Number of virtual processors in Hyper-V Guest Operating Systems

Article on Microsoft Tech Net with the latest information for the supported number of virtual processors and integration services when running different guest operating systems (virtual machines) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-v

2014/10/19 10:43

Hyper-V and BIOS settings

Hyper-V hardware requirement1. 64-bit (x64) processor and 64 bit Windows 2008 (R2) server2. Hardware Virtualization Assists
Enable in the system BIOS:- Intel VT-x (initially codenamed Vanderpool)
- AMD AMD-V (also called SVM and initially codename Pacifica)

3. Hardware Data Execution Prevention
Enable in the system BIOS:- Intel Execute Disable (XD)
- AMD No Execute (NX).
4. SLAT hardware - required for using RemoteFX, highly recommended for traditional server virtualization
2014/10/19 09:25

Remote Desktop microphone redirection

| 2013/10/19 08:48
Install and configure the microphone on the local PC and set redirection at Remote Desktop Connection 

Remote Desktop Connection microphone redirection

Allow audio recording at hostHKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Con

Virtualization and CAD

| 2012/11/19 08:17
Virtualization and CAD software (AutoCAD and similar) at the end of year 2012.
Recently tested XenApp, XenDesktop and Server 2012 with Hyper-V + Nvidia Quadro 4000 and Windows 8 virtual machines.
The result
XenApp is OK with AutoCAD. However AutoCAD LT is not compatible with XenApp - limited to 2 Acad instances only.

Cannot uninstall Windows program ?

| 2012/10/19 08:23
Microsoft Support provides utilitu that helps uninstalling software that can't be removed using Add/Remove Programs
Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled

It helped me to uninstall Citrix receiver from my laptop.


CAS Array Object and MS Exchange 2010

| 2010/10/19 08:37
Where the Exchange 2010 installation starts ? Is it at Exchange Prerequisites or is it at CAS Array Object setup ?
Note the items 5 and 6 at Demystifying the CAS Array Object from Brian Day, Premier Field Engineer, Messaging.
  1. A CAS array object does not load balance your traffic