Virtualization Technical Resource – Almost Everything You Want to Know About Microsoft Virtualization

In case you missed it, You might want to check out this post first… Virtualization Gets Lots of Attention by Microsoft US East Region Evangelists – Great Resources! Operating System Virtualization Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Deploying a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution Whitepaper Deploying Virtual Desktops using RDS Deploying […]


Configure Email or Instant Message (IM) Alert Notification in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM)

From SharePoint Saturday Boston Question and Answer on my session Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 with Operations Manager 2007 R2.   “How to configure Email or IM alerting in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM)” To send notifications of alerts, Operations Manager 2007 can use a variety of mechanisms, such […]


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 […]