Windows Server 2008

New AD Replication Status Tool

August 24, 2012 // 5 Comments

Microsoft has released a new Active Directory replication diagnostics tool called ADREPLSTATUS.  Features include: Auto-discovery of the DCs and domains in the Active Directory forest to which the ADREPLSTATUS computer is joined “Errors only” mode allows administrators to focus only on DCs [...]

Linux Integration Services V3.3 For Hyper-V

June 7, 2012 // 10 Comments

Version 3.3 of the Linux integration components was just released with support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It supports the following versions of Hyper-V: Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Microsoft® Hyper-V Server 2008 [...]

Deploying New Hyper-V Integration Components

March 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Imagine this: you are running a pretty big Hyper-V environment, Microsoft releases a service pack that adds a great new feature like Dynamic Memory (DM), legacy OS’s will require the new ICs, and you really want to get DM up and running.  Just how will you get those ICs installed in all [...]

KB2345316: Prevent a DDOS Attack From A Hyper-V VM

December 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released the second ever (since the release of Windows Server 2008!) security fix for Hyper-V.  “This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. The vulnerability could allow denial of service [...]

Hyper-V: Blue Screen & Unable to Access Data Folder

August 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

I am doing some work on my Hyper-V lab machine at home that requires a lot of VM’s and a lot of disk space.  My eSATA disk just does not have the space so I had to do the unthinkable: use a 1TB USB 2.0 drive that I had sitting spare to store some VM’s (please do not ever do this in [...]

Use Wim2VHD to Quickly Build a Lab Network

August 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

WIM2VHD has been around for quite a while now but I don’t know that many people realised what it could offer.  Mikael Nystrom (Server deployment MVP) has blogged a reminder.  You can use WIM2VHD to quickly create a VHD from a WIM file, e.g. the install.wim file in the Vista/Windows7/Server [...]

User State Virtualization

July 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

What the hell is USV?  It’s simple; it’s using technologies to unbind user data from the PC.  You’re talking about features like roaming profiles, redirected folders and offline files. Believe it or not, most companies I encounter have not done this.  For them, a PC repair is [...]
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