The Soul of a Virtual Machine

Things to know about running a virtual machine under Virtual Server

November, 2004

  • Upcoming Webcast: Installing a two-node virtual machine cluster

    On December 9, 2004, 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Robert Larson will be showing us how to create a two-node cluster of virtual machines running Windows Server 2003—a key feature of Virtual Server 2005. To register, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem...
  • Virtual PC versus Virtual Server

    Althea asked what the difference is between Virtual PC and Virtual Server, and when she'd use one versus the other. This seems to be a popular question, so I wrote an article on the subject. You can find it on my blog, under "Articles" at http://blogs...
  • Virtual PC versus Virtual Server

    Althea wants to know what the difference is between Virtual PC and Virtual Server, and when she would use one versus the other. The fundamental difference between Virtual PC and Virtual Server is that Virtual PC is designed for desktop (or "client" or...
  • Misbehaving virtual machines

    If your virtual machines consistently hang or your keyboard and mouse behaves irratically, you can try one or more of the following remedies: First of all, if the virtual machines are hanging, make sure you've got enough available memory and...
  • Can’t open the Virtual Server Administration Website

    (Updated to correct an error: You want to enable DCOM for Authenticated Users rather than Everyone.) On Windows XP SP2, you may no longer be able to open the Administration Website, although you could before you installed Windows XP SP2. This is due to...
  • About This Virtual Server Blog

    Hi, I'm Megan Davis, a technical writer at Microsoft. I helped write the documentation for Virtual Server 2005 and wrote all of the documentation for Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit and Virtual Server Management Pack for MOM 2005. I started this...
  • Virtual Server doesn't recognize a host network adapter

    When you add a network adapter to the host computer (including a Loopback adapter) the new adapter won't appear as an option on the Network Properties page for any virtual network, so you won't be able to connect a virtual network to it. To fix this problem...
  • What's in the Toolbox?

    This post explains the items in the Toolbox (a set of links to the left of this pane). Virtual Server 2005 Migration Toolkit (VSMT). This is a set of command-line tools and executables that you can use to help automate the migration of physical servers...