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Windows 11 > Windows Hyper-V > Proxmox VE 7.2 > Debian 11.2 VM In order for my Debian VM to be able to access the DHCP/network resources provided by devices on the outside of my Hyper-V server, I needed to enable Forged Transmits (MAC spoof) on my Proxmox VE 7.2 Hyper-V VM. Now I can continue with my Debian VM installation with DHCP (netinstall). Continue Reading...

Enable nested virtualization for VM in Hyper-V

Nested virtualization is available on Windows 10 build 19636 and later. As far as I understand, AMD support will be officially available as part of Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. Both products are expected in the second half of 2021. Enable Nested Virtualization Get the virtual machine intending to enable nested virtualization on using Powershell. get-vm Now with the name of the VM, enable nested virtualization. Set-VMProcessor -VMName 'Windows 11' -ExposeVirtualizationExtensions Continue Reading...

Sysprep Windows Server 2016 for Virtualization

Finally getting around to installing Windows Server 2016 (Standard, Desktop Experience) to use for application testing and upgrade plans this year.  I haven't tested this release since Technical Preview 5 which had introduced the Nano edition. I plan to create a sysprep image of the virtual machine so I can quickly deploy the system in the future.What is sysprep? The System Preparation (Sysprep) tool prepares an installation of Windows for duplication, auditing, and customer delivery. Duplication, Continue Reading...

Create a Hyper-V Template for a Windows VM

This is how I create various Windows VM templates in Hyper-V. Create a new Hyper-V Virtual Machine Choose the generation of the virtual machine to create Assign it 2 CPU and 4GB RAM, uncheck Use Dynamic Memory Choose where to store the virtual disk and the disk size Install Windows on the virtual machine After installation, perform updates or any software installation needed as a standard deployment Run C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep\sysprep.exe on the newly created virtual machine Check Continue Reading...

Hyper-V: Error applying Virtual Switch Properties changes

I got the following error when attempting to create a Virtual Switch in Hyper-V on Windows 8.1.

I resolved this by removing Oracle VirtualBox.  Some how this was causing the issue.  I'll research it at a later date to get a specific reason for the failure. Continue Reading...

Hyper-V: Windows Server 2012 R2 Bugcheck 0x109

I am consistently getting a bugcheck 0x109 on a 2012 R2 evaluation install on my Windows 8.1 x64 Hyper-V client.
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Hyper-V: Synthetic SCSI Controller Error When Booting from ISO

Forgive my ignorance, but this just pissed me off. I downloaded Server 2012 R2 from TechNet. I created myself a nice Hyper-V guest VM on my Windows 8.1 x64 system. I then spent a good 30 minutes researching what the $@#! this error message meant when trying to power my VM on after attaching the downloaded ISO to it. I read everything from a permissions problem, path length problem, etc. I found the answer. Finally.
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM (CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION)

Receiving a BSOD on a Windows Server 2012 RTM fresh install processing updates. This is a Hyper-V VM.
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Disk2VHD: Create a virtual disk of live system

Another great tool from Mark Russinovich at SysInternals called Disk2VHD I just discovered.
Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows' Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, Continue Reading...