So you experience a “The Hyper-V service is not available” and when you try to start this service manualy, you’re getting: “Error 87: The parameter is incorrect.”

Error 87: The parameter is incorrect

Please note that allthough Windows 2008 is RTM, Hyper-V is still beta. I think it will be released RTM shortly too.

To fix this please be sure that:
– You installed Windows 2008 with ENGLISH language (reinstall if you didn’t do this)
– Selected the ENGLISH-US local (follow instructions below on how to fix afterwards)

1) Open “Regional and Language Options” from the controll panel.
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Comments (23) Posted by pieter on Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Microsoft is working on a answer towards VMware’s virtualization succes. The answer is called Microsoft Hyper-V and is currently in Beta.

Although ive seen this stuff at Microsoft IT Forum in Barcelone last december, i felt like playing around with it myself so i grabbed a HP DL360 with dual quad core and 16Gb mem to test this new toy. So i installed Windows Server Hyper-V RC1. Here’s a little impression with some screenshots.

Please note: Although Windows server 2008 will install on a 32bit CPU based computer, Hyper-V itself needs a 64bit CPU.After the installation i checked the system properties and ‘my computer properties’ dialog:


Next thing to do was install the Hyper-V role:

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Comments (6) Posted by pieter on Thursday, January 24th, 2008