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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Restore single users Exchange 2003 mailbox from backup

I take weekly backups of exchange in full. I also take complete weekly backups of the entire server. It is a Server 2003 R2 with AD and Exchange 2003 all on one box. One users inbox has disappeared. ...
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Hyper-V host w/SCVMM & Backup Excec

I wanted to get any feedback with installing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager on our Hyper-V host that also has Symantec Backup Exec 2010. Our host is running as a member of the ...
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Serve Windows legacy apps on diskless nodes via XenApp/XenDesktop/Hyper-V

The requirement is this: I need to run legacy (Windows Client/server ) applications on disk-less nodes for a customer. The customer wants to: a) use bare-minimum configuration systems for end-users ...
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P2000 SAS or iScsi

I'm on my way to setup a 2 nodes hyperv cluster with an HP P2000 SAN. What are the pros/cons for SAS 6gb vs ISCSI 1gb ? Thanks
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How to properly setup a Virtual Network on Hyper-V (Windows 2008 R2) that provides external connectivity to guests

I have a Hyper-V machine with one NIC card. I've set up a Virtual Network and provided connectivity to the guest OSs. The problem is that on restart of the host machine, i start up with no ...
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Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 (hypervisor) or Windows Server 2008 + Hyper-V

I'm planning to build a small server for a couple small projects, which will run a couple OSs as virtual machines. This will mostly be Windows OSs, so I decided to use the new Hyper-V functionality ...
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Hyper-v back-up

We are trying to decide a good backup strategy for our new Hyper-V setup. We have 3 VMs on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V host. We installed Symantec BackupExec 2010 on the host and have the Hyper-V Agent ...
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Hyper-V and Backup Exec 2010

We are using Backup Exec 2010 R2 with the Hyper-V agent installed on our Hyper-V host. THe backup exec media server is also installed on the Hyper-V host. When we backup our VMs, BExec backs up the ...
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Best practice? Using DPM to backup VMs within each VM or through the host?

We've got two Hyper-V hosts running multiple VMs (all flavors of Windows Servers). One of the VMs is running MS Data Protection Manager 2010, which runs beautifully (most of the time) and is ...
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Hyper-V bare memory usage 3Gb, on 48GB host

Just purchased new 48GB server. The rest of the components are not important. Win 2008 R2 is the host, Hyper-V role only installed and host takes 3GB RAM when windows is booted. I am scared how that ...
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P2V conversion with VMM to a USB Drive

For testing purpose, I would like to be able to do P2V conversion thanks to VMM by creating the VM on a USB Hard Drive. VMM (I guess due to Hyper-V) does not show my USB Hard Drive in the hard drive ...
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Import Hyper-V guest when it wasn't gracefully exported?

The export/import story provided by Hyper-V by default seems to be rather restrictive. What if the Host A has a hardware failure? I will want to transplant the hard disks where the VHDs and config ...
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Hyper-V networking…still not sure which way to go?

We have our Hyper-V server up and running (Windows 2008 ENT SP2) and started to create some of our VMs. The server has 4 total nics. 2 onboard Broadcom 1gb nic cards and a pci dual port Intel Pro ...
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Clone Microsoft VM > SharePoint issues

We have an existing (production) Hyper-V VM that I want to clone to create a staging server. This server is NOT on a domain/active-directory - uses all local computer accounts. It is Windows 2008 ...
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Direct boot into VM from cold start on Hyper-V host

Is it possible to have a machine that is a Hyper-V server, be able to directly boot from cold start into the VM from the native hardware the machine runs on? A non-virutalized server is available in ...
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Cheap virtualization: raid vs no raid for performance

I would like to know how these 2 scenarios would impact each virtual machine on the performance side. I understand the risk of loosing a disk, I can deal with a downtime of a couple of hours. I need ...
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What are the advantages of using Hyper-V's synthetic drivers?

We are moving our virtualization platform from Citrix's XenServer to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. As part of this project I need to migrate, in one form or another, some Debian Linux servers ...
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How to configure two network cards on a hyper-v windows 2008 vm?

I have a virtual lan with three machines, all of them are Windows 2008 R2. First machine is Domain Controller, second has installed an SQL Server and third is a SharePoint host. I want this machine ...
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Error starting Hyper-V VM

I'm trying to start a VM on a new Hyper-V installation and I'm receiving the following error: The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running. The following actions ...
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Hyper-V and Broadcom and Intel?

We just received our new server to begin our Hyper-V deployment. It was recommended that we get 4 NICs on the server. The server has 2 onboard BroadCom nics and 2 pci Intel Pro nics. The Broadcom ...
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Disk2VHD and Hyper-V

I want to virtualize a physical machine and I used Disk2Vhd to convert the Hard drive to a .vhd file. My issue is that when I attach this vhd in Hyper-V, and try to install "Integration Services", ...
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This disk is offline because of policy set by administrator

I have a IBM NAS based storage interfaced using iSCSI interface on my two node Hyper - V Cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am in process of setting up this cluseter. All tests have passed ...
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Ok, We are ready to deploy our first Hyper-V server with 3 VMs. Just wanted to get other peoples thoughts on Microsoft SCVMM. Do we really need it with only 1 host server? It seems like a good option ...
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Windows 7 Pro as host to 2008 R2 guest Virtual? HyperV? [closed]

I currently host a Windows 2003 Test Server using Windows 2005 Virtual Server under Windows 7 Pro. I recall having to do some hacking to get Virtual Server 2005 to run under Windows 7 - can't recall ...
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How can I restore VM on a new Hyper-V server?

I was working gladly with my VM on my local Hyper-V server. But, after installing some updates on the host the system only show the famous blue screen. I couldn't start my host so I reinstalled it and ...
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Microsoft Hyper-V Server CPU Scheduling and NUMA Memory Architectures

I suppose this question could apply to any virtualization technology, but I am trying to understand some of the details specific to Microsoft Hyper-V Server and how virtual CPU resources are scheduled ...
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Hyper-V Cluster with failover - NETWORKING

We are looking to setup a 3 node Hyper-V cluster with live migration and failover using: 3 x Dell R710's with dual quad core Xeon & 128 GB RAM & 6 NICs in each 1 x Dell MD 3220i SAN We ...
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SQL Server VSS Writer, Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008 backups

I have a virtual server running SQL Server 2008 R2. On the server I have configured two maintenance plans, one that takes differential backups every day except Saturday and a job that takes full ...
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Hyper-V Find VM by MAC Address

With Hyper-V, is there any way to locate a virtual machine knowing only the MAC Address and an IP address it's using? I have access to SCVMM and Failover Cluster Manager but the option to search by ...
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Does Hyper-V support SCSI Pass-through discs in a Server 2003 R2 VM?

I'm running into some difficulties getting pass-through disks to be accessible to a Hyper-v server 2003 r2 virtual machine. Host OS : Server 2008 R2 full w/Hyper-V role Guest OS : Server 2003 R2 ...
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Enabling Hyper-V Integrated Services Time Sync Services versus Internet Time Synchronization

Should I deselect the "Synchronize with an Internet Time Server" checkbox under the VM's "Date and Time -> Internet Time Settings" tab if the "Time Synchronization Service" for a Hyper-V-based Virtual ...
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Enabling Jumbo Packet support on Hyper-V internal network NIC

I have a Hyper-V setup where guest OS'es accesses the host/parent OS via an Internal Network. I've noticed that "Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter" has support for Jumbo Packets and ...
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Problem installing a w2k DC on Hyper-V?

We have a cluster with four node windows 2008 r2 and hyper-v installed. We would like to install 2 VM with role domain controller w2k (the domain is different from the domain of the hyper-v cluster). ...
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Failover Cluster Problem

We have a problem with our Hyper-v Failover Cluster.Failover Cluster gives me MSDTC error. I am receiving the following these errors. Cluster resource 'DTC' in clustered service or application ...
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Number of virtual servers on a physical host

What is a reasonable number of virtual servers on a physical server with roughly the following specifications: 2 x AMD Opteron 6128 CPU's 16 Gb RAM 3 x 1500 Gb hdd RAID 5 Hyper-V will be the ...
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Would Hyper-V R2 work on developer workstations?

We're about to rebuild our developer workstations, and I'm considering using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 as the OS, so that developers can use Hyper-V to virtualise various environments (e.g. old ...
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Hyper V Backup Solution

We are going to be P2V 3 of our servers. During this process, we would like to rethink / rebuild how we backup our data. I want to try and move away from the traditional tape backup. However, there ...
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Hyper-V Guest, 32bits, & >4GB RAM

I have a Hyper-V Guest running Server 2008 SP2, 32bit. I have added a total of 6GB of RAM to the guest, and as you can see from the screenshot, Windows recognizes the 6GB. However, when I bring up ...
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Hyper V access to remote offices

We are looking to consolidating 3 physical servers to 3VM on 1 host. Currently, we have 2 remote offices that use a VPN and connect with Citrix. THe remote office desktops are configured as a ...
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Hyper-V Core full server image with wbadmin

Good morning, I am running 2008 Hyper-V Core with 2 guest VMs inside. I want to create a host server image, this will allow me to restore the host Hyper-V core & guest VMs should the hardware ...
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How to configure network in UBUNTU server VM

I have Ubuntu latest server edition installed as VM on Hyper-V. I get the command line, but need to install GUI desktop for which i need to have network available on ubuntu. From the Hyper-V VM ...
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HyperV network dropouts during file copy to/from NAS

The problem I am having is that it seems like any network traffic on a guest virtual machine locks out RDP access to all guest instances and to the host. For example, if I initiate a file copy from ...
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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 ...