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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Hello,

If I was running HyperV on Windows 2008R2, and wanted to move my virtual images (of servers) to another different physical server, with different hardware, how difficult is this?
I am mainly concerned about compatibility of the VM's with the new hardware, or does the virtual drivers installed on each VM make it easy to move them?
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Experts,

I've seen lots of documentation for converting VMs/VMDK/VHDX/whatever to physical, but I need some guidance on how to take either a VMDK or VHDX to provision physical hard drives.
Here's the catch; this needs to be burned onto DVDs because a) we can't move hard drives around, b) we can't import/export USB drives, c) these workstations will be on different networks.

My scenario: I have a Windows 10 reference image in MDT on a 2012 R2 VM in vCenter 5.1 (nested VMs, yay) that I need to be able to image workstations with because we can't be a 100% VDI environment. I have the VM running well as a VMDK in vSphere and as a VHDX in Hyper-V.

Thanks in advance!
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I have a legacy application that won't run properly beyond SQL2008R2 SP3. Just laid down a W2012R2 server. Can I run SQL2008R2SP3 on that server or do I need to go the Hyper-V route with a guest 2008R2 O/S?
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After power outage VM doesn't boot, gives the following error.

error
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I know Dynamic Memory in Hyper-V is equivalent to memory ballooning in VMWare, but that does not provide me a way to measure ballooning activity on a Hyper-V host. I need the name of the correct performance counter in Windows Performance Monitor that can tell me if virtual machines are suffering because of ballooning.
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Hi,
 
 I have been waiting for the release of Windows Server 2016 since 2015, but it appears that I am going to have to wait until later this year. I like to ask those experts who have tried to setup virtual machines on the beta version of Windows 2016  Hyper-V server whether it is beneficial to wait for W2016 server compared to W2012R2.

Thanks.
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I have windows 10 on my computer,   I am trying to test out WDS and MDT in this environment.  I have a virtual dc, and wds/mdt servers.    everything is setup on the servers.  Communication is good amost the servers, i can see network drive etc.  I created a windows 10 shell and tell it to boot from the network.  I get to the point right after i hit f12. to start the win10 deployment.  I get the attached picture error message.  I have actually tried all three hypervisors,  VMWare, Virtualbox and now hyper-v an they all give the same error.
hyper-v error
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Sorry for asking this probably obvious question, but I need to get this.

I have a HOST SERVER running HYPERV (MS Server 2012 R2) - I have 4 NIC's on it
I have configured Port 1 for management of Host OS and port 2, 3 and 4 as External Virtual Switches.

For now I have 2 Virtual Machines on it:

1 - SQLVM - running SQL server
2 - WorkstationVM - running SQL client software

Is it more beneficial to put both VMs on the same Virtual Switch - or have them on separate Virtual Switches?
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I already created one Storage Pool with 4 SAS (400G each) and 6 SATA (1T each) which totals to 6.90TB as shown on the screen.
Then on that, I tried to create one virtual disk with two-way mirrored and fixed, I surprisingly found the maximum free space in the Storage Pool available for this mirrored virtual disk is only 1.81TB, which looks just not right.
Then I tried creating a simple virtual disk, the maximum available space is 5.56TB, while a single party fixed the maximum free space for the virtual disk is 4.85TB. This is just totally confusing. How can a virtual disk with mirror turn out to be much smaller than with parity? Something just not right. Did I miss something here?
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Hello again.. on a roll...

So, i have created this VM , i am having issues RDP'ing into after i changed the NetBIOS name and IP address. I get the username and password prompt but then when i punch in credentials it doesn't do anything and the prompt closes. It wont let me shut it down , comes up with error saying it may not support shutting down but i can switch it off.
Any suggestions welcome...
D (VMonkey)
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Hi , i just recently setup a VM guest running Server 2012 R2 - realised it only has 1 processor and wanted to allocate more. Is there a way to do this after its been built?

Thanks
D
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Good Morning Everyone,

I have a slightly unique deployment opportunity that I'm seeking some input on.  I have a client that for 2 months out of the year is a large public attraction, corn maze, pumpkin patch, zombie paintball hunting and ghost town etc...

Down time during this 8 week season is not an option.

I have migrated them to Server 2012 R2 and have done a slight bit of the pre-work for how I'd like to see this setup.  Their primary server is strong enough to run Hyper-V and at least a single virtual server.  So I have the physical machine in a standalone workgroup with the only thing being ran off that box right now one single DC in a virtual deployment.  that DC is of course 2012 R2 as well, and it also hosts quickbooks point of sale, a time clock program for employee check-in/out and also just quickbooks pro database manager.

it's a pretty small footprint, and over the last 48 hours has been running great.

I want to introduce some high-availability into this environment where the virtual will live migrate to another physical machine in a different building, but since it is a farm and there is not any existing fire suppression, I don't want all the components in the same building.  Right now two buildings are the primary and secondary network hubs (per say) as one camera server resides in a dedicated locked room with a 24 port netgear managed switch running gigabit and the other Hyper-V host server sits in the office also hooked up to a 24 port netgear…
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In Hyper-V 2012R2 a guest OS is considered enlightened when integration Tools is installed. This enhances access to hardware resources, among other things. When Hyper-V is installed on Windows 2012 R2, the host OS is no longer "on the metal." Hyper-V is then underlying what earlier was the host OS, and then no longer host OS is actually a virtual machine.

My question is;
Is the host os enlightened the same way a virtual machine is with integration tools under these circumstances?
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Hello,

I have one physical box that is running Hyper-V and has three virtual servers running. They are all running Windows Server 2012 Standard. I am trying to get the OS that is the physical box to be able to remotely manage the other virtual servers without always having to remote connect to the virtual environment. I can see and then add the servers, but I constantly receive the error: Ensure that WinRM 3.0 is installed and enabled, all firewall ports are open. We are using AVG firewall on the virtual servers and Windows firewall on the box, because we can't seem to get the firewall service to install on the box. Below is a list of what I've tried, with the same error each time.
configure-smremoting enable all
Disable AVG Firewall
Disable Windows Firewall
Disable both Windows and AVG firewalls at the same time
Ensured that each server has a check for "Allow server to be controlled remotely"
Any and all assistance is appreciated.
-Chris
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Hi,
I have a number of Virtual Server 2005 Virtual Machines that I need to migrate to Windows 2012 R2 Hyper V.

How do I do this ?   Issues ?

Regards
Michael
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I have a small network with two file servers.  the units are identical.

Each will have server 2012 R2 standard running hyper V with two virtual servers created
One virtual server will handle roaming profiles / data storage and the other will handle exchange 2013.

Is DFS namespace a good strategy to set the units up so that if one server failed, the second one would take over and the users would not notice an interruption in service, or would there be a better way to do this
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i just installed in my PC, a virtual image using "Oracle VM virtual box 5.0.12 " however I can not added it in the domain,
Error: "An active Directory domain controller (AC DC) for the domain "HOME" coudl not be contacted

I am able to ping my DC server, my host pc,  I am able to go on the web

my main networks scope range is 10.10.10.xxx
however I saw my virtual machine came out with a 10.0.2.15
I had also turn off my firewalls

perhaps i'm missing something here some screenshots
this is for my vm settings
capture2.jpg
Oracle VM virtualbox Manager
capture2.jpg
appreciate your help
Capture1.PNG
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I presently work with virtualization...VMware and hyper-v, but don't deal with much security.  Can someone send some links on what I should be concerned with when it comes to virtualization and security?   .
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Hi All,

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V server with three VM’s in a four person network.  On the Hyper-V server I have one OpenVPN appliance that is almost always idle, a utility server that is also almost always completely idle, and the primary server providing file share and AD running Windows 2012 R2.

I have the following perfmon counters running on the host and primary VM:
Host drive with VM’s:
PhysicalDisk, % Disk Time
LogicalDisk, Avg. Disk Queue Length

Primary VM:
LogicalDisk, Avg. Disk Queue Length

What I am seeing is that the Avg. Disk Queue Length on the host never gets above about 0.2 while the Avg. Disk Queue Length on the VM sometimes spikes to 11.0.  

Wouldn’t it make sense that the host reading should spike to levels of at least the highest VM reading since the VM is getting the data from the host drives?  Meaning, if the VM spikes to 11.0, shouldn’t the host spike to at least 11.0?
Is there a HyperV setting that I should investigate to get the queue length lower on the VM?

Thanks,
Cliff
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hello Im about to enable DFS on a production server and set up replication to a new VM. The VM is on a VLAN locally, then after it sync's the plan is to relocate it to another site.  So far everything is setting up correctly with both servers on the namespace, etc.

Question is, one server is loaded with Data and I dont want to lose anything so going from left to right Im assuming when I get there. Left being the existing server. Any dangers with pulling the trigger on this?
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Hello All,

I have two major issues with trying to implement HyperV Virtual machine over Scaled out File Server (SOFS), I would really appreciate it if anyone can help out on this.

The Setup

Nodes: HYPERV1, HYPERV2, HYPERV3, HYPERV4
Cluster Name:HOSTCLUSTER
Scaled out File Server Name: SOFS
Test Share: \\SOFS\VM

The Issues

Creating HYPERV over SOFS Shares
- Creating a Virtual Machine on HYPERV1 from HYPERV1 does not have any issues
- Creating a Virtual machine on HYPERV2-4 from HYPERV1 result in General access denied error (0x80070005)

Quick/Live Migration over SOFS Shares
- Migration does not have any issues if I grant EVERYONE - FULL Permission to the share \\SOFS\VM
- Migration will error out in permission error if I only give FULL Permission to HYPERV1$, HYPERV2$, HYPERV3$, HYPERV4$, HOSTCLUTER$, SOFS$, SYSTEM, Administrator

I have tried other methods such as granting
Kerberos delegation
Enable-SmbDelegation
and they didn't work either. THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!! PLEASE HELP!!!
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Our call center is currently using a VDI environment and they want to have team viewer equivalent. Unfortunately due to the way its set up they don't know who is on which virtual desktop at which time. Are there any tools for VDI environments and call center (shadowing features) that people can recommend. Our quick fix is VNC/teamviewer on the Virtual desktops and a quick logon script that adds to a log file the user name and the hostname they use.

vCenter 5.5 - Horizion View 6.0 - View Agent 6.2 - Server 2012R2
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Guys,
I'm getting this error.
And when I try to power off the machine it doesn't let me because of the same message.

I try to access via console and nothing it doesn't let me enter the console same error.

So what do I do?
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When I try to delete a check point I get a Error msg: Cannot delete checkpoint catastrophic error 0x8000FFFF.

Some of the checkpoints don't are missing the option of restore, export, delete.

The machine is working perfectly fine.

Look the check point got cropped.

Question;
Is it safe to delete the snapshot folder?
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I have a Hyper-V host that is hosting 2 virtual machines.

One of the virtual machines is the domain controller, running DHCP and DNS

DC Static = 192.168.89.10
Default gateway is 192.168.89.1

DNS forwarders have been set-up to 192.168.89.1

The host has internet - and all the computers connected to the network have internet access - however the domain controller can't resolve IP addresses but can ping the internal network.

I have the DNS set on the VM NIC to loop back and the DG to 89.1

Am i forgetting something or have i mis configured something?
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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.