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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...
26 Jun 2014
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...
28 May 2014
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...
30 Apr 2014
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...
29 Apr 2014
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...
24 Apr 2014
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...
20 Feb 2014
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...
18 Feb 2014
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...
10 Feb 2014
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...
18 Dec 2013
Working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine
Thanks for coming back to the CORE Team blog site. This blog will address working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine. Many of you out there may not be interested in this because you work with virtual machines that only use a single network adapter. However, for those of us that frequently...
28 Nov 2012
Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012
Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a great experience, we...
31 Oct 2012
Windows Server 2012 General Availability
On September 4th, Microsoft announced general availability of Windows Server 2012. In a global online launch event Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote speech, Nadella described how Windows Server 2012...
17 Sep 2012
Detaining Docs with DAC
Hey all, Ned here again with a quick advert: Robert Deluca from our Partner and Customer team just published a blog post on Dynamic Access Control. He walks through the configuration of “document quarantine” to protect sensitive data on ...read more
20 Aug 2012
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: Automatic Memory Dump
There is a new memory dump option introduced in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 called “Automatic memory dump.” This is the default option selected when you install Windows. The “Automatic memory dump” type was created to support the “System Managed” page file configuration. The “System Managed” page...
12 Sep 2012
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
Task Manager in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8
Good morning AskPerf! This is Digvijay from the Performance team in Bangalore. Following up on my previous blog about Task Manager for Windows Server 2008 R2, it was very apt to write another one about the Task Manager of Windows Server 2012 & Windows 8. My first impression of this new task...
9 Aug 2013
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...
14 Jan 2013
Standardizing Dynamic Access Control Configuration – Exporting and Importing Dynamic Access Control objects between Active Directory Forests
[This is a guest post from Joe Isenhour, a Senior Program Manager in Windows Server. You may remember him from his previous ADFS claims rule post . If you are not yet up to speed on the DAC security suite in Windows Server 2012, I recommend our own Mike ...read more
18 Jul 2012
Introducing Server Manager in Windows Server 2012
Hello AskCore! Today I will discuss the Add roles and Features of the new interface of Server Manager in Windows 2012.. To begin a role or feature installation using the Server Manager interface, launch Server Manager first. Once launched, selecting the Add Roles and Features or Remove Roles and Features...
4 Nov 2012
Windows Server 2012/2012R2 – When Physical disks are attached to a virtual machine, Hyper-V Replica will have to be disabled
Hello Everyone, Many of you have come across issues with respect to Hyper-V replication in Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2. In this blog, we are going to address an occurrence that you might run into when enabling Hyper-V Replica. In Replica, you cannot enable a Virtual Machine with a physical disk...
13 Nov 2013
Intermittent Mail Sack: Must Remember to Write 2013 Edition
Hi all, Jonathan here again with the latest edition of the Intermittent Mail Sack. We've had some great questions over the last few weeks so I've got a lot of material to cover. This sack, we answer questions on: Issues upgrading DFSR hub servers ...read more
8 Jan 2013
Windows 8 RTM Windows Server 2012 RTM IT Pros Store Build Dates Prizes - Ned "terse" Pyle ...read more
1 Aug 2012
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...
14 Jan 2013
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