VMM Ports and Protocols

When you install the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server, you can assign some of the ports that it will use for communications and file transfers between the VMM components. While it is a best security practice to change the default ports, not all of the ports can be changed through VMM. The default settings for the ports are listed in the following table.  Continue reading “VMM Ports and Protocols”

App-V installation issues

Hi guys,

Been busy today with the installation and configuration of the App-V management console and sequencer.

The complete installation guide can be downloaded here.

During the installation i’ve encountered several errors. These errors are explained in the next paragraphs. Continue reading “App-V installation issues”

Office 2010 migration guides

Thinking about upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010?

Each upgrade brings exciting new features, but new versions of your favorite programs can take some getting used to. It’s no different for those of us here at Microsoft who create the Office programs than it is for our customers. Continue reading “Office 2010 migration guides”

Time Synchronization in Hyper-V

There is a lot of confusion about how time synchronization works in Hyper-V – so I wanted to take the time to sit down and write up all the details. 

There are actually multiple problems that exist around keeping time inside of virtual machines – and Hyper-V tackles these problems in different ways.

Problem #1 – Running virtual machines lose track of time. Continue reading “Time Synchronization in Hyper-V”

Storage Calculators for System Center DPM2010 and others

Hi guys and dolls,

Check out this page from Microsoft about new calculators (based on xlsx format) for Hyper-V, SCDPM 2010 and SharePoint.

These are nice and good workable calculators for these products. So use them and enjoy them.

Until next time.


View Hidden Folders in Active Directory Users And Computers

Active Directory Users And Computers, which is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), is the primary administration tool for managing users, groups, computers, and organizational units. (For a short overview of Active Directory administration tools included as MMC snap-ins, see Know the Key MMC Snap-Ins for Managing Active Directory.) Continue reading “View Hidden Folders in Active Directory Users And Computers”

Why DPM 2010 and Hyper-V are Better Together?

If your company relies on Microsoft® Hyper-V™ virtualization technologies within your server infrastructure, who will you trust to ensure its protection and recovery? Continue reading “Why DPM 2010 and Hyper-V are Better Together?”