Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit


In-depth and comprehensive, this Resource Kit delivers the information you need for administering Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading virtualization experts and the Windows Virtualization team. Plus—software, scripts, tools, and other essential resources on DVD.

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In-depth and comprehensive, this Resource Kit delivers the information you need for administering Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading virtualization experts and the Windows Virtualization team. Plus—software, scripts, tools, and other essential resources on DVD.

Get expert guidance on how to:

  • Install Virtual Server 2005 and troubleshoot common issues
  • Analyze, plan, and manage a virtualized infrastructure
  • Define workload resource requirements and perform a physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration
  • Set up, configure, and manage virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Implement and administer virtual networking
  • Create permission entries, set NTFS permissions, and enable SSL protocols to help restric access
  • Use best practices for configuration, tuning, and performance testing
  • Apply a 5-step methodology to help drive your virtualization project to success

DVD features:

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.
  • 40 scripts for automating administration.
  • Active Directory Topology Diagramming (ADTD) tool.
  • Virtual Machine Remote Client Plus (VMRCPlus) for remote administration.
  • Tools for automating conversions and resizing virtual hard disks.
  • Videos: step-by-step demos on host clustering, P2V migration, and more.
  • Fully searchable eBook.

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Editorial Reviews

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Make a CIO smile: Start talking about virtualization. This technology gives IT organizations unprecedented flexibility in deploying applications and consolidating servers, helping them save on everything from administration to electricity. Now IT shops who've chosen Microsoft's flagship virtualization product have a start-to-finish guide to deploying and managing it: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit.

If you're an IT pro, chances are you've used Microsoft's Resource Kits to deploy Windows servers, desktops, or Office. You know that they provide authoritative information and tools you can't find elsewhere. This one's no exception. It contains thorough, careful guidance on hardware planning, installation, configuration, migration, tuning, security, scripting, and troubleshooting -- plus Microsoft's complete, best-practice virtualization project methodology.

When you're ready to go from reading to "doing," load the DVD. There, you'll find full copies of both VS 2005 R2 SP1 and Microsoft's desktop virtualization application, Virtual PC 2007. Bill Camarda, from the November 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735623811
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Series: Resource Kit Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Larson is an Architect with Microsoft® Consulting Services (MCS) who focuses on infrastructure optimization and virtualization. He helps customers plan and design server and datacenter consolidation projects, and shares his virtualization expertise via Tech*Ed, TechNet webcasts, industry journals, and his blog.

Janique Carbone is the co-author of the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit. She has been working in IT for over 15 years on projects ranging from application development to enterprise infrastructure design. Janique has developed Hyper-V, Virtual Server, and Virtual PC training for Microsoft events such as TechEd and has assisted customers in maintaining and optimizing business critical Windows Server infrastructures. In May 2006, after 7 years at Microsoft, she founded the Infrastructor Group, whose charter is to deliver in-depth training and consulting for core infrastructure with a specialization in virtualization technology. At Microsoft, Janique worked as a Senior Consultant in Microsoft Consulting Services and developed/delivered multiple customer and partner Windows training seminars. Before joining Microsoft, Janique worked as an engineer on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station projects for Boeing, as well as various other contractors supporting the National Air and Space Administration Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC), in Clear Lake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2007

    A must have for Virtual Server users

    This book basically has it all. It covers the various virtualization concepts, Virtual Server and everything new with Virtual Server R2 SP1. Each topic is covered in great detail. From setting up, using and managing Virtual Server. But it also covers all phases of a virtualization project. The book also covers automation and changes in the COM API for R2SP1. Finally, it discusses System Center Virtual Machine Manager as well.

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