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Hyper-V Not Booting From ISO Images

I got error 0xc00000e9 when attempting to boot into a new guest Hyper-V image, using an ISO image as my boot CD. Using the real CD in the host worked fine. So I downloaded the ISO again and all was well this time – must have been a dodgy download – now to go play […]

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Hyper-V on the Dell Optiplex

With the correct BIOS settings enabled on a E8500 processor (see http://processorfinder.intel.com/ for the processors that support EM64T, Virtualisation and Execute Disable which is needed for Hyper-V to work), and with them and the Trusted Execution property set to On in the BIOS I got the following errors with Hyper-V RC1 on Windows 2008 Enterprise […]

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ERROR_REPLICA_SYNC_FAILED_THE TARGET PRINCIPAL NAME IS INCORRECT

This rather imposing message is found if you try to force replication between to Active Directory Domain Controllers when one of the controllers machine account password is out of sync with the password as stored on the other domain controller. I have seen this a number of times on Virtual PC or Virtual Server Active […]

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Virtual PC’s Crashing With IntelPPM.sys and Processor.sys

Today I booted a virtual machine that was provided for me by a client so that I could prep a training course, but I could not log into the virtual machine because it blue-screened with a driver called intelppm.sys failing (and supposedly processr.sys can cause the same problem, but I have not experienced that one […]

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VSWebApp and 404

When I have started too many virtual machines in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 I find that the administration application (http://server/virtualserver/VSWebApp.exe) stops working. To get it to restart, change the authentication settings on the IIS virtual directory to something other than what you have already (but not anonomyous). For example if it is Basic and Integrated […]

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Mouse Pointer Delays in Virtual Server

I am running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and every 10 seconds or so I get a pause in the mouse movement on the screen – very annoying. Examining the performance logs of the server I see that the Virtual Server service “vsssrv” goes to 0% CPU utilisation when this happens – so something is interupting […]