Tag: Hyper-V

Using VMM To Convert VHD Types

One of the most common queries I used to get on my old blog was “how do I convert Hyper-V disks?”.  Converting a VHD is easy enough.  In the Hyper-V console you shut down the VM, edit the disk, select a location for the new VHD.  Once that’s done you can rename the old disk…

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Microsoft Appliance Test Drive

We know that VMware has a huge ecosystem of virtual appliances that run on their VMDK platform.  Microsoft has the VHD platform and thanks to the publication of integration components for Linux under GPLv2, we can expect something similar for Hyper-V. Virtualboy posted about the launch of the Appliance Test Drive.  Microsoft has an existing…

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Hotfixes for VMM 2008 R2

Microsoft released a hotfix rollup package (KB976244) for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (not VMM 2008).  It fixes three issues: If a virtual machine that was created from a template fails during the customization phase, the owner of the virtual machine cannot use the self-service portal to connect to the virtual machine. The…

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