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Microsoft Virtual Server

Microsoft Virtual Server was a virtualization solution that facilitated the creation of virtual machines on the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Virtual machines are created and managed through a web-based interface that relies on Internet Information Services (IIS) or through a Windows client application tool called VMRCplus. Features included Linux guest operating system support, Virtual Disk Precompactor, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), x64 host operating system support, the ability to mount virtual hard drives on the host machine and additional operating systems support, including Windows Vista, and a volume shadow copy writer.

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I have a 2012 VM running on a host 2008 server sp2.   I am having issues with the 2012 vm shutting down every few minutes.  I am seeing the following error in the hyper-v admin log.   I have tried to install integrated services.   Is there and update for 2012 integrated services running on an older host (2008 server sp2).

Integrated services version according to the registry is 6.2.9200.16384.

Data Exchange failed to connect to virtual machine 'Win2012APPS4' because the version does not match the version expected by Hyper-V (Virtual machine ID D8A5FF01-E0BE-47EF-BA5D-9017FD7CE70F). To fix this problem, remove the existing version from the guest operating system and then install the version provided with the version of Hyper-V you are using.
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What is the process to attach .VHDX and .VHD hard drive files to existing Hyper-V virtual machines?

These are files from former Hyper-V virtual machines that I need to connect so I can copy data from them to newer existing Hyper-V virtual machines.
I currently have Excel importing data from an Access db, however, the database is moving to a Virtual Machine that we have with MS Azure.
I am unsure what I need to do to connect to the db once it's moved.  The Excel will still be on my local machine.
We currently login to the VM via Remote Desktop Connection.  Within the VBA, what do I need?  Do I need to enter the password (as I do when I connect via RDC)?

thanks in advance
Hello Experts,
I am trying to install win 7 64bit using VMware 12 Pro, but after installation we got error, please find the error log as attachment

Hwd Confg:-
Dell PowerEdage, X5650 @ 2.67Ghz Dual CPU-24Core, 32Gb of Ram, 300GB HDD
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit
Hi to everyone,

I am facing some issue, I configured NLB on server 2012  for share point server, i have two host with high availability and two share point server.....
 now i can able to ping virtual ip and also able to resolve from any server with same subnet.

But from client am not able to ping virtual ip but i can able to ping same server  subnet  like share point server etc and virtual ip also set same subnet of share point..

Servers and clients are connected different different switch..please let me know what else configuration need to do...

How to resolve this issue and tips and advice please.
I would like to make a few 100 vm's available for remote users to access through a Barracuda 480 SSLVPN Appliance. These users will be logging into these vm's on a daily basis. I'm a little unsure about which direction to go. Do I do a virtual machine based or session based deployment? All of the documentation that I have read is very confusing at times. I have a Nvidia K2 installed on my host so I will be applying remotefx on those vm's.
Hello - I was asked by a school to create a VDI environment that students can access through thin clients. I haven't done a lot of research yet and wanted to check if anyone can point me to a good reference or even a little walk through how this should be done,

The school wanted to setup the lab entirely in Azure, however the monthly reoccurring cost are to high in the long run. So I suggested an on-premise setup with the option to provision clients to Azure if needed. From what I was reading about Windows Server 2016, it's seems to be designed to work closely with Azure.

What hardware specs would you recommend to provision, manage and run those 50 VMs? I was thinking about getting a lower end server for AZURE ADS connector and the Systems Center suite which I assume is needed to manage and provision VMs.

For the Hyper-V server running the VM I am a trying to find out what the minimum specs should be to accommodate all machines at the same time. Or would it be better to get two servers and setup a cluster?

As for licensing, I wanted to go with the Server 2016 standard or is there any feature in the Datacenter edition that I would need? I am also unclear on the licensing? Do I need a user or device CAL for every connection? The machines are supposed to run Windows 10 with Office installed and some other free software. How would that be billed (education licensing) ?

Hope I was able to give an idea what I am trying to do here. I am looking forward to your …
We have a 2012 Server running Hyper-V. I have 3 VMs running under it. Win 2016, Win 8.1, and Win 10. The W2016 and W10 VMs are both experiencing an issue whereby the date/time are rapidly switching back and forth between the host time and some date/time back in 2015.

Some facts.
The problem goes away if the W32time service is disabled on the affected VMs.
We do not see this issue on VMs with earlier versions of Windows.
The host and VMs are only in workgroups.
None of the machines (host or VMs) are a DC.
I've reproduced this exact behavior on another host.

Any input on this time sync issues would be very welcomed
I have 2 HYPERV host servers.

HYPERV2 is hosting  SBS2011 server and TERMINAL server.

(besides I have another domain controller and  approx 20 workstations)

I had hardware issues with the HYPERV2 host server and had to rebuild it with MS Server 2016 standard (It was MS Server 2012 R2 before)
I use Altaro for backup of the virtual machines.

I restored (or rather imported from backup) my main server Sbs2011 (Small Business Server 2011)

Now after the restore I have issues with connectivity to this server.

The server seemed to be restored correctly, but when I want to connect to shared folder on the Sbs2011 from another server I get following message:

"\\sbs2011\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permission.
Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect"

I thought that possibly rejoining the domain will fix the issue, but when I try to do that I get:

"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domain":
Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect."

It looks like I have no issues connecting to the SBS2011 by IP address.
I also noticed that after the reboot the SBS2011 netlogon service is paused and time service is not started.
They start manually without issues.

Well I am stuck - please help.
Dear Experts,

Need urgent expert suggestion. Our hyper v cluster formed on SMB as storage is going unstable lately for some reason. Vm's just goes missing out of no where, the cluster behaves erratic, Host communication goes down from VMM but actual host will be running

We had this situation twice earlier and somehow recovered but this is recurring again like once in 10 to 15 days.

Please suggest where else to start looking for reason and if there is any trouble shooting guide to iron out the problem

Thanks and looking forward

Best Regards
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I am setting up a site in an Azure VM Windows 2012 server. The DNS is pointing to the external IP of that machine.
Yet, when I go to IIS to bind the site to that IP the IP is not displayed in the drop down menu and the site does not come up.
I checked the traceroute and the domain is correctly pointing to that IP, I am not familiar with what other configuration needs to take place in order to bind the external IP to the site so that it comes up.
Any guidance would be helpful.
Hi all,

all of a sudden my virtual machine on the hyper v can't access network. the server have been working before without a problem.
now, the server can't even ping its default gateway. However, it can only ping one IP in our network.
i removed the network card adapter and recreated but with no chance.
the server is running windows server 2012 standard.

kindly advise.

I have a question regarding deploying templates.

when we deploy a template with SCVMM 2016 we receive error.

Error (2906)
The specified path //XXX-XXX-XXX.jict.local/MSSCVMMLibrary/Templates_xxx/XXX-TS-XXX-2/XXX-TS-XXX.vhdx is not valid on the XXX-CLA-XXX.jict.local server.

Recommended Action
Ensure that you have specified a valid path, and then try the operation again.

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you can see in the error above. that the slashes are the wrong way.... is there a way i can change this path?

Pls advise.
I have a quick question. I am building a hyper-v virtual machine. I am new to virtualization. On a physical machine I would make a "C" drive for the OS and create another partition for the Data drive. On a virtual machine, would I do the same or create a virtual disk for the "C" and a virtual disk for the "D"?

 I was configured everything in my PC.I have a VPN client & VPN server in my 2 local machines .And i was open all remote ports in firewall in both machines.And i configured TCP-1723 port open in our router using PPTP in DLink DIR-816.

 Now i try to connect VPN server from VPN client machine.After enter the VPN server  credentials it will connection loading 5 seconds after that I got a error message (Error 806:The VPN connection bw your computer & VPN server could not be completed.The most common cause for this failure is that a least one internet device bw your computer & VPN server is not config to allow Generic routing encapsulation (GRE) protocols packets).

Please solve this issue.I am ready to give my ream viewer also please fix this issue. what can i do?

I have 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 with hyper-v installed, in a workgroup. I currently have 1 vm that replication is enabled with certificate-based authentication 443 HTTPS, and it is working fine.

When i try to make a second vm to be replicated, I have this error : 3-28-2017-2-21-37-PM.jpg
Any idea ?

Thanks !
Dear Sir / Madam,

We have a client, using 1 Windows Server 2012 R2.   They have staff and Student.  

Staff are on VLAN 5 and Students are VLAN6.  Currently we are using psychical Server (dell poweredge r430)

I like to know  how we use Hyper V for Staff and Student for separate Server?   Can you please advise ?

Sen Ganeshan
I have a Lenovo System x x3250 M6 3633K3U 1U Rack-mountable Server - 1 x Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Quad-core (4 Core) 3.40 GHz 16GB of Ram and 3 2TB Hard Drives in a Raid 1 with Hotspare.

This is a new install running in Server core mode and i installed all updates, changed Hostname, and set a static ip. When i run the following command in powershell i get an error. i checked the event logs but dont see any errors. Not sure if there is a different log to check.

PS C:\Users\administrator> Install-WindowsFeature -name Hyper-V -IncludeManagementTools -Restart
Install-WindowsFeature : The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed.
Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. Error: 0x800f0831
At line:1 char:1
+ Install-WindowsFeature -name Hyper-V -IncludeManagementTools -Restart
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (@{Vhd=; Credent...Name=localhost}:PSObject) [Install-WindowsFeature],
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DISMAPI_Error__Failed_To_Enable_Updates,Microsoft. Windows.ServerManager.Commands.AddWind
Success Restart Needed Exit Code Feature Result
------- -------------- --------- --------------
False No Failed {}
   I have a VPN server in Windows 7 machine and I was configured Virtual server in Dlink router using VPN server IP address and then configured to client VPN using PPTP protocol.
Now i am trying to connect VPN connection it will be connected within our network.Cannot connect to our network.
What should i do?

I got a error message "between your computer & VPN server is not configured to allow GRE protocol packets.

But i can able to connect my within network.I can't able to connect network from outside network only.
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Hi, I am trying to set up VMM in my domain and I am struggling a bit with creating a cluster via VMM. I have used clusters before but never through VMM.

I have a blade chassis with 16 blades in and I am trying to standardise the machines. Each blade has 2x 10GB connections across 2 switches and 4x 1gb connections across 2 switches (ports 1+3 switch 1 and 2+4 on switch 2).

Now I think I am doing my setup correct, but some advice on what is wrong would be great.

I am trying to create 4 different connections. Management, cluster, storage and Hyper-v. To do this I have created 3 logical switches. 10GB, Client and Management. I have then created 4 logical networks.

Storage -
Client -
Management -
Cluster -

On 3 blades for now while I test this I have gone in to the virtual switches tab. On here I have created the following

Client Switch - No virtual adapter and assign physical adapter 1GB port 1 and 2. - I then assign this to the VM's and set the IP's and they can communicate fine.

Management Switch - Physical 1GB adapters port 3+4 with a virtual adapter on the Host management VM network I created and corresponding IP pool / static address

10GB Switch - Physical 10GB adapters port 1+2 with 2 virtual adapters, one for storage and one for cluster. I have a separate VM/Logical network for each of these and I have set them to the corresponding IP pools with static IP addresses.

So I think …
2008r2 HyperV host with single VM, has one vhd and single snapshot

Flailing attempts to reduce consumed disk space have made the situation worse - now down to around 550MB free space for the host drive file system.

Researching the issue I believe that an export is the only option if snapshots are present but of course I need to retain the GUI and name of the server.  So successfully exported to a larger host disk with ample space but then the import of course fails.

So now it would appear that the only way to stay on the same host is to delete this VM - but then when the VM is deleted the avhd will be merged with the vhd file and it will run out of space (and I need to then be on-site to make more space happen).

I want rid of the snapshot but not the changes on it.

Any suggestions are welcome?

Oh yeah, I did do a Windows backup to shared folder if that matters.

I'm using my home PC as a lab for virtual machines, and I do some media sharing from one of my VMs that I previously created in Workstation that I keep encrypted.  I don't need the VMs to be on 24/7; rather, just when I want to do more lab work or do media sharing to my TV.

Which environment do you recommend I go with?  It's been tricky getting both platforms working at the same time.  And is there a way to encrypt the contents of HyperV?
I have a couple of virtual serves running and was just wondering how i go about adding a USB external drive to that virtual Server. Thanks in advance for any links or assistance.
Please provide me with the steps to use so that I can set VMware vSphere 5.5 VMs to power on automatically after the hypervisor machine powers off and then comes back online
I am trying to create a clone of a Virtual Machine (VHDX) in Windows Server 2012 r2 so as to be able to use it as a base image to deploy on other Servers. I have read of different ways to do it but am not sure which is the preferred way for my scenario.

Some say to run sysprep on the Virtual Machine and then after it shuts down just copy the Virtual Machine to another folder.
Others say to sysprep it and then use the export option to it to another folder.
Still others seem to indicate that the exporting alone strips our the needed ID's and it would not need to be sysprepped.

Which of these is correct, and if none  of them are, what would be the best way to accomplish it?

Microsoft Virtual Server

Microsoft Virtual Server was a virtualization solution that facilitated the creation of virtual machines on the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Virtual machines are created and managed through a web-based interface that relies on Internet Information Services (IIS) or through a Windows client application tool called VMRCplus. Features included Linux guest operating system support, Virtual Disk Precompactor, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), x64 host operating system support, the ability to mount virtual hard drives on the host machine and additional operating systems support, including Windows Vista, and a volume shadow copy writer.