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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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.
Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure
Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

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 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.
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 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?

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.
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 !!!
I can see that drive letters start from B: onward, but there is no A:.
I have successfully attached a virtual FDD, but drive letters still start from B:
We use A: as a hidden drive for internal purposes.
Does this mean I will have to change our system to use B: as the hidden drive instead of A:?

Thanks for any guidance.
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hi am having this error when trying to start my virtual machine
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
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
hi every body

   i face a problem when i make a copy from Hyper V VM from server to another server and try to start it the following message appears "An attempt to intialize VM saved state file

could not create or access saved state file

how can i over come this problem

best regards
I have a customer that has about 8 check scanners for different banks.  Right now the check scanners are connected to certain employee's computers.  The issue we are having is that when we tried to add multiple scanners to one computer, they conflict with each other.  The bank tech support states that we should only have one scanner per computer.   Is there a way we can centralize all check scanners in one location using Hyper-V?  Can we assign a particular USB port to a particular VM?  My first idea was to order 8 Lenovo Tiny computers with a KVM switch but would consider Hyper-V.  Any thoughts?
Dear All,
 I have two virtual machine that keeps constantly freezing for some days, usually every second day.
Others virtual servers are fine and there are no problems.

First virtual machine is Windows 2008 server with SQL and SAP, NOD and vmtools. This machine works fine for long time. Second machine is Windows 2008 R2 with vSphere server 6, NOd and vmtools. This machine starts freezing after upgrade vSphere server 5.0 to 6.0. Both server lost ping and when I try to log in the screen freeze, so I have to make HARD RESET. If I dont login, after lost ping, I can shut down them via cmd (shutdown /r /t /m). Sometimes they are in blueScreen when they starting.

After hours of trying to figure out what could be the cause of this problem I decided to ask if anyone had an idea ? Of course I also searched intensively the web but I was unable to find any hint.

Thanks a lot in advance for any hint or help !
Hello All,

when I try to login using the Username administrator@vsphere.local into vmware Webclient, and when I check the inventory items, it displays zeros for all categories. I am using vsphere 5.5

 Also, I am unable to view the inventory even if it is through Domain login. In vsphere  login, I have already verified the permissions tab and "administrator@vsphere.local" is already added and given all privileges.  Please suggest how to get the inventory objects listed for the "administrator@vsphere.local". Also, we are able to see the inventory under Vsphere client. We are not interested in getting those displayed with Domain credentials. We would like to have the inventory displayed only with administrator@vsphere.local credentials.

We already reset the inventory webservices. But it's of no use. Please help

My scenario is this.

We have 2 servers with ESXi 6.   One at my location and another at a branch for backup.  These are Server 2012 r2
ESXi #1 was built with two virtual servers called AD1 and AD2.
I need to move AD2 over to ESXi # 2 at the branch.  
What is the best way to do this and not loose information.
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".
Just curious to get some feedback on the product, we are evaluating it now
I'm attempting to convert a Windows 2008 physical Server to virtual server using the Microsoft Virtual Server Converter 3.0 tool and I get an error at the the convert disks stage. It says Provider load failure. In the event log of the source server I see

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date:          6/24/2015 1:22:21 PM
Event ID:      5605
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
The root\mvmcp2v 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.
I built a server running Server 2012 with the Hyper-V Role.  I created two VMS. One is a DC and the other is a file server.  The DC can get online with no issue and do can the Host server.  But the file server will not get online.   I can ping the two other servers but it will not ping out to internet or get online.

What am I missing?
Hi all,

I have a server of model hp proliant dl380p gen8.

The server is installed with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1. Now I am trying to collect CPU state from the server via SNMP in using VMware MIB files downloaded from VMware's web site in the link below.

It seems that no CPU state is available (the server is equipped with 2 CPUs) . Would you please clarify if it is possible to retrieve CPU state at the VMware vSphere level.

Thanks a lot.
I need to recover some data from a san. the volumes are intact on the san. I have connected a HyperV host server to the san over ISCSI and all the volumes are presented to the host. I have then created a Virtual server in HyperV. Now I want to connect the virtual server to the existing VHD in the san so I can browse the file data. The issue I am having I that the disks only show up as RAW.
So I could do with some advice on how to connect the VHDs.

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.