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Month: December 2016

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Checkpoints

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Checkpoints

Checkpoints enable you to capture point-in-time snapshots of a VM. This gives you an easy method of quickly restoring to a known working configuration, making them useful before installing or updating an application. When a checkpoint is created, the original VHD becomes read-only, and all changes are captured in an AVHD file. Conversely, when a checkpoint is deleted, the contents of the AVHD are merged with the original disk, which becomes the primary writable file. Prior to Windows Server 2016,…

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Perform Remote Management of Hyper-V Hosts

Perform Remote Management of Hyper-V Hosts

Performing remote management of Hyper-V hosts within the same domain simply requires the permissions or delegation discussed in this previous article. However, managing a Hyper-V server that is in a Workgroup is slightly more complicated. First, the Hyper-V server must have PowerShell remoting enabled. This is easily accomplished by running the Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet. The second task on the Hyper-V host is to enable the WSMan credential role as a server. To accomplish this, run the following command:

The more complicated…

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Enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016

Enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016

As you should know, through the latest version of Hyper-V coming with Windows Server 2016 & Windows 10 you can enable Nested Virtualization, which means you can install Hyper-V role on a Hyper-V virtual machine. But in order to activate this functionality you need to meet some requirements, otherwise you will face this kind of error. Dynamic Memory must be disabled on the virtual machine containing the nested instance of Hyper-V VM must have more than 1 vCPU MAC address…

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Error: ‘NanoServerPackage’ cannot be installed because the catalog signature in ‘NanoServerPackage.cat’ does not match the hash

Error: ‘NanoServerPackage’ cannot be installed because the catalog signature in ‘NanoServerPackage.cat’ does not match the hash

After a Nano Server has been installed, you can manage the server roles and features by using the PackageManagement provider. To install the provider, run the Install-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage command. But by running this command you can encounter this error as below. To resolve this issue Microsoft suggests to reboot the machine but in the case, it does not work you can use these commands as a workaround.

After you have the package provider installed, you can use the following PowerShell…

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