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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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Have a client with 5 sites, each running on a 6KVA APC smart UPS
Each site is equipped with routing and switch gear, plus 2 powerfull Dell Rack mount servers.

I need to configure theses HyperV host and VMs to gracefully shutdown when UPS has about 40% battery run-time left
Then once power resumes, I need hosts and VM to auto start up again.  This has to work 100% as the site are on average 200-300KM apart and the furthest site is 600KM away from my office.

Please will someone send me the exact parameters to get this right. All UPSs has an SNMP card installed and the hosts already have to Power Chute client installed and configured, but I need to confirm if my config is 100%.  Please i need the best practiced way to do this as well could you advise if the UPS should also initiate a Self shutdown in the event that input power fails.  

UPS and Current Firmware is as follows:

Model: Smart-UPS RT 6000 XL
Position: RACK
Firmware Revision: 452.18.W
Manufacture Date: 10/04/12
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I have recently done a P to V migration on a SQL server for one of my customers. They are now saying they have slow read and write access to the SQL data base. They access it Via a client installed on the work station. It is running on Hyper-v (Gen 1 as it would not migrate to Gen 2)

I have already gone down the path of disabling the virtual machine Que on the network cards. The CPU and Ram usage never gets above around 25% usage.

The hyper-v server, is running two 10 core hyper threaded CPU, 96 gb of Ram, 10X 1.2TB 10K sas drives in Raid 10 and 10GB network. So the speed of the Server should not be an issue.

The VM is set with 8 cores and 16gb of ram and a single VHD file.

Am I missing somthing?
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Hyper V wont read .iso to install an OS on a VM.
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Hopefully, someone can assist. Ideally this is the 2nd time I have worked with Azure APIs - in more of a sysadmin role vs Developer.

Essentially what I want is to export the Non-Compliance Microsoft Azure Policies to a HTML report, there is no currently way of doing this so worked on my own method.

Connecting to the PolicyAssignments API I have been successfully able to export the: Azure Policy Names, Azure Policy Descriptions however not the Non Compliant resources or policies. Essentially what I am getting back is a '0', which although is really nice! I know it not to be the truth!

Attached to this post is a screenshot of the HTML export I have managed to do, but don't understand why the Resources & Policies are all coming up as '0'.

This is the code I have so far:

$PolicyResults = @()
ForEach ($subid in $subscriptionId)

{

    $Headers = @{
        'authorization' = "Bearer $token"
        'host'          = 'management.azure.com'
        'contentype'    = 'application/json'
    }


    $url = "https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/$subid/providers/Microsoft.Authorization/policyAssignments?api-version=2017-06-01-preview"


    $policies = Invoke-RestMethod  -Uri $url  -Headers $Headers -Method Get

ForEach ($policy in $policies.value) {

    $id = $policy.name
    $resources = 

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Hyper-V Storage Recommendation for small enterprise required.

I have a customer that is a 25 seat accounting practice.  Currently they have a server that is 4 years old, dual Xeon CPUs, 72GB of RAM.  Storage is a RAID 6 array of 8 15K 300GB SAS hard disks.  There are 2 years remaining on the warranty.  The server is a Windows 2012 Hyper-V host.  There are 3VMs, a DC, a file server and a RemoteApp server.  The server provides more than adequate compute resources but is running out of storage space.  One of the file server volumes has already been moved to a Synology NAS connected via iSCSI.  Even with that, storage on the server is becoming severely constrained. Storage requirements are only going to grow as the client is moving towards "paperless" operation.

I don't know much about storing VMs outside of the box that they are hosted on, but it seems attractive to move the virtual disks to some sort of network based storage. Easily scalable storage, and when the time comes the ability to replace the Hyper-V host hardware and simply migrate the VMs without disturbing the VHDs.  For a smaller organization like this it seems (from my limited research) that a true SAN is not going to be financially viable.  Is it feasible to use NAS boxes to store VMs or am I going to be better off just recommending replacing the entire server?

DR is handled by a 4TB Datto Siris, so building a multi node cluster really isn't necessary either IMHO.  I know there are some small scale …
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SSRS Report Builder - Export to CSV issue; Double Quotes exist for each record.

We have a report that is scheduled to produce a CSV file.
This file is consumed by another application and requires specific formatting in order to successfully process the file.
The following entry has been configured within the 'rsreportserver.config' file:

<Extension Name="CSV (No Header)" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.DataRenderer.CsvReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.DataRendering">
                        <OverrideNames>
                              <Name Language="en-AU"> CSV No Header</Name>
                        </OverrideNames>
                        <Configuration>
                              <DeviceInfo>
                                    <NoHeader>true</NoHeader>
                                    <Extension>CSV</Extension>
                                    <Encoding>UTF-8</Encoding>
                                    <Qualifier></Qualifier>
                              </DeviceInfo>
                        </Configuration>
                  </Extension>

The file that is being generated from this contains double quotes at the start and end of each record (see below).
"""FORMAT BATCH IMPORT, STANDARD 1.0"""
"DREF1,DDATE1,DSOURCE,DCLRENTITY,DENTITYPE,LLDGCODE,LACCNBR,LAMOUNT1,LNARR1,LNARR2,LNARR3,LPRESCSTAT,LGSTTYPE,LGSTRATECODE,BIMPNAME,BCLRENTITY"
"180603,06/06/2018,AB,123,A,AB,123456789,-1234.56,Team Journal,21/05/2018 to 03/06/2018,12345,N,I,NA,TEAMJNL,123"

The output we need is shown below:
"""FORMAT BATCH IMPORT, STANDARD 1.0"""
DREF1,DDATE1,DSOURCE,DCLRENTITY,DENTITYPE,LLDGCODE,LACCNBR,LAMOUNT1,LNARR1,LNARR2,LNARR3,LPRESCSTAT,LGSTTYPE,LGSTRATECODE,BIMPNAME,BCLRENTITY
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We are having an issue with Offline Folders disconnecting when saving from Office 365 2016 products. I'll use Word 2016 as the example. Word is version 1708 Build 8431.2250, Windows 10 pro is the OS, Version 1709 build 16299.431 Server is 2008r2 all updates. This seems to have started with April's Office updates.
Steps to reproduce: Open an explorer window to a location set to "always available offline", then open an existing word doc or create a new word doc an save it to the same Offline Folder synced with Sync Center that you opened in explorer, you should see the status go to offline. I've been able to reproduce this at will on multiple computers. The folder will automatically go back online in a few minutes.
I am able to drag and drop to the offline folder with no issues, and I am able to save from Adobe Acrobat Pro and Bluebeam among others with no issue. I only have a problem with Microsoft Office products.
Any help is appreciated.
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Hello,

I have a testlab environment that has

A local DC (Server 2016) with ADSync to AzureAD
E3 trial subscription
Some Windows 10 Client machines on same LAN as local AD

When a user logs on the client machine, you need to enter username+password for desktop installed apps, such as onedrive and skype.
I dream about SSO and wonder if it can be used to make these desktop apps signin automatically
I'm looking for a way the user would only need to type the username+password for logon to the computer/domain, not to keep having to re-type it for each desktop installed application.

How can I get SSO working with Microsoft Desktop installed apps ?

--Paul
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REMOVE VHD Drive than attached back VHD drive now VHD drive data is missing how can we recover
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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
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Hi,

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.
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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.

Thanks
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Hello,

I am looking into a Nutanaix hyperconverged system to replace some ailing DELL PowerEdge servers.  We currently utilize Windows DataCenter 2012 R2, running as our hypervisor and have virtualized all of our servers on this hypervisor.

The Nutanix solution allows us to continue to run this hyper visor within it's Acropolis O/S.  

I have some concerns regarding this system, since the hypervisor is now housed on a "foreign" o/s.  I worry that at some point there will be a problem and getting support will be convoluted, because MS would say this is an unsupported environment, and left bouncing back and forth between MS and Nutanix for help.

Our main goals are to provide fail over for DR.  Initially our thought was to buy new robust servers, continue to run datacenter and look into replication and HA.  A datacenter server housed at separate sites connected with high speed fiber links.  Providing us failover if a hardware failure occurs, or if a site is rendered unusable.  Can I accomplish this with just utilizing MS Datacenter?  A single Nutanix 3-node cluster will provide us with failover in the event of a hardware crash, but would require a completely separate 3-node DR cluster provide failover in the case of a site being rendered unusable.

I would like to know the answer to the question above, and first hand experience with Nutanix.

Thank You for your help.
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H! all
sorry my English is bad :(
i have an vps and i install on it apache And it was working properly with localhost
but when i go to the ip address in my pc , it show iis first page :|
I'm sure iis is not installed
when i  shutdown the vps , and then go to that ip address it show iis first page again
it seems i go to another server !!!
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hi am having this error when trying to start my virtual machine
error
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I am using two virtaul machine hosted on two hyperv hosts
Configured with failover cluster for FileServer HA role
I am facing problem adding the storage disks to the cluster
Storage type dell md3800 series it should be supported by windows 2012r2
error incorrect function 0x60070001
failed to bring resource online die to monitor service
Any suggestion
I installed MD latest software
Hdd connected with iscsi to vm's
Tried to try it on one node only (remove other node from cluster)
Getting same error
Any help
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We have Windows Server 2012 R2 that has 2 Virtual Machines inside running Win 7 Pro sp1. They were working fine until last week when I opened Hyper-V manager, there was no VM listed. Tried to connect to them by right clicking on Hyper-V manager --> connect to server but I get an error message : "An error occurred while attempting to connect to server "servername". Check that the Virtual Machine Management Service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server". So I checked the services and found that VMMS doesn't start.

so far I have tried disabling Firewall, made an exception on Anti-Virus, Restarted Windows Management Instrumentation and none of them made any changes.

Do you guys have any ideas how to resolve this issue?

Many thanks
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We have established site to site connectivity between our on-premises VLAN and Windows Azure VLAN. But when we are trying to access any resources of our on-premises network from Azure virtual machine its showing error message as "unable to find network location" and vice versa. We want to know if we are missing any steps which stops us from accessing resources between the network.
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I am trying to build my Virtual machine in my new windows 10 os, unfortunately, I am getting the error "An error occurrred while trying to retreive a ist of virtual switches".
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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.