Aero Glass? In my Virtual Machine? It’s more likely than you think…

Back in 2006, I posted an article about how to get Glass running in a VM.  The trick was to use Remote Desktop on a Glass-enabled machine to TS into a VM which is running the same OS.  If the build of the OS on your workstation is different than the one in the VM,…

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Does restoring a snapshot break domain connectivity? Here’s why.

This is a pretty common question on our internal mailing lists, and I’d imagine that it’s common outside of Microsoft as well, so I thought it would make a nice blog post (since I’m way behind on blogging…). So, you have a VM that’s joined to a domain and working perfectly.  You take a snapshot…

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How to use VMConnect to create an .RDP-like shortcut directly to your VMs

The Remote Desktop application in Windows has a nifty little feature where you can save all of your custom settings for a specific remote computer to a single .RDP file, and then just use that .RDP file as a shortcut to connect to that remote computer instantly. VMConnect, which is the name of the application…

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Problems with QueryPerformanceCounter on Windows Server 2003 Multi-Processor Hyper-V guests? Here’s why.

A friend of mine from another group came to me with a problem he’s been having on some Windows Server 2003 guests. They’re doing some nifty stuff with the .NET Stopwatch() class, and some WPF animations, which uses the QueryPerformanceCounter Win32 API to figure out the timing during the animations.  Apparently, when they run their…

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I still get an error while installing the Integration Components on Win2k3 after I installed Win2k8 RC1 on the host! HC?

In an earlier post, I said that you should install Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta if you’re getting error 61658 while trying to install the Integration Components in Windows Server 2003. And you should. But some people are still seeing it.  If you happen to be one of them, here’s why: You probably…

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