Microsoft Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization system for x86-64 systems. Hyper-V exists in two variants: as a stand-alone product called Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and as an installable role in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 (the former containing the later release of ...

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How to install Linux VM on Microsoft Hyper-V

I am looking for step-by-step guide to do so. I can go for any easy to work with Linux distribution , may be UBUNTU. But Hyper-V page says it officially supports only SUSE and REDHAT, others can be ...
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Create a Hyper-V Virtual Machine file from a Windows 2000 Server Machine

I have a Windows 2008 Server Platform with Hyper-V and a Windows 2000 Professional Server machine. I would like to know if there is an automated way to convert the windows 2000 to a VM and import to ...
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Resource Pool sharing in Hyper-V Virtual Machines

I understand that we can install Hyper-V on one server and run a number of Virtual Machines on it, upto the limit of resources of that server. I want to know if it is possible to install Hyper-V ...
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How to do a repair install of SCVMM 2008 R2?

We tried to install SCVMM 2008 R2 on a server last week. The C: drive at that time did not have enough space to contain SCVMM and continue to run server operations, shortly after the install we were ...
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Hyper-V VM Lab + RRAS + RDP

My background is primarily .NET Development with some System Administration skills. I'm trying to set up a VM Lab for me to test System Applications I'm developing but I've only ever done System ...
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Can't reach guests from host and vice versa in Hyper-V

I'm configuring a Hyper-V server (2008 R2) with two NICs. I'm trying to follow the MS best practice advice of leaving one NIC for the host OS. NIC #1 is used for the OS and has no associated virtual ...
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Why is it possible to deploy a hypervisor within a hypervisor?

Why is that a hypervisor, which alledgedly needs to be on physical hardware, can be deployed within a VM? For example, XenServer (the actual hypervisor) can be deployed in an ESX VM? Why is this ...
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What happens when a snapshot is deleted

I have a tree of snapshots taken about once an hour as I progressed through a rather tricky server setup. Now that I'm done, I would like to get rid of the snapshots, but I gather that these are ...
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How can I copy files from Hyper-V Server to Guest System

I installed stand-alon Hyper-V server and create 2 guest system. Now I need copy drivers for Ethernet controller. How can I do it?
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Running Debian as guest operating system on a Hyper-V VM

Layer-9 considerations are prompting a migration from Citrix XenServer to Hyper-V as our shop's virtualization platform of choice. This will require me to migrate our existing virtual machines from ...
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Browse files inside a Hyper-V snapshot

If it possible to browse the inside of a snapshot file for a specific file? It is not possible for us to merge this particular snapshot file so we are looking for an alternative to recover a specific ...
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Set up DPM to use hardware VSS Provider with EMC Clariion SAN

We recently purchased an EMC Clariion AX4 SAN and we're using it to provide storage for our Hyper-V virtual machines. I've already got the servers registered with it and configured the failover ...
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Comparison of Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server, VMware ESXi, Xen and Parallels Bare Metal (Community Wiki)

Can we use this question to collect information and the pros and cons of each of the above products? Specifically I am wondering whethere there is any sane reason to use Hyper-V (the role built into ...
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Microsoft SC VMM 2008 R2 doesn't have option to compact virtual hard disk

I can't figure out how to shrink a VHD using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Viewing the article Shrink your VHD size seems like this would be simple to do. However I don't ...
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Cannot get SCVMM Admin Console to Connect to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

I cannot get SCVMM Admin console to connect to Hyper-V Server 2008. I have changed all firewall settings on the server to allow for a connection, I have even tried turning the firewall off completely. ...
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Setting up Hyper-V Server with Two Network Adapters

I read in an article that it's best practice to have two network adapters for a Hyper-V server - where one network adapter is for the management and the other for the virtual machines. Can I the two ...
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TCP/IP communication between Hyper-V host and guests

This may be a simple one. :) I have a simple Hyper-V setup with a few guest os running. The host has 1 physical network adapter with a static IP assigned to it. The guests have network adapters ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 synthetic networking stops working with linux 2.6.32.15

so I thought I'd give Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise a try on my Homeserver (yes, it's legit... got it from msdnaa). First thing to throw at it was my firewall which runs IPFire. This ...
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Virtualization Options on Windows 7 for Windows Server 2008 R2

I am running Windows 7 x64. I want to make a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 virtual machine so I can try out Sharepoint development. I have heard that Hyper-V is not supported on Windows 7. So what is ...
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Cluster Shared Volumes Mount Point

I am using Cluster Shared Volumes on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. The different volumes available have different sizes, and are physically located on different disks on the SAN. These ...
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Bad password when logging in via Remote Desktop

I have just setup a windows 2003 server running in hyper-V. When I log in via Hyper-V it works fine. When I try to login via remote desktop I get a bad user name or password error. I have: ...
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Convert Windows Server 2008 to HyperV Image

I have a windows server (server 2008). It has gotten complicated with installs of IIS, SQL server, MySQL, Com Components, and site data. I am constantly worried that if the sever explodes, that ...
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Hyper V over VPN?

We are in process of trying to plan our Hyper V installation in 2 locations. We wanted to get some feedback on how we can accomplish a HA Hyper V server with shared storage at HQ and a Hyper V server ...
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How to Configure VM's with static IP on Hyper-v host windows server 2008 R2?

I have Hyper-V role installed on Windows server 2008 R2 installed on a machine with 32GB RAM and IBM System X3400 M3 Server. I created the Guest VM using the VHD that is already installed with Windows ...
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2008 R2 Hyper-v guests are corrupting network traffic

I've looked around quite extensively and can't seem to figure out why this might be happening. On my 2008 R2 guest running the notepad++ installer gives me: npp.5.8.5.Installer.exe - Entry Point ...
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DPM Error 31314 Protecting Hyper-V After Installing Updates

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster to provide high availability for several Hyper-V virtual machines. I've used Data Protection Manager in the past to protect Hyper-V in a failover ...
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HyperV Failover

I am looking to setup a 2 server HyperV environment with a Dell SAN in the back. I am setting them in cluster format and have 2008 r2 Enterprise servers for the hosts. Is there any other software that ...
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What's are some good tools for managing Hyper-V vms?

It's really lame that the default Hyper-V manager doesn't include an automated clone process. So I got all excited when I found that System Center Virtual Machine Manager does and it's free through my ...
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Hyper-V Host/OES2 Guest - Guest Time doesnt stay in sync

So we've finally migrated from our old Netware environment to a virtualized OES2 system. Everything is working with the exception of time sync. On boot the time syncs up like normal. But I very ...
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Hyper V or EXSi

We are new to the vm world, as we plan on moving 3 of our 5 servers (for now) to a VM solution. We have tested Hyper V and Esxi (free) and we like the Esxi. However, we cannot afford the costs ...
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Can we natively boot Hyper V VHD in Windows 7?

I have created a VHD using Hyper V Manager in Windows 2008 R2 . I have 2 questions: Can I natively boot in Win 2008 R2 ? Can I natively boot in Windows 7 ?
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How can I detect programatically that my windows 7 has Hyper-V tools enabled?

I need to detect in Windows 7 programatically that the hyper-V tools are enabled. I use this powershell script in Windows Server 2008 import-module servermanager (Get-WindowsFeature ...
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hyper-v cluster behavior when losing network connectivity

Setup: (rather new) Hyper-V R2 cluster with 2 nodes (in failover configuration). Fysical host OS: Windows Server 2008. About eight VM's (mixed: Windows Server 2008 and Linux) Yesterday we had a ...
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VMware ESXi vs XenSource?

I want to install a bare-metal hypervisor in on of my boxes. I don't know which vendor to choose! It must be a free version. Both are easy to manage?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 foundation VM unable to detect network adaptor

I created a Windows Server 2008 R2 foundation VM on Windows Server 2008 using Hyper-V. But I am not able to connect to internet from the VM. If I goto device manager, the network adapter branch itself ...
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How to connect to a hyper-v image using remote desktop

I am running dev images on my pc using hyper-v. I would like to connect from my pc to the hyper-v image with remote desktop in order to get a full screen view of the desktop. Is there anything that ...
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DFS Replication across Hyper-V servers - duplicate GUID's

4 Hyper-V instances of Win2003 Server with 2 VHD's each (All based on same Win2003 VHD that i copied 4 times, everything seems to run just fine) Trying to use DFS replication to keep some folders in ...
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Use DHCP to set Failover Cluster IP Address

I have a Hyper-V Failover Cluster running using manually-configured IP addresses. On this cluster, among other machines, I have two Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Machines running failover cluster, ...
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Os template failed for creation , but works good with rebuild ONLY

i made a cPanel os template with os centos , when i create new Openvz vps from HyperVm control panel it shows failed and the error message way too long , i will post some lines from the error :- VM ...
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Hyper V with local storage and backup thoughts?

We would like to consolidate 3 of our existing Windows 2000 servers to 3 VM's running on a Hyper V host. We were looking at using local storage for all 3vm's with a Raid 10 configuration. We also ...
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How can I tell who created a Hyper-V guest after the fact?

I have a situation where I have Hyper-V Servers being created on a customer's system. Is there any way I can find out who created them? I realise anybody could get hold of the Administrator account ...
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RDC is fast to host, slow to VMs (Hyper-V)

Why is remote desktop so much faster (clicking UI elements, dragging/dropping, even the Start Menu opening/searching!) to the HOST OS, instead of to its virtual machines? With several servers that ...
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Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 vs. Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V role?

There are currently two Microsoft HyperVisor products: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-server/en/us/default.aspx Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Role ...
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Convert Virtualbox image to Hyper-V

Is it possible to convert a Virtualbox image to Hyper-V? Preferably without having to startup the virtualbox image.
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Weird network/internet problem. Need some input

I'm seeing some weird network problems on one of my machines, and I need some input :) I have a host machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Hyper-V role. I have several guest machines ...
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What would be best for a Hyper-V host?

Can't make my mind up between having: Dual Xeon's at 1.8GHz (Nehelem architecture, no Hyperthreading), so 8 real cores total. Or just a single i7 950 at 3.06GHz, so 4 real cores and 4 virtual cores. ...
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RDP to Windows 7 in Hyper-V with RemoteFX?

I have a Windows 7 VM running on a Hyper-V server. I connect to this VM from another machine (also running Win7). Will my remote connection be able to benefit from the new RemoteFX features coming in ...
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Unable to RDP into a Hyper-V VM

For several months now I have been using Hyper-V (2008 R2) to host a Win 7 VM. For most of that time I was able to RDP into it, recently I have not been able to. I am not aware of having changed ...
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Allocating server drives

I'm building a new server. The purpose of this new machine is as a VM host. Previously we had several desktop-class machines masquerading as servers, and I aim to change all that. What I don't have ...
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Setup Sharepoint 2010 development machines

I'm currently assigned to the task of preparing our development machines for a SharePoint 2010 project. The machines are quite beefy: 1x Intel Core i7 950 with 16GB 2x Intel Core i7 950 with 12GB ...