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December, 2008


December 31, 2008  6:54 PM

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December 30, 2008  9:36 PM

Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

The Hyper-V role enables you to create a virtualized server computing environment using a technology that is part of the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. This solution is provided through Hyper-V. You can use a virtualized computing environment to improve...


December 30, 2008  9:12 PM

How to Trick System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Prerequisites Checking

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

One of the software requirements for VMM is Windows PowerShell v1. If we try to install SCVMM Administrator Console, we could get this error in the prerequisites dialog: "System Centercentre Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0." We can see this error in two...


December 30, 2008  8:41 PM

Top Issues for Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

After a few months of supporting customers, Microsoft has enough case data to report on the top issues being reported for Hyper-V. The issues are categorized with the top issue(s) in each category listed with possible resolutions and additional comments as needed. Continue

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December 30, 2008  8:29 PM

Resetting the Background Colors on Clients Computers by Using GPO

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

To control background colour on the client’s computer (XP) the custom ADM file (BGColor.adm) could be created. The BGColor.adm should be manually added to the network environment before start using it. Here is a content of BGColor.adm: CLASS...


December 30, 2008  8:17 PM

How to Enable (unblock) Windows Hot Keys (Windows Logo Key + M or Windows Logo Key + D)

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

To minimize all open windows Microsoft provides “Hot Keys”, like Windows Logo Key + M or Windows Logo Key + D.  All Hot Keys was disabled by old GPO. To allow using Windows Logo Keys the following steps should be enabled through...


December 30, 2008  8:10 PM

How to enable Windows Server Backup support for the Hyper-V VSS Writer

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

To be able use VSS based backups of Hyper-V VMs using Windows Server Backup, we need to add the following registry keys to register the Hyper-V VSS Writer with Windows Server Backup. WindowsServerBackup key is not created when we...


December 29, 2008  9:29 PM

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization – Free eBook

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

This is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application...


December 25, 2008  5:33 PM

Managing Virtualization with SCVMM and Powershell

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Take an inside look at Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager from an architectural and experience a real world view. See how SCVMM and PowerShell can help you manage your virtualized environment seamlessly. The session...


December 25, 2008  5:24 PM

Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

HVRemote reduces the manual configuration steps needed for Hyper-V Remote Management down to one or two commands. It can configure Full installations and Server Core Installations of Windows Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role enabled, plus configure...


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