November 21, 2009

Virtual Router Wifi Hotspot for Windows 7

Filed under: Windows 7 — Rahul Patel @ 9:58 am

Microsoft’s CodePlex has released Virtual Router that turns a Windows 7 Computer into a Wifi Hotspot using Windows 7’s Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.

Virtuual Router turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 Computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Windows 7’s Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.


The Wireless Network create/shared with Virtual Router uses WPA2 Encryption, and there is not way to turn off that encryption. This is actually a feature of the Wireless Hosted Network API’s built into Windows 7 and 2008 R2 to ensure the best security possible.

You can give your “virtual” wireless network any name you want, and also set the password to anything. Just make sure the password is at least 8 characters.

Download : Virtual Router


November 20, 2009

Create bootable USB drive for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Filed under: Hyper-V,Server 2008 — Rahul Patel @ 9:59 am

BootFromUSB is a simple application to automate the manual preparation process for booting Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 off of USB drives.

A simple application to automate the preparation process for booting Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 off of USB drives.

The application automates the manual USB creation process detailed on the Microsoft website.


* Copy the EXE locally
* You have the Windows AIK or Windows OPK installed.
* You are running as a local admin
* You have the INSTALL.WIM file for Hyper-v Server 2008 R2 available.
* You have .NET 3.5 or later installed.

Directly using a prepped Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 VHD file (instead of from a WIM):

One additional feature of BootFromUSB is you can leave the WIM field (step3) blank and
select a “Blank” VHD that is actually a pre-configured sysprepped VHD and it will directly
copy the VHD to the USB drive.

This is a quick way to prep USB drives since it skips the long VHD creation and WIM
extraction processes.

NOTE: The operating system will display a “Format disk?” dialog box a number of times while preparing the USB drive. You should ignore and just close those dialogs.

Download : http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/BootHVSR2FromUSB/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3549

November 4, 2009

RDP 7 for Windows XP and Windows Vista

Filed under: Windows Vista,Windows XP — Rahul Patel @ 3:28 pm

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 client available to Windows XP and Windows Vista.

For Windows XP :

For Windows Vista :

For Windows Vista x64 :

More details : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084

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