New Integration Service “Guest Service” in Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

When opening the Virtual Machine Settings Integration Services node in Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 Preview, you will notice that there is now an additional Integration Service listed called Guest Services. By default the service is not enabled, With this Read More …

Windows 8 – How to check if your system can run Hyper-V

Many articles refer to the Sysinternals Coreinfo utility to check whether your system can run Hyper-V on Windows 8 or not. But just this morning I found out that the systeminfo command that is included in Windows provides some additional Read More …

The confusion around Hyper-V

When talking about Hyper-V with customers or colleagues, I notice that there is quite some confusion around the definition of Hyper-V Server and Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V. Hyper-V Server 2008 / 2008-R2 The Hyper-V Server is a stand-alone product, Read More …

Converting WIM to VHD

Today I’ve tested the WIM2VHD script provided by Mike Kolitz a Software Design Engineer from the Hyper-V Team at Microsoft. In short, the script allows you to create a bootable VHD file directly from Windows 7 installation media, so you Read More …

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration Overview

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V will also support “Live Migration”. Today Hyper-V provides “Quick Migration” which still means a short downtime, with Live Migration a move from one to another Hyper-V system can be performed without Read More …

Free Virtualization ebook from Microsoft

Confused about all the different solutions around Virtualization ? then get the “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions” eBook. The document gives you all the information you need to better understand the various Virtualization offerings Microsoft has available today and will release Read More …