Performance decreases in W2K8 R2 with Hyper-V role installed and certain Intel processors

Performance decreases in Windows Server 2008 R2 when the Hyper-V role is installed on a computer that uses Intel Westmere or Sandy Bridge processors. Continue reading “Performance decreases in W2K8 R2 with Hyper-V role installed and certain Intel processors”

Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2

The latest Hyper-V service packs, updates, and hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2 are listed here in chronological order.

Last Updated: April 27, 2011

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Updates that are available on Windows Update are indicated, as well as the download location for those that are available at the Microsoft Download Center. These updates and hotfixes can help avoid some known issues and may save you a support call.
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SP1 improvements 2008 R2 and SCVMM

clip_image001As you all know that SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 gone RTM adding two new virtualization capabilities: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX
Let’s first understand these capabilities in details.

Dynamic Memory:

W7 and W2008 R2 NTFS file system mystery

If you move an item between two folders on the same NTFS volume, the permissions of the moved item would not change. Since Windows Vista and 2008 this is no longer the case. Windows Explorer changes the permissions of the moved item, so the permissions will be inherited from the target location (a move operation by something else than Windows Explorer, still retains the original permissions). A special situation arises with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. In these cases, the permissions are sometimes inherited from the target location, and sometimes aren’t. Not really consistent and this could pose a big risk when using these Operating Systems in move operations on your fileserver. It is completely random what will happen to the NTFS permissions of moved files…. Or is it not…,?

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Evaluation Server 2008(R2) and activation

Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 software does not require entering a product key, however will require activation within 10 days. Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut the machine down every hour. Once activated, the evaluation will run for 180 days. After this Continue reading “Evaluation Server 2008(R2) and activation”

Mount a VHD in Windows 7/ Server 2008R2

There is a lot of VHD integration in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.  We already showed how to boot from VHD but you can also mount a VHD from within a Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 environment.

Open up Disk Management, you can Right-Click on Computer and choose Manage and then select Disk Management to do this. Continue reading “Mount a VHD in Windows 7/ Server 2008R2”

Time to take checkdisk

Hi guys,

Through twitter i received a tweet about a new whitepaper providing guidance for sizing NTFS volumes. In this article there was a nice passage about the time it takes for checkdisk to check a volume. Here’s the passage: Continue reading “Time to take checkdisk”

SP1 Diskspace requirements

Hi guys,

Here is the overview of the diskspace requirements for the new service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Disk space requirements

Make sure you have enough free disk space to install SP1 (even though much of that space will be reclaimed after the installation). If you need to create free disk space, go to Strategies for freeing disk space on the Windows website. Continue reading “SP1 Diskspace requirements”

Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1

This guide is for IT administrators who are deploying Windows Server® 2008 R2 or Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). This document includes technical information, procedures, and recommendations for installing SP1 in a business or corporate environment. Although this guide includes some basic operating system information, we assume that you already have a working knowledge of Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and update installations. Continue reading “Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1”