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  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machine To Import

    Since I have this lovely Lenovo W530 laptop with a couple of disks and 32GB of RAM, it is great to run VMs on! As you can imagine, I have multiple different Exchange labs to reflect all the different versions and builds that are in use. Generally I have been able to import all of my older VMs into Hyper...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Book–Introducing Windows Server 2012

      Introducing Windows Server 2012 , by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for your free download!  This is one of the first books on Windows Server 2012 and provides a high level overview of the next generation of Windows!             You can download it here: PDF ...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Available

      The beta release for System Center 2012 SP1 is now available for you to download and test in your lab environments.  This is an interesting release as it is adding support for Windows Server 2012.  In the case of SCVMM 2012 SP1, it means that it can only be installed on the RTM version...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Cluster Console Crash Windows Server 2012

    Update 1-3-2013:  You may also want to reference the Hyper-V 2012 and Cluster update wiki pages as linked & discussed here .     After building up a nice new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster with SCVMM 2012 SP1, it was a bit strange to get the world’s longest error when opening...
  • Blog Post: List Of Updates For Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

    One of the best things about Microsoft products is the thriving community that drives a lot of articles outside of TechNet. For example there is a Wiki article that describes the Hyper-V updates for Windows 2008 and also for Windows 2008 R2 . The community has also started to publish the...
  • Blog Post: How To Import Windows 2008 R2 VM To Windows 2012 or 8.1 Using Boot To VHD

    One of the popular topics lately has revolved around the Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machines To Import error. This issue can arise when we try and import a VM into Windows Server 2012 R2 or 8.1 which was originally exported from Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2. Such exported VMs from 2008 or 2008 R2...
  • Blog Post: Fine Grained Control When Registering Multiple IP Addresses–Part Deux

    30-1-2013 Edit – Link to part 3 is here .   In the Exchange 2007 and 2010 world there are definite scenarios where there is a need to add multiple IP addresses to a server so that we can assign specific IP addresses to different web sites.  However we do not want clients resolving the Exchange...
  • Blog Post: 9 Free Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses

    Looking to ramp up on Windows 2012?    Look no further then!  Prepare for Windows Server 2012 with 9 free courses from @MSVirtualAcademy .  You can also follow the #MVA tag to be part of conversation around this offering.     Cheers, Rhoderick   Technorati Tags: Windows...
  • Blog Post: Install Desktop Experience On Windows Server 2012

    Update 28-10-2013: Added PowerShell example to install Desktop Experience While working with one of my consulting colleagues recently on some Windows Server 2012 installations. There was an application requirement to install Media Player onto a couple of the servers. This met with some muttering...
  • Blog Post: SkipAsSource Flag Cleared In Windows 2012

    For a while now I’ve been using the Netsh SkipAsSource Flag to allow multiple IPs on a server and only the primary IP registers in DNS. The previous series of articles in this series are here: Fine Grained Control When Registering Multiple IP Addresses On a Network Card Fine Grained Control...