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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
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/ ...
10 Dec 2013
What to do if your Windows 8 Modern App fails to start
Good morning AskPerf! David Alessi here from the Windows 8 client team. One of the biggest support issues we’ve seen is with Windows 8 Store (formerly Metro/Modern) Apps failing to start. This post is going to cover some of the most common issues that users run into, and how to troubleshoot...
11 Oct 2013
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...
5 Aug 2013
How to Setup a Live Debug Using Physical Machines
For this example I am using a Windows Server 2012 Physical machine that will be used to debug a problem machine. I will setup a live Debug session with a Windows 7 sp1 physical machine. Win2012Debugger (Host) - This is the physical machine that will be used to do the debug Win7 client (Target) - This...
8 Jul 2013
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
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
Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8 with KB2819476 hotfix
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. NOTE: The information below is based on having hotfix KB2819476 installed (part of the April 2013 cumulative update for Windows...
25 Apr 2013
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
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...
24 Mar 2013
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...
19 Feb 2013
FREE: Online Microsoft Virtual Academy Virtualization Jump Start Classes
The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses! Introduction to Hyper-V Thursday, January 24th This one-day live event is designed for IT Pros experienced in virtualization (i.e., VMware) but in need of...
20 Jan 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
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
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
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
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
Let the Blogging begin…
Hello AskDS Readers. Mike here again. If you notice, Ned posted one of our first Windows Server 2012 RTM blogs a while back ( Managing RID Issuance in Windows Server 2012 ). Yes friends, the gag order has been lifted and we are allowed to spout mountains ...read more
7 Sep 2012
Windows Server 2012 GA
Hey folks, Ned here again to tell you what you probably already know: Windows Server 2012 is now generally available: Understand the vision Visit the launch page and learn what’s new Download the trial Go deeper in TechNet Visit the full family ...read more
4 Sep 2012
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
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
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