I just want to make sure I have all my bases covered and have invited everyone I can. If you work in Education and have interest in VDI, this will be worth attending. I’ll be scheduling a follow-up webcast specifically for Education, within the next few months.
Desktop Virtualization Hour
“What’s the easiest way to back up a Hyper-V VM on a stranded server at a remote site with low connectivity?” I get this question a fair amount. John’s blog post below shares an example script you could drop in place to schedule a VSS snap of Hyper-V VMs. This is just one of MANY possible ways to provide back-up in this scenario. I’ve heard of everything from sophisticated enterprise managed approaches to “once per night we shut everything down, robocopy to an external disk, and start back up”. Hey, whatever works for your needs and budget! There is no wrong answer as long as you can restore what you need to restore, within the amount of time you need to restore it.
John Kelbley's real life enterprise interop and administration : DiskShadow / Xcopy BACKUP of Hyper-V
Links to Links to Links are redundant, but in this case I wanted to serve as a bookmark for those in EDU to subscribe to my blog but not the main TechNet feed.
Remote Desktop Protocol 7, the version which shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, is available to install on Windows XP (x86) as well as Windows Vista (x86/x64). This will bring the RDP7 functionality to those platforms including new functional enhancements including multiple monitors, bidirectional audio, multimedia enhancements (specific codecs), etc. In my experience during real-world POCs, it is worth the upgrade.
The Start Menu subscription capability available in Windows 7 has not been backported. You will see the new system tray icon but when you click on it there will not be an option to invoke the control panel applet as you would see in Windows 7. One more reason to upgrade (as if you needed another reason).