“Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms”

I was trying to install a copy of Windows 2012R2 on a Hyper-V install on my Windows 8.1 laptop and continually got this error, after selecting the version I wanted to install. “Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation”. Initially I thought it ...

How snapshots work in Hyper-V 1

The ability to do snapshots in Hyper-V, or in any virtualisation product is in my opinion is awesome, gone are the days of before you applied any patches to your server or applications, you had to make sure that you had done decent backup, apply the patches and hope you don’t have to restore from ...

Migrate 2008 Hyper-V Cluster to a new Windows 2012 Hyper-V Cluster

I recently had a customer with a 2008 Hyper-V Cluster, who was wanting to start from scratch with a 2012 Hyper-V Cluster. The problem was that the 2008 Cluster was a mess, the networking was all over the shop, and the storage was coming from 4 different Storage Arrays. It had all been built in ...