Linux Integration Components Now Posted!

While I’m recovering from the Virtualization Launch Event here in Bellevue yesterday (you can view the keynote sessions and all the breakouts here), there’s even more Hyper-V news to share. My colleague Patrick O’Rourke had posted previously on this, but I’m proud to announce – The final version of the Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V have…

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Hyper-V RTM and WinPE Synthetic Devices

Now that we’ve reached the RTM milestone with Hyper-V (and why I’m actually on vacation), here’s the updated script for how to add the Hyper-V synthetic drivers to WinPE (original post here) %echo off set MSUSOURCE=D:\synth\rtm\amd64 set PESOURCE=D:\winpe_x64_synthetic mkdir %temp%\IC c:\windows\system32\expand.exe -F:* %MSUSOURCE%\Windows6.0-KB951634-x64.msu %temp%\ic mkdir %temp%\IC\binaries c:\windows\system32\expand.exe -F:* %temp%\ic\Windows6.0-KB951634-x64.CAB %temp%\ic\binaries “C:\Program Files\Windows OPK\Tools\PETools\peimg.exe” /inf=%temp%\IC\binaries\amd64_wnetvsc.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18016_none_b337f91d87dbf1d0\wnetvsc.inf %PESOURCE%\mount\Windows “C:\Program…

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Microsoft TechEd ITPro Sessions

I’m involved in 4 sessions at Microsoft TechEd ITPro next week in Orlando – stop by and listen in! VIR366: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Security and the Windows Hypervisor: 6/10, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Room N230 VIR367: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Security and Best Practices: 6/10, 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM, Room S330C VIR365: High…

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Using the Hyper-V Integration Components in WinPE

The new architecture of synthetic devices with Hyper-V poses some unique challenges for system administrators. Specifically, how can a system administrator perform maintenance on a Hyper-V host from WinPE? Without the integration components, users are required to move their VHD’s around to the IDE controller, which limits the amount of VHD’s that can be used…

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