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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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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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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Hyper-V MAC Address collisions

I am trying to troubleshoot a performance issue with our application on a customer network. We do not support the network infrastructure, and the people that do have effectively washed their hands of ...
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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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Compact/Shrink an Expandable/Dynamic VHD to fully recover space

If I create an expandable Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) with a maximum size of 50Gb, fill it with 48Gb of files, and then reduce that amount to 25Gb, what is the most efficient and sure-fire way of ...
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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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Nagios XI Virtual Server on Hyper-V - Networking

I'm trying to get the Nagios XI virtual machine working on Hyper-V (yes, I know it's not a supported config). I'm trying to get it on the network to download some packages so that I can then install ...
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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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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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Hyper-V: 'machine' could not initialize

I looked for a lot of articles regarding my problem, but none of them seem to explain this particular behavior. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installed as a host OS and a Hyper-V role enabled. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Hyper-V performance comparisons vs physical client?

Are there any comparisons between Hyper-V client machines and their physical equivalent? I've looked around and can find 4000 articles about improving Hyper-V performance, but I can't find any that ...
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HYPER-V R2 Can not mount ISO from network location (UNC Path)

So, as the name suggest I'm trying to mount a ISO from a network share using the UNC path to a HYPER-V R2 Cluster. This is a pure Demo / test case setup with: 2x HYPER-V R2 1X NAS/iSCSI CSV Cluster ...
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How to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from Windows XP/Server 2003?

We currently have several VMs running under Virtual Server 2005 SP1. I would like to move these to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. However, we only have Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines at ...
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Advice for Hyper-v deployment on windows server

We just bought two new servers that have windows server standard 64 bit sp2 on them. Relevant Hardware: Dual Xeon E5430 @ 2.66 16 Gig Ram 6 143 GB 15,000 RPM SAS SCSI on Raid 5 for total of 544GB Hard ...
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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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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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Windows Home Server + Hyper-V = lockup [closed]

I'm running Windows Home Server as a Hyper-V guest. Yes, I know, its quite the odd setup... What I'm seeing is that every week or 2, the WHS guest locks up, and when I try to reboot it from the ...
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Disk IO Performance Difference — Hyper-V / CSV — Guest vs Host

I have two different Hyper-V 2012 R2 environments that use iSCSI to connect to their virtual machine storage. While the environments are different (one is all 10 GB whereas the other is mixed 1 GB / ...
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2012 R2 Hyper-V and File Server (general purpose) cluster

I am in the process of creating a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster. I have 3 physical hosts (128GB RAM , dual Hex-core and 12 NICs each) and a SAN to play with. The SAN is a Virtual Storage system (Datacore), ...
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Event ID 12240 on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows Server 2012 and some virtual machines in it. Since last week some error events appears hourly on event viewer saying that the system cannot find a remote VHD file. This VHD file is ...
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BSOD on Hyper-V guest Windows 2008 0xCA

I have a Hyper-V using Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter, inside this server I have a virtual machine with Windows 2008 Standard which had its Intregated Services update and reboot properly. After that, the ...
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Adding virtual NIC to HyperV VMs killed my network speed

I have a pretty simple configuration: Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Host, with two VMs (both Server 2012), one for IIS, one for SQL Server. They're all connecting through the physical NIC Last night I ...
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Hyper-V and using SMB3 shares to store data

I'm using Hyper-V remote management from a management/file server to control 3 Hyper-V core servers. Now I want to store all the virtual disks and virtual machines on a SMB share on the management ...
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Systems Center service template including AD

I'm trying to design an SCVMM (2012 SP1) service template that contains several machines joined in a domain, but the trick is that the very domain controller is also in the template. Ie. the template ...
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Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 under Hyper-V

I've set up an instance of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS under Hyper-V 2012. However it seems to be nondeterministic as to whether or not it completes the boot process. I get a Kernel Panic, "IO-APIC + timer ...
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How to Remove a VM From Hyper-V Without Deleting the Configuration File?

I'm in the process of moving a number of virtual machines that are homed on shared storage (a file share, though shared cluster disk would work as well) to a new VM host with access to the same shared ...
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Create a bridged network connection using only the command line

I want to bridge two network connections on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. As I'm essentially using a "Server Core", GUI is not available, so I can't use the usual way. (Right click the network ...
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Help me make sense:VLAN, Hyper-V, Intel VMLB

I have serious problems getting VLANS working on a Hyper-V host with an Intel network card. The hardware: A router / switch (linux software bridge) which is a Mikrotik 1100 AH, Router OS 5.1 A ...
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How can I restore VM on a new Hyper-V server?

I was working gladly with my VM on my local Hyper-V server. But, after installing some updates on the host the system only show the famous blue screen. I couldn't start my host so I reinstalled it and ...
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2008 R2 Hyper-v guests are corrupting network traffic

I've looked around quite extensively and can't seem to figure out why this might be happening. On my 2008 R2 guest running the notepad++ installer gives me: npp.5.8.5.Installer.exe - Entry Point ...
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Hyper-V Boot failure on VHD made with Acronis?

hoping someone can advise on my problem, I am running Hyper-V core and trying to create my first VM for testing purposes. Using Acronis True Image echo server with UR I converted a Seerver 2000 tib to ...
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ESXi 4.0 migration from Microsoft Hyper-V

I am looking at small office upgrade and wanted to get some advice from the VM community. I currently have the following which is proving to be very unreliable due to several reasons. Single server ...
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Backup strategy for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V

I am in the process of planning a Hyper-V deployment with SCVMM 2008 R2. I have several VMs on VMWare Player (temporary solution) for stuff like Sharepoint 2007, 2010, and a couple of other server ...
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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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BITS Compact Server, can this be installed on Windows 10 Pro?

I'm trying to use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter to connect to an old laptop and create a VM from it, but it needs BITS compact server installed and I can only find how to install this on windows ...
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Hyper-V Manager - Use HTTPS with WinRM

I've successfully configured WinRM on my Hyper-V server to use HTTPS. I am able to connect to it and execute commands from my client PC by using the same local username and password on both (they are ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V doesn't allow VM to use all RAM

I have a physical server with 12GB of Ram, with a system HDD of 250Gb (180Gb free), and a dedicated HDD to host the VMs of 1Tb (600+Gb free). This server was running Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host ...
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Hyper-V lost synthetic NIC after Debian 8 dist-upgrade?

I'm running a Debian 8 vm on Hyper-V (Win Srv 2012R2) and when I did a dist-upgrade of stable, I lost all network connectivity. Using the console, I was able to see the network interfaces as UP but ...
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Hyper-V Server Deployment - adapter configuration

I'm sure this question will have been asked somewhere before. In fact I'm sure I've read about it before too, but I can find any resources to help me along my way. What I'm trying to do is deploy a ...
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Hyper-V guest loses network access when virtual switch port is in trunk mode

I have guest VM on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine running Hyper-V. Currently, the guest is using the native vlan (vlan ID 1). I can communicate with the guest from the host and from the network. ...
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HyperV - responsive VMs

I'm new to Hyper-V. We have provisioned some good server hardware (12 CPU cores (24 vCPUs), 128GB RAM - for future growth) and imported 6 existing Windows 2003/2008 servers all of which host websites. ...
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Debian Jessie Hyper-V 2012 - ksoftirqd using lots of CPU time

I have a Debian VM running which uses quite a bit of CPU time in ksoftirqd. I have other servers running Ubuntu (both 12.04/14.04) that do not have this same issue at all and may have to migrate back ...
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Can't convert virtual machine from ESXi to Hyper-V 2012 R2

I have a VMWare ESXi 5.5 Server and a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Core server (called Lithium) in a WORKGROUP. My Windows 8.1 machine is in the same WORKGROUP. I am trying to convert a VM from the ESXi host to ...
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Hyper V 2012 and SQL Cluster Live migration

I've been doing allot of searching and even asked around here at the office without a good answer. I would like to know, within Server 2012 R2 Hyper V, can you or can not do a storage migration of a ...