Hyper-V is the newest Microsoft's solution to computer virtualization. It comes with Windows Server 2008 R2 and will be embbeded on Windows 8 Server.

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Hyper-V vs. Windows Virtual PC

When trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I installed Hyper-V. It looked like just another Windows Virtual PC. Could someone explain how it is different? Is there a performance difference? Any ...
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HyperV - low CPU usage

I am very new to HyperV and virtual machine philosophy in general, so please expect more or less nooby questions :) I have a server that is only used as a host for virtual machines. OS is windows ...
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Connectivity good between VMs, but no connectivity between host and VM

I have a strange situation where connectivity (ie ping, access shared folders and services) is fine between virtual machines, but not between the host and the virtuals. I've been using Hyper-V almost ...
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Hyper-V installation on Windows 8 CP with a DEP not being correctly recognized

Seems like I am unable to add a Hyper-V Platform to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Windows Feature addition dialog is reporting an error: "Hyper-V cannot be installed: Data Execution Prevention is not ...
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What is the maximum performance I can get from a Virtual CPU?

While I wait for the IT dept to set up the new hyper-V cluster, I'm reading up on virtual machines. It's a really simple question. If I only have a single VM, with a single Virtual CPU, what is the ...
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Can't install Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise:Stuck in installation loop

Basically after I add the role in the server manager and restart for the first time, the progress bar fills and after that I'm informed that installation failed and that computer is reverting the ...
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how to log on host if dc on virtual server

If my only Domain Controller is on a Windows 2008 Hyper-v server then do I always have to use a local (non-domain) credentials to login to the host server & the Hyper-v server after a reboot? I ...
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Can't boot to a vhd exported from hyper-v

I have a virtual machine running Windows 2008 R2 x64 as guest, and Hyper-V R2 x64 as host. I have cloned the vhd file of the virtual machine, and now, I want to boot from it directly on my laptop ...
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How to back up VM's on Windows 8 Preview Hyper-V with WHS 2011?

I've got a computer running the Windows 8 Developer Preview and I've enabled the Hyper-V support built into that. I use a Windows Home Server 2011 box for backing up my computers. Settings and ...
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Windows Server Hyper-V guests cannot see each other on network

I have a Hyper-V physical machine along with two standard laptops running within my LAN (connected by an ASUS-RT56U router). The physical server runs Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, with two Windows ...
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Hyper-V and attaching physical disks

So, I'm looking at rebuilding my home server. My current setup is the following Windows 7 Ultimate 1TB Boot Drive (my smallest drive) Windows Dynamic Spanned volume, continaing 1x 1TB drive, 2x 2TB ...
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Can a HP Pavilion dv7-6130ez run Hyper-V?

I need a laptop as a test machine for Hyper-V, nothing fancy. I found this one: HP Pavilion dv7-6130ez The general specs (8 GB memory, 1 TB disk) seem very sufficient for my purposes and the CPU (2 ...
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Hyper-V for dummies - what is the benefit?

As was announced, Windows 8 will have Hyper-V built in, and some people are much excited about that. I can use Microsoft Virtual PC on Win 7 even now, how Hyper-V will make user experience better? ...
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Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: 'hypervisor' driver not installed

I have a dual-boot system, Windows 7 on my C: drive and Server 2008 R2 on my K: drive. Two separate hard drives. I set up Hyper-V and everything was running great, building VMs left and right and ...
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Run Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 in VirtualBox VM?

Has anyone been able to get Hyper-V to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a VM? Host is Windows 7 Professional 64 VirtualBox is version 4.0.12 Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is the checked build ...
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Blue screens and dual screens on WS2008 R2 running Hyper-V

I'm a developer building silverlight apps and using Server 2008 R2 as my main operating system. I have Hyper-V running on the machine that I use to host my test O/S's and and OS for non-dev stuff ...
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Hyper-V Woes With Import

I created a windows 7 virtual, and along the way, exported it to an external hard drive for backup. HyperV is hosted on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. I really need to be able to restore the backup, ...
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Networks of Guest OS in Hyper-V

My host system is connected to a network where the IP addresses are static and need users to apply for them. Further, one IP (in use) is binded with one mac-address. On the other hand, I found that ...
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Automatically open a PowerShell session on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Core?

I have a virtual server running with Hyper-v r2 sp1 (standalone product). I imagine it applies also to W2K8 Core install. When I connect to the remote desktop, both sconfig.cmd and cmd.exe are ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation?

What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation? I.e. what is their workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines? I use VMWare workstation extensively, but have a lot of .VHD file images, ...
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Change the volume serial number on a VM hard drive

Can I change the C-disk volume serial number on a virtual machine in Hyper-V? How can I do that? The OS of the VM is Windows 2008 Server.
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager without Active Directory

In our work network, we are not using Active Directory. We have Microsoft Action Pack, and a copy of System Center Essentials came with the Action Pack. I attempted to install it to use Virtual ...
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Migrate XenServer instances to Hyper-v

What is the basic process of migrating virtual machine snapshots from XenServer to Hyper-v? The virtual machines are Windows Server 2008 and Ubuntu Server 10.10. Thank you for any help.
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Windows virtual machine over remote desktop stuck at “To Improve the appearance of visual elements, …”

I was installing Windows on a VM where the VM Server was accessed via remote desktop. Eventually install was stuck at "To Improve the appearance of visual elements, Windows will automatically adjust ...
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Difference between Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Server

I'm beginner with windows virtualization. Can anyone please tell the difference between Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Server.
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Is Hyper-V server suitable as a desktop testbench?

At the moment, we are running a test bench with several desktop computers that are reimaged every time we need to test on a different operation system. Also because different versions of our software ...
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Can I tell if my VPS server (win 2008) is hosted on Hyper-V from within the image?

Is it possible, from within a windows 2008 virtual private server, to tell if the image is hosted in Hyper-V or some other virtualization technology? For example, are there any guest-os extensions ...
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Two Network Adapters on Hyper-V Host - Best way to configure?

I have two physical network adapters installed in my Hyper-V host. I want one to be dedicated to the host, and the other to provide external network services to the VMs. Would the appropriate ...
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Mouse not connected in Hyper-V

Took a VS 2005 VHD connected it to Hyper-V, uninstall Virtual Machine Additions and installed Hyper-V Integration Components. Now mouse point shows arrow rather than dot, but you cannot click anywhere ...
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How to configure network in UBUNTU server VM

I have Ubuntu latest server edition installed as VM on Hyper-V. I get the command line, but need to install GUI desktop for which i need to have network available on ubuntu. From the Hyper-V VM ...
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How to install Linux VM on Microsoft Hyper-V

I am looking for step-by-step guide to do so. I can go for any easy to work with Linux distribution , may be UBUNTU. But Hyper-V page says it officially supports only SUSE and REDHAT, others can be ...
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Choosing a hypervisor for home use

i have a NAS running physically on an old PC. I want to virtualize this nas on the same hardware to be able to host another small Linux server. I have done this before but there are two issues i want ...
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Why do my virtual machines slow down/freeze under Hyper-V Server 2008

I have recently installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and have 2 VM's running on it. Everything works fine until some "nice looking" (could be WPF or .NET) application is executed. In that case all ...
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Move VHD to Hyper-V

I have a Windows 7 machine that can dual boot into Windows 2008 on a VHD file. I am now trying to move this VHD file to run as a Hyper-V image on Windows 2008. I copied the VHD file to the Windows ...
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Virtual Network using Hyper-V

I'm having some issues creating a virtual network using hyper-v. Right now I have PC1 as a Domain controller, it's running the domain D1. All I did was setup Active Directory Domain Services and ...
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Virtualization of desktop

I'm thinking about virtualization of my laptop(for educational purposes). My idea is to install very light host OS and have all the rest as virtual machines. Microsoft's Hyper-V Standalone would be ...
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Fastest external drive for virtual machines?

I want to run Hyper-V virtual machines on my Dell E6400 laptop as fast as possible. I currently use an external 7,200rpm 2.5 inch hard disk over E-Sata which is pretty good. However if I want to ...
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Can I boot up into an existing virtual machine?

The situation: as a freelance developer, I need to work in a similar development environment to the other people on the project. Because the dev environment has so many dependencies and 3rd party ...
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How to use my old WinXP HDD as a virtual machine on Win2008?

I had WinXP installed on my HDD, and everything was good. Now for a particular project I needed to run Win 2008 server. So I got myself a new HDD, installed Win2008 on that, and everything works ...
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Vmconnect.exe on Windows7

I running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/Hyper-V. The Network properly works and I can access the VM's From a Hyper-V enabled 2008 Machine. No problems there. BUT... I want to be able to connect to my ...
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Can I run more than 4 virtual machines using Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition as the host?

I understand that a single Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition license includes 4 free guest virtual machines using Hyper-V. Suppose I do that, and have 4 VMs running, but then want to expand. ...
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How can I tell if Windows thinks a HDD is removable without a GUI?

I need to determine if Windows thinks that my SATA hard drives are "removable" or not. The problem is, its on a Hyper-V system, and I don't have access to the Disk Management GUI application. ...
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How can we determine who, if anyone, is logged into a Windows Server 2008 server?

We are running multiple (currently four) virtual Windows Server 2008 servers. In order to shut down those servers from a central point, we would like to know if all remote sessions to those machines ...
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Destination host unreachable after moving to Hyper-V

Yesterday I moved a couple of Virtual Servers to Hyper-V. All went well for the exception of one server. After setting up the network like in all other server with a static IP, I cannot reach ...
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Disk2vhd,convert my PC to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Senario: I have my development PC or Workstation with lot of applications like SQL Server,Visual Studio installed, and in-case my PC goes down then I have to go through the lengthy procedure of ...
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Windows 7 boot manager

I have Windows 7 installed as my main operating system on my machine and recently installed Hyper V Server on a separate hard disk. Now I have realised that I don't use Hyper V as much as I thought I ...
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Hyper V Server not findable by name

I am setting up a Hyper V 2008 R2 Server on my home network to evaluate it for general virtualization usage at work (software development test lab etc). I don't have a domain at home so its just a ...
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Does Windows 7 Support Hyper-V?

Now that Windows 7 Enterprise is available for VLK Users to download, I would like to check it out. The only thing holding me back is that I am an application developer (currently developing on a ...
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What anti-virus works best with microsoft hyper-v

I'm trying to install anti-virus on a server running hyper-v with 3 virtual machines. I've tried one which (shall remain nameless) deleted(!) 2 of the VM's (luckily not the virtual hard disks though) ...