How Do I: Use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit to identify servers suitable for virtualization with Hyper-V?Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Here is one more useful video from TechNet. Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit is a valuable resource which can help you identify server suitable for virtualization with Hyper-V, and this video shows you how to do it. It’s very short (06:20 minutes), so it shouldn’t be a problem to watch it .
It seems I forgot to post news and tutorials about Hyper-V Server 2008 . For those who don’t know, Hyper-V Server 2008 is a standalone “operating system” with only one role available – Hyper-V. It is free, lightweight and great solution for your virtual environment. It has no GUI, so you have to create and [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I faced a problem that I’ve never seen before. I’ve seen an environment with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, without domain, and with DHCP server installed. DHCP Server started asking for a Active Directory Server authorization and refused to start and provide IP addresses. As there is no Active Directory [...]
With Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 getting ready to RTM, system administrators should pay attention to one more thing. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory, the biggest feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, enables system administrators to oversubscribe (not overcommit) their RAM. It works great, but you could face some problems with a Hyper-V host.
Few days ago I learned one "important" lesson from the field, which is actually my lab, which is actually my laptop. I’m in a process of writing my final thesis, and I write about Exchange Server 2010. I need to do some demo, so I decided to start a few virtual machines. Actually, 6! On [...]
I don’t have any old application which doesn’t work on Windows 7, but two weeks ago I needed to test Windows XP Mode and show it during presentation to high-school teachers (here is the info on how to deploy Windows XP Mode). I was very surprised how easy is to install application in XP Mode [...]
If you have Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V role installed and running some virtual machines, and you want to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 because you want to utilize all new features in Hyper-V 2.0, then Jeff Loucks can help you with his post Hyper-V: Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows Server [...]
Promoting Windows Server machine to domain controller is one of tasks that (almost) every system administrator had done in his life. Using dcpromo tool, promoting Windows Server 2008 R2 machine to domain controller is quite easy, and in this post I will show you how step-by-step promoting Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system to domain [...]
In last post I described how to check SID on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, today I’ll describe you how to change SID on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 using sysprep. I see many of you are looking how to change SID using NewSID, but New SID is not officially supported [...]
As more and more people using virtualization, they face the problems like having two same SIDs on the network. It’s not surprising that the most visited post on this blog is Using NewSid to change SID. NewSid is officially not supported by Microsoft anymore, so your virtual machine who’s SID was changed with NewSid is [...]« Previous Entries