Bruce Adamczak

I have spent years working in perfmon, so I thought I would share some tips and tricks on the tool!

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  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Remote Desktop Services

    Wow I can’t believe I have been at this for 20 days! Tonight I am learning Remote Desktop Services. I have learned some cool new facts about RDS in 2012. Let me share some of the things I have seen tonight: Active/Active RD Connection Broker - Yes that’s right now all pieces have high...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – DNSSEC, Chkdsk, Constrained Delegation

    My 30 day quest has come to an end. I have been studying Windows Server 2012 now for 30 nights strait. I can safely say I have a much better understanding on what is in this new release. I covered all of the major topics, but I cannot say I covered everything that is new in the product. It’s time...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Installation Options

    Night 23, by now some of you may be thinking about installing Windows Server 2012. Well, you are going to have to make a choice. Which user interface do you want? Your choices are: Server core installation – Command Window and PowerShell Minimal Server Interface – All of the above...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Date and Time settings

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Date and Time settings This blog is going to cover the basic of viewing and changing your time settings. If you are like me I seem to always forget to set the correct time zone and need to correct it after the install. How to view Date and Time settings...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Clustered Shared Volumes

    Hi Bruce here again! Night 25 only 5 nights left in my quest. Tonight I am learning about Clustered Shared Volumes. Microsoft first introduced CSV in 2008R2 since then Microsoft has improved on it. CSV in Failover clustering allow multiple nodes in a cluster to simultaneously access the same disk. Here...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Joining the Domain

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Joining the Domain Everybody at some point will need to join their computers to the domain. This blog will cover the basics of viewing your settings, joining the domain and removing your computer from the domain. How to view Domain Settings We...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Event Logs

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. This blog looks at how to manage event logs. The key to using PowerShell to manage any event log is to know the exact spelling of the event log you wish to manager. How to view a list of event logs To get a list of the event logs I will use the Get...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 - Storage Spaces

    Hi, it is Bruce here. Tonight I spent hours getting my new test box up and running. It’s running with 2012, Hyper V and now has 12 VM running on it. Now it is time to take a break and look into Store Spaces. It took me a little while to understand where Microsoft was going with this. Then I...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Managing Services

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Managing Services This module is going to look at how to manage services. The key to using PowerShell to manage any service is to know the exact spelling of the service name. How to list services PowerShell Command: Get-service | Format-table...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – DHCP Server High Availability

    Bruce again, Day 18 and I’m Still Here! Tonight I am learning DHCP Server High Availability. We have two new features for DHCP, a new failover and policy based IP address management features. In my studying I found two great walk troughs of the features, a hands on lab, and a migration script....
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Default Gateway Settings

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Default Gateway Settings Often when troubleshooting IPv4 configuration you may find a misconfigured default gateway. Issue that may arise from a misconfigured gateway are: Ping responses not traversing the router IPv4 communication only working...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

    Day 21, It’s Bruce again. Tonight I am looking at Hyper-V Dynamic Memory. We first introduced Dynamic Memory in 2008 R2. Since then we have improved on the feature. Below are some facts I discovered about Dynamic Memory during my studies tonight. While the VM is running you can decrease the...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – Netmon capturing

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. Netmon capturing In this blog we are going to look at collecting a network capture using the NetSh.exe command. This tool will produce an .etl trace that can be read in Netmon. While in Netmon you will need to make the active parser "Windows" in order...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Flexible Authentication Secure Tunneling (FAST)

    Saturday after and it is Bruce again! I need to get my studying done before the OSU game. With the release Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product. This night I am studying Flexible Authentication Secure Tunneling (FAST). Below are some resources to bring you...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Group Managed Service Accounts

    Bruce here again, day 14 on my journey! Tonight I’m studying Group Managed Service Accounts. If you remember in 2008 r2 Microsoft introduced Managed Service accounts. These provided us with a Service account that would provide automatic password management for a single account on a single server...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – MacAddress, LinkSpeed and view single NICs

    Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. MacAddress, LinkSpeed and view single NICs There are a few more commands I want to add to wrap up this section about IPv4 settings. This will give you all the cmdlet you need to get the same data as IPconfig /all. Viewing MAC Address and NIC Link...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Core Survival Guide – DNS Suffix List

    DNS Suffix List Learn about my 2012 Core Survival Guide here. I often find in large enterprises that the DNS Suffix list is inconsistent, contains out dated domains, or is incomplete for the environment. The DNS Suffix list is what allows us to use computer names instead of fully qualified domain...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Virtual Smart Cards and Improvement in BitLocker

    Almost done, Night 29 of my 30 day quest to learn Windows Server 2012! Tonight I am looking at two features Virtual Smart Cards and BitLocker. The Virtual Smart Card is going to be a great for me. I will no longer have to carry my smart card with me to VPN in. Using the TPM chip in my laptop I am able...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Features

    Night 26 and I’m still studying. Tonight I am looking at Hyper-V Features that have not already covered. Microsoft has really packed a lot of new features into Hyper-V. Just look below at what has been added: Automation - PowerShell includes more than 160 cmdlets to manage Hyper-V Offloaded...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 - Resilient File System (ReFS)

    Bruce is blogging again, it is now day 10, one third of my voyage is over! With the release of Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product. This night I am studying Resilient File System. Below I highlighted what I learned and listed some resources to bring you to...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 - Dynamic Access Control

    Hello, Bruce here again. With the release Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product. So I thought I would share with you what I’m studying and some resource to bring you to speed at the same time. Below is the first topic I’m starting to look at. ...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Relative ID (RID) Improvements

    Hi, it is Bruce again! With the release Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product. So tonight I am studying about RID improvements. Below are some resources to bring you to speed at the same time. These improvements have been needed for quite some time. We...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Failover Clustering VM Monitoring

    Night 24, Tonight I am looking at a feature in Failover Clustering called VM Monitoring. This feature allows you to monitor the VMs running on your cluster. If you detect the VM is in an unhealthy state you can take recovery action. You can also look into the VM and monitor additional items! Things I...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – PowerShell Web Access

    Wow Night 28! Only two more nights left of my quest to learn Windows Server 2012 in 30 days. Tonight I am looking at Powershell Web Access. PowerShell Web Access will allow you to use a secured Web site like a PowerShell command windows to run PowerShell command on server where you have been granted...
  • Blog Post: Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012

    Hello, Bruce here again. With the release of Windows Server 2012 we all have to start learning the new features of the product. So I thought I would share with you what I’m studying and some resources to bring you to speed at the same time. Below is an index of my learning blogs: Follow...