Registering an Incompatible VM with PowerShell

If you have ever tried to register a virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager, and the virtual machine was not compatible with your current computer, you would have seen something like this: This is a GUI experience that allows you to make changes to the incoming virtual machine in order to make it work on the… Read more

Why is the wrong time displayed on my virtual machine?

Here is the scenario: You have a bunch of server virtual machines that are merrily running somewhere in your environment.  Normally you do not interact with them, but once in a while you need to login to one of them and do something.  When this happens – you open up Hyper-V Manager and connect to… Read more

Cloning running virtual machines in SCVMM 2012 R2

Yesterday I posted about how Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 allow you to export a running virtual machine.  This is also available when using SCVMM 2012 R2. Here you can now clone a running virtual machine.  When you clone the virtual machine you can either store it in your virtual machine library, or… Read more

Exporting a running virtual machine

One of the small features that we added in Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 is the ability to export a virtual machine that is currently running.  Using this feature is simple enough, just select a running virtual machine and choose to export it.  Here you can see that my MineCraft Server is running… Read more

Online VHDX Resize in Windows Server 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1

One of the new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 is the ability to resize a virtual machines virtual hard disk while it is running.  In order to pull this off – all you need is a virtual machine with a .VHDX file attached to a SCSI controller (this functionality is not… Read more