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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This server host is 2012r2, as well as all its (not installed yet) VMs the same. It has multiple network cards.
I installed the host and configured all network adapters with static IPs.
Then I installed Hype-V role and checked a physical card for each of the VMs, leaving the rest for the host.
Now each checked card is linked to a virtual switch created automatically.
Then I go to Virtual Switch Manager and uncheck the "Share with host..." for each switch, so that its card is used exclusively by its VM.

Now if I go to properties of such a "switch" card (on the host), I don't have access anymore to network properties (IP, mask, etc.). Only the Hyper-V is checked, and the rest cannot be accessed.

Anyone can explain why?
Shouldn't one be able to configure the card? I understand that connecting to the VM will use the address of the virtual NIC... but does this mean the physical card has no address at all?? I thought the physical card is like an uplink to the switch, am i wrong?
I currently have 2 physical servers.

Server 1 has a medical software on it and utilizes SQL 05, and is the AD and DNA SERVER. This server currently has a Dell power vault attached to it for mas starage.

Server 2 is my Antivirus server that also has SQL and is an Web server

25 workstations connect to these servers.

Being new at virtual  server how can I virtualize this scenario?
We have five xenserver host machines which has around 20 VMs last night we had a network failure all host machines were disconnected from switch where they stop connection with share storage, later once we recovered the connectivity found most of the VMs were turned off, none of them  turned on automatically(HA is enabled), can you please share your ideas on the same.

for me this was because of no host available at that time to restart VMs themselves somewhere in other physical machine so that could be the reason that they went off.

Hi Guys,

im having some problems with Hyper-V backup.

Host machine: Windows server 2012 R2  running BackupAssis.
2 Guest machines are running windows server 2012 R
we had Veeam backup installed on host before but we uninstalled as suggested by BackupAssist.

after uninstallation and hyper-v reboot, we still couldn't backup one of the guest machine through backup agent.
error message from backup agent on Hyper-v
event log on Hyper-vevent log on Hyper-vevent log on Hyper-vevent log on Hyper-v
i have ran "vssadmin list providers" and "vssadmin list writers" on guest machine on question:
vssadmin list providers (on guest machine EXCHANGE)vssadmin list writers (on guest machine EXCHANGE)
note that there are some writers' state are "Waiting for completion"
rebooting the guest machine didnt change the state, could this be the cause of the problem?

Thanks in advance!
Need a great Assetment tool that
Analyze customers existing environments
Provide ongoing view to customers Environment
Nice reports and etc.
Deep insight into their environment on capacity and etc.

Managed DRS
How are we doing on performance
Snapshot history

Custom reports

Takes time to present nice reports.
Existing customers -- Pre-sales engagements to run against their environment or vcenter to get a trusted advisor on capacity and how its running and how to compare to how we can do it.

GHz used --  CPU sizing
Network etc.

Need to be vendor agnostic.

Is there one tool that can do this.. and / or scripts
I developed a windows application.  I need to test the install of the application.  I'm looking to install, then wipe the install and reinstall numerous times.  

What is the best way to do this?

Hi all !!

Here is my problem actually ! Hope I'm clear enought !

-HYPERV : Server 2012 R2
-2 ARRAYS : RAID5 10K 1.6TB  &  RAID10 15K 800GB
-CONTAINER : Controller IDE VHDX 830GB  located in the  RAID5 10K
-VM : Windows 2008 Server Standard with a 160GB C: drive  and a  830GB D: drive

- Moving a 830GB VHDX into a 800GB container
- In the VM Win2008 the D drive usage is 515GB free out of 830GB
- In HyperV Manager the VHDX file says 770GB used out of 830GB
- In the VM Win2008 the Disk Shrink won't let me shrink more than 990MB ???

- Removed pagefile for the D drive
- Performed a Defrag
- Set Write Debugging Information to NONE
- Defrag again
- Installed Smart Defrag to see the map and no unmoveable file are at the end of the volume...

Any suggestions would be very appreciate !!!
I just signed up for Azure Virtual Servers,  using windows 2008R2. I installed Gene-FTP server on that machine
Now I am trying to connect to it but even though i have tried every other configuration on my client I cannot connect to it.

is there something I need to do on the Azure control panel to allow me to connect via ftp ?
I am running Windows Server 2012r2 on a Dell R720. I have HyperV installed and working in my environment. Periodically I won't be able to access a virtual from the network. I can't RDP or ping the virtual, but I can see that the virtual is up and running from the HyperV console. I can log into the virtual and ping other servers on my network.

I have virtual host that I can't ping or RDP to it but I can't RDP and ping virtuals running from it.

Is it possible to have two VHDX files for a single virtual server on Hyper-V. One would be the C volume and the other the D volume

I am converting a physical server to a virtual server using StorageCraft and I don't see how to get the C and D volumes convert together.

I tried using other another program but that failed. I was able to convert the C drive using storagecraft
Dear Experts

Please can you someone assist me with some advice.

My current RDS environment consists of 2 Server 2012 R2 servers that are virtualized on a Cisco UCS server.

We have been battling with performance issues for a long a time.

Is it best practice to have these servers virtualized or rather have physical servers?
I am in the throes of putting a network design together for a new location.  The plan is to virtualize everything, including our AD box, phones, etc...

In the event that the line ever goes down and the local computers need to authenticate or access the virtual AD box, what would happen on a Windows Network?  Would it be advisable to have a local on prem AD box to alleviate those worries?  What case examples are you experts familiar with in handling a fallen line where most resources have been virtualized?  Any insight in this regard would be most appreciated.
Hi Guys,

We are setting up a new server and wish to install virtualization software to create a couple of virtual machines on the server;
I've used Microsoft's Hyper-V and VMware, but would like to get some additional recommendation for best choice between available virtualization options ...

In terms of recovery, cost (licensing), stability, etc.

Any information will be appreciated.
Dear Experts,

I am in serious trouble, I have accidentally deleted one of my virtual server / VM machine from Esxi 6.0 host.  I accidently select the option delete from disk option. Acutely this was file server which was converted two weeks before P2V.  
I have physical server which is now in operation but due to deletion of VM machine I have lost two weeks o data.
Please can any once help me how I can recover deleted virtual machine on my Esxi 6. VM host back
Note: This VM machine or physical server was not backed up due to some Disk space and ongoing issue with backup solution from last two weeks.

Looking forward expert help.

I have a small setup...

Physical Server running hyper -v and a remote desktop server virtualized.

There is a program installed on the virtual remote desktop server that controls an irrigation program. The irrigation program connects via usb to control what it needs..... im pretty sure its basically a com port.

So, on a standalone pc it works fine as the physical connection is there... but what happens when I need to forward the connection to the hyper-v desktop..... ?

Can this be done ?

.. i know for usb drives you can make them offline then connect them directly to a virtual server...


I need some guidance. We are all physical and I'm trying to install my first virtual server. Basically we are running out of storage space on our current fileserver ProLiant DL380.

Just bought an HPE StoreEasy 1850 21TB (12x1.8TB drives) comes with Widnows Storage Server 2012 R2. Thinking of turning that into a virtual server with Hyper-V. We have total of 60 users but roughly 40 of them are using AutoCAD to work on the files which are located on the fileserver.

What would be the ideal configuration you would recommend for a first timer including the RAID level? Thanks
Hi does anyone know if there's Exchange 2016 Server Install adviser?
I need to know if this Server is capable of running it for 25 Mailboxes but not 100% if it's best practice?

Basically I have a Server already running Windows Server 2012 R2 Std on a Dell PowerEdge T420 with 32GB RAM/Intel Xeon CPU E5-2420 v2 @ 2.20Ghz (2 Processors), RAID1 for OS + RAID5 for Data Storage (currently has 1.55TB Free space) no Virtual Machines just running McAfee EPO database and sharing about 1TB of data.
Hard Drives are all SAS 6Gbps.

They have the 2 VM's licence with their 2012 so I could install Hyper V onto this 2012 Server which is just acting as Mcafee EPO/FIle Data Share Server with nothing else installed.

Would appreciate any advice/feedback.

Many Thanks in advance
Dear All,
I received this error message from a windows server 2008 r2 it is used a virtual server
can someone help?
Thank you in advance
We are going to setup a Hyper-V machine on a Windows 2012 server. The VM will also be 2012. Is there anything special I need to do to make usb ports available to the VM? I ask this because several of our products use the USB key to activate over the network.
Dear All,
All our network drives are this particular server its a virtual server with seven VM on it! however we lost connection & this is the message that we found in the windows log events? Its windows server r2 2008
thank you for your help
What kind of remote test can I do to see if a Windows VM (Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2012 r2, etc) is actually running Windows as opposed to be "running" but in some kind of failed mode with windows non-operational?

I know I can always ping the machine, but I wonder if that's good enough.  I wonder if there is some kind of failed or paused state that will still return pings but the VM not actually be operational.

I have an automatic routine (in powershell) that periodically checks replication pairs on various hyper-v servers and periodically "resumes replication", one VM at a time, and then pauses the replication before moving on to the next VM on the list.  I want to prevent a failed VM (a corrupt VM, for example) from resuming replication and ruining the previous replica.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

I am trying to install VMWare Hypervisor 5.5 on a Lenovo 3550 M5 using the Ilo Remote Control function and I was trying to mount the file using Virtual Media Mounted from URL but the max disk space is only 50M.  The iso file is about 350MB.  I tried boot it directly from an external USB CD/DVD drive about it kept giving a media error so I was trying to go this route and see that there is an issue with it maxing out at 50MB.  I was going to a IMM advanced license to upgrade this but doesn't look like that will do any good due to the max disk space.

The file I was trying to install is  VMware-VMvisor-Installer-201501001-2403361.x86_64.iso.

Any suggestions on how I can load this without getting any error?
Hi all,

I am trying to find out if this is possible or more accurately what the best way of doing this is. We currently have a Hyper-V failover cluster connected to a Dell Equalogic SAN, the SAN has 3 iSCSI LUNs Quorum, VM's and DATA. In the summer I am going to add a 2nd Cluster on the same SAN (obviously will create an additional Quorum LUN on the SAN).
Question 1: Could the 2nd cluster share the VM's & DATA LUNs or would that cause problems?
Question 2: Presuming their is no problem with 2 clusters being attached to the same LUN what would be the best way of moving a VM to the new Cluster? (I was just thinking of removing it from Cluster1's High-Availability, deleting the VM, creating a new VM on Cluster2 and attaching the existing VHDX's)

Thanks in advance
Note: We do not have SCCM
I have users who use some software the requires a usb license key device to beconnectedto the pc to work. Without this usb drive , the software will not function properly. We started out with just 5 users who had individual keys but our company has grown quite a bit so we would like to try and a share that key so a few of our some remote users cna log into a virtual pc and user the software. Unfortunately, the software will not run on Server 2012 so I had to go down to Server 2008. Server 2008 does not allow for the sharing of physical resources  to virtual pc. Does anyone no of a way to share the usb license key with my virtual pc's?
I have a new Hyper-V host with a single NIC. I have created a VM and assigned a static IP address. When I run an ipconfig command I see that I have an APIPA address, ipconfig /all shows both the APIPA and the static IP.

I can't get an internet connection as it seems the APIPA address is being given preference. In the NIC setting there is no configuration that would allow the APIPA to be issued.

If anyone has seen this before please let me know.


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.