Virtualization: The Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

So you want to run a quick check to see if your hardware has the best requirements to be used for Virtualization? The Hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV) detection tool checks if the computer processor supports HAV and if this setting is enabled. Supported Operating Systems The HAV detection tool ONLY supports the following operating systems and editions/versions: Windows Vista Service Pack 1, 2 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate) Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Professional), Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Professional) Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate). Collecting Data With your *explicit approval*, system configuration data collected … Continue reading Virtualization: The Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

Branch Office: 5 Ways Server 2008 Improves WAN Utilization.

Bandwidth utilization, latency, and the reliability of the Wide Area Network are three major concerns when administering a branch office environment. Windows Server 2008 helps to address these concerns through the following 5 technologies. RODC Since the RODC does not accept changes, writable domain controllers that are replication partners do not have to pull changes from the RODC. This reduces the workload of bridgehead servers in the main site and the effort required to monitor replication. RODC unidirectional replication applies to both AD DS and distributed file system (DFS) replication. The RODC performs normal inbound replication for AD DS and DFS … Continue reading Branch Office: 5 Ways Server 2008 Improves WAN Utilization.