News

Childrens Hospital of Aurora

Hospital Virtualizes Servers to cut IT costs by $1.8 million

The Children’s Hospital of Aurora, Colorado, wants to direct as much of its nonprofit budget as possible to helping families rather than buying new servers. After using server virtualization to stem server proliferation, the hospital wanted to further lower data center costs, simplify a complex and expensive software landscape, and improve application availability. It deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V technology as well as several Microsoft System Center data center solutions. By gaining an all-Microsoft server management infrastructure, The Children’s Hospital expects to trim U.S.$1.8 million from its IT budget in hardware, energy, and software licensing costs. Today, the IT staff is far more efficient—even with fewer people—and can spend more time creating new business solutions and ensuring high application availability.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Windows-Server-2008-R2-Datacenter/Childrens-Hospital-of-Aurora/Hospital-Virtualizes-Servers-to-Cut-IT-Costs-by-1.8-Million-Simplifies-IT-Management/4000008241

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

The World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

The App-V Product Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/appv

The Official MDOP Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

Ask the Directory Services Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

Ask the Performance Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

Ask the Core Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

Ntdebugging Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

The Hot Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

TRM

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Documents

BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode Step by Step Guide

This step by step guide provides instructions on how to deploy BranchCache in hosted cache mode on a test network.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=bbbe7af1-baa8-4606-b63c-ab7129a06a19

Infrastructure Planning and Design

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Windows Azure SDK

[Refreshed on September 1, 2010] The Windows® Azure™ SDK provides developers with the APIs, tools, documentation, and samples needed to develop Internet-scale applications that run on Windows Azure.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=21910585-8693-4185-826e-e658535940aa

Downloads

Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0

The XNA Framework Redistributable download provides game developers with the XNA Framework run-time libraries they can include with their product for redistribution on the Windows platform.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=a88c6dec-aeae-42cd-a108-d35c013c3b97

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

A service to help with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b286e6d-8912-4e18-b570-42470e2f3582

Security Compliance Manager

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5534bee1-3cad-4bf0-b92b-a8e545573a3e

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update August 2010

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 environment released during the period of August 1 - August 31, 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=152355f1-bcc2-46ed-bd6b-15bb12910f7a

Developing Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples

Developing Applications for the Cloud – Code Samples

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=2853c3dc-0586-49c7-9b7f-83d3083252c8

Events/Webcasts

Microsoft Teched Europe 2010

Berlin , Germany 8-12 November

Tech·Ed is Microsoft’s premier technical education event providing the most comprehensive technical training on Microsoft’s suite of products, technologies, solutions and services. If you are a technology professional involved in building, deploying or maintaining IT solutions using Microsoft technologies, Tech·Ed is the conference that will help you solve today's real-world challenges and prepare you for tomorrow's innovations

http://www.microsoft.com/europe/teched/

Ultimate Desktop Experience Day

Join Microsoft and Ultima for the Ultimate Desktop Experience day on 21 October at Microsoft Reading. The Ultimate Desktop Experience day covers the whole story of desktop optimisation from Microsoft. There will be a commercial stream featuring such topics as case studies, business benefits and licensing; and multiple technical streams covering application compatibility, application virtualisation and Windows 7.

http://www.ultimabusiness.com/events.asp?page=17

Windows Client

Windows 7 for IT Professionals Webcast

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

This online session introduces students to new features in Microsoft Windows 7 Beta: user productivity, improved security and control, streamlined PC management, and desktop optimization.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032464023&culture=en-US

Business Insights Webcast: Windows Deployment (Level 100)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Windows operating system deployment has evolved in all areas, making it possible to have faster and more flexible image creation, automated software composition depending on specific user needs, and faster and more robust data migration from previous environments. These improvements along with core enhancements in performance and compatibility allow for smoother transitions into the latest Microsoft desktop technologies. Tune to hear Jeremy explain and demonstrate the tools, processes, tips, and what to expect when moving to the Windows 7 operating system and a more optimized desktop standard.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032457335&culture=en-US

Windows Server

Hosted Services Overview

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Want to learn more about hosted services with Microsoft? Register for this informational webinar to learn about opportunities for partners to create a recurring revenue stream. This Live Meeting session will cover the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA), reselling a Private Label solution and Microsoft’s Online Services.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454945&culture=en-US

Orientation for New Service Providers in SPLA

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Please join us for a 60 minute Live Meeting session for new service providers who have recently enrolled in the Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA).

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454306&culture=en-US

MSDN Webcast: Windows Azure AppFabric, Soup to Nuts (Level 300)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

In this webcast, we demonstrate a web service that combines identity management via Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control with cross-firewall connectivity via Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus. We also discuss several possible architectures for services and sites that run both on-premises and in Windows Azure and take advantage of the features of Windows Azure AppFabric. In each case, we explain how the pay-as-you-go pricing model affects each application, and we provide strategies for migrating from an on-premises service-oriented architecture (SOA) to a Service Bus architecture.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032464273&culture=en-US

Business Insights Webcast: Windows Azure Platform in Action (Level 100)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Since its launch in February, Windows Azure Platform has been adopted by different customers and partners ranging from Enterprises, Small & Medium Businesses, System Integrators (Sis), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Start-ups, Web Value Added Partners (VAPs), Developers and hobbyists. In this webcast we will cover the components of “IT as a Service”, a quick introduction to Windows Azure Platform, and then walk you through several case studies across the different customer and partner types on how different organizations have cut costs, created new business models, expanded customer reach and become more agile. The webcast is best for Business Decision Makers (BDMs). We will also provide a list of resources that you can leverage to learn more about Windows Azure Platform and how it can benefit you.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032457230&culture=en-US

New KB's

Windows Client

Windows 7 Enterprise

An update is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2 which provides new functionality and performance improvements for the graphics platform

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028560/en-US

Windows 7 RSAT: Multiple tabs are missing when viewing user properties in Active Directory Users and Computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028835/en-US

"Windows Easy Transfer can't connect to your other computer" error message when you try to transfer data to a Windows 7-based computer that has a Winsock LSP installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2029072/en-US

The CertEnroll control does not work in Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2078942/en-US

The audio applications stop responding in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 after you resume the computer from the S3 sleep mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2122063/en-US

MS10-065: Description of the security update for Internet Information Services ASP: September 14, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2124261/en-US

A write operation to a volume is slower than usual in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows 7 after you create a snapshot of the volume

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2155024/en-US

The value of OEMBackground registry key resets back to 0 after theme gets changed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2178338/en-US

A Bluetooth Personal Area Network device may stop responding after a surprise removal of the device from a computer that is running Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2254251/en-US

A new CWDIllegalInDllSearch registry entry is available to control the DLL search path algorithm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2264107/en-US

"Copying Prohibited" error when you use Windows Media Center to watch live TV shows or recorded TV shows on a computer that is running Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2266287/en-US

MS10-065: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2267960/en-US

Duplicated data may be in the Performance log when you use the Performance Logs and Alerts service to collect performance data in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2268318/en-US

MS10-065: Description of the security update for Internet Information Services CGI in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: September 14, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2271195/en-US

The shared type icons do not appear when you use Windows Explorer to view the sharing status of some shared folders in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2291175/en-US

Windows Ribbon is not displayed correctly in an application that uses the /largeaddressaware option on a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2300535/en-US

Disabling Autoplay through Group Policy or the registry will cause HotStart buttons to not function on Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2328787/en-US

MS10-061: Vulnerability in Print Spooler Service could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2347290/en-US

Notepad.exe shows incorrect characters in file created by redirected output from command line utilities on non-English systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2360394/en-US

Primary DNS suffix for a Windows server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, deployment using an Answer file may not be set.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2366024/en-US

"An item with the same key has already been added" error when you open a list in VAMT 2.0 on a Windows 7-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2383895/en-US

Applications using Bitmap Font gets effected with rendering issues if during Windows 7 Setup High DPI is deteted and DPI is set to 120 or higher

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2396756/en-US

The brightness level setting for the display in the "Plugged in" profile is changed if you restart a Windows 7-based portable computer that is running on battery power

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2397190/en-US

The audio may not return back to internal speaker when disconnecting the secondary display or unplug the HDMI cable while Windows Media Player is playing a video

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2403777/en-US

A touch screen does not work correctly after you resume a Windows 7-based computer from sleep

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2405640/en-US

How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835/en-US

The Microsoft policy for disk duplication of Windows installations

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314828/en-US

How to troubleshoot Volume Activation error codes on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista-based computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938450/en-US

A compatibility problem exists between Weather Channel Toolbar and Internet Explorer 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969226/en-US

Information about Internet Explorer versions

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969393/en-US

Internet Explorer 8 may stop responding or crash when a certain version of AVG Safe Search is installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970962/en-US

The SceCli 1202 events are logged when some Group Policy settings are refreshed in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977695/en-US

An update is available to remove the application manifest expiry feature from AD RMS clients

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979099/en-US

Error code 0x8100002F and or error code 0x80070002 when you back up files in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979281/en-US

The disconnected sessions are not deleted on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 after a time-out if the users log on by using the Fast User Switching feature

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980385/en-US

About how to troubleshoot power plans in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980869/en-US

There is high CPU usage when using a USB audio device connected to a USB 2.0 EHCI host controller

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981214/en-US

A Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 image deployment process stops when you try to deploy the image on another computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981542/en-US

MS10-068: Description of the security update for Active Directory: September 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981550/en-US

An update rollup is available for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982526/en-US

An SDIO wireless device is not detected on a computer that is running Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983177/en-US

"Type Mismatch" error message when you run a VBA macro in a 64-bit version of an Office 2010 application

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983246/en-US

MS10-068: Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service could allow elevation of privilege

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983539/en-US

"STOP 0x000000D1" error message when you try to access a device that is not a PCI device in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983543/en-US

The "Modified time" file attribute of a registry hive file is updated when an application loads and then unloads the registry hive file without making any changes on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983544/en-US

Windows 7 Home Basic

An update is available that contains improvements to XPS in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028551/en-US

Setup fails to install Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 if cluster size > 4K for the System/Boot volume

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2272294/en-US

You experience a long startup time on a Windows 7-based computer that has an unused external SATA port

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2292867/en-US

Windows crashes when you run applications that use the D3D and GDI Interop surfaces on a computer that has multiple monitors attached and is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2386792/en-US

On Windows 7, icons for WSD devices may show up incorrectly as a different class under Devices and Printers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2403006/en-US

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows timezone UTC +02:00 Cairo Daylight Saving Time updates for August and September 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2297272/en-US

On a Windows 7 laptop with hybrid graphics and duplicate displays, the primary display changes after you restart the machine

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2406828/en-US

Windows 7 Professional

Windows Server 2008 R2 Outbound trusts with Windows NT 4.0 domains do not validate or function correctly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2021766/en-US

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems

The "CreateProcess" function fails in a 64-bit version of Windows 7 for Embedded Systems or of Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems if the file system redirection feature is disabled

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982199/en-US

Windows 7 Starter

FTP uploads using Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer are slower than FTP uploads using command prompt

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2388131/en-US

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows Media Player does not display video or corrupt video on secondary display

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2263855/en-US

Local user accounts will be listed in System Recovery Options with the exception of the Guest account.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2381504/en-US

Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449/en-US

Active Directory Rights Management Services Deployment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2249169/en-US

In a Windows Server 2008 x64 cluster environment, when installing the HP Universal Print Driver version 5.0.x, the time it takes to install each additional print queue increases as the total number of print queues increases

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2254662/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Microsoft VDI Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276905/en-US

Windows Preinstall Environment (PE) 2.1 does not support the Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2323366/en-US

After a new Hyper-V VMMS certificate is generated, there are mouse and screen resolution issues when managing a virtual machine using the Hyper-V Manager Console

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2413735/en-US

When you use a cluster name instead of a node name to make a connection in Windows Server 2008, the DHCP MMC responds very slowly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947044/en-US

How to provision shares remotely in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947047/en-US

Description of what to consider when you deploy Windows Server 2008 failover cluster nodes on different, routed subnets

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947048/en-US

Description of the failover cluster security model in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947049/en-US

The DFS resource appears to be in a failed state when you create a DFS namespace in a Windows Server 2008-based cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947719/en-US

You cannot install device drivers in a Windows Server 2008 cluster environment if the drivers contain LZ-compressed files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948720/en-US

Error message when you remove a third-party disk resource from a Cluster group by using the Failover Cluster Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in: "Failure removing storage resource. Could not move the resource to available storage."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953402/en-US

Servers in a Network Load Balancing (NLB) failover cluster cannot be used as print servers in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954420/en-US

You cannot configure a Hyper-V virtual machine by using Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering when the virtual machine uses a storage device that is managed by a third-party clustered file system or a third-party replication solution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958065/en-US

Error message when you use the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console together with a Windows Server 2008 SP2-based failover cluster: "This feature is only supported with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Datacenter servers"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958983/en-US

Network Load Balancing (NLB) clients cannot connect to the Windows Server 2008 NLB cluster by using the virtual IP address when NLB is running in multicast mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960916/en-US

Vista and Windows Server 2008 clients are unable to access cluster names with AES-encrypted Kerberos tickets

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961302/en-US

Error message when you try to export printers to a file on a Windows Server 2008-based cluster node: "Windows encountered errors during the migration process"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962998/en-US

A backup operation fails on a two-node failover cluster that is running Windows Server 2008 after one of the disk resources is moved

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967560/en-US

Error message on a Windows Server 2008-based computer when you run the High Availability wizard to add a new virtual machine to a Windows cluster:"That storage resource is already being used by another virtual machine"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967985/en-US

The configuration database is upgraded without any notification if you use an incorrect cluster key password when you try to join an RMS cluster that is using an earlier version of RMS

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968817/en-US

You cannot assign a LUN device that is larger than or equal to 2 terabytes to a Failover Cluster by using the "Share and Storage Management" MMC snap-in window

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971365/en-US

Remote path variables are modified incorrectly in the File Server Resource Manager if the File Server Resource Manager is used in an environment that has a Windows Server 2008 cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973279/en-US

Double-byte character set (DBCS) characters are not written to the cluster log on a computer that is running a localized version of Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977432/en-US

FIX: A cluster resource remains offline after the "Run this resource in a separate Resource Monitor" option is disabled in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977837/en-US

The File Share Witness resource is in a failed state even though the File Share Witness directory is available, and quorum cannot be maintained in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978790/en-US

Authentication requests between nodes in the same cluster may be unable to use the Kerberos protocol if the Negotiate SSP is specified

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982549/en-US

Failback does not occur within the set time period in a Windows Server 2008-based failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982636/en-US

EAP methods such as EAP-TLS and PEAP-TLS can cause EAPHost or RASMAN services to stop responding

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982731/en-US

A SQL Server Agent resource cannot be brought online in a Windows Server 2008-based failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983229/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V

Active Route removed on Windows Server Failover Cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2161341/en-US

WinRM Operations over HTTPS fail with Access Denied for some systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2402960/en-US

How to configure volume mount points on a server cluster in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947021/en-US

Event ID: 5936 is recorded when you try to create a new cluster in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947725/en-US

The "Current Directory" label and the input text box are missing in the "Clusters" dialog box in some language versions of Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949824/en-US

The default group failover threshold value in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management snap-in is incorrect

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950804/en-US

A Network Name resource that has the Kerberos protocol enabled does not come online on the first attempt in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950806/en-US

The Windows Server 2008 cluster validation process may fail when disjoint iSCSI networks use the same subnet

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951434/en-US

New failover cluster APIs have been implemented in Windows Server 2008, and these APIs may pose interoperability issues with earlier versions of Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952174/en-US

A physical disk resource may unexpectedly fail or go offline when the IsAlive function is executed on a Windows Server 2008 cluster node

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953652/en-US

Error message when you create a cluster on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that uses a third-party DNS server: "The network name {0} is already used in the network"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956891/en-US

Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2008-based server clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957311/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering WMI provider does not correctly handle invalid characters in the private property names causing WMI queries to fail

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958807/en-US

How to disable the Autorun functionality in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715/en-US

List of currently available hotfixes for Distributed File System (DFS) technologies in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968429/en-US

The validation fails when you run a cluster validation wizard for a Windows Server 2008 cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969256/en-US

SCOM 2007 Cluster Management Pack may cause high CPU usage on clusters with a large number of resources

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969597/en-US

Users may experience periodic connection loss for applications that are running in a Windows Server 2008 NLB cluster using an IPsec connection

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972183/en-US

The failover operation takes a long time to fail over a shared disk resource that is located on a cluster node of a Windows Server 2008-based failover cluster if many snapshots are saved on the shared disk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973763/en-US

The startup parameters of a generic service resource are wrong, and this prevents the resource from starting in a Windows Server 2008 cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975383/en-US

The Cluster services fail on all nodes after you shut down the cluster node that owns the quorum disk resource in Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975486/en-US

Some SMB clients cannot access cluster file shares but they can access non-cluster file shares that are located on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975512/en-US

The time stamps in the Cluster log are less accurate compared to the system time that is used for events on a failover cluster node that is running a non-English version of Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975665/en-US

Cluster resources do not automatically fail over to another node when you disconnect the private and public network interfaces in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster or in a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978001/en-US

"The action 'Show Dependency Report' did not complete. " error message when you generate a dependency report in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978821/en-US

System state backup error in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2: "Enumeration of the files failed"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980794/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise:

Error message When You Bring up the Server Manager Console and click on Add / View Roles: "0x800B0100"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2006291/en-US

Event 1588 may be logged on a failover cluster in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276768/en-US

A SYSVOL share migration from FRS to the DFS Replication service stops responding at the Start state in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286715/en-US

A memory leak occurs when an application or service calls the "DTCGetTransactionManagerEx" function for each transaction in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2385261/en-US

You may receive error messages when you share a folder in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947051/en-US

Volumes that are encrypted by BitLocker are not supported in a clustered environment in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947302/en-US

GPT disks in a Windows Server 2003 server cluster are not migrated to a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster when you use the "Migrate a Cluster" wizard

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947711/en-US

Failover cluster resource recovery behavior in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947712/en-US

The implications of using the /forcequorum switch to start the Cluster service in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947713/en-US

Scheduled shadow copy creation tasks do not run on a clustered Windows Server 2008 file server after a failover occurs

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949961/en-US

When you stop a node in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster, the groups that are hosted on that node may fail over to a random node instead of to the next available node

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950181/en-US

The Cluster service may stop responding on a Windows Server 2008 cluster node when an application performs VSS backup of files from a volume

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950267/en-US

The Windows Server 2008 failover cluster cannot start because of a deadlock condition in the Cluster service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950811/en-US

The Cluster network name resource and the File Share Witness resource may not come online on a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster node if a disjointed namespace is configured

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952247/en-US

Error message when you use cluster nodes that have Domain Controller roles in Windows Server 2008: "Computer cannot be managed"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954027/en-US

Failover Cluster has unexpected storage resource fail-overs

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954088/en-US

After you restore a clustered disk from a VSS transportable hardware snapshot in a Windows Server 2008 cluster, the clustered disk cannot come online

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954475/en-US

You cannot restore a VSS transportable snapshot to some LUNs different from the original LUNs in a Windows Server 2008 cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955656/en-US

How to back up Hyper-V virtual machines from the parent partition on a Windows Server 2008-based computer by using Windows Server Backup

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958662/en-US

A Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster that has a MPIO solution may encounter stop code 0x0000007E or 0x000000D5 during a path failover

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963702/en-US

The volume GUID may unexpectedly change after a volume is extended on a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster node

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970529/en-US

Event ID 1038 is logged when a failover occurs on a back-end disk controller in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972797/en-US

An Automated System Recovery backup of the system state fails on a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster node if the database of an application is saved on a shared disk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973553/en-US

You receive an error message, and event ID 1289 is logged when you try to create a cluster on Windows Server 2008-based computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973838/en-US

The Cluster service stops responding in Windows Server 2008 if you run some backup applications in parallel

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980253/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V

Registration of DNS PTR Records for a Failover Cluster on 2008 Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969049/en-US

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems:

A rollup hotfix package for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering WMI provider

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968936/en-US

The "Win32_share" WMI class cannot enumerate file shares or create file shares on a node in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971403/en-US

The validation process may fail when you add a node to an existing Windows Server 2008 IA-64 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973833/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter:

Clustering Information on IP Address Failover

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168567/en-US

NFS resources in a cluster environment only supports Physical Disks as a storage dependency

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028641/en-US

The Security event that has Event ID 4625 does not contain the user account name on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2157973/en-US

Active Directory Migration Tool v3.1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2253004/en-US

DirectAccess Installation and Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2253032/en-US

Remote Desktop Gateway Installation And Public Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2253198/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Installation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2253250/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 RD Connection Broker

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2253278/en-US

TS Web Access And Remoteapp Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2275811/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 RD Web Single Sign On

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276874/en-US

Windows 2008 Session Broker Load Balancing

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276880/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 - RDWeb Access and RemoteApp Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276908/en-US

Event ID 4107 or Event ID 11 is logged in the Application log in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, and in later versions of Windows and of Windows Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2328240/en-US

Microsoft Office SharePoint compatibility with Single Label Domains, Disjointed Namespaces, and Discontiguous Namespaces

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2379373/en-US

Possible delays while assigning Virtual IP addresses in Remote Desktop Session Host

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2402260/en-US

Windows 2000 CA to Windows Server 2008 R2 AD CS

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2418597/en-US

Windows 2000 FRS to Windows Server 2008 R2 DFSR

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2418726/en-US

Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2008 R2 DFSN

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2418738/en-US

Considerations of Terminal Services on a Server Cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294926/en-US

You cannot provide versions of iSCSI storage drivers during installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 if the drivers differ from those on the installation media

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974072/en-US

Stability update for Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Print Clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976571/en-US

Error message when some file system filter drivers that are transaction-aware are installed on a failover cluster node that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and that has FSRM installed: "6704 (0x1A30) ERROR_TRANSACTION_ALREADY_ABORTED"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977375/en-US

The "Connected" icon does not appear in the notification area when you connect to a remote application by using Remote Desktop Web Access on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977507/en-US

High CPU utilization when the DFS Replication service is installed on a failover cluster node running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978324/en-US

The "Validate Multiple Arbitration" test on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster may incorrectly fail

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978562/en-US

The DFS Replication Management Pack shows alerts for cluster network names that are in the “healthy” status on a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979564/en-US

Error message when you try to connect to a printer by using an alias (CNAME) resource record: "Windows couldn't connect to the printer"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979602/en-US

You cannot log off the session for an iSCSI disk or take a disk offline from the Cluster Shared Volumes list in Windows Server 2008 R2 if the disk is an iSCSI disk or a fibre channel disk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979710/en-US

Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2008 R2-based server clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980054/en-US

Windows 2008 R2 Cluster Installation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980459/en-US

Windows 2008 R2 Cluster Installation with Hyper-V

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980643/en-US

Cluster resources do not fail over automatically to other nodes when nodes cannot connect to the rest of a network in a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981983/en-US

The startup time increases or hangs at the logon “Welcome” screen if you frequently backup Hyper-V virtual machines on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982210/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise:

Windows Server Failover Cluster Firewall Validation generates an error: "An item with the same key has already been added"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002405/en-US

The Active Directory validation test fails in a failover cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2109222/en-US

The ClusterRegEnumValue function returns an incorrect return code in a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2213729/en-US

The MID_UNRESOLVED error occurs when the "NspiResolveNames" method is used to search using a string that begins with symbol character in a Windows Server 2008 R2-based Domain Controller

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2225490/en-US

The Cluster service stops responding if you run backup applications in parallel in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2277439/en-US

MAC Address Changes for Virtual Server During a Failover with Clustering

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244331/en-US

Parallel SCSI support in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters has been removed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947710/en-US

The Resource Hosting Subsystem (Rhs.exe) process stops unexpectedly when you start a cluster resource in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978527/en-US

An update rollup package for the Validate a Configuration Wizard of the Failover Clustering feature is available for Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979782/en-US

Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Disaster Recovery Planning

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982908/en-US

Not all resources are migrated from a Windows Server 2003-based failover cluster to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983840/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard:

Unable to select DNS Server role when adding a domain controller into an existing Active Directory domain

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002584/en-US

Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain join displays error "Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to "" failed...."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2018583/en-US

The DFS Namespace service becomes inaccessible if the domain controller that plays the Inter-Site Topology Generator (ISTG) role is down on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2285823/en-US

802.1Q VLAN Tagging on NLB enabled adapters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286940/en-US

How to use Group Policy to add the MaxTokenSize registry entry to multiple computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938118/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2:

An update is available to implement Extended Protection for Authentication for Outlook Express and Windows Mail

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2141007/en-US

Enlightenment for enabling Hyper-V Dynamic Memory with Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition and Windows Web Server 2008 virtual machines

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2230887/en-US

MS10-063: Vulnerability in Unicode Scripts Processor could lead to remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2320113/en-US

The terminal server roaming profile of a user account is not loaded correctly on a terminal server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 after the user password is changed during session logon

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971338/en-US

MS10-062: Vulnerability in MPEG-4 Codec could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975558/en-US

MS10-063: Description of the security update for Windows Unicode Scripts Processor: September 14, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981322/en-US

A "WBEM_E_INCOMPLETE_CLASS" WMI error occurs or Wmiprvse.exe crashes when concurrent WMI queries are sent to the cluster resources in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982354/en-US

"Found duplicate physical address" cluster validation wizard error occurs when multiple virtual network adapters are configured to share one MAC address in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983174/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Standard:

Warnings installing Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in domains with single-label DNS names

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002634/en-US

DNS Model for MBCA 2.0 for Windows Server 2008 - download location + rule documentation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2282988/en-US

Inheritance of ownership in Group Policy Management Console does not work as expected

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2384558/en-US

Linux Integration Services no longer function after a kernel upgrade

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2387594/en-US

Backing up a WINS database on a Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283290/en-US

Naming conventions in Active Directory for computers, domains, sites, and OUs

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909264/en-US

I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607/en-US

Advanced resource configuration in Windows Server 2008 failover clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947050/en-US

Error message when you call the OpenCluster function against a Windows Server 2008 cluster from Windows XP or from Windows Server 2003: "The RPC Server is unavailable"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947299/en-US

The virtual IP address of a Windows Server 2008 NLB cluster is bound to the NetBIOS host name of a particular server or of multiple servers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949429/en-US

Increased functionality and virtual machine control in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console for the Hyper-V role

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951308/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines generate a Stop error when NLB is configured or when the NLB cluster does not converge as expected

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953828/en-US

Incorrect status codes that are returned in failover clusters may cause operations to fail on a Windows Server 2008-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955733/en-US

Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957006/en-US

How to upgrade computers running Windows Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role installed to Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957256/en-US

Virtual machine backup operations fail in Windows Server 2008 when Hyper-V virtual machine files are saved on a volume that is mounted on a failover cluster by using a volume GUID

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958184/en-US

Many "Shutdown occurred" events are logged unnecessarily in the System log for every shutdown on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962920/en-US

Terminal Session Broker Service does not start on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that is running Cluster Service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967932/en-US

Cluster resources fail over before the time expires in the PDORemovePeriod parameter in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970525/en-US

Error message when you create a new partition during a Windows Server 2008 installation on a computer that has UEFI enabled: "0x8004240f"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971576/en-US

Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2:

Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199/en-US