Hyper-V Security 101 – Virtualization Administration Delegation of Hyper-V and SCVMM

When running Hyper-V you do not need to be at the console to manage your virtualization platform.  In fact, it is strongly recommended that you delegate these rights.  If you let someone login to a server with administrative permissions they basically have the “keys to the kingdom”.  We do not […]


Allow Remote Desktop Services and Ping Through Firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

This post in in response to questions on how to turn maintain remote connectivity to a server running Hyper-V with the firewall enabled.  The first thing to consider is what inbound traffic you want to enable on the server.  If it is a Hyper-V server you should consider if you […]


iSCSI SAN for VERY Easy Storage Virtualization All About Storage From Virtualization Group Boston

A quick update on Virtualization Group Boston’s, “All About Storage” event. Thanks to our Community Sponsors: PerfectDisk, and StarWind Software. We had a great turnout with strong presentations from two big names in the industry, StarWind Software and PerfectDisk(Raxco Software).  One of the topics we discussed and I wanted to […]


Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 and Migrate Microsoft Office and Other Applications Using The User State Migration Tool (USMT

At recent TechNet events, I had questions about migrating applications using the User State Migration Tool (USMT).  As I suspected, there is support for migrating some applications including Microsoft Office.  In fact, for Microsoft Office it can even migrate settings from an older version of office on the source machine […]


DPM eLearning is now online – How to Backup SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange Server and Virtulized Environments (Hyper-V), Including Disaster Recovery

Announcing DPM eLearning is now online This week, I am very happy to announce the availability of eLearning for DPM 2007. This is a collection of 6 two-hour eLearning modules that include hands-on labs, much of the same courseware as our newly announced classroom-based DPM course, and is built for […]