Installing SCVMM 2012 Beta 2

This year is going to be a big one for System Center, with a whole raft of major product updates scheduled to be released later during 2012. Microsoft TechEds the world over are going to be chock-a-block with some excellent, and hopefully very exciting announcements and hands-on labs.

To get things rolling in my own […]

Managing a domain Hyper-V server from a non-domain workstation

The home Hyper-V server is running away merrily. I have noticed that the 7200rpm drives are definitely not up to scratch when I perform relatively intense procedures, like creating a fixed VHD and installing an OS in another VM using an ISO mounted on the local filesystem…still, it gets there in the end and at […]

Upgrading to SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

Microsof recently announced the final release of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1. This service pack release provides support for Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX – features which were added to Hyper-V with Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Because my home Hyper-V system makes heavy use of Dynamic Memory, I’ve been running the RC […]

Running a virtual Domain Controller

One of the things I’ve been prevaricating about with the new Hyper-V system at home is whether or not to join the host server to the virtual DC which in turn hosts the Active Directory forest and domain for the lab environment.

Running a virtual DC in either a production or a lab environment isn’t […]