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  • Blog Post: Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part V, the triumphant return

    When we last left our “how to build a Hyper-V based lab” blog post, which is here by the way, we were building our Domain Controller.  So here’s what it looks like as it goes through setup:   Progressing nicely, yay! Woot, 100%!   Almost there! Rock on! And it is done, sort of…  ...
  • Blog Post: BPAs, not just for Exchange anymore…

    So for those who don’t know, I used to be mainly an Exchange dork…ESE flowed in the veins don’t cha know? Anyway, one of the tools that rocked (and still does) is the ExBPA and the family of Exchange Analyzers.  But did you know in Windows Server you get analyzers as well?  And some are even...
  • Blog Post: Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part IV

    Installing your Virtual Machine Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine This is a multi-part series that starts here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeff_stokes/archive/2013/04/15/building-up-a-learning-lab-based-on-windows-8-and-hyper-v.aspx So in the previous post we modified our virtual machine, now...
  • Blog Post: Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part I

    Hello folks, the Dude here, helping you make a learning lab based on a single machine. From this all things are (pretty much) possible…lets get our learning on now! Enable Hyper-V in Windows 8: Pretty straight forward step here. In the Windows 8 Start Menu type “features” and...
  • Blog Post: New books on Hyper-V Networking and Hyper-V Storage! Yay!

    Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking - http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145383068.do Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage - http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145382924.do   Check them out, no, seriously, check them out!
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Server 2012 Free e-book available

    I highly recommend giving this a read so you are ready for Windows Server 2012.  The dude had a hand in proofing the book and even has a sidebar on page 25 on performance monitoring.  Give it a read, rumor has it there may be some floating around at TechEd Orlando and Amsterdam as well… PDF...
  • Blog Post: Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part III

    Modifying a Virtual Machine This is a multi-part series that starts here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeff_stokes/archive/2013/04/15/building-up-a-learning-lab-based-on-windows-8-and-hyper-v.aspx In the previous blog post we created a virtual machine named “Great Lyrics”. We’re...
  • Blog Post: Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part II

    Creating a Virtual Machine This is a multi-part series that starts here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeff_stokes/archive/2013/04/15/building-up-a-learning-lab-based-on-windows-8-and-hyper-v.aspx So right click your virtual machine host in the Hyper-V Manager console and select “New/Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part VI

    So in our previous installment, we were at Server Manager, ready to configure our pristine Domain Controller.  So lets get to it! First, click on “Local Server” on the left pane. What do we notice in the image below?  Computer name is goofy so lets fix it. Clik the hyperlink for the machine...