Hyper-V Backups

A few resources relating to creating backups of Hyper-V virtual machines.

  • Carbonite – A general, online backup service that supports Hyper-V.
  • Cloudbase Solutions’ HV Backup – Free, open source, but hasn’t been updated since 2014.
  • Vembu – Offers a variety of different backup solutions, including Vembu VMBackup for Hyper-V and VMWare – $240/socket/annual.
    • Also offers what appears to be a fairly full-featured free version as well.

Windows 10

We will only be looking at Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise.

Common Features

  • Customizable Start Menu
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Firewall
  • Hiberboot
  • InstantGo
  • TPM Support
  • Battery Saver
  • Cortana
  • Hello
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Snap Assist
  • Snap Apps
  • Switch from PC to Tablet Mode
  • Switch from Mobile to PC Mode
  • Edge
  • Domain Join
  • Group Policy Management
  • Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE)
  • Assigned Access
  • Remote Desktop
  • Client Hyper-V
  • Side-loading of Business Apps
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Ability to Join Azure Active Directory with SSO to Cloud-Hosted Apps
  • Add User State Roaming with Azure Active Directory
  • Windows Store for Business
  • Dynamic Provisioning
  • Passport
  • Device Encryption
  • Enterprise Data Protection
  • BitLocker
  • Trusted Boot
  • Conditional Access
  • Windows Update for Business
  • Current Branch for Business

Features of Enterprise

  • Direct Access – Provides an easy-to-implement VPN solution.
  • Windows To Go Creator – Boots from a USB.
  • AppLocker – Whitelist / Blacklist Apps.
  • BranchCache – Caching for branch offices connected over WAN.
  • Start Screen Control with Group Policy
  • Advanced Granular UX Control
  • Credential Guard – Protects Domain Credentials.
  • Device Guard – Uses virtualization to isolate processes.
  • Long Term Servicing Branch

Further Reading

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)

Components

  • Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Bitlocker Administrator and Monitoring (MBAM)
  • Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)
  • Diagnostic and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT)
  • Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

Resources