Hyper-V NAT: Remote Access to Windows and Linux Virtual Machines

I’ve written several posts on creating Hyper-V virtual machines on Windows 10. One of my most popular covers how to create a Linux VM with sound. Inevitably, somebody will follow up with a question along the lines of, “How do I access XRDP (Linux RDP Server) from other machines on my network?” One might be […]

Deploy a Linux VM on Hyper-V with Sound 20.04 Edition

In a previous article I explained how to use PulseAudio with XRDP to allow your Ubuntu Hyper-V VM to pass audio through your host machine’s sound system. It has been brought to my attention that the instructions do not work for everyone. I believe most of the people that have issues are choosing the 20.04 […]

Deploy A Linux VM on Hyper-V with Sound

By default you can not pass sound through to your host Windows system’s audio devices from a Linux virtual machine. I struggled finding reliable instructions for getting this to work and ended up using a third party solution called PulseAudio. Attention: If you are using a newer edition of Ubuntu these instructions will not work. […]

PowerShell on Linux and Mac OS X: Kumbayah or Microsoft Takeover?

Microsoft has really turned over a new leaf in regards to its view of the previously despised Linux operating systems. Satya Nadella has led the company through a complete 180. Not only have they stopped dissing Linux, Microsoft seemingly fully supports it. Previous CEO Steve Balmer tried to put Linux in a guillotine with its […]

Kolab Groupware Mail Routing Configuration

In the previous Kolab article we installed our messaging and collaboration server on a Windows hosted Hyper-V VM. Now we’ll set it up to function as a live email server. Firewalls People often assume that because our Linux VM is hosted on a Windows computer that we will need to adjust or turn off the […]

How to Install a Kolab Linux groupware server on a Hyper-V virtual machine

Kolab is a full featured messaging and collaboration (aka Groupware) server that rivals Microsoft’s Exchange Server and IBM’s Lotus Notes in both functionality and features. It can run on most versions of Debian Linux. It can be installed on single server or distributed among many. It supports load balancing, LDAP directories, shared calendars, shared mailboxes, […]