Although the search functionality on Vista is nice, I have found the performance slowdown outweighs the benefits. To turn it off, go to Add/Remove Programs and click Add/Remove Windows Components in the left panel. Deselect Indexing services.
This setup only works if your VM is not using Undo Disks. To configure the auto-restart of virtual machines after a reboot of the host machine, you need to first stop the VM (configuration can only be changed while it is in the "Off" state. Once the VM has been stopped, go to Configuration > … Read moreMicrosoft Virtual Server 2005 Auto-Restart Configuration
To verify replication, use the following command – repadmin /showreplrepadmin /replsum /bysrc /bydest /sort:delta Also, check DNS – Interfaces tab – only "Listen on" the IP addresses associated with domain controllers. To clean up objects in Active Directory, use ntdsutil.exe – for more info, refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498.