Friday, November 11, 2005

VSWebApp and 404

When I have started too many virtual machines in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 I find that the administration application (http://server/virtualserver/VSWebApp.exe) stops working.

To get it to restart, change the authentication settings on the IIS virtual directory to something other than what you have already (but not anonomyous). For example if it is Basic and Integrated set it to Basic only.

Open the admin page again and you will be prompted for authentication and it will now work.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Mouse Pointer Delays in Virtual Server

I am running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and every 10 seconds or so I get a pause in the mouse movement on the screen - very annoying.

Examining the performance logs of the server I see that the Virtual Server service "vsssrv" goes to 0% CPU utilisation when this happens - so something is interupting the service.

Stopping my anti-virus software solves the problem, but introduces another problem in that my computer is now unprotected, so I will post back here later my results on not have the AV software (McAfee Managed Anti-Virus) from scanning the filesystem where my virtual machines are installed and the vsssvc.exe application ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual Server" folder).