RemoteApp + Hyper-V + Windows XP / Vista

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; The Remote Desktop team just did an interesting post here: About the RemoteApp for Hyper-V functionality that is available with Windows Server 2008 R2.  The concept here is that you would have a setup similar to Windows Virtual PC, where you run a legacy application in a Windows XP / Vista… Read more

The different ways to compact a disk

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; Today if you want to compact a virtual hard disk – you can use Virtual PC / Virtual Server / Hyper-V or Windows 7.  But not all methods are the same.  Under the covers there are two different approaches that are taken to compacting virtual hard disks: Virtual PC / Virtual Server:… Read more

Core Configurator 2.0 now available!

Core Configurator 2.0 is now available for download here: If you are unfamiliar with this tool – it is a graphical tool that allows you to configure a whole bunch of system settings on a Windows Server Core installation: Having spent some time playing with this release I have been impressed by a number… Read more

Why Hyper-V cannot boot off of SCSI disks (and why you should not care)

Under Hyper-V we have two kinds of disk controller that you can add to a virtual machine – IDE disks and SCSI disks.  A rough list of the differences between these controllers is as follows: IDE: Works on operating systems without integration services installed / available Can be used to boot a virtual machine SCSI:… Read more