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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According to Microsoft's documentation, here: I should have a filter called "VM ID", however I am missing this and several others (see screenshot)...

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So the more I read about this the more frustrating I find it. It seems the more simply people try to explain it the more convoluted the explanations get.

Here is a simple example of a scenario.

Server 2016 Xeon 2 CPU's 8 Cores each
So this is 16 logical processors

I have 4 Hyper V VM's
2 x DC these need a small amount of CPU but it cannot be allowed to fall below a certain threshold say 20% as it serves DNC / DHCP etc
1 x File server
1 x RDS with 5-10 users max


The server should be fine for the small amount of users and throughput, it is some basic files and there are no heavy apps in RDS.

All the servers should be able to take however much free resources they want.

How many VP should I assign per server.

My reading leads my to believe give them all 2 VP's and set max  / min limits to protect other servers and HV will share out free CPU time efficiently. My experience is that this makes them sluggish and the thresholds do not allow for high overall system resource. I would expect RDS to need the majority most of the time but if I am running WSUS ora backup process overnight when RDS is not being used it should give up its resources.

Any help appreciated, also how do I know HV is using all LP's not queuing time for the same ones from different servers.
Hello i need help to figure out whats is going on with this please help.. i am building 2 VMs from hyper-v (Azure) as windows cluster when i go validate the cluster it brings the D drive offline on both the nodes and i see the error in the report as ( failed while verifying removal of any persistent reservation ) but i can manually bring the D drive online in computer managment, i tried to run the commands i seen online which is   Clear-ClusterDiskReservation -Disk but when i do that it would say failed to clear persistent reservation from disk . even i deleted both VMs and recreated new ones from Hyper-v (Azure) but it is still doing the same thing. i have also tried Diskpart to clear attributes in disk but none of this is working :/
I have an application server in dmz and database in nside i want to use xenapp to publish this application to my out side users.what should be the xenapp component design best practice and is ssl certificate is mandatory.please explain the design and
REMOVE VHD Drive than attached back VHD drive now VHD drive data is missing how can we recover

Unable to do RDP on  windows 2012 R2
Hi all,

Connecting to 2 VMs on a Windows non-GUI hyperv host. Connections seem really slow and logging onto the DC VM and the applications VM is slow also.  

Server Details
OS Name Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
VM Count 0
CPU Cores 4 Core(s)
CPU Utilization 20 %
Guest NaN %
Hyperv NaN %
Total Storage 126.66 GB
Free Storage 97.3 GB
Reads 0 B/s
Writes 0 B/s
Total Memory 2.47 GB
Free Memory 177.61 MB
Memory Utilization 92.98 %
Network 1 interface(s)
Tramission(Tx) 0 b/s
Reception(Rx) 0 b/s

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Free memory usage looks very low. Within hyperv manager, the DC VM has 2048MB assigned to it, the applications VM has 4096MB assigned to it. Accessing both is very slow and remote logins are slow, i'm trying to access whether this is a hyperv issue or a network issue.

Any guidance much appreciated,

Hi All,

Used disk2vhd to convert an 2003 server. The conversion went well, i choose vhd as an option. Now I'm trying to attache the hard drive to a Hyper-v Server 2016 and getting the error below. I moved the vhd file to suggested location, checked permission but nothing. Have a feeling it has to do with a compatability issue with server 2016 and vhd files. Any help appreciated.

Error Attaching VHD file
HyperV VM Refuses to Power up Following a Power Loss in HyperV Cluter.

I am getting event IDs 21502, 1069.1205, and 1254. Looks like some config file got corrupted, can I just remove the config file? Tried rebooting one of the hosts in the cluster but that didnt do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here’s the setup:

VMhost running ESXi 6.5
BROKER1 – 2012r2
RDS1 – 2012r2
RDS2 – 2012r2
RDS3 – 2012r2
All updates applied to all servers involved.
All clients running Win10x64

User profile disks are saved on a share on the broker.  Nothing unusual with effected user’s disks as far as I can tell (all of similar size).
RemoteApp (Not Remote Desktop) used by clients to run a SQL frontend app.  Some user’s queries going much slower than others, even those logged into the same session host running the same queries.

After deleting the user’s profile disk and having them log in again, the SQL queries start going fast again.  This last for weeks sometimes but eventually it slows down to a crawl again and I must delete their UPD all over.

The users effected have the same permissions as everyone else and are connecting from the same office, over the same 100Mb up and down fiber.
I haven’t been able to find anything out of the ordinary in the event logs on either the broker or the session hosts.

Any ideas?
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I have a new server that has been modified to be a VM server using Hyper-V.  I have six 600GB HDD to use and the system/OS drive is 300GB.  I've installed Hpyer-V and created 4 virtual machines and installed the OS Win2012 server on all four.  I want to begin to create hard drives for each virtual machine and my question is do I first RAID all six HDD's or do I not RIAD them first?  Currently four of the six HDD are set at RAID 5 and I was think all six should be set with RAID 10.
My first time with Hyper-V and virtualization.
Hi am in window 7 having this error when starting vm in hyper
hyper vm but i do have the file
I am using two host computers running Server 16 to setup 4 VM servers for a new domain. Host1 will have VM1 as the domain controller and VM2 as the Exchange Server. Host 2 will have VM3 as the secondary domain controller and VM4 as the file and application server.
Do the host machines need to join the network after the domain controller is up and running? what is the best practice?
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I have one Azure VM which exist in a different region to our other Azure VM's and  is not connected to our vnet.

I have to get data off the data disk.

Can I mount the data disk VHD  blob directly in a Windows 10 PC? Can I mount the blob across regions to an existing VM?

How s can I get the data across to our main vnet?

I have an issue with RDP Remote printing…

One user was away from the office and with his laptop, used a remote desktop connection to his office computer. While logged in he printed a document from the RDP session to the remote office printer. Everything printed OK.

He has to go to a client’s office. While there he logs onto one of their local machines using remote desktop. As soon as he logged on the document he previously printed through RDP at his own office comes off the client’s printer.

Does anyone know why this is happening and more importantly, how to stop it! Any clues where to look will be appreciated.

Thanks for looking at this.
A customer wants to have users register, manage profile, reset password and this is possible using B2C.

What I'd like to know is, whether it is possible to integrate all this functionality in an existing web application and perform REST APIs to Azure B2C?
I'm creating a new Server 2012 Windows server and have a question about the CPU setting.  

I'm using VMware and need to create a server with 12 cores.   When prompted for the CPU I'm given both a " Number of Virtual Sockets" and " Number of Cores per socket " .....    

I don't totally understand these values and need a bit of help setting them.      

Thanks ...

I’ve been struggling for a while with the following case:
I’ve have two servers with Windows Server 2016 + Hyper-V role installed. I use WSB to backup VM’s from the Host and everything works fine, except when randomly (every month, every two weeks, etc.) the backup fails. So, I realized when that happen is because the Hyper-V items is not listed in the Select Items Windows. I can see all drive listed including the BMR, System state, EFI System Partition and Recovery Partition.  If I use wbadmin.exe, then, I got the error:

Retrieving volume information...
ERROR - The Hyper-V component 'Server Name' specified is invalid.
The specified component spec is invalid.

Short story, the only way that all came to normally is rebooting the servers but this is not the ideal solution. So, I came here looking for you helps guys.
Thank you in advance!
Dear Experts,

Where can I get information on doing a P2V migration of Redhat Linux to a Hyper-V Win 2012 R2 server?

I have never done P2V before.
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We use SCCM 2012 to remote our user computers.
RDP works on all computers but Remote Control only works on some ones.
I check some of these failing computers and SCCM client is installed and the Remote Control setting enable.
If I run "Msiexec /i Client.msi SMSFULLREMOTETOOLS=1" this fix the problem.  Apparently the Remote Tool component is missing in these computers.
Is it a way to fix this problem remotely?
Hello we have an IIS hosted website, binded to Citrix XenApp Store Front.  We have an AD server, Web Server, Citrix Server.
Currently in order to access site users need a CAC/PKI once this have authenticated they must enter a username & password to get into store front to see their application(s).  What we would like to do is get rid of the username & password, have just CAC/PKI authentication.

I have got in to little trouble our VM host was corrupted because of sudden power loss so i had to rebuild VM-host machine and then created new VM using hyper-v manager by attaching existing HDD, i thought i should have current user data on it but strangely it has previous user who was using this vm a month ago data on it but no data for current user who used it even last week, I still have VHDX  files from few days back in C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual hard disks, so i was wondering is there any way if i can apply vhdx file to existing VHDD or any other way to get current user data back i have attached the picture of hyper-v HDD's
Hello Experts!

I am having a weird issue with my SCVMM server. I have a Windows 2016 server with SCVMM 2016 installed on it. all patches to the latest version.   When I try to connect remotely from my desktop (Win 10), I can't connect using ' use current Microsoft windows session identity'.  What is weird, I specify the credential, and I put my credential and it works. I need to put  username instead of domain\username.

that being said, it cause backup issue as Veeam also connect using domain\username. I am pretty sure resolving one will also resolved my backup issue.

Any advice appreciated

We have been facing a issue in SQL connectivity between DMZ to Lan Network.

As Whenever we are trying to connect SQL DB server from Webserver (Located in DMZ) getting below error.
The Semaphore Timeout period has expired.

both server are on Hyper-V fail over cluster.
Today we were doing a new firewall install, the old firewall is a cisco ASA 5510 that was going to be replaced by a Sonicwall TZ 400(This was happening at 2 locations, the main office and the Colo).
The install was a bust and we were switching back to the Cisco, now upon switching back we cannot get virtual machines at the Colo to work, their office is up and running without issue, or any computer to use a couple IP addresses. Example LAN IP:
(it doesn't matter what the DNS is set to whether it is a public google/xfinity or to a DNS server that's local)
The systems cannot reach the outside network whatsoever
We have tried rebooting all network equipment
tried running netsh winsock reset
rebooting systems multiple times
destroying VM Switch adapter and recreating
investigated Cisco Firewall and no rules are in place stopping it.
The Cisco did show that from the inside out it is fine, but from outside in (Google dns to local ip) fails and defaults to the basic deny rule.
I have exhausted every resource I have and I am just short of going and sacrificing live chickens to the IT gods.
Please someone save me from this nightmare.

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.