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November 14, 2008

I’m Drooling

I want this…now.

g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

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June 20, 2008

Installing Small Business Server 2008 in Hyper-V

This is your virtual machine. This is your virtual machine on legacy.

With the public release candidate of Small Business Server 2008 floating around and about, there might be a few folks who want to stand it up inside of Hyper-V RC1.

When configuring a virtual machine to run SBS08, you’ll want to remove the native adapter that is configured by default, and add a Legacy Network adapter instead.

Otherwise, you’ll get the following error during installation

Network Adapter was not found

SBS08 can’t see native adapters until Integration Services are loaded. Which you really can’t do safely until after SBS is done installing.

Talk about a Catch-22, huh?

Also, certain things in SBS08 won’t install correctly without an adapter loaded. So you end up with a borked install.

Which maybe is something you’re after. But prolly not.

Go legacy adapter, if all you are wanting to do is put SBS08 through its paces with the least amount of hassle.

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June 19, 2008

Three Pretty Servers


Mmmmm...why is EBS so magically delicious?

So this is really just a tease shot, yes.

Instead, think of it as a whetting of your appetite.

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June 19, 2008

Essential Business Funcave

It’s officially unofficial…

EBS Rocks! Now why does that sound so familiar?

My primary focus is shifting to Essential Business Server.

Well, not that SBS was ever really a focus for me. Still don’t know how that happened.

But it doesn’t take a badge to push information that matters, right?

First up…

Virtualizing Essential Business Server (posts tomorrow)

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May 29, 2008

Where Has All The Memory Gone?

What is with the CACHING!?!?

Weird weird issue on the normally kickass server here at the Funcave, which just so happens to be named Charlene. As in…

The name of this server is CHARLENE, SIR!

Tried to copy a 45GB VHD file to our girl…

A file which came courtesy of someone who just so happens to have a pink blog

No matter how many different ways I tried to copy the file, Charlene eventually got into a totally frozen state. No matter if I tried to copy directly from USB HDD, via network client, or copying from another share, eventually Charlene would become totally unresponsive at the console, sever all network connects, etc.

Now Charlene’s a badass in her own right…

  • HP ML350 
  • 2Ghz single quad-core Xeon
  • 19 GB RAM
  • 80 GB OS volume
  • 250 GB Data volume

Charlene’s running…

  • Windows Server Standard 2008 x64
  • Hyper-V RC1

Seeing all kinds of weirdness trying to copy files to/from her.

All the mayhem starts when Free Physical Memory drops to sickeningly low levels.

Anyone with any serious knowledge of what’s going on wanna ping me? I’m talking Windows Server team, etc. Or anyone with the last name of Russinovich.

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