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 would like to create a virtualize machine and move some old servers onto it, then get rid of the old boxes.

I've been reading about VMWare, HyperV, VirtualBox
What is the best way to start of with Virtualization?

What types of servers are best virtualize (Mail Servers, Software Firewalls, Domain Controllers, or is it better just to do application and storage servers?
i am getting the following error while installing operation manager 2012 sp1 on win server 2008 r2 enterprise.
I am using MSSQL SERVER 2008.

aTTACHED IS THE ERROR.i am not able to proceed my pc name is testpc and MSSQL server is installed with default configuration.
Community.  I am using vCenter Server 5.0.0.  I have two hosts I want to connect to. Once is running vSphere Client 5.0.0 and the other is vShpere Client 5.1.0 on ESXi v5.1.0.

I can connect to Client 5.0.0 with vCenter 5.0.0 but when I try to connect to the Client 5.1.0, even though I'm able to go through the motion of adding it, it times out and enters a disconnected state.  See screenshot.

I thought I may need to update my vCenter Server to 5.1.0 in order to see vSphere 5.1.0 but I wasn't sure.

I have Windows 2008 R2 wit HyperV.
When my virtual of Windows 2008 R2 is shut down the folder that stores the VHD (and other related files) is 100GB.
When it is running the folder that stores the VHD (and other related files) is 200GB

Wh does the size double?
Is there a compelling reason to virtual a single server (Windows Essential 2012) using Hyper-V if I use ShadowProtect with bare metal restores?
I don't anticipate adding any other servers to the Hyper-V host.
I WANT TO install a Reporting Feature for SCOM 2010 SP1 which is in production enviorenment what precautionary measure should I take in consideration before installing and also let me know the detail guide for installing the Report server for Scom.
I have a Windows Server 2012 server. It is a Supermicro SuperServer 6037R-73RF with 128GB RAM, Dual Xeon E5-2620 processors and 2TB of SAS RAD 10 using the on-board LSI 2208 controller. I have installed Windows Server 2012 Data Center and all of that went just fine. I enabled the Hyper-V role and that went without error. However, I have been trying to create a Windows Server 2008R2 SP2 virtual machine and I keep getting the error "a required CD/DVD drive device is missing" right after I click on the "Install Now" button.

I researched the error and almost every one that I found on Google referred to having mad install media. However, I have tried using an ISO from Microsoft, a CD a different ISO that I had used several times before for standard W2K8 server installs and I am still getting the same problem. It doesn't seem that the problem is with the install media.

One thing I want to note is that when I installed the Host Server 2102 OS, right after the initial install, I checked device manager and there were no exclamation marks on any of the devices so I didn't run the chipset and device installs form the CD provided with the Supermicro motherboard. Could that cause this kind of issue?

Any ideas.


We got a new server and want to migrate our old servers to the new and convert them into virtual servers.
The new server is Hyper-V 2012, currently we installed one Windows 2012 virtual server on it with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 on it. The one machine we are trying to migrate over is a Windows 2008 R2 (roles: secondary AD, file server, database server for internal ticketing system). So we we went through the "Create Virtual Machine"-"Convert Physical Machine" wizard. We are selecting offline - because it is a domain controller, the wizard goes through, finds no errors, starts the job but then it gets hung up at 40% (or 33% if we select to start the vm after the conversion) and the error 3140 - it never reboots the server into WinPE.
When I check the event log on the W2008 server I see the following warning:
"Event ID 5605:
The root\scvmmp2v namespace is marked with the RequiresEncryption flag. Access to this namespace might be denied if the script or application does not have the appropriate authentication level. Change the authentication level to Pkt_Privacy and run the script or application again."

Google search on either gives no conclusive answer.
Error 3140 - people say that the VMM agent tries to install a boot image in the "system reserved" partition (100MB) but that is too small - and the recommendation is to copy the boot sector and boot image to the c-drive (e.g.: …
We only plan to keep two computers on at the same time but can we keep  setting up multiple servers with the same virtual key. Is this something based on trust with virtual keys or after a certain designated limit will it stop us from setting up servers with this same virtual key?
I'd like to install the Virtual Machine Manager console on my desktop running W7 Enterprise SP1 x86 so that i can manage my virtual environment remotely.

Could someone please tell me which setup file i need to run on my desktop and where i can find it ?

Many thanks,
After installing service pack 3 remote connectivity to the exchange 2010 server no longer works.  When I run the connectivity analyzer the following message appears.

A Web exception occurred because an HTTP 440 - 440 response was received from Unknown

I believe it has something to do with the OWA virtual server but otherwise do not know how to trouble shoot or repair.  Thank you for your help.
Hello Experts,

I am having big time trobule in linking 2 vSphere 5.1 vCenter servers. Below is the summary.

I have 2 vCenter servers 5.1 Namely

 Both vCenters are in same domain and DNS is also looks good.

I have installed Primary SSO on and I have used SSO credentials to join my so that they can be linked. I have gone thorugh below documents. SSO is in Mulitsite mode.

Everything looks good , but when I try using vSphere client to login to my it shows me an error message

"You Don't have permission to login to this server : <>

but when I try logging in to  - it logs me in , but throws an message

"Unable to connect to"

I refererred below documents , but it did not help me

Looks like - Liked mode is deleting my vCenter permission , I am not sure whether there is an default account exists from where I can login and add teh vCenter permission (AD Group) once again.

Can anyone let me know , how to come over from this dilemma...? if some has steps to be followed  please let…
I've reloaded a Server that I inherited because we were locked out of the Server Admin account as well as the Vmware host.

I loaded WIndows Server 2008 R2 as the host and then created a virtual Server 2008 R2 in hypervisor.

I've done all the updates but have now run into a bit of trouble with configuring it.

When I went to Add DHCP as a role, it complained that the LAN wasn't set to static. I set it to static, but then it killed the internet in the VM.

This is a Dell Server T310 with 2 NIC Ports.

The Router is

Subnet Mask:

I set the host as on LAN Port #1

I've got the VM using LAN Port #2. If I leave it on DHCP, the internet works, when I set it static, it stops.

I set it as static. with and as the gateway. I've tried with DNS as auto and with DNS as (router)

How can I get a static IP Address to work without breaking internet access?
I have a Windows 2012 server that I plan on taking over for our old Server 2003 R2 server. I have installed the DCHP and DNS roles on the new machine, but currently have the DCHP disabled since the old server is currently working as both a DCHP and DNS server for the machines out on our collection floor. I have successfully promoted the new machine to DNS controller of a new domain instead of using the previous .local we were running.

Using Hyper-V, I installed a new version of Server 2012 which I plan on running our SQL Server 2008. I can get the virtual server to see the .local network when I leave everything dynamic on the setup. Once I change the DNS server to point at the new machine instead of the old one I am able to ping the IP address, but when I try to attach the virtual machine to the new DNS server I get the error: "An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain ***.com could not be contacted.

Please see the attached screen shot of the error.

Under Windows 7 (x64) SP1, I'm trying to move my physical workstation to virtual (Hyper-V / Windows 2008R2) using Disk2Vhd 1.63.

Unfortunately, I receive an error : Error snapshotting volumes: The parameter is incorrect (1st attachement)

On the Event Viewer, there is another application error (2nd attachement)

After checking some articles, I tried to change the COM security settings wihout success.

Thanks for your future replies.

How can i move the Move the Active Directory Domain To another machine Using Umove Software.if there is any other tool for this method please let me know also send some useful tutorial for this.
We are currently running Datacenter 2012 and are looking to move all of our VM's offsite to a hosted provider who utilizes VMware, I wanted to see if there are any issues re purposing our DC 2012 license to run in a VMware environment?

Essentially we are looking to purchase 1 VM from the SP for DC 2012 and run as many Hyper-V instances as we need within DC 2012.  Is this a possibility?

I know VMware provides some support possibly in a limited capacity on 5.1?
Is there any work around for running Server 2000 as a VM on Hyper-v 2012. The Integration Services aren't supported when trying to install them on the Server 2000 VM.

I am in the process of putting the services on this server to another 2008 Server, but I need to run it for a few weeks more.
Dear Experts,
I have installed Veeam backup on windows XP. Kindly send steps how to tack backup of hyper-v machines. Also please guide what are the pre-requisite on the host server machine running windows server 2008. I need only one time backup of the virtual machine. Is it ok to take backup of virtual machine while it is running live or I do need to stop any services in the server.
Hi Experts

I have an environment where I have two windows 2008 servers running hyper-v in a cluster failover configuration. The volumes are residing are on old Storage and we have recently purchased a new one.

Question is what would be the best possible way to move the volumes from old storage to new storage without causing a havoc in cluster, these volumes have running prod VMs.

I was thinking of first introducing the new volume from the new storage into the cluster , then move the VMs onto the new volume and then remove the old volume?

Again how to do it practically with right steps or a better idea to handle it.
I have Windows 2008 Hyper V, running a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM. Have a 1TB USB connected to the host but guest (VM) does not see USB.
 1) What can I do to have VM see USB and
 2) if that is not possible how can I backup specific folders (data folders that change daily) to the USB drive or to the host (which I can then put on the USB)

Would I be better of using Oracle's VirtualBox (which I know can see USB drives) and can the virtual machines created by Hyper-V be transferred to VirtualBox (import appliance) ?
I was trying to migrate a Windows SBS 2008 server to new hardware - used backup software to create a .VHD, then attached it to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012.  The VM ran well for a few boots, then after the last restart nothing will boot to anything but a black screen.  All Safe Modes, Last known good, VGA mode, Directory Services, etc. all give the same results.  They will boot to the point of showing drivers loading or the Windows splash screen, but after that they all go black at the same point.  I have a cursor, not sure if it is "real" or not (i.e. if I would get the cursor if it were a physical machine, or it's Hyper-V planting it there) but I cannot do anything as the screen is all black and I had not set up the network card yet so I cannot remote desktop to the VM.  It appears that the VM is actually booting I am just not getting any display, as the CPU% being taken by the VM in Hyper-V is constantly changing.  Any ideas on this?
I am very new to Hyper-V configuration, so please forgive me if this question seems very easy and ignorant.

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I have setup as a Hype-V server with 5 VM instances on it.

The problem I am having is with the last, (5th), VM instance.  No matter what I do to manipulate the memory of the server, I still get the error message of, "Not enough memory in the system."

Here is the configuration of the server:

- 16GB available RAM on host instance at boot
- 4 VMs x 2GB RAM (static) start w/o error; each has single disk of 127GB
- 6.6 GB RAM free on host instance after starting above VMs
- 5th VM configured at either 2GB, 3GB or 4GB RAM (static) will not launch -- "Not enough memory in the system"

Here is what I have done so far to try and fix the problem with no success:

- removed File Server role so that only role installed is Hyper-V
- disabled Print Spooler service
- created / set HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualization\MemoryReserve at the minimum recommended (512MB)

Has anyone run into this issue?  And if so, how did you rectify it.  ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Hey guys,

I'm having a strange issue here. I have 2 2012 server hyper-v servers. Hardware is identical. I created a VM on 1 host, configured everything I wanted on it with terminal services. I removed it from the domain and copied the VM several times over the 2 servers. I renamed and joined them to the network.

I created each machine with the hyper-v wizard to generate the config files. I just pointed it to the proper vhd to use.

The machines that are sitting on host 1 work very fast and everything is fine.

Machines on host 2 are slow to login and skip a beat when you try to access a file on the network.

With the Native hyper-V adaptor: ping times are 100+ms (server was pretty much unusable)
with a legacy adaptor: ping times are <1ms (better, but still a bit slow to open network files)

Things I have already tried:

Verified that network drivers are identical on both machines
copied one of the slow machines back to the original host and everything is fast
Am currently using a legacy adapter
Tried to take it off the domain and still slow
tried to disable ipv4 checksum offload
Tried different adapters on the servers

Network info:
2 cisco catalyst 48 port switches stacked
2012 machines have the latest updates

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Have a client that is running a Windows 2008 R2 RDS server that has between 8-10 active users.  The server is a virtual machine running on a 2008 Hyper V server.  The users report that the system will become unresponsive for them at various times.  We have not been able to track down any one source to be able to replicate it.  I added an additional Virtual CPU to the system and that seemed to help.  Shortly after it happened the last time I connected to the 2008 R2 server and noticed that there was high CPU usage from both Firefox and Microsoft Publisher 2003.  I did not install Office 2003 or Publisher 2003 on this server.  My memory says that there were some special directions for installing Office on to 2003 Terminal Servers but I'm not sure about 2008.  Also don't even know if Office/Publisher 2003 is compatible with 2008 R2 RDS.  Finally it seems that they run Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE on that server as each user has their own preference.  Has anyone else seen issue with allowing all 3 browsers to be used?

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.