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Active Directory: AdminSDHolder, Protected Groups and SDPROP
John Policelli - September 2009
Are you having problems with Access Control Lists and permissions? It may be related to AdminSDHolder. Learn exactly what AdminSDHolder is, how it works—and how you can tweak it to better meet your organization’s needs.
Utility Spotlight: VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool
Matthijs Ten Seldam - March 2009
Discover how you can use the free VMC to Hyper-V Import tool to import and then modify VMC files, easing the process of migrating older virtual machines to Hyper-V.
Virtualization: Automating Virtual Machine Host Deployment
Fergus Strachan - February 2009
Hyper-V-based environments are relatively easy to automate, making it a trivial task to deploy and redeploy entire test environments with just a few clicks. Here’s what you need to know to start deploying Hyper-V servers, virtual machines, guest operating systems, and server applications with no need for administrator interaction.
Windows Server 2008: Presentation Virtualization with Enhanced Terminal Services
Joshua Schnoll - November 2008
Virtualization isn’t limited to virtual machines and the virtualization of operating systems. Terminal Services has been abstracting the presentation layer of remotely run applications and desktops for years. Take a close look at key improvements to Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and get some tips for using these new features.
Virtualization: An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008
Rajiv Arunkundram - October 2008
The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualization market and see how Hyper-V improves the manageability, reliability, and security of virtualization
Virtualization: Manage Your Virtual Environments with VMM 2008
Edwin Yuen - October 2008
System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a consolidated interface for managing your virtual infrastructure. The latest version adds support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, as well as for VMware virtual machines. Explore the new features and get an overview of using VMM to centralize your management tasks.
Virtualization: Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization
Anthony Kinney - October 2008
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) allows you to deliver virtualized desktops to client systems throughout your organization. This simplifies system management and liberates employees from their desktops. Take a close look at how App-V works and discover how you can deploy it in your organization.
Virtualization: Achieving High Availability for Hyper-V
Steven Ekren - October 2008
Consolidating servers onto fewer physical machines has many advantages, but it is extremely important that you plan for your systems to be highly available. Here’s a guide to using Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering to bring high availability to your Hyper-V virtual machines.
Virtualization: Backup and Disaster Recovery for Server Virtualization
Adam Fazio - October 2008
Virtualization brings significant changes to disaster recovery. Here’s an introduction to how the Microsoft virtualization platform factors into your disaster recovery plan, as well as a deeper look into backup and restore options and considerations for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
Virtualization: Essential Tools for Planning Your Virtual Infrastructure
Jay Sauls and Baldwin Ng - October 2008
Is your infrastructure ready for virtualization? The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, a network-wide infrastructure assessment tool, can help you better understand your IT infrastructure and determine whether your systems are ready for upgrade or migration to a variety of technologies, including virtualization.
Utility Spotlight: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Peter Skjøtt Larsen and Suveen Kumar Reddy Vuppala - October 2008
Virtual machines that are stored offline don’t automatically receive the necessary updates to keep them safe and compliant. This, in turn, can pose a risk to your entire IT environment. Find out how the free Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool lets you automate the process of updating virtual machines.
System Center: Real Control with Virtual Machine Manager 2007
Edwin Yuen - January 2008
Virtualization allows organizations to consolidate resources and save money. But as you begin to implement increasing numbers of virtual machines, you'll want a convenient way to manage them. Here's a guide to setting up Virtual Machine Manager and using it to perform administrative tasks from a centralized interface.
The Desktop Files: Deploying Windows in a Virtual World
Wes Miller - December 2007
Thinking about virtualization? If not, you should be. Find out what you need to know to deploy virtual systems, what to avoid, and how virtualization works under the covers.
Utility Spotlight: Virtual Machine Remote Control Plus
Matthijs ten Seldam - October 2007
The Virtual Server 2005 interface is a Web application, offering the conveniences of Web-based management. But sometimes you want a rich UI that behaves like a Windows application.VMRCplus gives you an alternative UI that offers easy configuration management and remote control of virtual machines, all from within a single application.
System Center: Take Your Apps Virtual with Microsoft SoftGrid
Ahmer Sabri and Kedar Shah - August 2007
Virtualized applications offer numerous benefits, from improved user experience to simplified system administration. Get a detailed overview of how Microsoft SoftGrid delivers virtual applications, how it can fit into your infrastructure, and how it can save your company time and money.
Virtual Server 2005: Do More With Less: Exploring Virtual Server 2005
Anil Desai - March • April 2006