Virtualization and CAD

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Virtualization and CAD software (AutoCAD and similar) at the end of year 2012.

Recently tested XenApp, XenDesktop and Server 2012 with Hyper-V + Nvidia Quadro 4000 and Windows 8 virtual machines.

The result - XenApp is OK with AutoCAD.

Remote Desktop microphone redirection

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Install and configure the microphone on the local PC and set redirection at Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Deskt

CAS Array Object and MS Exchange 2010

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Where the Exchange 2010 installation starts ? Is it at Exchange 2010 Prerequisites or is it at CAS Array Object setup ?

Cannot uninstall Windows program ?



Microsoft Support provides utilitu that helps uninstalling software that can't be removed using Add/Remove Programs

Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled

It helped me to uninstall Citrix receiver from my laptop.

Hyper-V and BIOS settings


Hyper-V hardware requirement

1. 64-bit (x64) processor and 64 bit Windows 2008 (R2) server

2. Hardware Virtualization Assists

Enable in the system BIOS:

- Intel VT-x (initially codenamed Vanderpool)
- AMD AMD-V (also called SVM and initially codename Pacifica)

3. Hardware Data Execution Prevention

Enable in the system BIOS:

- Intel Execute Disable (XD)
- AMD No Execute (NX).

4. SLAT hardware - required for using RemoteFX, highly recommended for traditional server virtualization

- Intel Extended Page Tables (EPT).
- AMD Nested Page Tables (NPT) or Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI).

List and delete files using Windows PowerShell

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To list files of specific type(s) on the disk or directory including all sub-directories

get-childitem c:\ -include *.tmp, *.temp, *.bak -recurse 

get-childitem D:\Projects\abc*\ -include *.bak -recurse 

The commands above will list on screen all files with extentions TMP, TEMP or BAK located on disk C:\ and all subdirectories or located on disk D:\ in directory PROJECTS and all subdirectories with name starting with ABC and their subdirectories.

To delete files of specific type(s) from the disk or directoty including all sub-directories add

| foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname}

Domain Controller FSMO Role Holders, Transfer and Demote


List of useful resources and brief information

Determining FSMO Role Holders

Netdom (part of Windows server support tools)

netdom query /domain: fsmo

Hyper-V , HP network teaming and VMSMP Event ID 28


Installing HP DL370 G6 server with 4 integrated network cards and following the HP recommendation about the install

SAN vs local server storage and virtualization



The Old Story

Every year purchase new server(s) loaded with as many disk as it can handle.

Number of virtual processors in Hyper-V Guest Operating Systems


Article on Microsoft Tech Net with the latest information for the supported number of virtual processors and integration services when running different guest operating systems (virtual machines) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-v

Quick data

Windows Server 2008 (all versions, including R2 and SP1) - 1,2,3 or 4 Virtual processors (vCPU)

Windows Server 2003 (all versions, inluding R2) - 1 or 2 virtual processors

Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 - only one (1) virtual