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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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We are looking to take several of our medical care facilities into the virtual server space. It is very important that we maintain a local mirrored server in case the internet does go down and we need to access the data. What is the best software or solution to do this?

Thanks in advance.
I have a PER410 with a S300 RAID controller.  The server went haywire and crashed.  I was able to bring it back online but 2 of the 4 drives were in a ready state on the RAID10.  I told them to be part of the RAID again but after about 3 hours it crashes again with an error on drive 2, which is not one that is rebuilding.  I have to put it in the freezer and start it back up and it will run for another 3 hours.  I can not get the SBS 2011 backup program to open to run a machine backup, it just sits there.  I thought I could run the disk2vhd program but something is wrong with VSS and it wont run.  When I try to run it without VSS it throws a huge error probably because something else is causing an error.

Anyone have any suggestions of what I can do because this is a SBS 2011 server I can't just create another DC.  I was hoping to make a virtual, build a new server and put it on it, then transition them to server 2012 as they don't use the sbs features anymore.  Basically I need the AD info.  The rest can be rebuilt if I really had to as I have the data drive backed up.  The OS backup has been failing.
Hello experts,

I am trying to setup a small 3 node cluster, two hyper v nodes, one storage node where both hyperv nodes are connected to storage node using two pairs of 10 Gigabit Ethernet. We want to create a cluster with the shared storage using iSCSI however we need this to be scalable later to full SOFS based cluster. Is it possible to start this way and later add more nodes turning existing storage node along with new nodes to SOFS cluster without downtime on the guest VM's running in the hyperV nodes?

I currently only have one Exchange 2013 VM running on the HyperV 2012 R2 server.  I have resized the storage on the VM and I'm wondering if it didn't free up the space properly. We are only actually using 192GB in that VM, I wouldn't think that would take up the whole 1TB drive. Is there anything I can do to free up space?

• HyperV C: 71.7 GB Free of 838 GB 765 Used
• Grace-Exch VM C: 235 GB free of 427 GB 192 GB Used

Files on the HyperV C drive.      
• Exch.vhdx 405GB
• Exch.avhdx 324GB
C:\HyperV VHD\Exch\Virt Mach 24 GB .bin
I try to move my new website witch has unc virtual directory for pictures in format \\n1.n2.n3.n4\L\images. (no credentials)
Everyone has access to this share \\n1.n2.n3.n4\L\. I run CasPol.exe to give FullTrust to this share.
The File.Exists or Read - still failing. I run my website on old Version 2008 (close to Vista)
I need advice what to do next ...
Best Regards
Stan Mezyk
My current lab setup is given below:

Two Physical Servers :

Say HVH01 & HVH02
Replication is configured on both servers but replication getting failed for a VM named VMXX.
Here are the details of replication status :

Replication Type : Primary for HVH02 and Replica for HVH01
Current Primary Server : HVH02
Current Replica Server : HVH01
Replication State : Pending Initial Replication
Replication Health : Warning

Other Details :
Hard Disk : virtualhdd.vhd
Size : 600GB

Hard Disk : A5476F8A-XXXX-CCCC-XXXX-8XXXX96XXXXE.vhd (size 1.5MB)
There is another file in same folder virtualhdd.vhd.tmp (600GB)

As replication is getting failed and to resolve this issue my client suggested me the comment as given below :

So how replication is setup is very standard. When the replication fails. The configuration needs to be deleted and the replica virtual machine needs to be deleted from the replica server. Then you need to manually go on the Hard Drive and delete the folder that contains the virtual hard drive file. After that you need to recreate the replication using the standard configuration. Primarily the virtual runs on HVH02 and then the replica server is HVH01. And then just start the replication.

Above statement of him is very confusing for me.I am not clear what he want from me to do. Can anyone help me about how to proceed in order to get replication happen without any impact.
I have Host server running MS Server 2012 Standard with HYPERV services on it.
I want to run several Virtual Machines with Win 10 Pro as OS (or Win 7 Pro)
They will be accessesed through RDP by several employees from Thin Clients or old Win XP desktops using RDP client software.
I already have proper amount of Windows Server CAL's, as well as Office 365 ProPlus licenses.

What license do I have to purchase for the Windows 10 Pro OS as that runs as VM?
Hi, I am a little confused about the time sync issue in Hyper V.
We have 2 DC's one on VMWare and one on Hyper V (full 2012 GUI) they are in separate offices connected via vpn link.
I have read that you should disable time sync from the Hyper V host due to time drift in the VM.
DC1 (on Hyper V) will be the FSMO holder so normally all the domain machines would get their time from that, so my question is how do I setup DC1 to look for the time.
I have found this command: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"time.nist.gov" /reliable:yes /update
Do I run this on DC1 then if the Hyper V host is on the domain it will get its time from DC1 along with all the other machines?
Hope this makes sense!
I'm having issues migrating a Physical Windows Server 2012R2. It has the normal system partition, the operating system on C:\ and data on D:\

I'm using the Microsoft Dish2VHD and have never had any issues doing this. But for some reason, it is not working on this server.
I've tried the combinations with and without .vhdx and the Use Volume ShadowCopy selection as well.
The tool makes the vhdx, but when I create the virtual server, it will not boot up. I either get an OS not found or just a blinking cursor.

So I just recently installed a VM for DHCP and DNS and retired an old Sbs11 system.  Since that time, some clients are showing weird behavior,  there are no errors in the event log. But here is the variable, we have hosted VOIP and all of the computers are daisy chained into the phones.  Phones do not get their DHCP from the server only PCs and the networks are separated via VLANS.  I am going back and forth with the provider and the blame game is currently ongoing.  They also control the switches. I could really really use some here as I want to get this corrected.  Is it something with the VM host config?  Guest config? Switch config? Phone config?  Also, when the workstations bypass the phones, there are no issues.

Please help me with this one... Struggling with this here
I have two 2012 R2 servers which are identical and clustered. The cluster has a shared resource (SAN) which has all my VMs on CSV. After I clustered the servers I could create and move a working live VM between the two nodes. I decided to run a test of failure in the event of one node goes down (pulled the network cables). The servers then migrated from node A to node B however instead of a saved state or live migration the VM "turned off", powers up, and comes online. When I restart node A the live migration works perfect.

What configuration am I missing? I want to setup if one node fails the VM will save, migrate to second node, and resume.
I have a network with 2 physical locations, both until recently had a single 2003 domain controller and a single domain. One location has been upgraded to 2012 R2 running on VMWare (I wasn't involved in this). The other location we are just about to change to 2012 R2 running on Hyper V.
I have never installed Hyper V other than in a test environment, I have read a lot of advice about this but I am still not totally clear on some aspects.
I am leaning towards installing the full 2012 server on the host for ease of management rather than the Core installation, the server won't be heavily utilised so am I right in thinking this? The host will only have the Hyper V role and be a member server on the domain.
I will also disable the time sync between guest and host as per advice I have read, I assume the two DC's will sync the time between them?
Some additional questions I have, I have read that the guest should be configured to stop in the event of the host stopping; I don’t really understand why as it will stop anyway but maybe I am missing something? If the host starts up again will the VM DC also start up automatically? Is there a way to configure this? The physical server is SAS disk in RAID 5, is there something I need to do regarding write caching on the disks and if so do you do this on the physical server or the guest?
Can anyone recommend a good backup solution (I have used Backup Assist before and I know they do a virtual server product but I have never used it).
I have new server running Server 2012 r2. We will be using this server to host a number of VM'S. I have been trying to do a P2V from 2 Server 2008r2 boxes that I have. To do this I am using the Disk2VHD tool with both the VHXD and Volume Shadow options selected. After creating the VHD's, I can successfully create new VM's in Hyper-V Manager without any issues. When I power them on that's when all of my nightmares begin. One of the VM's won't boot into windows. I continue to get the following error: Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device.

The second VM will boot just fine until I reboot. After I reboot the VM I continue to get a Mouse not captured in Remote Desktop session. It tells me that must install the Integration Services. I go to install the Integration Services and I receive the following error: A previous installation of Hyper-V Integration Services has been detected (Version 6.1.7601.17617). Click ok to upgrade. After I upgrade, the VM blue screens on me and I can't see the error because the blue screen just continues to loop on me.
We have a physical server that we are trying to virtualize using MVMC. Ther server is SBS 2011 and when running the conversion wizard it starts to convert the disk but almost immediately fails with the following error.

"MVMC is unnable to create a volume snapshot set on Error code: 0x8004231F"

On the actual machine that we're trying to convert we get a lot of errors in the event log like below which all seem to relate to either sharepoint (which we don't use).

Any ideas?

Event log errors.

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Failed resolving account spsearch with status 1376. Check connection to domain controller and VssAccessControl registry key.

   Gathering Writer Data
   Executing Asynchronous Operation

   Execution Context: Requestor
   Current State: GatherWriterMetadata

Error-specific details:
   Error: NetLocalGroupGetMemebers(spsearch), 0x80070560, The specified local group does not exist.

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface.  hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.
. This is often caused by incorrect security settings in either the writer or requestor process.

   Gathering Writer Data

   Writer Class Id: {35500004-0201-0000-0000-000000000000}
   Writer Name: SPSearch4 VSS Writer
   Writer Instance ID: {7da4ef16-639f-4f78-98fe-6587b7776bfa}

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error …
We are installing our first hyper v server and need some guidance.

We have one physical server. Our software vendor requires data and app server run on separate VM.

On this one server we would like to logical servers:
1. sql svr
2. dc/file server

Should I use the Hyper v host as one of these servers? If not what is the best setup?
I have a spare server that I would like to use in a lab environment. I would like to create a virtual server with several roles such as a domain controller, terminal server, exchange server, etc. I was accustomed to having individual servers for those roles but would like to experiment with having all the roles in one box. I have downloaded Hyper V server and also have Windows 2012 R2. Could someone give me some ideas on how I should start loading the server and procedures for creating a virtual machine.
I had to recently restore my domain controller (Server 2008 R2 Standard) from backup (virtual) from the day before a mistake was made that caused most of my service accounts and shared calendars to be deleted.

At first, the accounts were deleting themselves again when I realized that the secondary DC was replicating what it thought was the latest accounts. So now, I have the secondary DC off and I have restored the virtual server again with the correct service accounts.

Now, whenever I need to look at those now recently brought back calendars, it says that "could not be updated" with Outlook. Also, I tried to create a new Room Resource on Exchange and the attached file is the error I received.This is the error I get within the EMC when I try to create a new room resource.
Is there a way to force Exchange 2010 realize that the current AD is the latest version?
I have a Windows Server 2012R2 running HYPER-V and network access is very slow. I attempt to access an access database file or any file for that matter and it is slow to respond over the network. I am migrating a data server from Win2K3 to a Win2k8 VM. The HYPER-V Server has 16GB total and the VM is only assigned 8GB. According to the Win2k12R2 NIC, it's speed is 1GB and the virtual switch is running at 10Gb's. there is no anti-virus installed yet and the Windows firewall is off. TCP\IP is set correctly with the correct static IP and gateway. I have disabled all hardware acceleration and advanced features to establish a baseline.

Any ideas?
We have a system that has desktop-installed clients that connect to a MS Windows 2008 Server backend.

The 2008 Servers are physical boxes that we're looking to replace with VM boxes. I'm also looking at possibilities about replacing the desktop clients with thin clients.

Benefit for us is that we don't need to maintain these hundreds of locally installed versions.

Apart from a web client, we're looking at App-V which I believe - like Citrix - needs a locally installed App-V client and that's it. However, I had some questions:

i. We don't have an App-V platform at the moment. Rather than look to install this, does MS offer App-V in the cloud that we could use to push App-V clients to our desktops?

ii. Does App-V work in the same way as Citrix where the client is actually running on the server? Or is this more 'streaming' technology where the client runs on the local machine.

iii. Can App-V work offline? For instance on a laptop or mobile iPad where the connection is lost.

iv. DO I need anything else like SCCM?
Hi, just recently we got a new 2012 server which we plan to make a sql server but one of the requirements for the accounting software we use for sql server is to install a 2012 virtual server to run IIS for web site onto this new server.  What would be the steps involved in installing and configuring the virtual server?  Thanks.
I'm looking for a cost effective backup software for a Windows 2008 hyperV host. It is currently hosting 2 VM.

I want to backup the host to a NAS drive for off-site syncing to another NAS. I was going to use the Windows built in backup but found the limit that it will only keep one backup version. Is there a work around on this? I want an incremental backup.

Any advice?
we have a Windows 7, 8 and 10 virtualboxes (Hyper-V of Windows 8 & 10) but with lots of different installs.  We wanted to clean up this VPC and the way to go is just uninstall apps we understand that will not be used for per-box.

Any additional suggestion for a better way to cleanup these vboxes?
Ive just setup a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Core server, and joined it to the domain, Ive gone through and added myself as an administrator but when I try to manage from my Windows 8.1 laptop I keep getting:-
I have restarted 'Hyper-V management services' to no avail, I have swithed off the firewall on both server and client but nothing seems to work.

I know its working as Im RDPed onto the server from my laptop, so there is no issue with connection.

Any ideas?
We currently have about 350Gb of Data stored on a physical server which we full backup each week using Backup Exec 2014 to a local HDD. Differential Backups are performed during the week.

For disaster recovery purposed I would like to store a copy of our data each week in the cloud using Amazon Web Services.  It looks like Glacier is the best solution especially as we do not require frequent recovery access.

Going through the AWS instructions it look like I'm going to have to:
1. Create a virtual environment with a VM.
2. Have a virtual disk of 150GB for an Upload Buffer.
3. Have a virtual disk of 165Gb for Cache Storage.

Given that I have only 350GB of data do I have to provide 315GB of virtual storage just for the upload to AWS process?

Is this set up using a Virtual Tape Library (VTL) really my only option?
I'm starting to work with a new customer whom I'm bringing onboard. They currently have 2 physical servers. One is dedicated to their ERP application and the other one is a Hyper-V host with 4 VM's on it. Two of the VM's are domain controllers and I'm trying to understand the purpose of this.

I'm used to seeing two physical servers when configuring two domain controllers in case one fails. What good are two domain controllers if they are on the same Hyper-V physical server? If the host fails everything is down.

The company has 40-50 computer users. Exchange is done by an outside provider.

I would like to have some input in to this

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.