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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What's the difference between “Turn Off” and “Shutdown” in Hyper-V

It seems like a simple thing to find the answer too. But, I can't seem to find it in the Hyper-V doc. I'm sure it's there somewhere. Simple question, when I am in Hyper-V manager there are two ...
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Broadcom NIC Teaming with Hyper-V R2

I have read a few contradictory articles regarding support or at least configuration with teaming of Broadcom NIC's and Hyper-V. I have a pair of Dell R805's with 4 Broadcom 5708 NIC's in them. I ...
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Migrate physical server to virtual on Hyper-V

I have a physical linux server that I'm considering moving to a virtual linux server running on the standalone Hyper-V R2 hypervisor. Theres alot of unused cycles on that box that could be shared ...
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Hyper-v on vmware

We're having a discussion here about Hyper-V and vmware. Am I right in thinking that ESX and Hyper-V are competing technologies and it is not possible or desirable to run hyper-v on a box virtualized ...
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HOWTO Change Drive Letter of DVD Drive on Windows Server 2008 Server Core

I am configuring an HP Proliant DL580 G5 Server to run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server Core with Hyper-V. The storage configuration is as follows RAID1 2x36GB Two RAID5 arrays - ...
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Windows 2008 R2 guest on Hyper-V R1

I am trying to test Server 2008 R2 by installing it on a virtual machine running under Hyper-V on Server 2008 R1. Unfortunately, every time I try to install it from the .ISO image, I get a prompt to ...
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Updating Windows Servers

As a student I've not had much experience with the practice of setting up and managing networks. There's a question I've had for a while now, that my teacher wasn't able to explain to my satisfaction ...
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Creating a file server - How can I use a large VHD file in Hyper-V? (700GB)

After a few discussions (here, here, and here), I am still unable to create a simple VM that will be used as a fileserver hosted on my Hyper-V box. I have created a fixed 700GB SCSI drive (.vhd file), ...
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Does Hyper-V Server R2 require a domain to use the new features?

Simple question that I've yet to find a simple answer for: do you need a domain in order to use the new features in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2? Using the Remote Server Administration tools? Using SCVMM? ...
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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from Windows XP/Server 2003?

We currently have several VMs running under Virtual Server 2005 SP1. I would like to move these to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. However, we only have Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines at ...
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Virtual Hard Disk Migration from Virtual Server 2005 to Hyper-V

I have two questions, Can I use existing 2nd Hard Drive as External Hard Drive inside Virtual Server Instance running on same machine? If I use right now Virtual Server 2005 and run my server, ...
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Mixed Hyper-V environment Server 2008 & Server 2008 R2 with VMM and VMM R2

I have a few Server 2008 Hyper-V hosts all working fine with Virtual Machine Manager. I got a new server and installed Server 2008 R2 and was unable to manage it with VMM; so I upgraded to VMM R2. ...
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Is it possible to access a vm from Hyper-V server locally?

I've just installed hyper-v server on a new machine for testing purposes and wonders if there is a way to access one of the guests locally? Or is it only through Hyper-V manager (or remote desktop) ...
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Why is my Fedora HD STILL coming up as 127 GB?

After posting this question, and creating a fixed 700GB disk in Hyper-V, when I mount Fedora 11 to a CD and go to install it only shows 127GB of space to write to. How can I use all 700GB on the ...
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Hyper-V Virtual host with 3 VM's, how should I give them resources?

Considering all my vm's are of equal importance or value, is there a nice clean way of giving them resources? I used to think giving everything 4 logical processors was a good idea, i.e. in the ...
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Hyper-V - Creating a large fixed disk - EXTREMELY Slow

Hey everyone, after posting another question here, it seems I have to create a fixed disk in order to get one 700GB. I have shut down the machine (which basically has nothing on it), and gone to ...
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How to boot a Win7 VHD that originated in HyperV

I have an existing Windows 7 VHD that I run in HyperV. Can I take that same .vhd and boot to it using Win7's boot from VHD feature? If so do I need to take any special steps to prep it? I won't be ...
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Problems setting NTP sever with w32tm for a DC that is a Hyper-V guest

I have tried to sett my DC to get its time from several NTP severs. I follow this answer ...
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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

I've installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on a spare box. How do I configure and manage the server? I configured as much as I could find to be open on allow etc. Now back at my desk ...
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Is Hyper-V Server 2008 working on Intel's Atom platform

Did anybody try to install Hyper-V on Intel Atom platform? Hyper-V requires: x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology enabled Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP) It seems ...
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Problem with Hyper-V guest services install on Windows 7

We are trying to setup Windows 7 clients under Hyper-V for testing; however, guest services are not installing. Are there new guest services available, or is there a way to force the install on ...
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Backing up Hyper-V Server?

I've got a Hyper-V Server 2008 (i.e. Core) box running the following: A Windows 2008 domain controller and fileserver. A backup domain controller (also Windows 2008). An Ubuntu server web server. ...
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Why does my Fedora HD come up as 124GB when it was created to be 700GB in Hyper-V?

Any ideas? How can I tell fedora to use 700GB, and do I have reformat to do this? Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_computer-lv_root 124G ...
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Windows 7 client - No permissions to manage Hyper-V server

I am running Windows 7 ultimate and im trying to manage VM's on my Hyper-V server via the MMC. I can connect to the machine, but I get the "You do not have the required permissions to complete this ...
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Enabling the Wireless Networking Feature in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

I'm currently getting Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 working on my laptop. Things are going reasonably well, but I can't get access to the wireless network adapter (from Hyper-V itself, not a guest VM). I ...
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Hyper-V Server R2 - Disk management MMC returns RPC Server is unavailable

does someone faced error "The RPC server is unavailable" during connecting to Disk management MMC console to Hyper-V Server R2? Servers are in the same AD domain and MMC console is enabled on Hyper-V. ...
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How can I install Powershell on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008?

I am running the stand-alone version of Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and would like to install Powershell. Ill be using it to use the Management Library script. How can I do this? Thanks, ...
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Issue with Windows Server backup

I have windows server 2008 r2 installed, Only service running on it is hyper-v. I am trying to take backup using windows server backup feature and it fails with following error in eventlog The ...
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Hyper-V Requirements, disk partitioning

My rule of thumb for a physical server was fast random access disk (VelociRaptor/SSD) for OS, and large disks for data (e.g. WD Caviar). How does that look for a Hyper-V that should run two virtual ...
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Can you update a Hyper-V parent differencing disk to push updates to all children?

I have a Windows 2008 Datacenter server where I plan on creating dozens of VMs all using the same base Windows 2003 OS with some preinstall components and updates. I was wondering, 1) What are the ...
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Windows Server 2008 Datacenter - How to obtain product keys for installing guest VMs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My company has just recently purchased a server with Windows 2008 Datacenter. We plan to virtualize dozens of ...
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Hyper-V host - PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

I just built a new Hyper-V host machine. I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, then installed the Hyper-V role. Now, while trying to install a guest OS (2008 R2) the guest will first bomb ...
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hyper-v hardware problem

I have built a PC with following characteristics: CPU - Intel Pro Core 2 Quad 9550 (which should support virtualization), Motherboard - Intel DX48BT2 (which I guess should also support VT), RAM - 8 G. ...
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Hyper-V Limitations

With Hyper-V on a host machine, what are the upper limitations of the virtualization? 1 VM per proc? What about memory and networking utilization? Do the upper bounds change when choosing Full vs. ...
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VM Not Using 100% CPU On Hyper-V

I have a dedicated Hyper-V server setup, with 4 VMs. Logged into one of the VM's which is running XP and with Integration Services installed. All other VMs are idle. Using Windows Task Manager to ...
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Windows Server 2008 Standard VM Licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I'm looking at buying Windows Server 2008 Standard. From what I can gather this will let me install the physical os and ...
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DPM 2007 SP1 agent Install on Microsoft HyperV server

I have just setup an new server running Microsoft Hyper V Server (not windows server 2008 with Hyper V component). I am wanting to run a test to see if DPM 2007 SP1 can backup any VM's i create on the ...
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Command line backup of running Hyper-V images using Volume Shadow Copies (VSS) and Diskshadow.exe

I need to backup running Hyper-V virtual machines with minimal downtime via a command prompt. Backups should be stored on another local disk or remote share.
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Does adding Hyper-V role affect host server performance when no guests are running?

I ask because in the architecture diagram on wikipedia, it indicates the "host" OS (root partition) is on a par with the "guest" (child partition), with Hyper-V components below all of them. ...
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HyperV remote console server 2008 r2

I've just installed Server 2008 r2, standard core edition on a server, and enabled hyperv. I cannot get the Hyperv console to connect to the machine, I get the message saying Connecting to the ...
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Measuring performance on virtual machines

Here is the scenario: We have two virtual machines running on the same machine using hyper-v, one is a database server and the other is a web server. I am analysing performance information based on ...
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Enabling Hyper-V in HP Z800 BIOS

I should be able to enable Hyper-V for my new HP Z800, but I simply cannot find the switch in BIOS. Does anybody know what they've called it this time?
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Migrating VM's from Server 2008 RTM to R2

We are planning of running 2 critical services in VM's on Hyper-V in Server 2008 RTM then plan to move to R2 in October. Is it easy to migrate VM's between versions and obviously how?
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Hyper-V 64 with Win7 Enterprise 64 as guest

I am building a new machine to be my single machine. My main workstation would be a Windows 7 64 bits for .Net development. I do a lot of WPF stuff, so having access to the video card is desirable. ...
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Does going from Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate to RTM require full re-install?

I was going to download and deploy Server 2008 R2 in on a hyper-v server but found this on windows server blog. If you are a Volume License (VL) customer with an existing Software Assurance (SA) ...
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What is the recommended disk setup for hyper-v on Windows Server 2008

We have two new servers running Server 2008 Standard: Dual Xeon E5430 @ 2.66 16 GB RAM 6 Seagate 146GB 15,000 RPM 16MB Cache SAS on RAID 5 (4+1) with hot spare for total of 544 GB hard disk We ...
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Advice for Hyper-v deployment on windows server

We just bought two new servers that have windows server standard 64 bit sp2 on them. Relevant Hardware: Dual Xeon E5430 @ 2.66 16 Gig Ram 6 143 GB 15,000 RPM SAS SCSI on Raid 5 for total of 544GB Hard ...
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Hyper-V Guests Dying

I just hit my THIRD instance of a Hyper-V guest machine dying with the exact same behavior. In all three instances we are hosting WS2008 guests on a WS2008 host. AFter a config change, we reboot the ...
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Hyper-V File Shares over Wide Ethernet Dramatically Slower

We recently moved a file share machine that runs on 2008 hyper-v to our data center from our local network and now it is periodically extremely slow. The networks are connected via wide ethernet. ...
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BizTalk Server 2009 highly available configuration

I am setting up a BizTalk 2009 Server production environment and I wonder if this tutorial: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc558972(BTS.10).aspx is still fairly accurate for an installation ...