Booting Hyper-V R2 off a USB stick : http://sgwindowsgroup.org/forums/t/3333.aspx post by: acchong
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. Since Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product, which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead. It easily plugs into customers’ existing IT environments, leveraging their existing patching, provisioning, management, support tools, processes, and skills. Some of the new key new features that are available in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 are live migration, cluster shared volume support and expanded processor and memory support for host systems.
IT Pros can easily to leverage their existing knowledge and skills with Microsoft virtualization products, as well as the collective knowledge of the community, minimizing any learning curve. In addition, with Microsoft providing comprehensive support for Microsoft applications and heterogeneous guest operating systems, customers can virtualize with confidence and peace of mind.
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UPHClean v2.0 is a new version that tries to help with the following scenarios:
In v1.6 there is a timing issue with where the profile unload process stopped trying to unload the user profile hive before UPHClean finished its work. UPHClean finished its release of user profile hive handles but Winlogon had already proceeded without unloading the profile causing it to report a profile hive unload failure. This is now addressed by having Winlogon waiting until UPHClean has finished all of its work before proceeding.
Open file handles
Apart open registry handles that UPHClean v1.6 deals with open file handles to the user profile can have a bad influence on the profile load and unload process. Open references to profile files prevent the profile load and unload process from reconciling (copying files) from and to the roaming profile location. This prevents the deletion of the locally cached profile. Other symptoms of this is if the same user logs in again he or she gets a new profile with a name like username.000, username.001 etc.
UPHClean v2.0 takes care of these by releasing the handle to user profile files when the profile is unloaded. This is not without risk. Since UPHClean removes access to files or directories data that was cached by the application for the file is lost. This could cause the process to fail because it cannot read from the file. During testing this has not been found to be true but there is still a chance that it could happen. This is the reason why the file handle remap feature is disabled by default.
To enable the feature you have to set the following registry key:
SHARING_VIOLATION_REMAP REG_DWORD 0X00000001
Without enabling the remapping feature UPHClean automatically detects sharing violation during the user logoff and retries the failed operation for a small amount of time. You can control the amount of time using the SHARING_VIOLATION_DELAY value. This value is specified in millisecond and has a default value of 1000 millisecond.
In some cases a program might change file permissions or creates a new file/folder within the profile but incorrect permissions. This may leave the profile load/unload process unable to copy it or delete it. To resolve the issue you have to take ownership first before you can delete the file or folder. UPHClean takes care of those situations.
UPHClean fails to install on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. This happens because the User Profile service included with those operating system includes the functionality of UPHClean v1.6 built in. There is no point in having UPHClean perform its monitoring work when the profile service does all necessary work to prevent user hive fails from occuring.
Whereas UPHClean logs event 1401 to indicate that it took action to resolve a problem that would have prevent a user profile hive from unloading, the User Profile service logs event 1530. It looks like this:
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: 2/28/2008 2:56:52 PM
Event ID: 1530
Task Category: None
Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or
services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that
hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.
1 user registry handles leaked from
Process 896 (\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\svchost. exe) has
opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2641105361-2081720548-7543625-1000
This event is letting you know that when the profile was being unloaded svchost.exe with process id (PID) 896 had a registry key handle to the profile hive for the user with SID S-1-5-21-2641105361-2081720548-7543625-1000.
The event is there so you know that the system took action. That way you could know that if the application fails in some way you can investigate whether this action might be involved in the failure. Generally my advice for this (as for UPHClean event 1401) is to ignore it.
This version will likely install on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It is in beta but currently the beta bits do not yet install on those operating systems.
Office 2010 volume activation methods
You can use the following methods to activate Office 2010 by using Office Activation Technologies, which are the same methods that are used for Windows Vista and later versions of Windows:
- Multiple Activation Key (MAK). With a MAK, clients activate Office 2010 online with the Microsoft hosted activation servers or by telephone.
- Key Management Service (KMS). KMS uses a KMS host key to activate a KMS host computer and establish a local activation service in your environment. Office 2010 connects to the local KMS host for activation.
- A combination of KMS and MAK.
For detailed information, see Overview of volume activation for Office 2010 in the technical library.
For information about when you would use each activation method, see the four scenarios described in detail in Volume activation quick start guide for Office 2010 in the technical library.
Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 empowers your people to do their best work from more places – whether they’re using a PC, phone or web browser. It can maximize existing investments and help people accomplish more by bringing server capabilities to everyone through familiar and intuitive applications. Office Professional Plus 2010 provides smart, simple, time-saving tools to help everyone do more with less.
See Microsoft Office 2010 for yourself
We are inviting IT professionals around the world to work with the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta in your lab environments, with your secondary PCs, and with your Microsoft Office enthusiasts, in order to help ensure smooth adoption when the final product is available and to gather feedback from real-world settings.
Here’s what you need to know:
This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.
- Protect your PC and data. Be sure to back up your data and please don’t test Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta on your primary home or business PC.
- Uninstall any previous versions of Microsoft Office. We highly recommend that previous versions of Microsoft Office be removed from your test machine before installing Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.
- Technical details/updates. Before installing the Beta please read the Release Notes.
- Keep up with the news. You can keep up with general technical information and news by participating in the Microsoft Office 2010 Forum (on TechNet) and reading the Microsoft Office 2010 Team Blog.
- Keep your PC updated. Be sure to turn on automatic updates in Windows Update in case we publish updates for the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.
- Microsoft Partners. Learn more about Office Professional Plus 2010 on the Microsoft Partner Portal.
Here’s what you need to have*:
- Internet access (to download Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta and get updates)
- A PC with these minimum recommended specifications:
- 500 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
- 256 MB of system memory or more
- 3 GB of available disk space
- 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
- DVD-R/W Drive
- Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit)
- Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
*Please note these specifications could change.
Get the download
After registering, you will be able to select the version (we recommend 32-bit which runs great on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows) and your software language. Downloading the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta could take an hour or more. The exact time will depend on your provider, bandwidth, and traffic. The good news is that once you start the download, you won't have to answer any more questions – you can walk away while it finishes. If your download gets interrupted, it will restart where it left off.
Once the download is complete, launch the downloaded file and follow the set up instructions.
Important changes in product activation
We’ve made some important changes to how Microsoft Office products are activated. The new activation method is based on the Software Protection Platform first introduced in Windows Vista and currently used in Windows 7. Please take note of the information provided on the Product Key page that displays during the download process. Follow the instructions on that page for activating your beta software immediately after the setup procedure completes. For more information please see the Release Notes.
Signing in to Windows Live Messager failed because the service is temporaily Unavailable.
Solution for Error code: 8000401a is only 10 seconds away
Open Registry Editor
Then search this entry & delete it
Enjoy Live Messenger