dailymotion, Metacafe. To search other video use http://search.live.com/video Rock on.


I’m Warning You, I Have a Smartphone and I Am Not Afraid to Use It, Part Deux

I’m reading Super Crunchers, and one of the cases quoted therein is that when you install a lojack in your car, you are benefiting me, even though I haven’t installed one. Because the car thieves don’t know which cars are ‘jacked and which are not, the presence of a certain percentage of cars in the…