Clive Watson's Blog

Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

November, 2008

  • Running Active Directory in a Virtual machine + SQL

    Ok...so in the last 3 weeks I've been asked this numerous times (and to save emailing it again!), the article you need is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888794/en-us .  I guess just recently we've seen a step up in the workloads being virtualized...
  • Win7, up to 256 cores, SQL and boot from VHD

    Mark speaks about new kernel constructs in Windows 7 and the dismantling of the Dispatcher Spin Lock and redesign and implementation of its functionality into separate components. Resulting in Windows 7 being able to scale to 256 processors, along with...
  • Offline Virtual Machine Servicing v2

    This is the second release of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool. This version completely replaces version 1 and adds important new support for Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Windows Server® 2008 . In addition, version 2 of the...
  • MAP 3.2 now available

    http://blogs.technet.com/mapblog/ for all the news and features, in brief the new additions are: SQL Server Database Instance Discovery (NEW!) Microsoft Online Services Needs Assessment and Survey (NEW!)   Forefront Client Security/NAP Readiness...
  • "Needs Attention" status on SCVMM 2008 RTM

    If you encounter this error (and haven't seen the workaround on other blogs), please make sure you have these updates installed on the Hyper-V hosts: Hyper-V QFE ( KB956589 ) BITS QFE ( KB956774 )   Regards, Clive Technorati Tags: SCVMM 2008
  • More from PDC and virtualization

    Don't be fooled by the title of these two sessions from Taylor (especially the "Enabling Test Automation...." one).  There is so much more to see and learn, for instance in the first link there is VHD boot, VHD add of disk as well as the...
  • UK User Group meetings next week: MVUG and MMMUG

    After the success of the last one, the second UK user group is next week. I got to meet some of you at the last one, hopefully some new faces will attend this time.  The idea is to hold this at different venues around the country (and not just Microsoft...