Solution – Windows 8.1 Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machines to Import 1

I wanted to import some exported Virtual Machines I used for a lab environment but after upgrading to Windows 8.1, importing was not possible anymore. Hyper-V gave the error message “Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machines to Import from location”. I will not explain the why of this error, but only give a solution to convert these files, so Windows 8.1 Hyper-V is able to import the Virtual Machines again. Follow the next steps: Create a Virtual Machine (VM) based on Windows 2012 (Not Windows 2012 R2!). You can download the evaluation here. Make sure you give this VM at least as much CPU’s and Memory as the VM you want to fix for ...

Install Hyper-V on a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V 1

If you want to install Hyper-V on a Virtual Machine the following error message will appear: ” Hyper-V cannot be installed: A Hypervisor is already running”. But it’s possible with PowerShell although you will not be able to run a virtual machine in the virtual machine. Open a PowerShell console as administrator in the virtual machine where you want Hyper-V installed. Type te following commands: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V –All -NoRestart Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-Hyper-V-Tools -IncludeAllSubFeature Restart-Computer Now Hyper-V is installed for testing purposes, but running a Virtual Machine in a Virtual Machine will not be possible. Tweet

Default Password Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview VHD

If you downloaded the pre-installed VHD with Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and wonder what the password is, look no further. It’s: R2Preview! Tweet

Run Windows 2012 Data Deduplication on Windows 8 2

My ASUS Zenbook is a powerful beast, but because I run some virtual lab environments in Windows 8 Hyper-V, I ran short on SSD disk space. Normally there’s only one possibility, by a larger SSD, but this time I found some post about “borrowing” the Windows 2012 data deduplication functionality. Actually it’s possible to move this feature of Windows 2012 to Windows 8. I followed the instructions and it worked wonderful for me. I regained 75% of disk space on my Hyper-V Lab partition. If you follow the next steps remember that this only works on 64-bit Windows 8 and future updates can be a problem. Here are the easy steps: ...

Move or Delete a WSUS 4 Windows Internal Database (WID) on Windows Server 2012 14

If you google  how to delete or move a WSUS database based on WID, you most likely will run into blog posts based on WSUS 3.0 and Windows 2008. But with Windows 2012, their advise is not valid anymore, because basically all these post are making use of SQL Server Management Studio 2005 or 2008 Express and the Server Name “\\.\pipe\Microsoft##SSEE\sql\query“. For Windows 2012 you will need the following updated information: WSUS for Windows 2012 is up to version 4. If you read a blog post about 3 something you know (now?) the info is wrong. The WSUS 4 WID database is in the following location: C:\Windows\WID\Data\SUSDB.mdf. Delete or move this database at the file level is ...

WDS [Windows Deployment Services] – Move RemoteInstall To New Location

In my last post I had to fix the backup by moving the WDS RemoteInstall Directory from the originating disk to a new location of my liking. The solution is actually rather simple. Run a Command Prompt or PowerShell as administrator and follow the next steps: Command: WDSUTIL /uninitialize-server Move the RemoteInstall directory to the new location Command: WDSUTIL /Initialize-Server /RemInst:NewDriveLocation:\RemoteInstall (example: WDSUTIL /Initialize-Server /RemInst:D:\RemoteInstall) That’s all. WDS RemoteInstall has moved. Tweet