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June, 2008

  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V RTM!

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    Okay - this is going to be a short post as I am off to party for the rest of the day. Hyper-V has RTM'd! Press release here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-26hyperv.mspx John Howard has install directions here: http://blogs...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Whitepaper: Hyper-V and BitLocker

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    There is a new whitepaper on how to use BitLocker with Hyper-V for securing Hyper-V server installations.  This is great for branch office / other situations where there is a potential physical security issue.  Read more here: http://www.microsoft...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V: Storing VHDs on network shares

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    Jose has done a great post on how to store VHDs on network shares when using Hyper-V.  Go check it out here: http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/06/24/storing-windows-server-2008-hyper-v-files-on-an-cifs-smb-file-share.aspx Cheers, Ben
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Sidebar Gadget

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    Tore Lervik has made a great little Hyper-V Sidebar Gadget available on his website: http://mindre.net/post/Hyper-V-Monitor-Gadget-for-Windows-Sidebar.aspx This gadget allows you to see the status of virtual machines on multiple servers "at a glance"...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Updated VHDs Available

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    There are a couple of interesting VHD updates that have recently come out: The Internet Explorer team have provided updated "IE Compatibility" test virtual machines, which now include an IE6, IE7 and IE8 Beta 1 virtual machine. Download available...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Script: Compact VHD

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    Continuing on with my walk through the storage WMI API - here are some scripts for compacting VHDs with Hyper-V.  Note that Hyper-V allows you to compact both differencing and dynamically expanding virtual hard disks. PowerShell: # Prompt for the...
  • Ben Armstrong

    SCVMM 2008 Beta Update for Hyper-V RC1

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    An update for the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta, which adds support for managing Hyper-V RC1, is now available.  You can grab it now from http://connect.microsoft.com (if you are not already signed up for the SCVMM 2008 beta - you...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hyper-V Script: Validate VHD

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    Hyper-V provides a handy scripting interface that allows you to validate a virtual hard disk.  You can use this for two main purposes: To confirm that a standard VHD file is correctly structured and not corrupted. To confirm that a differencing disk...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Windows Server 2008 VHDs Available for Virtual Server / Hyper-V

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    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition evaluation VHDs are now available for Virtual Server and Hyper-V.  They are available full and core installation options.  You can get the Hyper-V VHDs from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Installing Fedora 9 in Virtual PC 2007

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    Sean has a great post on how to get this to work over here: http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/archive/2008/05/19/installing-fedora-9-sulphur-in-virtual-pc-2007.aspx Cheers, Ben
  • Ben Armstrong

    Updated Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V RC1 Now Available

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    Okay - so I am two weeks late on this one - but if you did not see: updated Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V RC1 are now available at http://connect.microsoft.com This release includes Linux compatible versions of: Network VSC - for high performance...
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