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  • Wiki Page: How to Build Your Own Custom TechNet Documentation

    This article is based on material first published on my blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/tonyso/archive/2011/09/13/roll-your-own-techdocs.aspx . It is offered here so that others can extend it with additional details, tips and usage scenarios. Please feel free to revise and improve it, it is the wiki...
  • Wiki Page: Windows PowerShell Survival Guide

    This article was formerly titled "Automating IT Tasks with Windows PowerShell Overview."** Table of Contents Introduction and Getting Started Purpose of this Document Scope of this Document Learning PowerShell Fundamentals Guides Quick Reference Materials Videos Covering PowerShell...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: How to Fix BIOS Errors Enabling Hyper-V

    Table of Contents Hardware requirements for Hyper-V Hyper-V R2 and SLAT Hardware Hyper-V : What to Disable in the BIOS Hardware requirements for Hyper-V A 64-bit (x64) processor Windows Server 2008 was the last 32-bit (x86) Windows Server release and Windows Server 2008 32-bit version...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Survival Guide

    Table of Contents Planning Deploying Managing Optimizing Video Troubleshooting Podcast Blogs Forums Books Twitter Tools Miscellaneous Related Products See Also This is a list of Hyper-V resources you can add too, and feel free to rearrange. Just click the "Edit" button above the article...
  • Wiki Page: Secure Silverlight Applications with Claims-Based Authentication in Azure – Lessons Learned – Part 2

    In this second article of the series ( see first article here ), I’ll continue sharing security and Silverlight lessons learned while moving an application to Azure. Specifically let’s extend what we discussed in part one to include: · More details about securing the on-premise service...
  • Wiki Page: Secure Silverlight Applications with Claims-Based Authentication in Azure – Lessons Learned – Part 1

    Part of Microsoft’s Azure strategy is offering organizations the choice to port and run portions of their existing applications in the cloud while continuing to utilize on-premise software. This is a compelling strategy with many variations which are easy to implement using Windows Azure and related...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: How to Add a Pass-Through Disk on a Failover Cluster

    Applies to: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 There is a small but crucial difference in the way you configure a highly available virtual machine in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster and Windows Server 2008 R2 (which includes Live Migration and Clustered Shared Volumes). On Server...
  • Wiki Page: Windows Server 2008 R2: Survival Guide

    Table of Contents Windows Server 2008 R2 Documentation Essentials Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Library Other Windows Server Products Security Resources Developer Resources Additional Resources Connect See Also Do you need to evaluate, plan, deploy, maintain, or support Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Deployment Best Practices

    Table of Contents Before you begin Best Practices Avoid Overloading the Server Ensure High-Speed Access to Storage Install Multiple Network Interface Cards Avoid Mixing Virtual Machines That Can Use Integration Services with Those That Cannot Configure Antivirus Software to Bypass Hyper-V Processes and...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: How to Programmatically Check If Hypervisor is Present

    Sometimes you need to programmatically determine whether a program or a command you wish to run is running within a virtualized environment. On x64 platforms you can execute the CPUID instruction with an input (EAX) value of 1. Check bit 31 of register ECX (the ―hypervisor present bit). If this...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V 2008 R2 Virtual Machine Snapshots: FAQ

    Table of Contents What are virtual machine snapshots? What are snapshots used for? How are snapshots stored? Can I delete these pesky .avhd files? What other important considerations I should be aware of when using snapshots? I’ve taken multiple snapshots and now my virtual machine pauses automatically...
  • Wiki Page: How to Install Forefront Security for Exchange Server in a Hyper-V 2008 R2 Virtual Environment

    Note: This article is based on Hyper-V 2.0, and might not apply to Hyper-V 3.0 (Server 2012) Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) supports the Hyper-V platform. FSE is approved for any hypervisor-based virtualization technology certified under the Microsoft Server Virtualization program...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: VM Connection Keyboard Shortcuts

    Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 This article sources from the Virtual PC Guy's blog post . This information is useful for troubleshooting, as well as routine operation. Hyper-V provide a "Virtual Machine Connection" for interacting with a VM. Virtual Machine...
  • Wiki Page: Opalis Survival Guide

    As a part of the Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite, Opalis is uniquely positioned to enable the dynamic datacenter by orchestrating tasks between Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager and 3rd party management tools. Opalis can be leveraged...
  • Wiki Page: News, Requirements, and Installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

    You can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM) to manage your virtual environment, including: · Hyper-V · Hyper-V Server · Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 · VMWare Virtual Center 2.0 and 2.5 · VMWare ESX Server 3, 3i, 3.5 and Vsphere 4 (managed...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Tools

    This is a list of tools, resources, and external links to download and learn about those tools. Table of Contents Supported Microsoft Tools (Solution Accelerators, Product Downloads, etc.) Microsoft Products and Solutions that are Built upon Hyper-V Technology Remote Management from Client Versions...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Troubleshooting

    Table of Contents Hyper-V Versions Health Model Tools Procedures Best Practices Virtualization Server/Host-based Troubleshooting Virtual Machine/Guest-based Troubleshooting Resources See Also This page contains links to articles that need work (also called " stub pages "). To see all the...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Getting Started Guide (Community Version)

    This Getting Started guide should be sourced from the TechNet Library topic at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732470(WS.10).aspx
  • Wiki Page: How to Manage Device Drivers with Command Line

    This topic is a how to. Please keep it as clear and simple as possible. Avoid speculative discussions as well as deep dive into underlying mechanisms or related technologies. (what is this box?) Generally speaking, the best tool to manage device drivers is “Device Manager”. That is...
  • Wiki Page: AD DS: Fine-Grained Password Policies

    Table of Contents You can create the Fine-Grained Password Policy with ADSIEDIT.MSC. One sample settings of a FGPP How to Manage Active Directory Password Policies in Windows Server 2008/R2 Find the below link for creating a Fine-Grained Password Policy Apply PSOs to Users and Global Security Groups...
  • Wiki Page: Background Intelligent File Transfer Service (BITS) Overview

    This artricle is based on the TechNet article of the same name, last updated March 2009: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732428.aspx Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 Current Version: 4.0 An update package for BITS is now available for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and for Microsoft...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Architecture

    See also: Understanding and comparing the hyper-v architecture at TechNet Wiki. Table of Contents Resources See Also Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster Online Seadragon (deepzoom) viewer for the Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V 2008/2008 R2: Gotchas

    Note: This article is based on Hyper-V 2.0 and might not apply to Hyper-V 3.0 (Server 2012) TechEd Demo Edit These are the top "gotchas" or "known issues" that folks seem to have trouble with in Hyper-V. "Gotchas" are sometimes also called "lessons learned"...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Clustering Survival Guide

    In Hyper-V you can perform clustering at the host (virtualization server) level or the guest (virtual machine level). What's missing? Please add it! Table of Contents Useful Sources Windows Server 2008 R2 Core For PowerShell, Cluster.exe & Scripting see that section. TechNet: Server...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V: Maximum VM RAM

    Customers often ask about the maximum RAM supported in a Hyper-V virtual machine. In Windows Server 2008 R2 the maximum amount of RAM you can have in a virtual machine is 64 GB. You can find all the Requirements and Limits for Virtual Machines and Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 on TechNet at: http...
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