Configuring wide screen resolutions in a Hyper-V virtual machine

I recently had to do some demonstrations on my laptop – which has a 1366 x 768 display.  This made it hard to use Hyper-V virtual machines, which default to 1024 x 768 and only allow you to configure 4 x 3 resolutions. Luckily, it is actually possible to setup a Hyper-V virtual machine with… Read more

Updated Hyper-V Management Tools for Windows 7 SP1 now available

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; The Remote Server Administration Tools have just been updated for Windows 7 SP1.  You can grab them from here: This means that now you can manage dynamic memory and RemoteFX from the comfort of your desktop computer. Cheers, Ben… Read more

MED-V 2.0 available as part of MDOP 2011

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; I know I am late getting this up – but I have been quite busy lately Earlier this month we released MED-V 2.0 and it is now available for everyone who has access to MDOP. There are a large number of changes in the MED-V 2.0 release.  The first obvious one is… Read more

Updated Windows Virtual PC installer

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; I missed this one when it came out – but on Valentines day we released an updated installer for Windows Virtual PC.  It can be downloaded here: If you already have Windows Virtual PC installed – you do not need to update.  But if you are installing Windows Virtual PC today… Read more

Script to attach a USB device to a virtual machine [VPC]

A couple of people have asked me how to automate attaching a USB device to a Windows Virtual PC virtual machine, so here is a PowerShell script to do just that: # Connect to Virtual PC $vpc = new-object -com VirtualPC.Application   # Get VM name $vmName = Read-host “Specify the name of the virtual… Read more

Configuring Remote Management of Hyper-V Server – in a workgroup

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; I have received a number of questions about how to go about setting up remote management of our free Hyper-V server (not the one that is part of Windows).  So I thought I would sit down and write up a set of blog posts to talk about how to do this.  Today… Read more

How do you manage dynamic memory from Windows 7?

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; If you have the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 installed so you can manage a Hyper-V server – and you then install the service pack 1 beta on the Hyper-V server – how can you manage dynamic memory remotely? The first thing to know is that by default – everything… Read more

Installing Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 Home Editions

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; For a while now I have been seeing random people complaining about the fact that they cannot install Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 Home Editions (Basic or Premium).  This always struck me as odd – as I was sure that this was a supported configuration – but I did not reply… Read more

What is the Default Virtual Machine Location for Windows Virtual PC? (And why is it what it is?)

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; My post on how to configure the default virtual machine location for Windows Virtual PC has raised a number of questions.  One of which is: what is the default default virtual machine location for Windows Virtual PC?  This question is almost always then followed by the question – why is it that?… Read more

Using Virtual Server with Internet Explorer 8

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; Whether you are running Virtual Server on Windows 7, or just trying to manage Virtual Server from a Windows 7 computer – you will need to use the Virtual Server Administrative Web Site under Internet Explorer 8.  This is possible – but there are a number of things that you need to… Read more