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KB2264080: Update rollup package for the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2

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This article describes an update rollup package that resolves some issues for the Hyper-V role on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and that is dated August 24, 2010.

Issue 1
When a computer has one or more Intel CPUs code-named Nehalem installed, you receive the following Stop error message:

0x00000101 ( parameter1 , 0000000000000000, parameter3 , 000000000000000c) CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT
Note The Nehalem CPU for a server is from the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series and for a client computer is from the Intel Core-i processor series.

Issue 2
Consider the following scenario:
You run a virtual machine (VM) on the computer.
You use a network adapter on the VM to access a network.
You establish many concurrent network connections. Or, there is heavy outgoing network traffic.
In this scenario, the network connection on the VM may be lost. Additionally, the network adapter is disabled.

Note You have to restart the VM to recover from this issue.

Issue 3
When a computer has an Intel Westmere processor, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
STOP: 0x0000001a ( Parameter1 , Parameter2 , Parameter3 , Parameter4 ) MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

Source: KB2264080

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August 25, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Documentation for Dynamic Memory Resources

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From Virtual PC Guy’s Blog, here’s a documentation list for Dynamic Memory included in in the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta release:

Dynamic Memory Technical Overview whitepaper
This paper talks about what dynamic memory is, what it does and how it does it.  It is a good read for those curious to understand what is happening under the covers.
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/0/5/E05DF049-8220-4AEE-818B-786ADD9B434E/Implementing_and_Configuring_Dynamic_Memory.docx

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Evaluation Guide
This article steps you through the process of setting up SP1 and enabling dynamic memory.  It also gives you some good tips on configuration and troubleshooting.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817651(WS.10).aspx

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 – TechNet Center
For all things “Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1” related – the TechNet Center has you covered.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817647(WS.10).aspx

Hyper-V: Dynamic Memory Survival Guide
The TechNet Wiki also has a “Dynamic Memory Survival Guide” article with some extra links.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/hyper-v-dynamic-memory-survival-guide.aspx

Thanks Ben 🙂

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July 15, 2010 at 12:53 AM

TechEd 2010 Virtualization Sessions

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Here’s some interesting sessions for virtualization from TechEd.

Networking and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Deployment Considerations

 

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Top 20 Must-Have Customizations

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager: Monitoring the Service Stack

See the Largest Mission Critical Deployment of Microsoft SQL Server around the World

Check the Latest Videos from TechEd North America

Have Fun 😀

Recent MS Updates that you should consider for installation

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Important (recommended updates) fixes that were Recently released by Microsoft that you should consider for installation in Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Systems.

KB979782: An update rollup package for the Validate a Configuration Wizard of the Failover Clustering feature is available for Windows Server 2008 R2

KB981314: The “Win32_Service” WMI class leaks memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7

KB981577: The “Invoke-WmiMethod” cmdlet dispatches incorrect results on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

KB982293: The Svchost.exe process that has the WMI service crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

KB982383: You encounter a decrease in I/O performance under a heavy disk I/O load on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based or Windows 7-based computer

KB983289: The “ZwAllocateVirtualMemory” function fails together with a STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES error randomly when you have sufficient memory in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

KB983551: Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 stops responding at the “Please wait” screen before you are requested to press Ctrl+ALT+DEL

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June 11, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Windows 7 Documentation

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May 28, 2010 at 1:01 AM

TechNet Wiki – AV Exclusion List

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Wouldn’t it be handy to have one place on the web where you could find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure? This wiki stub topic is meant to be that list. Feel free to add to the list, it is the wiki way!  

  

Windows:
KB822158 Virus scanning recommendations for Enterprise computers that are running currently supported versions of Windows

Windows / Active Directory: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822158
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837932
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943556

Cluster:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250355

Forefront: Considerations when using antivirus software on FF Edge
Products

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943620
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707727.aspx

FRS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815263

SQL:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422

IIS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821749
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817442

DHCP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927059

SCOM / MOM:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975931

Hyper-V:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/961804

Exchange:
Exchange 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342.aspx
Exchange 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(EXCHG.80).aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328841
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823166
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245822
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(EXCHG.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342.aspx

SharePoint:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952167
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320111
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322941

SMS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327453

ISA:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887311

WSUS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900638

SBS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885685

 Med-V
Recommended Anti-Virus exclusions for MED-V client and workspace installations

System Center:
Recommendations for antivirus exclusions in MOM 2005 and Operations Manager 2007

KB983253-SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-hosted VM in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Error:
Virtual Machine Manager failed to connect to the virtual machine because of a socket connection error. Check the firewall and network settings, and then try to connect again.

Cause:
This issue may occur because the SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console tries to establish a Remote Desktop connection by not using a VMConnect connection to the Hyper-V host on the 2179 TCP port. Instead, the SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console tries to establish a Remote Desktop connection directly with the operating system of the VM on the 3389 TCP port.

Note: The SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console works as expected on a computer that is running a supported version of Windows XP, of Windows Vista, or of Windows Server 2008.

Resolution:
To resolve this issue on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you must use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2. Additionally, you must use SCVMM 2008 R2 to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts.

Taken from:
KB983253-SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-hosted VM in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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May 19, 2010 at 10:31 PM