Using Hyper-V with a Wireless Network Adapter

Out of the box Hyper-V does not support connecting virtual machines to wireless network adapters.  As a primarily server focused product this is a reasonable limitation – especially given evils that we need to do to get wireless network adapters to work with virtual machines.  But all is not lost – it is possible to… Read more

Understanding Networking with Hyper-V

With Hyper-V the world of networking is quite different than it was with Virtual Server. First to set the scene, with Windows Server 2008 installed on a system with one network adapter you will see this under Network Connections: And your system is operating like this: Once you install Hyper-V and create a virtual network… Read more

Running Virtual PC under Hyper-V Beta

They say that a picture speaks a thousands words, so: Yes!  This is Windows Server 2008 running the Hyper-V beta with Windows Server 2003 installed in a virtual machine, which in turn has Virtual PC 2007 installed and running Windows 98. And the performance is much better than you might think.  In fact a little… Read more

Things that Virtual PC needs to be run as Administrator for…

For the most part Virtual PC is able to happily run when you are using a non-administrative user account and everything will work.  There are – however – a couple of things that will not work correctly unless Virtual PC is run under an Administrative account: Using ping (or other ICMP based tools) over shared… Read more