Today is October 2nd…

Which means it is my birthday (yay for me!), but it also means that the new Windows Datacenter licensing announced back in July is now in effect.  To recap, for those of you who missed the original announcement, Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition now has use rights to run unlimited virtualization Windows server instances. … Read more

Virtual Network Statistics from WMI

Continuing with my journey through the undocumented lands of Virtual Server WMI we come to virtual network statistics.  This nice little script displays information about virtual network name, and the number of packets and bytes that have been sent received and dropped on each virtual network: Option Explicit Dim vsWMI, vns, vn Set vsWMI =… Read more

Terminal Velocity under Virtual PC

##  TERMINAL VELOCITY v1.2 from 3D Realms! ####    Shareware by Terminal Reality, Inc.  ##“A 3D shooter that’s part Star Wars and partDescent!” @Computer Gaming World. Take flightin this futuristic action game, with huge,realistic levels, modem/net support, insaneweapons & multi channel digital music/sound.Requires: 486/8MB RAM (4MB at your own risk)“The 3D worlds are breathtaking, like nothingseen… Read more

Looking at disk space used by Virtual Server with WMI

So I have been spelunking through the Virtual Server WMI interfaces, and found this handy one for reporting the amount of physical hard disk space used by each virtual machine. Option Explicit Dim strComputer, objWMIService, colVMs, vm, totalDisk totalDisk = 0strComputer = “.” Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:\” & strComputer & “rootvmvirtualserver”) Set colVMs = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“SELECT… Read more

Galactic Battle under Virtual PC

    GALACTIC BATTLE is a space shoot-em up arcade game for one player. Its setting is an interplanetary spaceship which is controlled by its captain — you! — against attacks by hordes of evil aliens. Your object in the game is to defeat as many of the enemy as possible, while enhancing the features of your ship, and maximizing… Read more

Virtual Server and NTBackup

When I read this post that states that the VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Services) functionality in Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2 did not work with NTBackup – I was worried that we might have done something wrong, but a little bit of investigation revealed that this is actually expected.  It appears that NTBackup… Read more

You Don’t Know Jack (under Virtual PC)

Can you smell the trivia?That means it’s gone bad.       – You Don’t Know Jack This is a great game.  It places you as the contestant in an imaginary game show.  Now I hear you saying – so what.  Well You Don’t Know Jack (YDKJ) has a number of things going for it.  First, the variety… Read more