Category: Virtualization

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like?  How About Over 275? 0

How Many Free Microsoft eBooks Would You Like? How About Over 275?

If you like eBooks, especially free ones, then you must be delighted to know that Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager Eric Ligman has posted a link to more than 275 free eBooks from Microsoft...

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy 0

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Check out these free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy. Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn February 2014 136 pages Introducing Windows...

How to Update Integration Services and Use Guest Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 2

How to Update Integration Services and Use Guest Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft has made several enhancements to Hyper-V in Windows Serer 2012 and then again in Windows Server 2012 R2. Unlike previous versions, Integration Services are now installed by default in Windows Server 2012 and...

Understanding and Solving Virtual Switch Problems in Windows 8 Hyper-V 0

Understanding and Solving Virtual Switch Problems in Windows 8 Hyper-V

Hyper-V works great in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. However, there are situations that will drive you crazy when working with the Virtual Switch, especially if you were to replace your network card...

Error: An attempt to initialize VM saved state failed 0

Error: An attempt to initialize VM saved state failed

Problem: You get the following error when you create a new virtual image in Hyper-V on a Windows 8 Professional computer, configure it to boot from an ISO image, and then try and start...

Virtualized Domain Controller Cloning in Windows Server 2012 2

Virtualized Domain Controller Cloning in Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has made some major changes to its server operating system in Windows Server 2012, which is in beta at the time of writing. One of the new features in Active Directory Domain Services...

How to Enable Audio Support in Hyper-V Guest VMs on WS08R2 0

How to Enable Audio Support in Hyper-V Guest VMs on WS08R2

I work with Hyper-V a lot. Recently I have been doing some work that required audio support inside the virtual machines (VMs) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 computers. Here’s the procedure you can...

Can’t Start a VM on Windows Server 2008 R2? Could Be Due to Lack of AVX Support. 0

Can’t Start a VM on Windows Server 2008 R2? Could Be Due to Lack of AVX Support.

I recently ran into a situation where I wasn’t able to start virtual machines on a newly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. After a little research I ran into the following Microsoft Knowledge...

Difference Between Hyper-V Saved State and a Snapshot 0

Difference Between Hyper-V Saved State and a Snapshot

When working with Microsoft Hyper-V, it is helpful to understand the difference between the Saved State and a Snapshot. Here is a brief explanation of both. Snapshot A snapshot can be taken whether the virtual...

Free Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Virtual Images for Hyper-V 0

Free Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation Virtual Images for Hyper-V

A lot of my students ask me if they can get a copy of the Hyper-V virtual image that they use in class to do labs. The answer to that question is no. Microsoft...

How to Increase Virtual Machine Disk Space in VMware ESXi 4.1 1

How to Increase Virtual Machine Disk Space in VMware ESXi 4.1

If you are running VMware ESXi 4.1 you can increase the size of the virtual machine (VM) relatively easily once you know how. But if you have any snapshots, it can be a pain....