Dynamic Memory Resources

Dynamic Memory Resources

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If you are thinking about trying out dynamic memory in the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta release – here are some handy resources to read before you get going:

Dynamic Memory Technical Overview whitepaper

This paper talks about what dynamic memory is, what it does and how it does it.  It is a good read for those curious to understand what is happening under the covers.


Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Evaluation Guide

This article steps you through the process of setting up SP1 and enabling dynamic memory.  It also gives you some good tips on configuration and troubleshooting.


Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – TechNet Center

For all things “Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1” related – the TechNet Center has you covered.


Hyper-V: Dynamic Memory Survival Guide

The TechNet Wiki also has a “Dynamic Memory Survival Guide” article with some extra links.



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  • Must the guest system and the virtual machine in Hyper-v both have Sp1 Beta installed , or only the guest systeem to activate Dynamic Memory?

  • @Stoneboy, the Host Hyper-V Server must be have SP1 Beta installed, and the guest OS must either be a supported OS with SP1 installed, or a Support OS with the Intergration Services upgraded.  (Easily done from the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection window, Action|Insert Integration Services Setup Disk

    Hope that helps


  • Hi!!!

    I have a QNX Virtual machine installed in Windows Virtual PC (running in Windows 7). I have a problem since I can´t ping to my host machine from QNX, and consequently I can´t mount a host machine´s directory. Up to date I had Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 on a Windows XP, and it worked correctly. What can be wrong?

    Thanks in advance,

    Mikel Salaberria

  • Xala -

    Can you connect to a remote computer over the network.



  • Does SCVMM 2008 R2 supports dynamic memory allocation feature? What I mean, VM templates support new memory settings and VM summary page displays amount of currently allocated memory?

    Also, if I have some un-supported guests (Windows XP), will they continue to run in fixed-memory mode or they won't start at all?

    Please advise.


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