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  • Blog Post: Configuring Kerberos Constrained Delegation for Hyper-V Management

    Managing Hyper-V can be done in several ways; using Hyper-V Manager, using System Center Virtual Machine Manager and, of course, using PowerShell. As a best practice in any management scenario, you manage a service from a remote machine. Whether this is a workstation running Windows 8 or a Remote Desktop...
  • Blog Post: ‘Missing’ network adapters in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

    When you choose option 8 in sconfig you may notice that sconfig lists fewer network adapters than there are actually physically available. It is also possible that sconfig shows no network adapters at all. Although it may not be obvious, there is a simple reason behind this. Sconfig only shows ‘active...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on USB Flash Drive

    I have shown this at presentations several times now; Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating from UFD. People often asked for a copy of the drive or a how-to-guide to make this work. Although totally unsupported, you can now configure a UFD with Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 yourself. See here for full details.  ...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is RTM

    Na Windows Server 2008 R2 en Windows 7 volgt nu ook de gratis server virtualisatie host in de R2 release. Nieuw ten opzichte van de RC release is de boot-from-flash mogelijkheid die hardware-leveranciers kunnen gebruiken om een geïntegreerde server-virtualisatie host te bieden. Zie verder hier voor alle...
  • Blog Post: How many VM’s in a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 cluster? - Update

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering, which is a standard component of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, is changing the support statement for the maximum number of Virtual Machines (VM’s) that can be hosted on a failover cluster. Originally it supported a maximum of 64 VM’s per node . As of June 8th 2010...
  • Blog Post: Live New Parent in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

      In several presentations and various documents we mention the feature “Live New Parent”. In all cases we mention the feature in a comparison table. Nowhere do we explain the feature or go into a little bit of detail on what it is. Today I ran into a situation where I used it and thought it was...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is RTM

    Hyper-V Server 2008 is RTM. You can download it as of October 1st. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 provides a simplified, reliable, and optimized virtualization solution, enabling improved server utilization and reduced costs. Since Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product, which contains only...
  • Blog Post: Installing, configuring and managing Hyper-V Server “8” Beta

    With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” Beta, we have also released Hyper-V Server “8”. I have always been a huge promoter of Hyper-V Server and have always recommended to deploy Hyper-V Server in any scenario. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 was based...
  • Blog Post: Using Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for VDI

    When configuring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure using Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2, you need the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service. Enabling that on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system with the Full UI  is rather straightforward. But I could not quickly find what...
  • Blog Post: Managing Hyper-V Replica from PowerShell

    Hyper-V Replica One of the new virtualization features of Windows Server “8” is Hyper-V Replica. This feature addresses the disaster recovery aspect of your IT information system. In this post I will go into more detail of this feature; what it is, the targeted scenarios, how it works...
  • Blog Post: How many VM’s in a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 cluster?

    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 fully supports clustering. With the addition of enterprise features it has become the ideal virtualization host amongst all Microsoft platform offerings; Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter), Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. A virtualization host supports...