• The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer
    Hyper-V,  IT,  Support

    Hyper-V move between similar hardware fails.

    I needed to move a Hyper-V based virtual server from one server to another, to perform hardware maintenance on its host. When I tried to move the server, I got the following error: “The Virtual Machine cannot be moved to the destination computer. The hardware on the destination computer is not compatible with the hardware requirements of this virtual machine. “

  • Hyper-V,  SBS,  Windows Backup

    MMC cannot open the file

    MMC cannot open the file Today I had a problem with a server running Windows 2008 R2 and HyperV. We were unable to get into the HyperV manager and had  an error “MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\virtmgmt.msc”. In order to resolve this, I simply renamed the file virtmgmt to virtmgmt.old in the folder :

  • General IT,  Hyper-V,  IT,  Support

    Windows 2008 server Hyper-V host and corrupted windows install

    I had a bit of a worrying time last week when a colleague upgraded an old (but live) Dell PowerEdge R310 server running Hyper-V with some new RAM. He powered down the old server, upgraded the RAM and booted the server back up. A few minutes later he was looking at the screen loading windows, when it failed. He put the DVD and tried to repair windows but when he got to the  System recovery window it didn’t show any installations of Windows. He then looked to restore from backup to another server to get the Hyper-V clients running while we fix this server. Yes, you know what’ coming here, the latest backup we had…