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  • How to Fix a Corrupted Hyper-V VHD File

    Symptoms and error messages for corrupted Hyper-V VHD files are numerous, from the VM refusing to start, to failures to attach the VHD with messages like "Failed to open attachment 'C:\ directory \MyVHD.vhd'. Error: 'The file or directory is corrupted...
  • Hyper-V How To: Fix Hyper-V Top Issue - Unknown Devices

    Update 11_20_09: Not everyone will need to reinstall the Guest OS, if you are confident the OS in your VM is supported (probably most of you) , skip to install integration services .  Also, because we have more than 1 releases version of Hyper-V...
  • American Airlines E-mail Scam

    Tell your friends. As the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) put is: “ Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know.” I have seen lots of reports recently of an American Airlines...
  • Hyper-V How To: Shrink a VHD File

    Our first guest post ( http://blogs.technet.com/tonyso/archive/2008/10/07/your-hyper-v-blog-post-here.aspx ) comes from Jeremy Hagan . Thanks Jeremy! Background: One problem I have had when trying to do my first round of P2Vs for my Hyper-V implementation...
  • On Proprioception - Dude, did you just flick?

    Say what now? There is a new way of interacting with computers, and I have to RTFM? Well, not really. I know that you IT Pros already know all this, but, since you are the TechSupport/IT Department for friends/family neighbors who might be unfamiliar...
  • Win8/WS2012 Deployment Survival Guide

    Here are some links for you to get started deploying Windows 8 and/or Windows Server 2012 compiled for you by a support lead colleague Server Posterpedia (free app): http://www.serverposterpedia.com/ Deployment Installing the .NET Framework...
  • Script Explorer RC

    Folks, Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell RC has released. Script Explorer helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository , PoshCode...
  • Server Posterpedia V2 Free-as-in-Beer in the Store

    Over on the Windows Server Blog , a blog of blogs, Microsoft Community Lead Kevin Beares introduces Server Posterpedia V2 . Now with extra goodness, still free-as-in-beer, no charge, gratis. You can watch a short video demo on YT: http://aka.ms...
  • Free-as-in-beer Microsoft Poster App

    Many of you saw this app at TechEd NA and TechEd Europe and asked "When can I get it?" It's heeeere: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/server-posterpedia/f988071c-66dc-4281-8028-637ac0f09061 Free-as-in-beer. This YT vid shows how...
  • IT Pro Secret Weapon

    Increasingly, you don’t need a GUI to get your IT Pro job done. Everything you can do in the GUI, you can do in PowerShell. This is even more true in Windows Server “8” Beta. Not just because there are >2300 cmdlets. Now, you don’t...
  • Hyper-V Cmdlets in Windows Server 8 Demo Video

    Hyper-V PM Eric Bahna recently recorded a video demo of the new Hyper-V Windows PowerShell cmdlets in Windows Server "8* Beta . The complete demo is about 21 minutes long. Windows Server 8 Hyper-V PowerShell Demo Uncut (Please visit the site...
  • R.I.P. - Russell Means

    One who is gone . Native American, actor, activist, my grandpa look-alike, icon, man I respected and looked up to all my life. He died this week and his ashes were spread on the Rez. This image (spitting one for grandpa Leo) is from NNN . My...
  • Cloud is to Datacenter as HAL is to PC

    Something really big for the IT Pro just happened. Jeffrey Snover introduces it this way " Many years ago, Microsoft joined with other companies to define the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a set of standards to abstract the devices on a PC (and...
  • TechNet Wiki gets a facelift

    http://technet.com/wiki/ got a facelift, near Valentites Day. Coincidence? You decide. But seriously folks, here is the new look. How do you like it? leave comments.
  • I.O.U. (1K-6) Words

    Free-as-in-beer Hyper-V Poster http://aka.ms/HVPstr Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v Component Architecture with Service Pack 1 Hyper-v Component Architecture Windows Server 2008 R2 component posters Windows Server 2008 Component Posters
  • I Do Not Think This Word Means What You Think It Means

  • R.I.P. Andy

    I had the pleasure and honor of working for a short time in my LBM (life before Microsoft) with Andy Griffith. May he rest in peace . He was one helluvanactor, and an inspiration to me and many he worked with.
  • The IT Pro Customer Has Spoken

    The information on the TechNet wiki is written by IT Pro/Devs for IT Pro/Devs. Why is this important? In the words of a satisfied user: "Over 70% of the articles in TNWiki are real-world scenarios. That's exactly what I need in my job." read the...
  • Server News - Free-as-in-beer App You Should Install Today

    Wouldn't it be great if there was an App that you could run on your Win8CP or Windows Phone 7 that "pushed" you important Windows Server news? Do you read blogs like Ben Armstrong , Virtualization Team , Mark Russinovich ? Well colleagues Martin...
  • Leaping Goats, On the Nature of

    In his book Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama, David Mamet writes: ..." It is our nature to elaborate perception into hypotheses and then reduce those hypotheses to information upon which we can act. It is our special adaptive...
  • Another Free-as-in-beer App You Should Install Today

    Use your phone camera to translate printed text, voice recognition to translate spoken text, or the keyboard to enter text that you want to translate. Use your phone's camera to make translating signs, menus, newspapers, or any printed text a snap. Just...
  • Brain Rules for Meetings (and UIs)

    In Brain Rules for Meetings John Medina tells us: "you've got 30 seconds before they start asking the question, "Am I going to pay attention to you or not?"" This advice holds true for new UIs as well. If you have installed the Windows Server "8" Beta...
  • The CIO Has Spoken - Enterprise: Get-Social

    If you are in IT, and you haven't yet defined exactly what "social" means in your IT environment, best of luck to you catching up. See what they had to say at the CIO Summit: http://aka.ms/CIOSOC
  • Power to the People

    If you read this blog, you know about the TechNet Wiki I helped start a while ago. The wiki represents many kinds of awesome. The best of which is the people who care enough about technology, and the wiki, to contribute content. The wiki has been nominated...
  • Test Driving Windows 8 Server

    Bill Laing's blog post today announces Windows Server 8 Beta availability . Some other tidbits to add to your IT Pro reading list include: Download Windows Server "8" Beta http://aka.ms/wdjd5y Win8 Keyboard Shortcuts http://aka.ms/hlagp4...