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Registering the Microsoft Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Service with Windows Server Backup

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Sometimes you need to backup a virtual machine that needs to remain in a running state. Volume Shadow Copy Service allows volumes to be backed up while applications continue to write to those volumes. In order to perform this task properly, you must first register the Hyper-V VSS writer with Windows Server Backup. The following article explains how this is accomplished.

Access Denied Error Attempting to Manage a Remote Hyper-V Server in a Workgroup Environment

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A well documented error exists when you try to use the Hyper-V management tools from a Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine and try to connect to a remote Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Fortunately there is a workaround to this issue but it does involve several steps. This article walks you through the required steps that will allow you to connect from your Vista or Windows 7 machine.

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    Default Keys for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Deployment

    with 9 Comments by Petri IT Knowledgebase Team

    One of the more tedious tasks of a Windows install is entering the product key. This is compounded when you have to set up dozens of computers at a time. Fortunately, in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, you no longer have to enter the product key to install the OS. Instead, Windows uses a list of valid install keys. The following article displays this list and shows you where to find it.

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