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Installing Linux On Hyper-V

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Installing a supported Linux distribution (typically CentOS or RedHat) as a virtual machine on a Microsoft Hyper-V server may require Linux Integration Services to run efficiently and use network adapters without un-necessary (legacy) software emulation. Running without the virtualization drivers loaded will not only waste the power of the host, but run slower, cause issues with the …

How To Restore Hidden Hyper-V Permissions

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If you overwrite or otherwise reset permissions in a Microsoft Hyper-V folder you will lose hidden permissions granted to logical virtual machine accounts named “NT VIRTUAL MACHINE<VM GUID>”. This will cause all virtual machines to fail when started with access denied messages, even if SYSTEM has full access to the directory structure. Unlike the special accounts created for other …

Configuring Internet Time (Atomic NTP) in Windows 2008 R2 or 7 Domains

Microsoft Windows Server /

Default installations of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 will configure domain based network time resolution as soon as you create or join a domain. That’s the best option for all servers and computers except: Forest root servers – Establish the correct atomic time at the root, which is then (potentially) propagated to all other servers …

Download Microsoft Uninstall Utility (MSICUU Replacement)

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The MSICUU (MSI / Windows Installer Clean-Up Utility) and MSICUU2 (version 2) have been replaced by a new Microsoft Fix-It “Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter” available for direct download here: This is hard to find because searches for MSICUU will lead you off to several commercial replacement tools, and the Microsoft links are hidden …

Samsung “HD Ready” TV 1360×768 Custom Resolution With Intel Graphics Chip

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The Intel graphics driver does not detect the native resolution of 1360×768 on many of the earlier “HD Ready” Samsung TVs, should you connect your laptop or PC via the VGA cable. But this resolution is possible to configure giving a very clear pixel per pixel display, even via the analog VGA cable. Strangely the …