SCVMM


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 environment with multiple servers or you want to do a […]


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Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start (Online Today)

I told a bunch of people about this program in the last couple days.  I went in this morning to make sure all was well and realized that the site no longer has the registration for today’s events.  It already rolled over to next months registration .  So, here is […]


How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through …


The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like […]


How To Add SCSI Controller To Hyper-V Guest Server

How to add a SCSI controller to a virtual guest on hyper-V We add the controller, add a drive to it, start the VM and initialize and format the drive.     You can download the video below if you prefer that over the embed http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/video/ITPROGuru-2011-06-Adding-SCSI-Controller-To-Hyper-V.wmv The procedures to do […]


How to Solve Connectivity Issues Connecting To SCOM, SCVMM, AD or Any Other Service–Here is the Easy fix

I have been in the technology industry for more than 25 years now and I have dealt with my fair share of connectivity issues. In the last decade or so a good 85% or more of the issues I have encountered have been DNS issues. There is a very easy […]


How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server. I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory. Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to be close to what I actually need but I will […]


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 coming to your area this month. This is a must […]


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 Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive […]


Migrating Windows Server 2003 R2 Virtual Guest from Virtual Server 2005 R2 to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 or Hyper-V Server Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

There are several things you must consider before migrating a machine from Virtual Server 2005 to a Hyper-V Host.  I thought I would make a post giving the quick list of how to do this so you do not miss any steps. These steps will produce a very clean machine […]