Sep 30

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series–There really is a difference between virtualization platforms!

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of … Continue reading

Oct 25

How To Mount VHD Image From Windows 7 or Greater Step-By-Step Without Any Third Party Tools–The Easy Way

1) Click Start – Right-Click Computer – Select Manage {Authorize the elevation if prompted} 2) Expand Storage – Select Disk Management – Right-Click Disk Management – Select Attach VHD 3) Browse to select the VHD – Click OK

Jun 22

Free Technology Training from TechEd NA 2012 Available NOW

TechNet 2012 – North America has wrapped and what a great show it was.  I was able to attend but had to work so I did not get the opportunity to sit in on many sessions.  However, now I am … Continue reading

Mar 02

Part 3 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Enable Hyper-V Role

Several Ways to Enable the Hyper-V Role… Command Line: DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V Startup ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V PowerShell: Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V GUI: Start – Server Manager – Add Role – Hyper-V

Mar 02

Part 2 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–BIOS Settings

Step 1: Part 1 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour (includes sysprep images) You should have your server up and running. Step 2: Install your network drivers. If you … Continue reading

Jan 31

How to Run Any Program Including PowerShell with Elevated Privileges (aka Administrator Permissions)

To run any application with elevated privileges (as Administrator) simply right-click on that program from the menu and select Run as Administrator. An example of this would be if you wanted to run a PowerShell window with elevated permissions just … Continue reading

Jan 27

Live IT Time Private Cloud Chat–Get Your Questions About Cloud or Virtualization Answered By THE Experts

Have you built your first cloud yet?  If not, now is a great time to build out a lab.  Go ahead,  grab a server (or laptop) and setup you proof of concept.  If you have not done it already, it … Continue reading

Nov 25

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment. Hope this is helpful. First lets look at the system requirements. If you want to setup your … Continue reading