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Hyper-V, and Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a feature called “Automatic Virtual Machine Activation” (AVMA), and now in Windows Server 2016, this feature has been carried forward. This feature was primarily designed for Web Hosters but found usefulness in internal Hyper-V server for testing lab machines. What is Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA)? Automatic Virtual Machine Activation is […]

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Hyper-V Virtualization: Turning Hyper-V On and Off

I recently started using Hyper-V on my Windows 10 workstation to task advantage of using technologies such as Docker that leverages Hyper-V to run its container images.  I also run VMware Player for running virtual machines. The following commands make it a simpler task to toggle Hyper-V on and off again. To Turn Hyper-V off, […]

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Change Screen Resolution for a Ubuntu Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Just finished installed Ubuntu as a Windows 10, Hyper-V guest.  I went to modify the video settings and noticed them to be locked in place.  After some searching; Thank you Google… Found the solution that worked for me. Ref: Ben Armstrong’s Virtualization Blog Steps to change screen resolution: Open Terminal Type: sudo nano /etc/default/grub Find the […]

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Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

You all know when it comes to virtualization I am VMware all the way.  However, it has recently to my attention that the use of VMware Player on a company issued computer may be a violation of the EULA as this type of activity would be considered commercial use of the software. So the option […]

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Creation of Virtual Machine Fails – StatusCode: 610–MandatorySysPrepEntryNotFound

Working with the team in creating new virtual machine templates I found that some of our Windows 7 templates when they are being deployed with the following error: Virtual Machine Manager was unable to find a value for the required Sysprep parameter ProductKey. (StatusCode: 610–MandatorySysPrepEntryNotFound) I attempted to do some google searching which gave me no information for […]