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  • Blog Post: Logical Processor count changes after enabling Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012

    Hello Everyone,  Today we are going to talk about Processor changes in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers. Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2012 supports significantly larger configurations of virtual and physical components than in previous releases of Hyper-V. This capacity enables virtualizing high...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2012 Release Candidate now available !!

    May 31st marked a special day for Microsoft and our customers worldwide. Our Windows team announced the release of our latest preview of Windows 2012 - Windows 2012 Release Preview (RP). This includes Windows 2012, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 2012 apps for Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Removing a Mount Point Disk from a Cluster Group

    Hello everyone. Today’s post is going to cover the steps needed to follow should you ever have to remove a ‘Physical Disk’ resource from a clustered service or application where that disk is configured as a mount point. Removing a disk from a group may be needed if the application no...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and .Net Framework 3.5

    With each new release of Windows, it's a challenge to balance keeping the OS footprint small with maintaining forward compatibility for applications and devices. The .Net Framework is at the heart of this challenge. In Windows 8, Microsoft decided to take a new approach to the way that such features...
  • Blog Post: Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8

    Welcome back to the CORE Team Blog. Paul Reynolds here. I would like to let everyone know about changes on how to capture Storport traces in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Previously, Bob Golding wrote a blog on how to do this in Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. If you have Windows 2008 or 2008...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Training

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies. It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions, and connecting with over...
  • Blog Post: CNO Blog Series: Increasing Awareness around the Cluster Name Object (CNO)

    I am starting a 'CNO Blog Series', which will consist of blogs written by the CORE team cluster engineers and will focus primarily on the Cluster Name Object (CNO). The CNO is the computer object in Active Directory associated with the Cluster Name; it is used as a common identity in the cluster. If...
  • Blog Post: Error in Failover Cluster Manager after install of KB2750149

    On Tuesday, Jaunary 8, the below recommended fix was released and available on Windows Update for Windows .NET Framework 4.5. 2750149 An update is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750149/EN-US When installing...
  • Blog Post: FREE CLASS: Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution.

    Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and the cloud. Its impact scales from a few servers all the way to multitenant-aware, multisite environments in the largest organizations. Windows Server 2012 is one of the most significant...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Windows Server 2012 Clustering and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

    In a previous blog , it was discussed on where you can get a list of the Failover Clustering and Hyper-V hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2. Looking for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V Hotfixes? http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2013/02/15/looking-for-windows-server-2008-r2...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Sessions at TechEd

    Start getting familiar with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering by viewing the sessions that were delivered at TechEd 2012. These sessions are posted online now for your viewing pleasures. For those not familiar with what TechEd is, I offer this. TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Introduction to Hyper-V Training

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies. It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions, and connecting with over...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting a Stop 0x7B in Windows

    The purpose of this blog is to provide information about the common Stop 0x7B bugcheck/Reboot Loop issue, and the best methods available to resolve it. We will discuss the main components involved in this type of bugcheck/crash, what can affect them, and not only troubleshooting steps to perform, but...
  • Blog Post: Alternate Data Streams in NTFS

    This blog has been a long time coming. There is a bit of confusion about the subject of alternate data streams (ADS) and no small amount of suspicion. So I want to take a few minutes to set the record straight on ADS. A couple years ago I wrote a blog on NTFS attributes. http://blogs.technet.com...