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  • Start menu showing wrong items in Windows Server 2008

    We currently have three Windows Server 2008 Standard virtual servers on Hyper-V. We've noticed that one two of them that when you right click the Start menu, I get the standard selections (Open, Explore, etc.). On the other server, I can the menu on the taskbar (Toolbars, Task Manager, etc.). We...

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  • Upgrading Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2

    We're trying to upgrade two different Windows Server 2008 servers to 2008 R2 but before we do that, we're looking to see if anyone has had any experience with doing this before. Has anyone run into any issues? We're also running Hyper-V on both of these but we're not sure if that's going to...

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  • Hyper-V 2012 NIC teaming and Server template Issue

    Hi All Just wondering if I could get  advice on the best way of creating a server 2012 R2 Hyper-V template and rolling it out to identical hardware multiple times.  I only have access to Microsoft and any freeware apps. I'm using a HP c7000 enclosure with ProLiant BL460c G7 servers and flex 10...

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  • How to convert physical server to Hyper-V?

    How to convert physical Stand alone server to hyper v( VHD)?

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  • How do I migrate from VMware to Hyper-V?

    How can I change VMware to Hyper-V?

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  • Start and Stop Hyper-V using .NET application

    Is there a way for a .NET application to create/start/stop Hyper-V virtual machine?I'm looking to create an automated means of starting/stopping virtual machines from a C# application. I know you can do it via P/Invoke but that's not the best option for me. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks!

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  • Hyper-V 2012

    I have a installation of Hyper-v 2012 with an SBS 2011 VHD. Snapshots have been setup and have filled the drive (nearly 1tb of snapshots). I have moved these snapshots to a USB drive and not it says its merging 10% and its been stuck there for a while. The main VHD is growing and the avhdx file is...

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  • What differentiates certain zero clients from others?

    I have been looking into the different zero clients offered by companies like Dell, HP, Samsung, etc. From what I've seen so far, there are major price differences between some. However, with there being very little in them, how can differentiate some from others. Also, do all zero clients use...

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  • Reasons not to use VMware as virtualization platform?

    My company is deciding between VMware and Microsoft's Hyper-V. I'm curious as to the community's thoughts on the two as far as storage, security, scalability, cost, features, licensing, cost. Any information appreciated!

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  • RDP issues via EC2

    I’m using Hyper-V to build a VM on my machine so that I can RDP in. I used the API to export the VHDX to VHD and upload it to AWS. The problem is that I have no security keypair to access the newly created EC2. To solve this, I created a private AMI and re-instantiated a new EC2, setting the...

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  • I’m wondering if it’s possible to share Hyper-V Manager?

    I have a test environment that I already have hosted from my computer. I've configured an external switch so other people can access it.Inside of Hyper-V Manager we can see that we have: "Hyper-V Manager" and under it we have connection to the local machine. We can also add a connection by...

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  • Backing up VHD files on Hyper-V 2008 (non clustered)

    I've talked to some people around my department and they have said you can back up VHD files on Hyper-V 2008 (non clustered) and back them up while the guest is live and running (with PowerShell scripts). Can anyone give me more information on this? What kind of back up? Is it an export? Thanks for...

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  • Trying to connect two Hyper-V VMs through serial port

    I'm trying to connect two different Hyper-V VMs through a serial port. Since Hyper-V exposes the port as a "named pipe" to the host system / implements the sever end of the pipe, I need a named-pipe client to connect to both VMs.When I tried to write an application, all the data was lost. What...

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  • Should we use Hyper-V snapshot for backup on SQL Server 2008

    So we have SQL Server 2008 in Hyper-V as a supported configuration. It's been performing well since we're using fixed or pass-through disks (which has increased our processor/memory settings). My big question is can we use snapshots as a reliable backup mechanism? Should we use the tried and...

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  • Hyper-V for laptop use?

    Let me start by saying that I’m new to virtualization. I’m running Windows 8 on my laptop, but would like to virtualize Ubuntu so that I can boot it for running code, testing Linux programs, etc. I tried this with Virtual PC 2007 (I allocated 1G of RAM for Ubuntu), and it was very slow. I’ve...

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  • Scripting control processes in Hyper-V VM

    I want to script a Hyper-V VM as part of a build process so that it’ll be able to launch processes specific command-lines. I’ve looked through this library, but all the operations seem to be at VM controller level instead of controlling the OS within the VM.

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  • Path to config file in Hyper-V?

    Where does Hyper-V store the path to the config file for a given virtual machine? I thought it would be in the "rootvirtualization" name space, but it’s not there. What WMI object or field stores the path?

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  • Making the call between VMWare and Hyper-V?

    We’re doing some serious upgrading at work and I’ve been tasked with determining how to proceed. I’m looking to make the call between WMware and Hyper-V. We will be running multi-processor machines which will be hosting Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012 with Linux operating systems. These...

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  • Should we go with Hyper-V or VMware for development?

    Our company is looking to replace a few machines in our office with (a more powerful) multiprocessor machine that will run either VMware or Hyper-V (with a few to hosting a mix of Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Linux OS). These machines were primarily used for testing ASP.Net / Perl web sites. Our...

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  • Receiving error messsage when connecting to a local server using Hyper-V

    A member of my family recently installed the Hyper-V Manager in Windows 7 SP1. But he told me when he tried to connect to another machine in the same Workplace, he's receiving this error: 'You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrators of the authorization...

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