Browse by Tags

Related Posts
  • Blog Post: Deciphering Storport Traces 101

    Welcome back to the CORE Team Blog -- Paul Reynolds here. In previous blogs, I wrote about how to capture Storport traces in Windows 8 and Windows 2012. Please see: Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8 with KB2819476 hotfix And Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start

    Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: http://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16 th & Thursday July 17 th – 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability...
  • Blog Post: Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

    Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: http://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16 th & Thursday July 17 th – 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability...
  • Blog Post: Is Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) working?

    Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) was a new data transfer strategy that makes advancements in moving files. Only storage devices that comply with the SPC4 and SBC3 specifications will work with this feature. With this feature, copying files from one server to another is much quicker. This feature is only...
  • Blog Post: 2012R2 iSCSI Target Settings for Configuring a Specific Network

    Let's say you have a 2012R2 iSCSI Target Server with multiple networks configured. We all know that iSCSI traffic should be on a separate network. So how do you go by configuring iSCSI to use a specific network on the target server? In previous version of Windows this was much easier to find since...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Script Browser - A world of scripts at your fingertips

    To reuse script samples on the Internet, the following steps seem quite familiar to IT Pros: wandering through different script galleries, forums and blogs, switching back and forth between webpages and scripting environment, and countless download, copy and paste operations. But all of these will drive...
  • Blog Post: How to Configure MSDTC to Use a Specific Port in Windows Server 2012/2012R2

    My name is Steven Graves and I am a Senior Support Escalation Engineer on the Windows Core Team. In this blog, I will discuss how to configure MSDTC to use a specific port on Windows Server 2012/2012R2 as this has slightly changed from the way it is configured in Windows Server 2008 R2 in order to prevent...
  • Blog Post: Removing .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 removes Windows 2012/2012R2 UI and other features

    This is Vimal Shekar and Krishnan Ayyer from the Windows Support team. Today in this blog, we will be discussing about an issue that we are seeing increasingly being reported in support. We will look at the effects of removing .Net Framework from a Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 installation. Windows...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Windows Servicing: Service Stack Improvements: Part 3

    Servicing Stack improvements in KB2821895 for Windows 8, and How its assists the upgrade to 8.1? My name is Aditya and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer for Microsoft on the Windows Core Team. This blog is a continuation of the previous Servicing Part 1. So to understand this blog better, it...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Windows Servicing: Reduction of Windows Footprint : Part 2

    My name is Aditya and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer for Microsoft on the Windows Core Team. This blog is a continuation of the previous Servicing Part 1. So to understand this blog better, it is recommended that one reads the previous blog post. As mentioned in the previous, this is a 4 part...
  • Blog Post: Failover Clustering and Active Directory Integration

    My name is Ram Malkani and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on Microsoft’s Windows Core team. I am writing to discuss how Failover Clustering is integrated with Active Directory on Windows Servers. Windows Server Failover Clustering, has always had a very strong and cohesive attachment with...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in Windows Servicing: Part 1

    My name is Aditya and I am a Senior Support Escalation Engineer for Microsoft on the Windows Core Team. I am writing today to shed some light on a the new changes that have been made to the Windows Servicing Stack in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This is a 4 part series and this is the first...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Windows Failover Cluster Networks

    In this blog, I will discuss the overall general practices to be considered when configuring networks in Failover Clusters. Avoid single points of failure: Identifying single points of failure and configuring redundancy at every point in the network is very critical to maintain high availability...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Defrag for Windows Server 2012/2012R2

    Hello everyone, I am Palash Acharyya, Support Escalation Engineer with the Microsoft Platforms Core team. In the past decade, we have come a long way from Windows Server 2003 to all the way to Windows Server 2012R2. There has been a sea-change in the overall Operating System as a whole, and we have added...
  • Blog Post: RAP as a Service (RaaS) from Microsoft Services Premier Support

    In this post, I’m excited to discuss a new Premier Support offering called Risk Assessment Program (RAP) as a Service (or RaaS for short) . For those that are not familiar with RAP, it is a Microsoft Services Premier Support offering that helps prevent serious issues from occurring by analyzing...
  • Blog Post: FREE online event: Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

    Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST What: Fast-paced live virtual session Cost: Free Audience: IT Pro Prerequisites: For IT pros new to virtualization or with some experience...
  • Blog Post: How to add a Pass-through disk to a Highly Available Virtual Machine running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster

    I was recently asked how to add a Pass-through disk to a Highly Available VM running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster. I tested the steps I was accustomed to for Windows Server 2008 and found the Disk to be in a ReadOnly state in the VM. As it turns out there are differences in how you add...
  • Blog Post: I/O Performance impact of running Start-DedupJob with –Priority High

    My name is Steven Andress and I am a Support Escalation Engineer with Microsoft’s Platforms Support Team. This is a short blog post to alert you to a condition you might encounter when running a deduplication job using the Start-DedupJob PowerShell cmdlet. Start-DedupJob http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

    If you work with Hyper-V, you very well also use System Center to manage it. If you do not use System Center, you should download this free ebook and give it a review. We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman...
  • Blog Post: Cannot Extend Simple Virtual Disk in Windows Server 2012 R2

    I’m writing this blog to help shed some light on extending simple virtual disks in Windows Server 2012 R2. We have had questions from various customers that have been using simple virtual disk and need to add more space to them. Let’s say you used Server Manager to create a new Storage...
  • Blog Post: Unable to launch Cluster Failover Manager on any node of a 2012/2012R2 Cluster

    When Failover Cluster Manager is opened to manage a Cluster, it will contact all the nodes and retrieve Cluster configuration information using WMI calls. If any one of the nodes in the Cluster does not have the cluster namespace "root\mscluster" in WMI, Failover Cluster Manager will fail and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 - Preview available for download

    Just in case you missed the announcement , the preview build of Windows Server 2012 R2 is now available for download . If you want to see the latest and greatest, head on over there and take a gander at the new features. All of us here in support have ...read more
  • Blog Post: Activating virtual machines via Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hello, My name is Mayank Sharma and I am a Support Engineer in Windows Platforms Support Team. In this blog, I am going to discuss a very exciting addition to Windows Server 2012 R2, called as AVMA (Automatic Virtual Machine Activation). As the name suggests, this feature allows automatic activation...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012R2 Available

    We have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Please update your current HyperVMPE 2012 with this latest release from codeplex. Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012 R2 http://hypervmpe2012.codeplex.com/ ...