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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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Efficient Server Backup

I have a Hyper-V server (Windows Server 2012) running 8 virtual servers. What is the most efficient method of backing up my servers so that if one needs to be restored, I am able to restore the ...
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hyper-v server time sync source - PDC / external NTP?

The environement: 10 Hyper-V hosts, all AD joined a lot of VMs AD joined and some not some AD DCs including PDC as Guests What You think is the best approach to time sync a hyper-v farm with AD ...
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Guest OS install from Physical CD/DVD Hyper-v 2012 R2

I have been looking around if it's possible to install a Guest OS on Hyper-V 2012. The only ways i see to install guest OS is by mounting an ISO. Is hyper-v able to access the Host physical CD/DVD at ...
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Does certificate-based Hyper-V replication work when the CA is offline?

We are using Hyper-V replication on Windows Server 2012+ outside Active Directory, so we are using SSL certificates issued by our own internal CA. When setting up replication, I made sure that both ...
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Different subnet range of ips are not working - windows server 2012 - virtual machine [closed]

ip , subnet , default gateway The main server is windows server 2012 and main ip is : 198.245.73.82 , 255.255.255.248 , 198.245.73.81 Now i have originally allocated ip range from my server ...
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1920x1200 or 1920x1080 full screen resolution when connecting to hyper-v virtual machine (WinXP) via teamviewer (not RDP)? [closed]

I have a WinXP hyper-v virtual machine running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 somewhere in a datacenter. I do some remote development on this machine and I would like to do so using the complete screen ...
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How can I move the data files for a VM to another location?

We have a cluster of 3 x 2008 R2 physical hosts running Hyper-V. How do I safely move the VHD(s) and accompanying XML files, etc, for a specific VM to a new location? I want to keep the VM with the ...
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Group Policy error 1006 with and error code 52

I have a hyper-v cluster operating on win2k8 R2 in a 2003 forest. These servers are at our NOC with a DC that connects to our PDC at HQ via a persistent VPN. The cluster boxes are reporting a error ...
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Best way to convert an esxi 3.1 virtual machine to hyper-v 2012 r2?

I know system center can migrate from esxi 4.0 to hyper-v, but I have esxi 3.1 virtual machines to convert. Anyone faced the same problem?
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Experience using Disk2Vhd to P2V migrate Exchange Server?

I'm interested to know your thoughts and/or experience with using Disk2vhd to migrate a physical Exchange 2007 server to a virtual machine. I assume (from reading articles on P2V exchange) that using ...
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Failed to add VM to Hyper-V cluster. How to fix?

Background/Setup I've got a running Hyper-V 2012 cluster with 2 nodes. It's already got a VM-role in the cluster managing a VM; failover works and all that nice stuff. There's another, standalone ...
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Installer for Windows Server 2008R2 blue screens under Hyper-V 2012

Trying to build an SQL Server cluster lab on an old Dell Latitude E6400 with 6gb RAM, using Hyper-V 2012. The install works great, I can create VMs and networks just fine, but when I try to boot the ...
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Join hyperv server 2012 to domain?

Ive read that when running svc 2008 as a guest on hyperv 2008 that the host should not be joined to the domain because on restart if the host it presents a chicken and egg problem. I have been ...
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Individual licenses needed for guests on 2012 datacenter? [duplicate]

I think I may not be 100% clear on Microsoft's licensing model for Server 2012 Datacenter edition. I have read that datacenter entitles you to run unlimited VMs, but Standard only allows you to run ...
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Creating virtual desktop on windows server 2012

I've been trying to make this work for like 2 days and still no luck from google and searching... i have a windows 7 VM in hyperV ready and generalized to use as my collection template. when im ...
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Adding existing Host to SCVMM: Error 2912

When trying to add an existing Hyper-V-Host to SCVMM I get the following error: Error (2912) An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent on the %serverName%. (Unknown error ...
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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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Can I change the computer name of a switched off Hyper-V virtual machine without turning it on?

Here's what I see in a typical "system" log of Azure role instances for their initialization sequence (this is for Windows Server 2008 R2, I haven't checked other versions): the VM is turned on, the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Clustering Live migration Hot Failover

We are thinking of implementing Hyper V Clusteriazation on Windows server 2012 servers. We aim to use the Live migration feature to eliminate downtime when one of the servers fails. My question is: Is ...
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Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and CPU Usage

The server sits on RAIDed SSD drives too. Is there a reason why the host machine seems to get more CPU over a VM in Hyper-V? The guest machine is at 100% CPU while the HOST is only at 20%. Anywa ...
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Converting physical Win2008 Machine into Hyper-V virtual machine on same box. Change SID?

We only have one hardware box. We converted our C drive into a VHD. We want to run install Hyper-V on our server to then load the new VHD as a virtual machine. We will be updating the physical box ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Failover Cluster + Active/Active HA storage solution

I have a question. I need to build active/active HA storage architecture, but I don't know how achieve this without expensive third party software. I have two Hyper-V hosts, each with iSCSI storage. I ...
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Hyper-V 2012 Cluster with only one DC

What happens with a Hyper-V 2012 Cluster with only one DC, if the DC suddenly goes down? Would the Hyper-V Cluster works after a reboot, if the DC is missing? Or should we have two DCs?
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Proper Hyper-V Network Configuration for Windows Server 2012?

We just put our first Hyper-V based web solution online about a month ago (Diagram below). We're having intermittent communication issues between Virtual Machines during periods of elevated traffic, ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD services: Cannot connect to a Virtual Desktop

Following a few tutorials I setup a server and installed 2012 RD services on it. I created a new pooled, managed desktop collection with only one VM which is connected to an internal vSwitch. From ...
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Hyper-V on Win Server 2008 Standard

Setup is as follows: OS: Windows Server 2008 Standard CPU: AMD 1055T (Six core AMD) I'm attempting to install CentOS 6.4 (64-bit) VM on it. During the install, I run into issues. The graphical ...
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How to convert a physical server into a Hyper-V virtual machine

Let me explain my scenario. I have a physical server (Supermicro 6015v-M3) with raid controller set to raid 1 and two disks, with Windows 2012 installed. One of the two drives is faulty. What I am ...
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Server 2008 r2 event logs show different username than one used for UNC

I am trying to UNC Path to the C drive of a hyper-v based VM that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 standard. I can RDP into the system just fine using the machine name. When I enter the UNC path: ...
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Improving Hyper-VM machine [closed]

I have a newly imported Hyper-V VM using Disk2VHD and I've noticed things have been a little slower. Could this be a networking issue on the server or inside the VM? I looked under the configure ...
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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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Is there some kind of load balancing happening in a Hyper v fail over cluster?

I am still reading up on Hyper V clustering and there is something fundamental I am not understanding. Windows Fail-over Clustering is supposed to be for high availability only- not load balancing. ...
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Hyper-V, Linux . Can I install mouse and graphic integration? [closed]

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. There is local network between Ubuntu and other machines. EDIT The main problem for me is that my quest OS is ...
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KVM vs Hyper-V. Which hypervisor is best for windows guests? [closed]

I am currently testing openstack for windows guests (XP and 7). I have deployed openstack "all in one" on system with following specs Processor corei5. (4 physical cores and 8 Threads with HT ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, multiple Hyper-V Virtual Network Switches for multiple VMs

I want to configure something like this: I have one NIC, and have been given 3 IPs by datacenter, on my server which is running WS2012R2, with 10 VMs on hyper-v. Windows Server 2012 R2 (host) one ...
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How can I compact the VHD file with Ubuntu?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk. I want to compact this VHD (The real size is 50 GB, 360 GB on the ...
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Hyper-V File Server Clustering - at my wit’s end [duplicate]

I am at my wit’s end with File Server clustering under Hyper-V. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me figure out this Gordian Knot of a technology that seems to have dead ends (like ...
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VM is unable to access file share on Hyper-V 2012 Host

This problem just started recently. I have a number of VMs (2008 R2) on a 2012 Hyper-V host but not all are effected in the same manner. The VMs are identical and no changes were made to either the VM ...
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Setup windows 2012 AD in Hyper-V for a Test environment

Im trying to setup a Windos 2012 R2 test environment on my work computer (a laptop). I have a AD, DHCP and DNS server on server A, and a client connecting to the doman and that works. The client can ...
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Converting .OVA-formatted VM to Hyper-V

I am struggling with importing an .OVA VM into my Hyper-V infrastructure. I managed to extract the .ova file using tar which yields three fiels - .ovf .mf and .vmdk. The .mf-contained SHA1 sums ...
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Why am I missing 4GB of RAM on Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit?

I noticed today that a server was very low on memory. It physically has 8GB installed and runs Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64bit. It also hosts 2 virtual machines using HyperV. Server is Dell ...
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Just a few questions about Hyper-V virtual machines and clustering

I have been using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology for a little while now, but I am just now dipping my toe into clustering. In particular, I am trying to implement a fault-tolerant SQL DB. This ...
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How do I restore a Windows Server 2008 R2 bare metal backup to a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V instance?

I have been trying to find a simple way to migrate a physical Windows Server 2008 R2 installation over to a virtual machine hosted on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition /w Hyper-V. I came ...
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Mouse cursor on vps win server 2012 R2 not working

i have server with hyper-v manager on network (Windows server 2012). But after installing i can't click nowhere, the keyboard works but the mouse is not. Google did not tell me anything. The mouse ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter not working probperly - Code 31 on Host

I have a Windows 8.1 machine with Hyper-V installed. From a "clean" Hyper-V configuration I open Virtual Switch Manager, create an External switch with "Allow management operating system to share this ...
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vSphere 5.5: Binding VMs to HBA cards on the host

I am setting up a lab and wanted to be sure the following makes sense\is possible: One server running vsphere 5.5 with two fiber HBAs 2 Windows 2012 Hyper-V VMs each bound to an HBA I'm using ...
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moving to a new dedicated server and need advice on the new setup [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server that we have outgrown and we are moving to another server. Our current setup was a 8gb W2008R2 server running a W2008R2 IIS virtual machine using VMWare. We are ...
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Hyper-V connecting to a remote machine shows "The operation on computer 'x' failed

I'm running Hyper-V manager using this command: runas /user:DOMAIN\username "mmc \"C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc\"" It is using a runas because the user I am logged into my machine as ...
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Hyper-V Role Space Usage on Windows Server 2008

I have stood up a 2008 R2 Server running only a Hyper-V role. The *.vhd files are stored on a separate partition. The files (including hidden files) within the C:\ drive consume about 12 GB of disk ...
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Setting internet access to hyper-v network with multiple internet connections

I run few VMs for development purposes on Windows 8 Hyper-V. I'm using a laptop for that purpose. When I switch locations I switch way of connecting to internet - cable in the office, WiFi at home and ...
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How to add NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines to GPO

I have a Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V enabled and a few virtual machines. My current configuration has a few account in the "Log on as a service" list in the domain policies, and sometimes this ...