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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Hyper-V shutdown/start up host causing issues in VMs

I have a single physical host, running 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, all fully updated. On that host I am running 3 clients, a DC, a web server and a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. All are running on Windows Server ...
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How to disable time synchronization on hyper V

I have test machine on hyper v (only for test purposes so I can do with it whatever I want to), it is ws 2008 r2 x64. I need to change date to 2008 year in order to test some scenarios with expired ...
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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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Running multiple instances of Server 2008 on the same spindles as Hyper-V?

Hyper-V R2. I know best practices say to give Hyper-V and all its guests separate spindles, but that gets costly pretty quickly. What are your thoughts on running Hyper-V plus one domain controller ...
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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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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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Cannot connect to SQL Server 2012 Express instance outside a VM

I'm trying to connect to a SqlServer instance - located in my host machine - from my VM, using Sql Server Management Studio. From my host I can connect to both SQL instances using SSMS, but when I ...
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Hyper-V Manager - How do I Connect to Hyper-V Sever using different credentials

I have Hyper-V Server 2012 (free version) running on a box that is not on any domain. My Windows 8.1 laptop is on our domain. Both machines are on the same physical network. On my laptop, when I run ...
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How to recover Hyper-V Guest Domain Controller from Stop Error 0xc00002e2

Host is Server 2012 with single Hyper-V guest which is a Domain Controller. When booting the DC it gives a Blue Stop Error: 0xc00002e2 and then reboots. After third reboot it shows a recovery console ...
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Resting Encryption on iSCSI SAN in Hyper-V Environment

I have a need to implement resting encryption of data within our environment. Basically, we have a Hyper-V virtual server named FILER01 that runs Windows Server 2012 that is has a direct iSCSI ...
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Hyper-V and custom resolution

I know this question has been asked many times (here and on TechNet), and the answer is usually "use RDP". But apparently, RDP is now the only option, and it's what I'm using. My screen is an LCD TV ...
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Installing Ubuntu guest crashes Hyper-V host

I have a weird problem that I don't even know where to begin diagnosing. Trying to install Ubuntu to a VM locks up the host system! My setup is: Dell R715 server, dual 16 core AMD opteron ...
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Server 2008R2 cluster for hyper-v - start with a single server?

I'm planning a Hyper-V virtualization system what will include: 2 very nice dual 16 core servers Dell MD3600f fibre channel SAN It will be running about 10 virtual machines. The plan is to setup ...
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How to kick off multiple copies of a VM in Hyper-V?

I got my VHD in Hyper-V and it's running great. Since I got a great big server, I'd like to fire up a number of copies of this VHD. How do I do that? I didn't see anything obvious in the UI.
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Can I temporarily leave other roles active when converting a 2008 R2 server to a hyper-v host?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 box that I want to convert to a hyper-v host. Currently I have the following running on it: File Services, Web Server (IIS), and Sql Server 2008 R2 with a few ...
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Hour-long shutdown duration “shutting down hyper-v virtual machine management service”

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that is a Hyper-V host (Dell PowerEdge T300). Today for the first time I encountered an odd situation; i lost connection with one of the guest machines but logging on ...
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CentOS 6 on Hyper-V - network adapter doesn't work (no checksum feature)

I have installed CentOS 6.0 on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1. VM has only synthetic network adapter enabled. Installation was successfull (without any network), then I installed Linux Integration ...
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How to export a virtual machine in Hyper-V?

i am trying to export a virtual machine in Hyper-V. i click Export, i select a location: and click Export, and nothing happens: How do you export a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 foundation VM unable to detect network adaptor

I created a Windows Server 2008 R2 foundation VM on Windows Server 2008 using Hyper-V. But I am not able to connect to internet from the VM. If I goto device manager, the network adapter branch itself ...
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Adding Hyper-V Role Errors

I have a Win 2008 R2 Data Center machine, and when I added the Hyper-V role, I got the following errors: 'Hypervisor' driver required by the Virtual Machine Management service is not installed or is ...
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When .VHD get updated?

I have a VM with a .vhd file. However, when I connect to the VM (by RDP) and make some changes (create a directory and add a small file with notepad) the .VHD file stays unchanged. The 'Date modified' ...
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Running SQL 2008 on a VM

We are pondering trying to set up a SQL 2008 instance inside a VM for a production environment. All our SQL instances use iSCSI over gigabit ethernet to talk to a NAS, as would this new instance. ...
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Backup Hyper-V VMs using wbadmin and iSCSI on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to setup a backup system at my work. We have an Windows 2012 environment with some VMs. We have a SAN and I tried do backups on a shared folder but, because of some incompatibilities with ...
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Can a Hyper-V machine be made slower and/or emulate a slow network connection?

I need to reproduce an issue with a client-server asynchronous communication (a bunch of JavaScript AJAX vs. an OData api), seemingly caused by some race condition in the calculations when the server ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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Upgrade Hyper-V cluster to 2012

We have an existing 3 node cluster running 2008R2 Hyper-V. Back end storage is an EqualLogic iSCSI SAN. We are replacing the host servers in this cluster and are looking at upgrading to server 2012 ...
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Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall on Hyper-V

I am trying to configure an Oracle Database Firewall / Audit Server as virtual machines on Hyper-V. The problem is that, for example, to install the Database Firewall on a virtual machine, the VM ...
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Where should SCVMM be installed?

We have 2 Hyper-V servers running in a small office, and are looking at using SCVMM for managing VMs. I have used SCVMM before, but only in test environments, and I have always installed it on a VM. ...
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How to find virtualization performance bottlenecks?

We have recently started moving our C++ build server(s) from real machines into VMs. (MS Hyper-V) We have some performance issues that I've currently no idea how to address. We have: Test-Box - ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 no contact on Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Standar edition

I have installed W2k3 R2 VM, since it had at start no network detected i added a legacy network adapter and installed intergration services. Now by recommendations on the comments of ths question I ...
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How to create IDE-based boot, SCSI-based system disks in Hyper-V Guest

I've been trying to get my mind around this one for the last hour, if anyone has a pointer to who it's done I would appreciate it: Background: Our VMWare ESXi guests use scsi-based virtual disks all ...
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Hyper-V limit disk usage of a VM

I'm using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have one virtual machine that writes constantly to its vhd, using between 60% and 100% of the maximum disk I/O according to Resource Monitor. This ...
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Mouse Problems with Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I have installed Ubuntu in one of my virtual machines of Hyper-V. Mouse doesn't work in the guest operating system and I get the following exception. [Window Title] Virtual Machine Connection [Main ...
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Set up DPM to use hardware VSS Provider with EMC Clariion SAN

We recently purchased an EMC Clariion AX4 SAN and we're using it to provide storage for our Hyper-V virtual machines. I've already got the servers registered with it and configured the failover ...
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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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Hyper-V Manager crashes when connceting to remote Hyper-V Server

I am using Windows 8.1 and have Server Manager installed. I've added one of our servers (Server 2012 Standard) to Server Manager, and it connects just fine (Manageability shows "Online" and I can see ...
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How to delete hyper-v virtual switch extensions adapters from device manager

How to clean that hyper-v mess? I just want to delete all of them. And yes, right click -> uninstall does nothing :( I tried deleting the regedit entries and got a permission denied. I tried to ...
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Can Hyper-V host join a domain of a virtual machine domain controller on that same host?

Learning about Failover Clustering with Hyper-V. I have two hyper-v nodes(servers). I want to add them to a failover cluster, but it said that the nodes must be in a domain to join failover cluster. ...
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Run program on “Reconnect Session”

I just implemented BackInfo on our servers, deployed via GPO. Everything is working as intended while users and administrators log on and off. Problems arise when a user disconnects and reconnects an ...
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Hyper-V Management Tools not listed as an Addable Feature - Windows Server Essentials 2012

I want to run Hyper-V manager on a virtual machine running Windows 2012 Server essentials. I've seen videos of others using the Server Manager to add this feature to their Windows 2012 Servers, but ...
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Reliably correlate Hyper-V internal switches with host network adapters from PowerShell

The Get-VMSwitch Hyper-V cmdlet returns VMSwitch objects which have a NetAdapterInterfaceDescription property but this is only populated for switches of type Physical. For switches of type Internal ...
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How can I backup an Hyper-V VM in Windows 8?

How can I easily backup Hyper-V VM in windows 8? I windows 2012 I would do: wbadmin start backup –backupTarget: –hyperv: But in Windows 8, the option -hyperv doesn't seem to exist. Thanks!
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Is it possible to update syspreped parent image without affecting the child diff disk in hyper-v

This ties to the SO: Can you update a Hyper-V parent differencing disk to push updates to all children? I have setup where parent disk is the syspreped image of the OS. I have created a child VM with ...
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What is the proper Hyper-V R2 with Teamed Broadcom BCM5709C NICs configuration (VMQ, TOE, LSO, CSO, etc.)?

I have a pair of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers (2x Xeon X5690s, 64GB, 8x BCM5709C NICs) running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter. They're backed by a Dell PowerVault MD3200 with 3.6TB in RAID 10 ...
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VM Partitioning

If this isn't the right place to ask this please redirect me. I'm using hyper-v to create virtual machines, I have 1.6TB to use, I have the parent on a partition of 50GB, how should I divide up the ...
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What could cause very slow (3 MB/s) disk access on a Ubuntu guest running under Hyper-V?

I have a Ubuntu 11.10 x64 guest running under Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, configured according to these directions, including installation of the hyper-v modules. Network speed is fine (500 ...
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How to connect remotly to the Hyper-v role on Windows 2008 Core without domain/workgroup auhtorisation

I've configured my Windows Server 2008 to allow the remote management (using sconfig). I am connecting (with IP addres) using Windows Server 2008 (full version, where I've configured RSAT) and Server ...
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Windows Cluster Fails after Power Outage

First, we have a Windows 2008 R2 Two Node cluster running HA Hyper-V and DHCP. We utilize a back-end Dell MD3000i iSCSI SAN for storage. All of the networking is done via redundant switches and MPIO ...
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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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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 ...