Category: Virtualization

Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on Home Server Show 228

Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on Home Server Show 228

On this episode of the Home Server Show we are going to install (or try) Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on my HP N54L. During the install we will be looking at Jim Collison’s install screens and going over what’s new, Virtual Machines, and a whole lot more.  We also go over Windows 8.1 and […]

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Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

By: John Stutsman   In the paper Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer I described my Client Workstation that NASPT (NAS Performance Toolkit) would operate from as a Hyper-V Client operating on a VM Drive that was on my Hyper-V Server. This […]

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Installing Server 2012 Release Candidate on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

Installing Server 2012 Release Candidate on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

I had been running Windows 8 Release Preview on my GA-Z77X-UD5H and when I noticed on July 26th that the official Gigabyte Windows 8 drivers were posted on Gigabyte’s website.  I downloaded them and found that they loaded well and actually cleared up a minor issue or two I had been having with with Windows […]

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SplashTop with Windows 8 and Server 8 on iPad

SplashTop with Windows 8 and Server 8 on iPad

By: John Stutsman I listened live to “The Home Server Show 180” and one item in particular caught my attention. It was their discussion of a new App called SplashTop and how it could be loaded onto an iPad and linked into Windows 8 – enabling the user to experience Windows 8 touch capabilities on […]

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How To Run Vail on a Virtual Machine


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How To Run Vail on a Virtual Machine

If you are itching to try out WHS Vail, but don’t have an extra box to run it on, a good choice is to install it in a Virtual Machine.  Also, since the Vail Refresh isn’t ready for prime time yet, using a virtual environment is well worth considering. You can run Vail on VMware […]

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Virtual Machine’s for the masses.


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Virtual Machine’s for the masses.

Ever since I read my first article on the subject I was intrigued by the concept of Virtual machines. I was eager to know how practical, easy, and effective it really was to use in an everyday situation.  My approach was not to try and achieve new technical ground or challenge my own capabilities, but […]

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Hyper-V virtualization in a flash, drive that is – Part 2


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Hyper-V virtualization in a flash, drive that is - Part 2

In part 1, we installed the Hyper-V server to our USB drive, and now in part 2 we’ll bring it to life. Our ingredients for part 2: Hyper-V enabled USB Drive (completed in part 1) Hyper-V MMC Management Plugin used on our 2nd computer to manage the virtual machines we install on our Hyper-V computer. […]

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Hyper-V virtualization in a flash, drive that is – Part 1


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Hyper-V virtualization in a flash, drive that is - Part 1

We’ve been talking about virtualization on the podcast, but how can you really give this a try?  Over the next few articles I’ll try to lay out how you can take several free virtualization tools available and turn them into exciting platforms for WHS and other systems.  In these write-ups I’ll go through how to […]

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