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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Dell PowerEdge T710, 2 physical CPU's (X5677's), 24 GB Memory, running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.

The RAID DIsk Array is split into a C: drive (465 GB) and a D: drive (1.81 TB).

The physical server hosts 3 VM's.   A Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64bit) Domain Controller, a Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) File Server, and a Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) Citrix Server (used for legacy 16bit application).

System has been running without major problems for many years.   About a month ago, we started getting blue screens (BSOD's) on both VM's running Server 2003.  There are no entries in the Physical Server indicating a problem.   We are able to restart the virtual servers and they run for a while (sometime days, sometime hours) before they crash again.   The VM running Windows Server 2008 (that is a domain controller) has never crashed this whole time.   The minidumps have not pointed us to any particular driver or problem.   We have swapped out memory and rolled back any software including patches installed in the last month or so.
Both 2003 VM's tend to crash about the same time - maybe a 20 minute window or so.

I am attaching a report (using BlueScreenView) of one VM's minidumps.   MiniDump.html     Any troubleshooting ideas ?

PS: the attached file is HTML that if you examine it and then copy it to notepad and save it with an HTML extension, you will see the formatted screen...   :)
We are currently running a small three host setup on Hyperv + VMM and have been for the past few months. It is running on HPE Proliant G10 servers all with the same CPUs and Microsoft patch level. All four Gbit network cards have been teamed.

We have run in to an issue twice now where all of the sudden, we are no longer able to migrate virtual machines between hosts due to so called CPU incompatibillity errors. In this case, we were able to move some VMs, but not others. And, we could move VMs to one host, but not the other.

We found that installing latest Microsoft patches and/or rebooting the hosts resolved the issue. However, after we rebooted, we found that the network configuration seemed to have been corrupted when looking at it from the VMM. When we would open up the Virtual Switches tab on the properties of a host, we would see only one NIC still connected to the Team, the "Hyper-V Management - Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver", and none of the actual physical NICs that are in the server.

We found that the VMMagent seemed to be corrupted as can be seen from the application log event at the  bottom of this post, causing this issue.

We had to remove the server from the VMM, and add it back in, which automatically reinstalls the agent. After this was done, all was back to normal.

This doesn't sound like something we would want to be doing once we get 50+ servers in our VMM. Seeing we have seen this on 4 out of 6 Windows update…
Hello Experts,

I have multiple Hyper-v host and clusters (Windows 2016) that I manage with  SCVMM 2016.

I have a serious issue with SCVMM that I haven't been able to fix.

SCVMM doesn't update the status of the hosts and VMs, and doesn't syncs. It also fails when I try to refresh the status of the servers manually (VMs, Hosts)

I have tried to reboot the SCVMM server, also restarted WMI service,SCVMM service, even the different Hyper-V host, some VMs , but I still haven't fixed my issue. Please help
VMM Error Code 20413all the Vms and Host Refresh are failingHost Not Responding
Hello Expersts,

I have rename the virtual machine OS drive in host machine, for recogniying that this HDD volume belongs to that VM. But after restart it gives error. PLease help me.

Thanks  in error occurred while attempting to start the selected virtual machine failed to change state
Hi All

We are experiencing BSOD crashes within our Windows 2012R2 RDS environment. This is happening most days but is not consistent to 1 RDS server.

Background info:

9 Windows 2012r2 RDS servers in a farm using Microsoft RD Connection Broker
User profiles are UPD's hosted on a solid state SAN

The RDS servers are virtual and are hosted on a 2012r2 HyperV cluster with Failover Cluster Manager and System Center 2012R2 Virtual Machine Manager. All Virtual servers are provided by a Cluster of Dell Equallogic and Compellent SANS

No other VM's are blue screening within the HyperV cluster only the RDS servers which is now almost daily.

Prior to the crash the RDS server logs the following:

The description for Event ID 56 from source Application Popup cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table


A fatal alert was received from the remote endpoint. The TLS protocol defined fatal alert code is 49.

Other than that the logs don't report much apart from the standard "The previous system shutdown was unexpected"
In MS environments we manage, we often use virtual drives for storing WSUS updates, system backup dump files, security video and so forth.  I create a folder on the storage device, build a virtual drive in that folder, initialize and mount the drive; all is well.  The problem is that the drives will not stay mounted.  I haven't been able to focus in on what causes them to disconnect, but it seems like something as mundane as a reboot will cause the drive to disconnect and it will not connect again unless it is reconnected manually.  Meanwhile, WSUS, backups, and cameras have issues due to storage problems.

I've tried to have scheduled tasks periodically dismount and remount the drive, but that has not proven to be reliable, either.

Therefore, I am open for suggestions.
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
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?
Hyper V wont read .iso to install an OS on a VM.
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'          = ''
        'contentype'    = 'application/json'

    $url = "$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 = $
    $resources = 

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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">
                              <Name Language="en-AU"> CSV No Header</Name>

The file that is being generated from this contains double quotes at the start and end of each record (see below).
"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:
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.

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 ?

REMOVE VHD Drive than attached back VHD drive now VHD drive data is missing how can we recover

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.
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.

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 !!!
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
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.
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".

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.