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January 2020 Entries

Enter the rack mounted server
A generous contact has loaned me a rack mounted server to turn into a Windows Hyper-V host. I don't have a rack to mount the machine in so have made use of a glass and chrome TV stand instead. Screams like banshees for a couple of minutes when switched on but pretty quiet the rest of the time. The machine seemed to be running Linux (like I’d know) so I decided to burn the installation software onto a DVD and boot off that. Searching around, I found the sold writeable DVD in the house – a lovely, ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:35 AM | Comments (0) |

Working towards “MCSA: Windows Server 2016” certification
A little too late, it could be argued, I’ve decided to refresh my Windows server skills to improve my job prospects. Looking at my MCSE certification, the story is quite woeful. Although I was sitting (and passing) MCP exams up until I left Microsoft in 2010, none of the products were particularly leading edge at the time. The last exam I passed, for example, was 70-299 - “Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network”. On reflection, it may have been more useful ......

Posted On Monday, January 27, 2020 9:48 PM | Comments (0) |

So there are 64-bit machines that can't run Hyper-V
My wife has finally replaced her desktop with a new one, releasing the old one for me to make into a test server. It's 64-bit so can run Windows 2016 datacentre edition which I download an evaluation version of. I was looking forward to creating a range of virtual machines to play with but Windows reported that the hardware wouldn't support this.Running MSINFO32.EXE to have a look at the processor: Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions - "No"Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions - ......

Posted On Friday, January 10, 2020 2:51 PM | Comments (0) |

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