Mar 31

How To Hot Add Storage To A Hyper-V Guest–Super Simple And No Service Interruption

Hot Add Storage was added to Hyper-V at version 2008 R2. From the Hyper-V Manager Right-click the machine you want to add storage to, select Settings. This will bring up the settings window. Click On SCSI Controller in the left … Continue reading

Mar 29

Management and Deployment Firestarter –Must Attend Event

Slides and other resources available for download from: Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources If you missed the national Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) last week, you can still get the highlights by attending the TechNet Firestarter … Continue reading

Mar 23

Blue Screen Booting to VHD–You May Be Out Of Space On The Underlying Drive

When you are using Boot to VHD you must have enough capacity on the underlying disk to fully expand the VHD. If you do not have enough capacity you will get a blue screen (aka Screen of Death). If you … Continue reading

Mar 20

Cloud For The Masses–The ITProGuru Answers Is the Cloud a Fad or a New Paradigm

The buzz with the cloud is it is that the Cloud is going to be huge. Much, much bigger than virtualization is/was. One has to say “Come On, this must just be marketing hyper right?”. With this in mind, the … Continue reading

Mar 10

Remote Desktop Services–How To Change Settings For All Users

Have you ever wanted to change some settings for all users in a Terminal Server or Remote Desktop Services Session environment? Do you know there is a really cool command line tool that is used to install application called “Change … Continue reading

Mar 07

How to Install PowerShell on Windows Server 2003 and Enable Remote PowerShell Management–All Servers Should Have This Done

PowerShell is an incredible tool that will allow you to run scripts or commands on your server. PowerShell is included with Windows Server 2008 R2 but it has to be added to Windows Server 2003. I recently had a customer … Continue reading

Mar 07

Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7–Part 5- Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure

Tips and Tools for Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools … Continue reading

Mar 06

Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003

Revised 4/2/2011 to add merge change instructions link and link to simple way to do this using diskpart. I documented the process at: How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast … Continue reading