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0answers
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Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
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0answers
157 views

Configure Windows 2012 VHD to boot in Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I use this server routinely to create Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 VHDs to boot within Hyper-V and natively. I have created a VHD, used imagex to ...
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2answers
58 views

Save OS .vhd for later installation [closed]

One of my system administrator had an virtual machine (of Win 7 OS) that we used as a testing OS. Now if we need to have a fresh machine, she used to give that very quickly w/o installing the OS ...
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2answers
126 views

How to garantee the state of a VM? Make sure Software doesn't change

I want to make sure that I can stop a machine, on Hyper-v with windows VMs, and then I can start it, being sure that nothing changed inside the VHD. Is this possible? Can I make like an MD5 of ...
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1answer
1k views

VirtualBox VHD Image asking for Product Key

we used the tool from MS here to create a .VHD of an old XP laptop that has some important software on it. We intend to retire the laptop and use the VM exclusively so we can back it up, and keep it ...
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2answers
3k views

Using a Boot to VHD file in a Hyper-V Server VM

I have a file win7.vhd that I've been using in a Boot to VHD scenario. Now I want to run that Windows 7 instance within Hyper-V Server alongside a few other VMs I have. I sysprepped win7.vhd and ...
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2answers
993 views

Best Practice: Changing CPU speed and dynamic VHD to static VHD in Hyper-V

I'm collecting best practice to Hyper-V and I have two question. First, Can someone help me with advice about how to limit and improve the CPU usage on the VMs (hyper-v)? Or maybe you have links about ...
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2answers
277 views

Can I migrate my existing physical XP environment to a virtual machine on WIndows 7

Can I migrate my existing physical WinXP environment (on a single c: drive) to a VHD via Disk2VHD and then run it on my new Windows 7 laptop as a virtual machine?
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1answer
183 views

Automating the creation of a virtual machine from a template

What's the best way to go about creating a (Virtual PC/Server) virtual machine from a VHD template? Specifically, what's the best way to change the name of a virtual PC so that it is unique on a ...
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10answers
443 views

vmware vs virtual server 2005

I am using Virtual Server 2005 in my previous company, the new company that I have joined uses VMWare, is there any compelling reason for me to start using VMWare. What are the points where each VM ...
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2answers
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How do I change the size of a VHD?

I have a fixed size virtual hard drive that is running out of space. What's a good way to go about increasing the size? This VHD is created from Microsoft Virtual PC and/or Microsoft Virtual Server.