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Secure your Windows 2003 and 2008 servers from WannaCry ransomware

Secure your Windows 2003 and 2008 servers from WannaCry ransomware

WannaCry ransomware is all over the news now, causing the internet world to shake in doubt and fear. With over 200,000 computers in 150 countries being affected, the damage is really wide-spread.

For businesses and servers that are affected by this malware, the impact of this attack is huge and can lead to loss of business. As a result, it is important to secure your servers for ensuring their normal functioning. (more…)

Surviving the blue screen of death – How a Hyper-V Windows VPS fatal error was resolved

Surviving the blue screen of death – How a Hyper-V Windows VPS fatal error was resolved

I did nothing. It just crashes all the time!
So began a professional administration request at the help desk of a data center we managed. The customer’s unmanaged Windows 2008 R2 VPS started crashing one fine day without any apparent reason.

The event logs didn’t show anything out of the ordinary. So, the next step was to analyze the crash dump.

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Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 Beta – 2 new features added!

Microsoft recently released the Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2. In its war with VMWare in the Virtualization sector, Microsoft has decided to showcase its own developments in the Windows Server virtualization platform via two key features: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Both of which are now available via the SP1 Beta update.

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The Role of Microsoft Hyper-V for Virtualization in Windows Server 2008


Microsoft Hyper-V (or Windows Server Virtualization) is a hypervisor-based virtualization system for x64 systems. A beta version of HyperV is included in the x64 editions of Windows Server 2008. A big attraction with Hyper-V is that it is built-in to Windows Server 2008. reducing the expenses considerably, straight away.

Microsoft describes the Hyper-V architecture as ‘micro-kernelised’, which enables it to minimize the footprint of the core Hyper-V code, while still delivering a rich set of features.

Hyper-V includes a hypervisor which is a very thin software layer, less than 1 megabyte in size. This separates the processor from the parent and child partitions. The hypervisor supports all the partitions on the host computer and also provides strong security separation between the parent and child partitions.

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