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Questions tagged [hyper-v]

Type-1 hypervisor developed by Microsoft. Included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, as well as Pro editions of Windows since Windows 8.

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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) ...
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Can I run Mac OS X as a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

I would like to know if it is possible, (not from a legality standpoint, but from a technical standpoint), to run Mac OS X on a Hyper-V VM. This would make testing so much easier as I would not have ...
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Is there any advantage to having more than 16 GB RAM on a Windows developer machine?

Assuming a machine (Dual Quad Core Xeon (2.26 GHz) with 24 GB RAM) running Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V. How many VMs can I expect to run at the same time with good performance? Is this overkill? ...