Hyper-V Virtualization
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Set Network from Public to Private

Change Hyper-V Network Category from Public to Private using Powershell

How to change the Hyper-V Network Category from Public to Private using PowerShell so features like Remote Desktop work after they are enabled


Android running on Hyper-V

Installing Android-x86 on Hyper-V with Windows 8.1 in under 5 minutes

A quick guide to installing Android into a Hyper-V virtual machine. We used Android-x86 and Windows 8.1 to make a development instance in under 5 minutes



Install CentOS 6.3 on Windows 8 Hyper-V – Install Integration Services Commands

How to Run CentOS in Windows 8 Hyper-V Quickly

A guide to install CentOS Linux in a Windows 8 Hyper-V virtual machine fast. Unlike previous versions, Windows 8 Hyper-V makes CentOS installation easy...


Microsoft Surface Admin Hyper-V VM Start Menu

Complete Server Setup with a Microsoft Surface and Hyper-V

For those reading my posts on the Microsoft Surface, I have mixed feelings about the device. It has a great form factor. An awesome set of inputs (keyboard, mouse and touch) all in one easy to carry form factor. Sure, I have ha...



Install Cloudera CDH4 Hadoop in Microsoft Windows 8 Hyper-V

Microsoft is pushing it’s own HDInsight server, and it has a lot of resources behind it. With that said, Cloudera is probably one of the best known Hadoop shops out there. Cloudera’s “free” platform is w...


How to Run Ubuntu in Windows 8 Hyper-V Quickly

Today we are back with another quick guide. This one will focus on how to install Ubuntu on a Windows 8 desktop quickly using Hyper-V. Windows 7 XP mode was great for running Windows XP. For other operating systems, users often...



How to Install Windows 8 Hyper-V in Under 3 Minutes

Many of this site’s users have home labs for IT testing and certification. Microsoft threw these users a huge bonus with Windows 8, and something easily worth learning to deal with the “metro” UI. Microsoft...


Dynamic Memory and Hyper-V Guide in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

One of the biggest new features in Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V users is the new Dynamic Memory functionality. Instead of partitioning physical memory into separate silos for each virtual machine,...



Hyper-V Networking and Virtual Switches Overview

Microsoft Hyper-V, which is a very common virtualization platform for Windows based servers especially with the Windows Server 2008 R2 role, utilizes a different method of networking virtual machines than Microsoft’s VirtualP...


Hyper-V Disk Pass-Through Quick Guide

After the recent article on passing controllers through to ESXi virtual machines, I did get some questions around pass-through in Hyper-V. First off, it works a bit differently in Hyper-V, but you can still expose raw disks and...