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November, 2007

  • Ben Armstrong

    Disabling Time Synchronization under Virtual PC 2007

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    When you have Virtual Machine Additions installed on Virtual PC we will automatically synchronize the virtual machines time with that of the host operating system.  For most people this is a "good thing" - but if this is something you want...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using an internal modem with Virtual PC / Virtual Server

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    Anyone who has used Virtual PC / Virtual Server for a while will have got their head around the fact that you cannot access physical hardware directly from the virtual machine - with the exception of devices connected to a serial or parallel port. Well...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Introducing Microsoft Hyper-V

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    Today at Tech ED / IT FORUM in Barcelona we made a couple of important announcements: Windows Server virtualization in Windows Server 2008 (formerly codenamed 'Viridian') will have an official product name of 'Hyper-V'. Love it or hate it - it is what...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Shinobi under Virtual PC

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    Shinobi was a SEGA arcade classic - that was then ported to every system on the face of the earth - and the PC was one of them. I never was able to find a story that explained the premise of this game - but it is fairly obvious. You are the ninja, throwing...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Splitting VHDs

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    There is a great post on creating "split VHDs" (a VHD that is broken into multiple files on the physical computer) with arbitrary sizes here: http://www.wirwar.com/blog/2007/10/26/splitting-a-virtual-pc-vhd/ Be warned though - only Virtual PC supports...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Updated VMRCPlus available

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    Thanks to the hard work of Matthijs ( http://blogs.technet.com/matthts/ ) there is a new build of VMRCPlus available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80adc08c-bfc6-4c3a-b4f1-772f550ae791&displaylang=en A...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Kosmonaut under Virtual PC 2007

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    A while ago I reviewed SkyRoads under Virtual PC - however I missed the predecessor to SkyRoads: Kosmonaut.  This game was released in 1990 and plays very similarly to its successor.  The graphics are slightly less polished but interestingly...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Troubleshooting corrupt VM configuration files with Virtual Server

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    If you have an installation of Virtual Server that has been working correctly - but now you are finding that: The Administrative website loads, but does not display any virtual machines. The Administrative website loads, but displays an error message...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Great Virtual Server / VSS Backup article

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    I get asked about how to use VSS Backup with Virtual Server all the time - so I was happy to see this article (with example script) out there on how to do this: http://redmondmag.com/columns/print.asp?EditorialsID=2324 Excellent work Chris! Cheers...
  • Ben Armstrong

    More VHDs available

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    Just poking around the Microsoft VHD site and there have been some new VHDs added. New on the VHD site recently are: Biztalk Server 2006 , Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 , Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 and Windows Vista Enterprise 30-day Eval Edition ....
  • Ben Armstrong

    Planning a Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Deployment

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    A great little white paper on planing a virtual machine manager 2007 deployment has been made available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3e674bc0-bb85-47ae-b73d-f5bc515f1006&DisplayLang=en It is actually quite pithy...
  • Ben Armstrong

    System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Scripting Guide

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    Now this is the sort of white paper that I like to read: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Scripting Guide 143 pages of useful script samples for SCVMM - which highlights common tasks like: Adding and configuring new Virtual Server hosts. Deploying...
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