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February, 2008

  • SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the SYSVOL migration process

    The File Replication Service (FRS) is used for replicating the contents of the SYSVOL share between Windows domain controllers. However, Windows Server 2008 domain controllers, which are operating in the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level, can...
  • SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 2 – Dfsrmig.exe: The SYSVOL migration tool

    In our first post in this series, we examined the SYSVOL migration process and understood how things work at a high level during the process of migration of the SYSVOL share from the FRS service to the DFS Replication service. Windows Server 2008 includes...
  • Automated System Recovery (ASR) in Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1

    Automated System Recovery or ASR as it is more commonly known is the Windows API set to capture the configuration of disks and volumes on a system and restore them in bare metal recovery scenarios. During such recoveries, backup applications (requesters...
  • How does DFSR function on Read Only Domain Controllers?

    In Windows Server 2008, the DFS Replication service can be used for replication of the SYSVOL share between domain controllers operating in the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level. The DFS Replication service supports replication of the contents...
  • New guides posted on Microsoft Downloads page

    Hello, Just a quick update: we had new content posted on Microsoft Downloads page. Check it out below: Windows Server 2008 : · Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides Contains interesting Step-by-step articles, like: - Configuring a Two-Node File...
  • Top 10 Common Causes of Slow Replication with DFSR

    Have you ever felt your DFSR infrastructure wasn’t quite replicating up to your expectations, but didn’t know where to begin diagnosis? If this is the case, we recommend taking a look at this recent post by Ned Pyle , our resident DFSR expert: Top 10...
  • Customizing file compression in DFSR on Windows Server 2008

    Hello, Everyone Ned Pyle just wrote a very interesting post on Customizing file compression in DFSR on Windows Server 2008. Here’s a quick excerpt: When you added a file to a DFSR content set and it was at least 64KB in size, the DFSR service...
  • Storage options for Windows Server 2008's Hyper-V

    Windows Server 2008’s Hyper-V has been in public beta for a while now and lots of people have been experimenting with it. One aspect that I am focusing on is storage for those virtualized environments and more specifically the options related to SAN storage...
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) documentation updates

    This is a summary of recent revisions to the VSS documentation on MSDN. 1. IVssBackupComponents::AddNewTarget has an error in the remarks section fixed. 2. The “ Usage Conventions ” topic has expanded information about binary compatibility...
  • Christine's Bio

    I joined Microsoft in April 2007 as a Program Manager within Microsoft’s Storage Solution Division. I’m part of the team that brings you file backup, Complete PC backup and System Restore. As part of my job, I help solve customer problems and also monitors...
  • Jason's Bio

    I have been in the IT server technology space for about 17 years - with a majority of that time focussed on data protection, high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity. I have worked at tape backup manufacturers and replication/failover...
  • Jose's Bio

    Jose Barreto joined Microsoft in 2002, working for 5 years as the Systems Architect with the Cisco Systems Account Team in Northern California. In 2007, he moved to the Redmond campus to join the Storage Solutions Division (SSD) as a Senior Technology...
  • Storage Blog at Microsoft has launched

    This Monday we added another member to the Storage Blogs family. The Storage Blog at Microsoft is an executive level channel with updates and commentary, pointers to high-impact other storage blogs, articles on trends and other interesting content...