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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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 ...
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Hyper-V VM bluescreens upon LiveMotioning

I am doing some testing with Hyper-V LiveMotion, and when I stress the VM and try to LiveMotion it, sometimes it'll work just fine, sometimes it'll restart and give no clear error, sometimes it just ...
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How to monitor RAM usage for Hyper-V VMs?

A bit of context first : on Windows 2008 Standard x64 with 8Gb RAM, I have 5 VMs running which should take up 1664Mb RAM (3*256Mb+384Mb+512Mb). There is nothing else running on this server except the ...
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Swap file for a Hyper-V host

We have a machine running Windows 2008 Enterprise with the Hyper-V Server role. The machine has 48 GB of RAM, and a RAID1 of just 74 GB. The VMs are stored on a SAN. My question is, does the Hyper-V ...
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virtualization question

I am setting up a multiple machine environment on my Vista box to save additional H/W cost. And I plan to use Microsoft virtualization technologies. I am using Windows Vista x86 Enterprise as host ...
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what cpu will work with hyper v

how do i verify if a cpu has the necessary requirements to run hyper v ?
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What do I need to do to configure Load Balancing between two Win2003 virtual machines running on Hyper-V?

What are the steps to properly configure a NLB cluster between two win2003 virtual machines in Hyper-V, if possible with focus on the network settings? I have two physical servers running Win2008 ...
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Hyper-V Integration Services when hosting a Win2k8 SP2 VM on a Win2k8 RTM Hyper-V Host

Now that Win2k8 with SP2 ISO's are available for download, I'm installing a new Win2k8 Std SP2 VM on my Win2k8 RTM Hyper-V host machine. If I "Insert Integration Services Disk" on the new SP2 VM from ...
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Disable shutdown but leave Reboot enabled - Windows Server

I'm looking at giving my users the ability to reboot their virtual machines but no power them off. GPO does allow me to remove the shutdown but this then hides the reboot option too. If this isn't ...
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How do the Hyper-V machines get identical IPs even the physical machine has only 1 Network interface?

In windows 2008 we can have multiple Hyper-V instances on the same physical machine. Generally that machine has only 1 network interface. (I assume 1 card with 1 MAC Address). Then how do the Hyper-V ...
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Can Hyper-V Server run on Windows XP 32-bit with a 64-bit processor?

I am trying to get a Virtual Instance of Windows 2008 R2 running from my laptop. My laptop has a 64-bit processor and is running 32-bit Windows XP. I have hardware DEP and hardware virtualization ...
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Hyper-V Machine drifts time all over, even with NTP

Resolved The problem was Hyper-V on that machine. I removed Hyper-V, installed VMware Server, ran the same VM. Time sync issues went away (< 100ms difference after a day). My setup is like this: ...
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Hyper-V Deployment Options Best Practices

In what circumstances would you choose each of the following deployment options: Hyper-V installed as the bare bones Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V role installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Hyper-V on Windows 7?

I'm running the new Windows 7 RC x64. I would like to set up a couple of virtual servers running on the same box as my desktop OS. I know that I can do this with some of the other virtualization ...
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How do you set up DNS in Window Server 2008 in a Hyper-V environment? [closed]

I have a laptop running Server 2008 and Hyper-V. I have created a virtual machine that is also running Server 2008, that I used dcpromo to create as a domain controller. I disabled IPv6 because I ...
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Hyper-V Cut-n-Paste

I use Hyper-V on a development machine for multiple reasons and one of my biggest annoyances is that I can't cut and paste to/from the virtual machines. I've been through all the options and can't ...
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Multiple AD sites in single Hyper-V host and physical network

So i use real server hardware at home, but since I am not rich, I can largely just afford one and hope to upgrade the disks and memory on just this single unit. Now comes a challenge that I do not ...
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How to improve Hyper-V performance

I have a windows 2008 (RC2) server running Hyper-V with all of my company's virtual machines. Most of the machines are used to run Continues integration and test environment. Although each machine ...