February 2010 Entries

Running Remote Desktop Connection client (mstsc.exe) from inside Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

One of the annoying absences in Hyper-V Server 2008 is the lack of a remote desktop connection client (mstsc.exe). This is due to the (welcome) reduction in clutter within Server 2008 Core, on which Hyper-V Server is based. However, a remote connection client allows you to logon at a Hyper-V server console and then remote connect to the virtual machines directly which can be quite useful. Thanks to this blog by Jason Huitt, http://jasonhuitt.com/blog/... ......

Hyper-V for Developers presentation - GL.NET, Gloucester

Thanks to Jimmy Skowronski and the guys at Gloucester.NET user group for inviting me over to give my Hyper-V for Developers talk. Additional thanks to Marc Gravell for giving me a lift from Gloucester town to Symantec (kindly providing facilities) and for DevExpress for supplying the pizzas for tonights user group. As promised, here are the slides to download as either PDF or PowerPoint, http://www.tigernews.co.uk/... http://www.tigernews.co.uk/... ......

Hyper-V for Developers - UK tour dates

For those who would like to know when I'll be presenting my Hyper-V for Developers talk around the UK, to see if they can pop in, here's the latest dates (always subject to change), 13th August 2009 DevEvening, Woking 16th September 2009 Edge UG, London 14th January 2010 NxtGenUG, Southampton 17th February 2010 GL.Net, Gloucester (details) 17th March 2010 NxtGenUG, Manchester (details) 25th March 2010 .Net Developers Network, Bristol (details) 8th May 2010 DDD Scotland (if voted in, vote here) 13th ......

Using Gnome Partition Editor (GParted) to transfer Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server R2 images to different drive; but you'll need a Windows 7 Recovery Disc to actually get it to boot

UPDATE 15 February 2010 : See Virtual PC Guy's Blog here for a crucial item of information about the Windows Startup repair not restoring the Hyper-V service as an automated service. Basically once you reboot, although the o/s loads, you cannot run any virtual machines. To resolve this you should remote login to the Hyper-V Server (or direct for Windows Sever 2008 R2) and execute the following command; bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto I had recently successfully used Gnome Partition Editor ......

Step by Step: Trac on Windows, how to install a brand new SubVersion and Trac installation onto a Windows System

What is Trac and why would you want it? I have already documented in a previous blog how I restored my Trac backup from hosted-projects.com (see http://geekswithblogs.net/t... but given I also mentioned my use of Trac in a recent presentation at the .NET developers conference, DDD8, (see http://geekswithblogs.net/t... I thought it only proper to document how to install both SubVersion and Trac from scratch on a new Windows system. ......

Step by step: Trac on Windows – restoring a Linux backup of Trac onto a Windows system

Introduction In September 2006 I made a major decision on my company Source Code Management (SCM) strategy and signed up with http://www.hosted-projects.... which provide a hosted solution for SubVersion, Trac and Bugzilla. A few years earlier, I’d already moved my SCM from SourceSafe to SubVersion hosted on my own server on a local network. However, I really wanted to move to a hosted provider so I could have remote access to the SCM without worrying about firewall configuration and software updates, ......