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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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Extract data from VHD

I cant attach the vhd to server 2008 disk management as it says the disc is invalid But it does run in HyperV, but as I need it offline I cant extract it when the hyperV is running. Any ideas?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 backup - what is generating all the change data?

We have a small, relatively idle Windows Server 2008 R2 installation that does basic file sharing and hosts Exchange for about 10 not very active users. When running a windows server backup, the ...
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1answer
671 views

How to increase partition size for FAT32 volume on VHD?

I have VHD file attached as a disk (Disk 2 on screenshot below). It has only 1 partition formatted in FAT32 (so Linux clients can write something there). It got full, so I want to extend it. I used ...
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1answer
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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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Missing files in Windows 2008+VHD+SSD

I have running Windows 2008 Server machine on my SSD disc from VHD file. Today while I was working with Windows the 30% of files disappeared. There are only folders left and no files. I can't find ...
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1answer
1k views

Does the Windows Server 2008 disk defragmenter work with open files?

I have a server running a number of Hyper-V guest instances. One recommendation to improve the performance of our guest OSes is to defragment the vhd files. Can I do this while the guest is still ...
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3answers
990 views

Should my servers boot from VHD?

I've been testing native vhd boot on several servers. It seems to be pretty transparent in terms of deployment and with my seat of the pants testing I have not noticed any difference in performance. ...
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1answer
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Restoring VM's in Hyper-V from a (somewhat) failed VSS backup

I attempted to do a backup of our virtualization server when moving from Hyper-V 2008 to R2. I changed the registry settings to register Hyper-V VSS with Windows Server Backup, and sent the backup on ...
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How to install Windows 2008 on a VHD on a Windows 7 machine

I am trying to set up a Windows 2008 VDH that I can boot on my windows 7 machine. So far I have created and formatted the VHD. I have also downloaded an iso image with windows 2008. What I am ...
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Windows Server 2008 backup VHD's - is it possible to mount/open in Windows 7?

Is it possible to mount the VHD files created by the Windows Server 2008 backup utility onto a Windows 7 (release) client? Following an array failure I was very worried that there was a problem with ...