Sep 02

How To Allow Remote Desktop Services RDP and Ping ICMP Through Windows Firewall–Step-By-Step

Create Firewall Rules in Windows 7 thru Windows Server 2012 R2  to allow RDP and ICMP traffic for you have to open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” control panel applet.  You can get here by typing “firewall” in the search … Continue reading

May 15

How To Convert Physical to Virtual Machine (P2V) Migration – Step By Step – MUCH Easier Than You Might think!

I found a great article I wanted to share.  If you use the Disk2VHD, be careful of SCSI and Raid controllers.  Test booting and running the VM before you blow away the original disk; you have been warned :} … … Continue reading

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

Apr 10

Migrating Servers, Including VMware Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Easily and Automatically Many Tools Available including MVMC Automation Toolkit (MAT)

Do you have VMware servers that you would like to migrate to Hyper-V.  Well, that is easy.  There is a “Solution Accelerator” that makes it very easy.   the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a simple GUI tool that gets … Continue reading

Aug 23

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Systems Management & Private Cloud (Part 2)

  Abstract: In Part 2 of our Systems Management & Private Cloud series, Dan Stolts, Kenon Owens and Stephen Baron dig deeper into how applications are packaged, deployed and managed across multiple cloud environments within System Center 2012 and how service … Continue reading

Aug 20

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Systems Management & Private Cloud (Part 1)

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Systems Management & Private Cloud (Part 1)       ITProGuru Dan Stolts welcomes Sr. Product Marketing Manager Kenon Owens and Sr. Program Manager Stephen Baron as they discuss why systems management is such a concern … Continue reading

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

Feb 29

Private Cloud Chat–Plenty of Chances To Ask The Experts Your Tough Questions About Private Cloud

To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts!  You … Continue reading

Feb 28

Private Cloud Is The Future of IT, Free Training Coming Soon–Registration Open

Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn about Microsoft’s virtualization solution, Hyper-V, the first step on your path to mastering Private Cloud. You’ll embark on an … Continue reading