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September, 2006

  • Ben Armstrong

    Double clicking on a VHD to mount it

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    Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2 includes 'vhdmount' - a tool to allow you to mount a virtual hard disk directly on your host operating system. While vhdmount is provided as a command line tool - a very small amount of work will allow you to mount VHDs...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using VHDMount under Windows XP

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    Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 beta 2 includes a utility to mount virtual hard disks on your physical computer - called VHDMount. However there are some issues using VHDMount on Windows XP: It is not possible to use '/m' (Mount), you can...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using WMI to determine memory usage by Virtual Server

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    When you create a virtual machine under Virtual Server, you configure the amount of memory that you want that virtual machine to believe that it has (say 512mb of RAM). However, Virtual Server needs to use more than that amount of memory to actually run...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Server and NTBackup

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    When I read this post that states that the VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Services) functionality in Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2 did not work with NTBackup - I was worried that we might have done something wrong, but a little bit of investigation revealed...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Is Virtual Server using hardware virtualization on your computer?

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    Unfortunately under Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2 it is not very easy to tell whether your physical computer really supports hardware virtualization, and whether Virtual Server is actually using it. So - to help out - I am here to tell you the painful...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Network sniffing with Virtual PC / Virtual Server

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    Is not a good idea. Sorry. Every now and then someone asks me whether Virtual PC / Virtual Server can be used to run network sniffing applications to perform analysis of general network traffic - and the answer is 'Yes and no and not really'. The ...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Updates to VPC / VS redistribution rights

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    I am a bit late on posting about this – but recently we updated the EULA’s on Virtual PC and Virtual Server to provide users with the ability to legally redistribute these products, which is pretty cool. Of course the issue that still remains is that...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Looking at disk space used by Virtual Server with WMI

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    So I have been spelunking through the Virtual Server WMI interfaces, and found this handy one for reporting the amount of physical hard disk space used by each virtual machine. Option Explicit Dim strComputer, objWMIService, colVMs, vm, totalDisk...
  • Ben Armstrong

    You Don't Know Jack (under Virtual PC)

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    Can you smell the trivia? That means it's gone bad. - You Don't Know Jack This is a great game. It places you as the contestant in an imaginary game show. Now I hear you saying - so what. Well You Don't Know Jack (YDKJ) has a number of things going...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hotfix for VS2005R2SP1 on AMD hardware virtualization systems

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    I have heard from a couple of people who have hit this issue - so I thought I should make a post about it. If you attempt to run Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on an AMD system with hardware virtualization - you are likely to see a large number of blue screens...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Terminal Velocity under Virtual PC

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    ## TERMINAL VELOCITY v1.2 from 3D Realms! ## ## Shareware by Terminal Reality, Inc. ## "A 3D shooter that's part Star Wars and part Descent!" @Computer Gaming World. Take flight in this futuristic action game, with huge, realistic levels, modem/net support...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual Network Statistics from WMI

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    Continuing with my journey through the undocumented lands of Virtual Server WMI we come to virtual network statistics. This nice little script displays information about virtual network name, and the number of packets and bytes that have been sent received...
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    The Chaos Engine under Virtual PC

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    The Chaos Engine is a classic Bitmap Brothers game. The story for the game is that an inventor has created the Chaos Engine, a machine capable of twisting time and matter. Unfortunately the Chaos Engine turns on its creator and starts corrupting the land...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Colonization under Virtual PC

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    Colonization is the lesser known sibling to Civilization. In this game you are responsible for acting as an explorer from England, Spain, France or the Netherlands. You need to establish colonies in a new world, traffic goods and people between the colonies...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Galactic Battle under Virtual PC

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    GALACTIC BATTLE is a space shoot-em up arcade game for one player. Its setting is an interplanetary spaceship which is controlled by its captain -- you! -- against attacks by hordes of evil aliens. Your object in the game is to defeat as many of the enemy...
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