Robert Larson

Robert
Larson

Robert Larson is a Microsoft services architect and the coauthor of Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit (Microsoft Press). He has published white papers, delivered Webcasts, and speaks regularly on virtualization topics. His blog is at http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson.

Articles
10 Steps for Physical to Virtual OS Migration 1
Save time and server space by doing a physical to virtual (P2V) OS migration with Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT) and Mobile Automated Services (ADS). Mobile P2V gives you the flexibility to handle migrations anywhere in the organization.
Why VSMT 1.1 Doesn’t Support Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 2
If you’re using the Virtual Server Migration Toolkit version 1.1 (VSMT) with Windows Server 2003, you can run into problems with the patch cache. Here's why.
Adding Windows Server 2003 SP2 Support to the VSMT Patch Directory 3
The default installation of VSMT 1.1 doesn’t come with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) patch files, so here's what you do.
Kick Your Mobile ADS Solution Up a Notch
Previously, we showed you how to create a mobile ADS solution. Now learn how to expand it so you can perform physical machine to virtual machine migrations.
ADS Unplugged
You can use ADS without installing it enterprisewide or reconfiguring your production network—all you need is some basic hardware and software and a mobile cart.
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