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 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 ...
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Looking for advice on Hyper-v storage replication [closed]

I am designing a 2-host Hyper-V R2 cluster with 6-10 guests stored on a SMB iSCSI SAN device (probably Promise VessRAID). I will be getting at least two of the SAN devices and need to eliminate the ...
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w32tm returning inconsistent results

We've got a Hyper-V environment where the time is running around like a headless chicken. Some days when I come in, it's 10 minutes slow. Other days, it's 5 minutes fast. Today it's over 30 minutes ...
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Hyper-V Guest OS activating question [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC and inside this I have 10 Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2. If I understand correctly, I can run as many OS as possible, but how do I activate these OSEs? ...
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Exchange 2010 should place in VM or physical server?

My company planning to install a new Exchange 2010 in the domain. I got a dual Xeon 5520 DELL R710 2U server running Windows Server 2008 R2. The Exchange server has to serve around 200 users, with ...
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Cannot Install Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 because Installation cannot start Server service

I am attempting to install VMM 2008 R2 on my Windows 2008 R2 box. I had it going and after some issues had to uninstall and am now attempting to reinstall. Now I get the error: Configuration of ...
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How to install windows server 2008 r2 Hyper-V on Windows 7, through virtual machine? [closed]

I have one computer that running windows 7 and want to have a Dev Environment running on this machine. I tried to install Windows Server 2008 r2 with Hyper-V role on a VirtualBox virtual machine, but ...
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I am Using Windows server 2008 R2. I Want to Install OS in The Virtual Machines through C# code.Is there any solution for that?

I am using the hyper v role of windows server 2008 R2. I want to install OS in the virtual machine through C# code. Also if there is an existing VHD of other VM can I able to link that VHD to a new ...
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Does the Windows Server 2008 disk defragmenter work with open files?

I have a server running a number of Hyper-V guest instances. One recommendation to improve the performance of our guest OSes is to defragment the vhd files. Can I do this while the guest is still ...
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Hyper-V multi-homed host NIC?

In Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization engine, is it possible to have a multi-homed host NIC (i.e. with several different IP addresses) then have several guest VMs, each of which corresponds to one of ...
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how to create a virtual machine in hyper-v server 2008 r2

I've installed server 2008 r2 core and the only installed role is Hyper-V. i want to install a virtual machine like windows xp on server and manage it from windows 7 installed on my laptop. management ...
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Can I utilize the full performance of a hypervisor's physical CPU cores when running a high CPU usage appliciation inside a VM?

I currently have an IIS application pool running on a physical server with 2 x quad core processors that has an average of 50% utilization across all cores. I need to make this application highly ...
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How do VMs in a Hyper V R2 cluster respond in the event that the node of the cluster the VM was running on fails?

How do VMs in a Hyper V R2 cluster respond in the event that the node of the cluster the VM was running on fails? Does the VM automatically restart on another node and to the VM it is just like ...
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Win2K8 R2 Hyper-V : Cannot access Hyper-V Manager from remote PC in same LAN & Domain

I have a Physical Win2K8 R2 server GUI w/ Hyper-V. I have DC/AD setup (as a virtual inside this physical). I can log in to Physical Server using a DOMAIN USER ACCOUNT, then open Hyper-V manager, ...
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Software to repliacte data in a Cluster Shared Volume in real time from DAS attached to Server 2k8 R2 HyperV cluster to an identical setup?

Are there any software solutions that will be able to handle replicating the data from one SAS based DAS (a Dell MD3200) attached to two R410 servers running clustered Server 2008 R2 Hyper V instances ...
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BSOD on Hyper-V after creating Virtual Network on Intel NIC

I have a home server with a Gigabyte P55M-UD2 motherboard, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a i5 760 proc and 2 off-board Intel(R) Pro/100+ Management Adapter NICs. I installed a Windows 2008R2 Enterprise on my ...
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Hyper-v, missing .vhd file after reboot

After a (patch and) reboot, I got an error message reading something about corrupt recycle-bin for e:\ (where I store my virtual machines). Two of the virtual machines could not be started. On the ...
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Is there any reason for not using the maximum number of virtual processors on a Hyper-V VM

In Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V running on a multicore server. When I create a new VM, it defaults to 1 logical processor, rather than the maximun (4). Is there any scenarios where I want to have my VM run ...
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Hyper-V VM's cannot access Host resources, and vice-versa

I have several Hyper-V vm's running on this Win2008 R2 Server box, and up until a reboot of the host server, all the VM's were able to access shared folders on the host. Now, they can't even ping the ...
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How to automate Hyper-V Snapshots?

I have a Windows 2008 server with two virtual machines in Hyper-V, how can I automate the process of taking a daily snapshot and automatically deleting those older than 7 days?
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Does Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Bare Metal support antivirus?

I am a developer, not a sysadmin, so I am seeking out some opinions and answers about virtualization. In order to solve some project deadline issues, the development team installed and setup a Windows ...
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How can I make PS script to create Hyper-V VM set administrator password for VM?

When I create a VM in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) I have an option to set a local administrator password for it. But when I use the "View Script" feature on the last screen of the wizard, I get a ...
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How do I resolve the error “(\Tahoma8)You can install Virtual Machine Additions only on a valid virtual machine…”?

I have a virtual machine that I have migrated from Virtual Server 2005 R2 over to Hyper V R2 server but I am unable to remove the virtual machine additions. When I try to remove them I get the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster configuration with odd number of nodes

My shop is putting together a three-node cluster for use as a Hyper-V host for our customer. Previous installations we did for this customer only had two nodes per cluster, so we did Node and Disk ...
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Hyper-V Ubuntu 10.04 Network hit and miss

So I installed 10.04 on Hyper-V R2. While booting up the VM I have a ping -t xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (The Ubuntu Guest IP address) and it actually gets a response for about 10 seconds after you see the login ...
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Conversion of dynamic disk to basic inside HyperV VM with no data loss?

I have some Hyper-V VMs which are dynamic disks. I want to convert them to basic for the sake of online VSS backups. I know that this conversion in Windows (if the option was not greyed out in the VMs ...
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Bad Practice To Mix and Match?

So we received a lot of great software from Microsoft's Bizspark program. This in turn started our use of Hyper-V. Overall I really enjoy the product. However it is not the greatest solution for Linux ...
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16-bit App Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am upgrading a client's 2003 Terminal Server soon and they still need to run a 16 bit DOS app. I know R2 won't support this, but would prefer to use it anyway if there was a way around it via ...
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Hyper-V Ubuntu 10.04 Server Hard Disk Size

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server on Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. I have setup a hard drive that is 400GB. Yet every time I try to install it only recognizes it as a 136gb drive. I have tried ...
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How should I set up multiple NICs for Hyper-V?

I have a PowerEdge server that has 1 management NIC and 4 other NICs. I have the management NIC set up so that I can access iDRAC and it works great. Now I'd like to set up Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V. ...
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Remote Desktop Connection from Login Screen

My Environment: I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with Hyper-V installed. Inside of Hyper-V, I have a few other virtual desktops running (all Windows operating systems with Remote Desktop ...
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ubuntu install on hyper-v

I just installed latest ubuntu server edition on hyper-v r2. Install went good but i get no network connectivity. I have a legacy network connection setup in hyper-v for that vm. I setup static ip ...
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Please advise on VPS config choice (with SQL Server Express)

I might be interested in getting a VPS hosting plan for some small personal sites and .NET projects. Was thinking of Softsys Bronze Plan, as my current shared host plan is with them too. The stuff I ...
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Wake on Lan for Dell Poweredge 2950?

I'm looking into the possibility of using Wake On Lan for a machine used in a test lab to run VMs. It doesn't really need to be on all the time, so it would be nice to be able to power it down when it'...
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Is compacting a Hyper V virtual machine VHD file a safe operation

Is compacting a Hyper V VHD (Server 2008 R2 Host) a safe operation? I compacted a Server 2008 Std 64 Bit virtual machine's boot volume and it ended up being about 500 Mb smaller. The VM was shut down ...
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Vostro 3700 laptop WS 2008 R2 Hyper-V kills sound [closed]

We have an odd problem that I am stumped on. We just purchased two Dell Vostro 3700 laptops, they came with Windows 7 Pro installed. We have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on each of the laptops ...
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Creating Windows 7 Images with Hyper V

I have been working on creating standard windows 7 images that can be installed on physical machines (setting up developer machines) following the instructions here This involves: Setting up the ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2010 Setup

I'm having an issue setting up exchange 2010. When I run the setup I get the following error: [08/17/2010 01:28:42.0645] [2] [ERROR] Property CustomerFeedbackEnabled can't be set on this ...
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HyperV/VMM folder- and VM-level permissions?

With VMWare and vCenter, I'm used to creating folders in a filesystem manner to delegate permissions to users within the organization. For example, I might create a folder named QA, place all the QA ...
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Failover Cluster : Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

The scenario is: I got 2 identical 2U rack mount servers with Operating System Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. They are : in same domain. both installed Exchange 2010 in Hyper-V both are domain ...
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What is the best way to monitor disk IO for a Hyper-V Host machine?

When I fire up Perfmon on the hyper-v host, it shows only disk io for that host, and it doesn't seem to include the aggragte disk IO for all machines on the host. Is there something special I need to ...
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Reverse NAT Setup for Hyper-V on Win 2008 R2

I'm trying to setup a Linux server behind a Windows Hyper-V host that will help supply some of the services (SSH, HTTPS, etc). However getting RRAS configured for reverse NAT (port forwarding) turned ...
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Hyper V - Read Only VM

We have a couple of test VMs which we use to test software on. We would like to have a virtual machine revert back to a saved state everytime the VM restarts. I believe virtualbox calls this feature ...
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Convert Hyper-V img to run in VMWare Workstation

I would like to download one of the hyper-v images offered by Microsoft and run it in VMWare Workstation 7.x. Is this possible? If so, can you recommend a converter (preferably a free one) that can ...