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Scripting Basics for Virtual Server 2005 R2

Interested in scripting for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2?  Check out this recent entry in

In the last installment of this article, we looked at building a basic development environment and took the first steps to learn about scripting for Virtual Server 2005 R2. We explored how to provision and control virtual machines, and how to manage them using Administration Web site in a secured setup.


Let's kick off this second part by looking at the importance of rolling out Virtual Machine Additions before moving on to describe how you can programmatically interact with virtual machines using the keyboard and mouse device. If you've created a bunch of virtual machines under Virtual PC, the section on recycling virtual machines should interest you. Understanding the fundamentals of working with virtual hard disks will equip you with key information to improve the administrative and operational aspects of virtualization. To round up, I'll revisit the topic of choosing a development platform and highlight useful tips to help you save time while simplifying script development.

You can read the entire article, here.

Published Saturday, February 17, 2007 10:00 AM by David Marshall
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