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  1. Following your article on setting up RDS 2012

    I would like to temporarily shutdown all the VM in the VDI Pool but if I do this from Hyper-V Manager the machine it’s just restart again. I guess is has to do with Automatic Manage the VDI but how to disable this option or how to shutdown the VM in the Pool?

    • Sorry Marco, I don’t currently have a sandpit to play with to help resolve this issue.

      I’ve forward it to my friend who works a lot with Hyper-V and Terminal Server. Hopefully he will be able to help you. Otherwise, I will come back to answer this when I get more time to play with Hyper-V (I’m working in a VMware vSphere house at the moment)…

  2. Hi,

    I have a DC1 running Windows server 2008 R2 and DC2 with same OS as a mirror and holding all data shares. Client PC’s running Win 7 Pro SP1 mapping works just fine however all client PC’s running Win XP Pro SP3 don’t map. If I type net use w: \\\common /y I get error message Enter the username ‘’: then error “system error 1223 has occurred”. Now, if I enter the domain name instead like: “net use w: \\WUM-DC02\common /y” I get the following error message: System error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found.

    Now, the weird part is that clients running W7P SP1 in the same network do not have same issue, mapping works just fine. I have not tried to map within Win XP so I will try tomorrow and see how it works. By the way, same issue happens on all locations where Win 7 Pro and Win XP Pro clients work.

    Any advice or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.



    • Hi Hermann,

      Well, the first bit of advice I’d give you is to upgrade your Windows XP PCs asap. The reason for this is that hackers have stopped selling vulnerabilities they discover to virus writers… Why? Because these vulnerabilities will be worth a lot more money after April 2014, when Microsoft stop support for Windows XP and will no longer offer security patches. Consequently, every virus that your XP PCs get that was created after the 14th of April 2014, will not be able to be removed by your antivirus software! 😮

      As for your drive mapping issue, may I ask a few questions?

      • What version of Windows are you using on your DCs?
      • Can you telnet on the file share ports to the share from the computer?
      • If not, can you map the shares when the Windows firewalls are turned off on both server and PC? (are you using Layer 3 switching or some other firewall between?)

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