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Using HyperV remote management tools over a VPN connection

March 13 2013

It is very useful to be able to use HyperV management tools remotely but getting it to work is another matter. I have sucessfully made this work after some experimentation.1. Make sure server and client are set up to manage and be managed - checking the remote management works on a lan connection first is the best bet.2. The key to this is authentication - on the remote client (in this case my laptop...

Windows 7 / Vista - mapped network drives disconnect themselves.

January 27 2013

In Windows 7 and Vista mapped network drives will disconnect themselves after a time and show a red cross on the drive icon. You will still be able to click on the drive and see/use the contents but applications that require a network drive will see them as disconnected and will not see files.If you try to disconnect the drive it will still sit there saying 'Disconnected Network Drive' - the only ...