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ETW for FTP September 10th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

ETW is interesting, I will later talk about ETW and SQL Server (Extended Events) but here is a post about the ETW infrastructure logging wht FTP sessions. Catch the post here.

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Hyper-V Resources and Links September 9th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

This has been on the news off-late like anything. So I also thought to join the party with some resources and links to help you. Official Support for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 can be found in this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893

To use your Hyper-V on production environements and to get support for their Windows Server 2008 Host OS, check this important update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950050

Misc Resources on Hyper-V:

Product Page: www.microsoft.com/hyperv

Hyper-V TechCenter: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/servermanager/virtualization.mspx

Release Notes: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3ED582F0-F844-40BA-B692-230845AF1149&displaylang=en

Step by Step guide for Hyper-V: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/c513e254-adf1-400e-8fcb-c1aec8a029311033.mspx?mfr=true

Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CD828712-8D1E-45D1-A290-7EDADF1E4E9C&displaylang=en

Hyper-V TechNet forum: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=583&SiteID=17
 
Virtualization TechCenter: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/default.aspx
 
Virtualization Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/
http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/
http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson/default.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/mikekol/
 
List of servers that are certified to run Hyper-V:
http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1333&cpID=0&avc=11&ava=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25&ready=0
Click on the Hyper-V link on the left-hand side.

List of KB Articles published:

Description of the update for the release version of the Hyper-V technology for Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;950050
 
Description of the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Management Tools update for the release version of Hyper-V
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;952627
 
Description of the Hyper-V Language Pack for Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;951636
 
When you try to enable, disable, or update Hyper-V technology, the process stops responding
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;950792
 
Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954958
 
Virtual machines that were created on the beta version of the Hyper-V role do not start after the Hyper-V role is updated to a later version
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;949222
 
You are not prompted for credentials after you receive an “Access Denied” error message when you try to connect to a virtual machine from the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V MMC snap-in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954279
 
The VMBus device does not load on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has Hyper-V installed
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954282
 
After you deploy a Sysprep prepared image, the Hypervisor layer service does not start automatically in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954356
 
Error message when you try to export a virtual machine on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses Hyper-V: “An error occurred while attempting to export the virtual machine”
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954280
 
Virtual Hard Disk (.vhd file) contents may be accessed by all users after you mount the file as a loopback device in Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954358
 
You experience issues after you install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Integration Services on a Vista Home Premium virtual machine or a Vista Home Basic virtual machine
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954283
 
After you install Windows 2000 on a virtual machine that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses Hyper-V technology, you can only create a maximum startup disk that is 127 GB
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954281
 
You are not prompted for credentials after you receive an “Access Denied” error message when you try to connect to a virtual machine from the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V MMC snap-in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;954279

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IIS6 to IIS7 – Gotcha September 9th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

If you are looking at some experiences, then here are some Steve shares over his blog.  

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5 Hidden Gems inside SQL Server September 8th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

If you have not yet registered for the Virtual TechDays Event, then please do it. There are close to 40+ sessions that will feature. I will be doing 3 sessions around SQL Server. One of the sessions is titled – “5 hidden Gems inside SQL Server”. This is an interesting topic and I have my own hidden gems. But I am open to your views too. What in YOUR mind are some hidden gems inside SQL Server? Drop a line and I will surely call them out during the session :) … But they really need to be cool hidden (less known) features …

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Data Hierarchies with SQL 2008 September 8th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

 Catch the article from Kent for MSDN Magazine on Data Hierarchies with SQL Server 2008. This is interesting because not many are aware of this awesome feature introduced with SQL Server 2008.

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