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Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron in Virtual PC 2007
A picture is worth a thousand words... "An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered. The virtual machine will reset now." It looks like Ubuntu isn't the only one with this problem... Fedora 9 releases tomorrow and according to this post , it has the same error in Virtual PC...
13 May 2008
Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualization timelines adjusted
From Mike Neil (Virtualization GM) on the Windows Server Blog : As the person who oversees the development plans, teams and strategy for Microsoft’s virtualization software on desktops and servers, I want to update everyone on the timing of our server virtualization offerings. I know that many of our...
12 Apr 2007
Even more Virtual PC/Server images
2007 Office System Demo and HOL Images This virtual machine demonstration environment contains almost 50 Hands-On-Labs, ~25 demos, and more than 10 software packages. A mere 50GB is needed on your hard drive to install this (large) image! Once you have walked through all of the Hands-On-Labs and demos...
14 Dec 2007
Microsoft Virtual Server - Virtual Machine Additions for Linux updated
I see that the Virtual Machine Additions for Linux have been updated to now support Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10. You can download the ISO from the Connect site here: https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=154&DownloadID=5929&wa=wsignin1.0 The package contains...
4 Apr 2007
Linux Sound in Virtual PC 2007
As mentioned in my last posting on OpenSuse 10.2 in Virtual PC 2007, I could not get sound to work. After just installing Mandriva 2007, I encountered the exact same problem. After a little research, I found the answer here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=149181 Open up...
11 Mar 2007
Fedora 8 (werewolf) on Virtual PC 2007
My "Running Linux in Virtual PC" posts seem to be some of my more popular reading, so let's have a go at the recently released Fedora 8 (It's no longer Fedora Core). As with most distributions, if you try to install it right off the ISO, you will rapidly hit the "screwed up graphics"...
13 Nov 2007
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
One of the pillars of System Center is the new Virtual Machine Manager. Beta 1 has been out since last August, and at the Microsoft Management Summit last week, Microsoft announced the pending release of Beta 2. A lot of great coding and features have been coming out of the VMM team, and I can't wait...
3 Apr 2007
Virtual PC 2007 Released!
Great news! Virtual PC 2007 has been finalized and been released to the web for download today. You can read more about Virtual PC 2007 (and download it), from the new (and great looking!) Virtual PC website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx . Features of...
20 Feb 2007
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 2 released
I have previously noted that Beta 2 of System Center Virtual Machine Manager was on it's way. Tonight it dropped. Here is a preview of the major upgrades in this release (and this is just touching on a significant list of improvements and feature enhancements): Completely new, easy-to-use and intuitive...
25 Apr 2007
Virtual Server HTTP 500 Error
There's probably a KB article about this, but I know the first time I ran into the problem above, it took me forever to find the solution, so I thought I would share it with you. If you install Virtual Server 2005 R2 (or SP1), and then Remote-Desktop to the Host Server, and pull up the Virtual Server...
23 Aug 2007
Identity Lifecycle Management
Alright... this is probably not something that you would implement as an IT Pro at a company with 15 employees, but for companies with thousands of employees, Identity Management is very critical. You have line-of-business applications that depend on Active Directory, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Oracle...
11 Jan 2008
More Virtual PC/Server Images
The product groups have been going buck-wild releasing preconfigured Virtual PC/Virtual Server images for you to play around with! I mentioned a bunch of them in this post , and the master TechNet page is here . Keith , however, noticed a few more: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 VHD - 1.8GB download SQL Server...
7 Dec 2007
Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007
Fedora 9 was released last week, which you can download here: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html . What's new? Highlights from the release notes include: GNOME 2.22 . GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese , improved network filesystem support, a...
19 May 2008
The Microsoft Download Center fairy has been busy!!!
Some highlights... Windows Media Services 2008 for Windows Server 2008 This software is an optional supplement to Windows Server 2008. In Windows Server 2008, the Streaming Media Services role (which includes the latest version of Windows Media Services) and remote administration tools are not included...
6 Feb 2008
Installing Windows Home Server in Virtual Server
It turns out that Window Home Server installs into (and works fine on) Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. (Virtual Server is free, and available from the previous link). I did run into a couple of gotchas while installing, so thought that I would provide you a walkthrough with screenshots and workarounds. FOR...
25 Mar 2007
Professional Virtual Server Book Published
Ben Armstrong, (AKA Virtual PC Guy ), has published a book on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. Currently available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble (as well as at your favorite local reseller). You can also download the example code from the book at the Publisher's website . Some of the critical features...
12 Apr 2007
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