Running MOC Courseware Virtual Machines on Windows 7 RC

Once you have installed Windows 7 RC and downloaded Microsoft Virtual PC you might have the need to run Microsoft Official Curriculum courseware virtual machines. And therein is a problem. The virtual machines are built to use Virtual Server 2005, but that cannot install in Windows 7, so you cannot use the Lab Launcher. Though… Continue reading Running MOC Courseware Virtual Machines on Windows 7 RC

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… Continue reading Hyper-V on the Dell Optiplex

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… Continue reading VSWebApp and 404