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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Background intelligent transfer with IIS server

I need help with setting my IIS server for BITS upload. i want to upload and download files from the virtual directory i have assigned to one of my websites. but i m not able to upload and download ...
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Converting VMware VMs to Hyper-V

Our company is looking to try out Hyper-V as a server virtualization solution so I am looking for the most efficient way to test everything out safely. My plan is to make a snapshot backup of each of ...
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Hyper-V lost network adapters

2012r2 Hyper-V Hosts: HP G5 I have a lab with two hyperv servers and a cheap iscsi device. The Hyper-V servers have 4 physical network adapters. Two are pointing to the iSCSI and the last two are on ...
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No mouse, no keyboard, no network on Virtual SBS 2008 (Hyper-V)

I am trying to convert a physical SBS 2008 to virtual with Hyper-V 2012. Everything seems fine (the VM boots quickly - 5 minutes) until I reach the welcome screen asking me to press CTRL-ALT-DEL. ...
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Remote desktop connection to server running Hyper-V, disconnects when VM uses the network [on hold]

Problem: When ever the VM connects or uses the network, my RDC and other services disconnect. Setup: I have a remote server running Hyper-V. I use RDC to manage the remote server. On the remote ...
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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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Keep remote Hyper-v hosts in manager on close

I have a windows 8.1 machine that I have installed the Hyper-v role on. We also have a couple of 2012 servers running hyper-v. I am currently managing them from my PC to make life easier. When I ...
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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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Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?

We've got a Hyper-V server set up, and the layout of the files is inconsistent because it was set up by several people. Here are the two different "templates" that were used: Template 1 ...
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Disable Hyper-V pausing due to low disk space

Is there a way to keep Hyper-V from pausing due to low disk space errors? I have tried some registry edits but they do not seem to be working. Is this a policy setting?
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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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Azure VM crashed and I recovered the VHD however cloud-init prevents me from booting it locally

One of our VM's suddenly was stuck at 100% CPU load and was unable to be reached from SSH. Rebooting did not help, nor did creating a new VM from the existing VHD. I downloaded the VHD. However, I'm ...
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How to disable 'Low Disk space' on Server 2008 and Hyper-V

My problem is showing on a Hyper-V setup, but is not strictly a Hyper-V problem. Hyper0V is exposing the symptom. I created a fixed size file on a drive in the host that almost fills the physical ...
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DHCP reservations for a range of MAC addresses

Question Our DHCP server is set up to only give IP addresses to machines that it knows about (all IPs excluded, reservations for each MAC address). Part of the address range is used for virtual ...
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Migrating windows server 2008 r2 hyper-v cluster to Server 2012 r2

I did some browsing of the existing articles regarding this question but I couldn't find it so I apologize if I simply missed it. My current setup: 1 x 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster 3 x Windows Server ...
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Running KVM/XEN/Hyper-V VMs from a RAM disk, is this possible? Practical?

Currently I'm using ESX (v3 and v4) to test a scripted OS (Windows 2003) and application install DVD. The DVD ISO (8GB) is mounted on a 1Gbps NFS datastore and the VMDK's (20GB) are on an SSD mounted ...
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Cannot connect to Remote Desktop from difference subnet

I have a problem about Remote Desktop on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I cannot connect to Remote Desktop from a different subnet. The server is multihomed with two NICs, one connects to the public network ...
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Perfomance of SQL Server on Hyper-V VM

I decided to try server virtualization and I have not had such an experience before. I installed Hyper-V Core 2012, created a virtual machine and installed Windows Server 2008. On this VM I should ...
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Is it possible under Windows Server 2012 to run Terminal Services but have it run a VM?

I have a Windows Server 2012 box that I'd like to be able to host up to 5 TS instances on it. However, it would be ideal if those instances could actually fire up a Hyper-V VM running Windows 7. So ...
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What are you allowed to run on a Free Hyper-V 2012 host? [duplicate]

I have been looking for a "layman" version of the license for the Free Hyper-V 2012, and more precisely, what services you are allowed to run on the host. The OS itself does not prevent you from ...
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Hyper V with local DNS and forwarding - nslookup works but ping gets general failure

I have a Hyper-V virtual machine configured with its own DNS manager and entries for testing. The VM DNS manager is setup to forward all other requests to the "regular" DNS servers. This all used to ...
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Hyper-V not getting IP Address for PXE Booting

I'm trying to get a Windows installation happening within a Hyper-V machine from a WDS Server in a VM. It's a bit of a confusing set up. I have my laptop which is running 2 VMs - One is Windows Server ...
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Is the gang scheduling employed by VMware a serious drawback?

I was reading some technet articles as well as this one regarding the differences between the way VMware and hyper v doing CPU scheduling. I was wondering if I could get some objective info on this. ...
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Cannot connect via RDP due to NLA error

I have one DC that also acts as a Hyper-V host. It hosts a build server, and a WDS server. Up until Daylight Savings happened a few days ago these were both working fine and I could remote in no ...
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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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Running an Active Directory Primary Domain Controller as a virtual machine?

Should the Active Directory PDC always be a physical machine or would it be okay to run it in a VM? What are the implications/trade offs/gotchas? As a corollary to this, what about running a physical ...
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Resizing VHDX Fixed Disk

I recently converted a Dynamic VHD disk that was 95GB in size(only uses 60GB inside the guest) and now as a fixed disk it is 170GB in size. How can I resize the newly created fixed disk to under ...
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Hyper-v dynamic memory client machines always use maximum memory

When I create a virtual machine in Hyper-V and set it up to use dynamic memory, the virtual machine will always use the maximum memory within the virtualized OS. Hyper-V will show the assigned memory ...
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New to virtualization, new hardware, and Server 2012 Standard w/ Hyper-v role

I run a small web hosting company and we are in the process of replacing all of our old physical servers (HP Gen4/5) with brand new hardware (HP Gen9 w/ Dual E5-2650v3's, 128G ram, 6x300G 15k 12G SAS3 ...
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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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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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SCVMM 2012 R2, single logical network both on trunk and access port

I've got a rack with a number of servers, both new and old.. The infrastructure we have uses 4 different networks for different purposes (e.g. Internet, AD, SQL and iSCSI) Newer servers have 8 NICs, ...
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Compacting VHD disk images when they are dynamic

I have a Hyper-V server running on WS2012. I have a Windows 7 running as a dynamic disk. I delete files and more from within to attempt to save disk space and reduce the size. However, the size does ...
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Getting “Stopped” Hyper-V VM state from PowerShell

I'm using http://pshyperv.codeplex.com/ for managing Hyper-V through PowerShell. OS: Windows Server 2012 This PS module can get VMs which are running and, I guess, should get the ones which are in a ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core Backup Single VMs

Well, after so many tries and searching I finally asking for help. I don't get the whole procedure. I want to backup single VMs of a Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core. There are 6 virtual machines running on that ...
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Performance issue HYPER-V : VM shows very high CPU use, but the Physical machine shows very small CPU use

My Hyper-V VM(Server2008R2, SP1) shows very high (almost 100%) CPU use when fully under heavy load (6cores from total physical 8cores, 25Gb RAM from total 32GB) - used as TS, Picture TOP right corner ...
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Hyper-V VMs keep losing network connection

We had a major power loss in our server room two days ago and several Cisco Nexus 2232PP FEX devices went down. We were able to get everything back online, but since that event we've been experiencing ...
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Super-power PC for many users - Server (2008 R2) on Hyper-V can not use full Machine hardware resources [closed]

Desription of problem changed : how to make sure, that my Hyper-V is using all my hardware resources, and if it is using, what is the bottleneck of the system, when discovering performance issues? - ...
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How can I create an external switch but refrain to use the external dhcp in Hyper V?

The requirement might seem strange. I have an organisational network (external network), but I desire to create a own private network of VMs in Hyper-v with its own domain and DHCP server(which runs ...
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tomcat-webapp not accessible via port after windows-update

we are running 4 Virtual Machines on a MS HyperV Host. On one of the VMs (192.168.50.15) we have multiple Tomcat-Webapps on separate ports - 9010: Jenkins - 9020: Atlassian Jira - 9030: Wiki .. ...
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Unable to create Hyper-V VM on SMB share

I'm trying to create a VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and I'm getting this error: The server encountered an error while creating VMNAME The Operation failed Failed to create external configuration ...
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stop rdp to deactivation session after close

I try to run VNC Server on my Server2012 R2 (VM on HyperV Host). I login via RDP (mstsc.exe) to a Windows Server 2012 R2. Connect via real VNC to the Server also. After closing the Windows RDP ...
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Restart Hyper-V VM on heartbeat lost

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 hyper-v host. It is running a number of VMs, including a few linux VMs. I have one linux VM that has been occationally, but somewhat regularly crashing somewhere in the ...
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Poor RemoteFX Performance

I have Hyper-V running on an DELL Optiplex 9020MT Core i7 3.8GHz with 32GB RAM on Windows Server 2012 R2. For testing purposes I enabled RemoteFX on the Intel HD 4600 graphics chip built in to the ...
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Conflict between Nvidia Grid K2 & integrated graphics on Supermicro VDI?

My office has a Supermicro SYS-1027GR-TR2-2NVK2 VDI server with dual Nvidia GRID K2 cards running Windows Server 2012 R2 & RemoteFX. We are an architectural firm and use 3D graphics software. ...
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Convert VHD to use on QEMU KVM

I try to convert a .vhd file (VPC) and get this error. I tried different .vhd files without success. I tried also with a fresh exported VHD with disk2vhd and backup Hyper-V .vhd. qemu-img convert -f ...
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Convert KVM VM with multiple drives to Hyper-V (or somehow clone into a single drive system?)

I know this is going to sound weird. I have a VM running under KVM on Centos 6 that ran out of disk space, so 2 qcow2 drives were added, with one of them extending the vg_svn-lv_root LVM VG, and the ...
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NTP offset between PDCe and DC (Both Hyper-V)

I'm facing an issue, here is the context: 1 PDCe (192.168.1.3 and Hyper-V virtualized) is set as NTP server, its source for time is VM IC Time Synchronization. 1 DC (Hyper-V virtualized) is ...
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Linux on Hyper-v network errors

I have Hyper-V 2012 on HP DL320 G6 I've installed debian 7 i386 on, added two network adapters and configured it as router for my local network. I found out that sometimes wan interface generate ...
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Is it possible to bridge/join two or more vritual (Hyper-V) switches with the same address range over VPN?

I have several Hyper-V servers which are not in the same LAN. On every server are several Hyper-V guest VMs which are connected via an internal virtual switch. Now I want to to connect these two ...