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 use multiple virtual web servers with one 1 public IP address?

I'm working on a solution where we will be setting up 40 virtual web servers on a single server using Windows 2008 w/ Hyper-V. Unfortunately, we only have 3 free public IP addresses to use, so I need ...
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Does Hyper-V 2008 R2 support external virtual networks on a wifi card?

I've been using a "Windows 2008 Workstation" (google it) on my laptop. I am aware of the workarounds to get Hyper-V to work on a wifi card. But I'm wondering if Server 2008 R2 adds this capability? ...
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Hyper-V and Hyper-threading: On or off?

With the new Xeon CPUs supporting Hyper-threading, what is the current wisdom with regard to using it (or not) on a Hyper-V host machine? I was originally under the impression that turning it on in a ...
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Hardware RAID0/1 controller

I am looking to build a white box to run Hyper-V, because this is not meant to be critical system(home lab) I decided to ditch redundancy and go for performance by using RAID0. My problem is that I ...
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Hyper-V with Windows 2000 Guests

I was hoping to get some feedback from people who have virtualized Windows 2000 guests using Hyper-V. I have 20-30 Windows 2000 web servers that I'm looking to virtualize with Hyper-V but from what I ...
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Migration of Virtual Machines using SCVMM error 1612

The situation is as follows: I have installed SCVMM on our Windows Server 2008. I can create VMs fine, use them, etc. Everything works fine with the VMs themselves. However, if I decide to do the ...
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Restore a snapshot from a VM, not the Host

I have a Hyper-V VM which needs to be restored to its previous snapshot daily. I would like to automate this process. I’ve heard of the Powershell Management Library for Hyper-V on Codeplex, but I am ...
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Physical to Virtual Conversion for Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

I have a physical Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition server that I would like to convert into a virtual machine on my Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Server. Has anyone had any luck creating a Hypver V VHD ...
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Does Hyper-V Handle Network Traffic Efficiently Between VMs?

If I have network traffic between two VMs on the same Hyper-V host does the traffic actually ever leave the host server? How can I tell?
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Installing Hyper-V Integration Components on Linux

Some big news this week was Microsoft released the Hyper-V integration components for Linux source code under the GPL v2. I just installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a Hyper-V VM with a Legacy Network ...
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Gigabit not working with Hyper-V VMs (?)

So we got a shiny new 48-port switch that supports Gigabit. Between two computers, with CAT5e cables I get 20-35 MB/s, which I guess could be improved even more with CAT6 cables. But for some reason, ...
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Using Hyper-V, Can I Install A Guest OS on a Dynamically Expanding VHD?

I am creating a VM using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I am creating a new VHD on which to install the guest OS. Can that VHD be a dynamic disk, or does it have to be a fixed disk with ...
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Which edition of Windows Server 2008 should I install as a VM?

We've got a big Hyper-V host machine running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. This hosts all of our VMs. I'm about to create a bunch of Server 2008 VMs for various projects and wanted to know what ...
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Is Hyper-V something that has to come with the edition of Windows, or is it installed on top?

I'm trying to get Windows Server 2008 x64 with Hyper-V in my machine. Do I need to get an edition of Windows that has Hyper-V? Or can I install windows without Hyper-V and then install "Hyper-V" as ...
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What's the easiest way to clone a production virtual machine for testing?

We're running Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I have a production environment VM for which I'm planning some major application upgrades. These upgrades are completely within the VM (not at the host ...
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Hyper-V guest VM licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've heard that with Enterprise Edition Server 2008, if you run a pure Hyper-V machine, you are also allowed to run ...
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Dying Hyper-V Guests

We've run into a problem twice now with WS2008 guests running under Hyper-V where the guest machine seems to basically die after a reboot. The guest image does boot up, but never comes on the network ...
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P to V conversion inplace with hyper-v possible?

I currently have a Server 2008 box (32 bit install running w/o hyper-v installed, but on 64bit hardware). I'd like to get this machine running Server 08 with hyper-v and grab a snapshot of the ...
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SQL Server Express 2008 Not Starting Automatically after Power Off

One of our clients has a Windows 2008 Hyper-V instance hosted by CrystalTech, and sometimes the parent Hyper-V server is restarted without the child VM's being shut down properly. As a result, when ...
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Convert a (big) vm from ESXi 3.5 to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Ok Here is my problem I have 1 ESXi 3.5 server that has 3 vm's on it. I have decided to move over to Hyper-V Server R2 since I like what they are doing on the free side of things. (Free Clustering and ...
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Hyper-V Enterprise Licensing - Are included CALs applied to each VM or per VM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I've been doing lots of reading on the Hyper-V server from Microsoft, the enterprise edition comes with the rights ...
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Hyper-V and Drobo Pro

I'm considering getting a fully loaded Drobo Pro and using it to store VHDs that would run our on a pair of Hyper-V host machines. The host machines would connect to the Drobo Pro via iScsi. Anyone ...
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Virtualization of Servers / Raid Configuration for a small business

If I was to build a virtual server for a small business (Hyper-V if specifics matter) that was going to be based on 2 primary disk arrays one being Raid6 and being Raid10, and did something along the ...
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How to Release Mouse Capture in Windows 2008 Server Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

I created a virtual machine under Hyper-V while connected via remote desktop - and discovered that the Hyper-V VM will not capture the mouse over terminal services. Ok, the servers are across the ...
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Hyper-V Server roles configuration

Continuing on with my series of beginning system administration questions currently this is what I have to work with: Dual processor 3 GHz Xeon 64-bit single core, 4 GB RAM server Domain Controller ...
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Small Business Server with Hyper-V role despite it not being supported?

I know that adding the Hyper-V role to a Small Business Server 2008 installation is not supported as stated by Microsoft Support (KB 958829). I'm aware that I can use Virtual Server 2005 to host my ...
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Safely deploying/hosting a virtualized domain containing a DHCP server

I originally asked this question on stack overflow and was referred here. Using Hyper-V I built a private windows domain which is fenced off from our main network. Ultimately I want to provision this ...
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exchange server 2003 on hyper-v

are there any plans (by MS) for hosting exchange server 2003 on hyper-v?
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Running a Domain Controller as 1 VM & a RODC as another on the same machine, will it work?

I have been tasked with replacing our current network using Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machines running on Hyper-V, my question is will a DC as 1 VM work and a RODC as another work on the same ...
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Selecting a Disk Subsystem for SQL 2008 / Hyper-V

I currently have a medium-sized (4GB) SQL Server 2005 database running on a 3-year old Windows 2003 Server. [Xeon 2.8-2core, 2GB, 2x 73GB SCSI 10k - RAID 1]. This DB back ends an ASP.NET OLTP ...
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Hyper-V VM Resolution Issue

I created a Hyper-V VM on my Windows Server 2008 Standard machine. On The VM I loaded Windows XP Home with SP3 from the MSDN ISO. Everything works perfectly until I attempt to change the VM ...
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VHD File Structure - Repair Corrupted VHD

I have a corrupt VHD that I need to get data off of. It is a Windows 2003 x32 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (NTFS). I have a nearly identical version of that VM without the data on it that works. Using a ...
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Problem with Routing between Hyper-V VM's

We have a few VM's on a Windows 2008 Server (Hyper-V) and are having a problem with routing between them. The setup is that the Hyper-V server runs RRAS and maps IP's on its NIC to internal IP's ...
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Inbound routing stops working on Windows 2003 Server x32 behind RRAS and Hyper-V

We are having a weird issue with a Windows 2008 DCE Server running a Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x32 Server in a Hyper-V instance behind RRAS. Essentially, this server stops receiving inbound traffic through ...
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How big a footprint might my website have [closed]

I'm about to go live with a new E-commerce site and have very little (read no) real knowledge on hosting. Our old site is happily sitting on shared hosting, receiving about 300 users a day. We are ...
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Running Mac OS X on Hyper-V

I have my workstation setup with a Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V. Now I really want to install OS X for testing purposes. Have anyone had any success running Mac OS X in an Hyper-V environment? ...
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Running Firewall (IPCop) on Hyper-V

I currently use IPCop for our corporate firewall & VPN. I am looking to consolidate a number of servers, and am considering including the firewall server in the consolidation. I currently plan ...
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Adding Windows SharePoint Services users from local users on hyper V

I am running Windows SharePoint Services on a Hyper V server provided by my ISP. My WSS install is standalone and using SQL Express. When I go to add users to the site collection I see all users on ...
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Does Windows 7 support Hyper-V Manager?

Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?
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SCVMM V2V conversions stopped working - BITS timeout

I set up System Center Virtual Machine Manager some time ago. We barely use it, except to do conversions from VMWare to Hyper-V. When I initially set it up, it worked fine for this purpose. Now, when ...
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What is a good backup plan for Hyper-V Virtual Images?

I have one machine with Hyper-V (not the bare metal version - the Windows 2008 OS version) that we are experimenting with. I would love to backup from the host OS and not from each individual virtual ...
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SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition in Hyper v client

I am running Hyper V with a 3 servers. I added a new server with Biztalk 2006 R2 and it requires SQL Server. Can I install the SQL Server 2005 Developer's edition? Whould this cause a hugh performance ...
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How do I convert a VMWare VMDK HDD file to a HyperV VHD file?

What's the best way to convert a VMWare VMDK HDD file to a HyperV VHD file? I've been tasked with converting our environment to HyperV for evaluation purposes. We are MSDN subscribers, so the MS ...
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How to reduce virtual machine disk size (Hyper-V)

I have server 2008 that runs several virtual machines. Due to an error each machine was allocated with a lot of disk space. I want to change the maximum size limit of the virtual machines but I ...
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W32Time sync problems for Hyper-V Guests (W32Time Event IDs 38, 24, 29, 35)

On my Windows guests running under Hyper-V in a domain environment, I noticed that the Windows Time service was having problems. Periodically, I was receiving the following three messages in the ...
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Installing Domain Controller on Hyper-V Host

Given a resource limited setup consisting of 2 host machines (HyperV-01 and HyperV-02), is it OK to put the domain controllers in parent partition, instead of their own VM? The main reason is that ...
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How do I setup Hyper-V internet access to my virtual machines

We recently switched offices, and are having trouble setting up our Server. It's a Windows 2008 machine using Hyper V. One of our virtual machines uses Team Foundtation Server. It needs to access ...
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Active Directory Restore Woes 0xc000006a

I'm trying to restore our Active directory infrastructure from System State backups. This normally isn't a problem but I'm trying to do it onto a Hyper-V based server while the backup "source" is a ...
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Does running one Virtual Machine on a HYPER-V box make sense?

I am considering running HyperV for all my servers, because backup and disaster recovery plans are easier, when I can move the images around to any hardware and not have to worry about drivers. ...
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Cloning SharePoint (WSS 3.0) and Hyper-V

I have a VM with SharePoint (WSS 3.0) installed on it. What is the best way to clone the VM so that the cloned machine has a new SID etc? Running NewSid on the VM breaks SharePoint. Is it possible ...