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Sessions from MMS 2013 Now Available
Greetings AskCore fans. I thought I would start creating a blog for a subset of the videos/sessions available at each of the conferences that Microsoft has throughout the year. These sessions will be available and will deal with topics that are discussed here on the AskCore Blog. There are numerous other...
23 Apr 2013
Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 1
Things to consider before the upgrade Hi Again everybody, Windows Server 2012 was launched in August this year. With an innovative user interface, powerful remote management tools, a big bunch of new features, major enhancements to existing ones, and a focus towards cloud, this is perhaps the most...
23 Oct 2012
Upgrading to Windows 8 – Part 3
Dual boot and other installation options Hello Again, Today’s post is for a different reason. I know many of you love your Window 7 PCs so much that you are not ready to upgrade it yet. Then why not test drive Windows 8 in a boot from VHD or dual boot configuration? This way you can test...
29 Oct 2012
Upgrading to Windows 8 – part 4
Restoring the older OS in case the Upgrade fails Hi again everyone, You tried upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, but something bad happened midway. You didn’t take a backup when you started. Can you go back? Sure you can. Starting with Windows Vista, we actually save all files...
4 Nov 2012
Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 - Part 4
Known issues during an upgrade Hi everyone, Today I want to bring up some known issues in Hyper-V, iSCSI targets, and moving between Full Server, Server Core, and Minimal Server interface. We already have KBs out there to assist you in case you run into any of these issues. I have added links...
31 Oct 2012
MDT 2010 & 2012 – My deployment failed. What and where are logs I should review?
One of the most common questions I get is “What logs should I look at if my deployment fails?” So here is a little summary of the logs you will be most concerned with when troubleshooting a failed Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 install that are being deployed via Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010...
8 May 2012
Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 - Part 2
Performing an in place upgrade Hi Everyone, Today, I want to walk you through the screens of performing an upgrade to Windows Server 2012, and talk about the logs you can look at in case an upgrade fails. Before performing the Upgrade, ensure that you check the pre-requisites, you can refer to...
25 Oct 2012
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update1 Media Deployment USB drive for UEFI computer
In today’s blog I am going to cover an issue related to using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update1 to deploy an image to Surface Pro using media deployment point. Notes: This issue is not specific to Surface Pro and could occur with other UEFI computers. This may be addressed in later version of...
2 Apr 2013
Creating bootable USB drive for UEFI computers
In today’s blog I am going to discuss how to create a multi-partition bootable USB drive for use UEFI based computers. It is common to create bootable USB flash drives or hard drives so you can boot from them to do various tasks such as Boot Windows PE (WINPE) for recovery purposes Boot Windows PE (WINPE...
20 Mar 2013
MMS 2013 Hands On Labs Available
A few months ago we held the annual 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. As in years past, the event sold out quickly and it was a very busy week. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks. As a recap, the below blog gives you the list of available sessions online to view that deal with...
29 May 2013
Monthly Mail Sack: Yes, I Finally Admit It Edition
Heya folks, Ned here again. Rather than continue the lie that this series comes out every Friday like it once did, I am taking the corporate approach and rebranding the mail sack. Maybe we’ll have the occasional Collector’s Edition versions. This week ...read more
25 Aug 2012
TechEd 2013 Presentations and Videos Ask the Core Team favorites
Today’s blog is a listing of our favorite videos and presentations that recently occurred at TechEd 2013. I have gone through them and picked what we think are the most important to the technologies our team supports. Deployment/Client Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure...
11 Jun 2013
Windows 8 and Server 2012 Upgrade Blog Series coming
Welcome to our Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Launch Series! We hope you will enjoy reading this series as much as we enjoyed putting the content together. With that said, this 8-part series will talk about things to consider, walkthroughs, dual boots, etc. Below is the series of blogs that we will...
22 Oct 2012
Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 3
Known Issues during an upgrade Issue 1: Compatibility Report shows errors that certain roles are installed even when they are not During the Windows upgrade, the Upgrade Compatibility wizard runs a through test of the machine and reports any known compatibility issues. Sometime, the report may...
31 Oct 2012
Upgrading to Windows 8 – Part 5
Known Issues Hi Again, Welcome back to the Upgrade to Windows 8 Series. In today’s post we want to cover some of the know issues you might hit when you move to Windows 8. The following are the top issues we found customers reporting on our forums. Black screen after performing an Upgrade...
5 Nov 2012
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