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Up to Speed with Windows Server 2012
Josh Condie – It’s been a couple of weeks, but these resources are nice ones. Windows Server 2012 R2 is not just a Service Pack roll-up. There is significant enhancement and much that is brand new in the areas of virtualization, storage and much more. This eBook is a great place to...
30 Nov 2013
Can I filter my DHCP address assignment based on MAC addresses?
Rob Waggoner I received the following question today: Can I configure DHCP to give out a specific IP range for my iPhone and iPad users? I don’t want them in the same IP range as my normal computers? Answer: Yes! Check out the following TechNet article . It provides the step-by...
6 Nov 2013
RDS Licensing Server in a Mixed Windows Server Version Environment
Q: (from Beth) I have a customer who has a 2008 R2 server as his DC and licensing server. He has a 2012 RDS Server as a member server. He obviously needs 2012 CALs, but he wants to make sure that the 2008 licensing server will read and distribute those 2012 CALs properly. A: A Bing search using "windows...
22 Sep 2013
Part 4. Creating a Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner I built the video How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008 a few years ago. It has served us well, but I decided now was the time to update the video for Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 add some new capabilities for your VMs...
29 Aug 2013
Watch the Samurai Server Web Series for a chance to win a Surface Pro!
This is the final week to watch the Samurai Server web series for a chance to win a Surface Pro! Experience the availability, flexibility, and efficiency of Windows Server 2012 today. Watch the Samurai Server Web Series for a chance to win a Surface Pro! * WATCH NOW Master your Windows...
23 Aug 2013
How do I upgrade my Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation to Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard?
Rob Waggoner Q: (from Bruce) I just read your article on the free upgrade to Win Server 2008 R2 standard but saw that the time frame expired a while back. Do you know what product we would need to buy and if it is possible to do a “In-place” upgrade of Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation to...
20 Aug 2013
IAMCP Sponsored Windows Server 2012 technical training
Rob Waggoner IAMCP is sponsoring this online evening technical training so it doesn’t conflict with your billable hours. More detail, and the registration link can be found here: http://iamcp.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=318783&group Until next time, Rob...
20 Aug 2013
Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
Q: (from Lee) If I set up DFS-R and it is scheduled vs all the time, what will happen in the following scenario: Joe makes a change to files.txt at 9am. and saves changes Sandy makes a change to files.txt at 11am and saves changes Vince makes a change to files.txt at 1pm and saves changes The servers...
1 Jul 2013
Hyper-V Replica Capacity Planner has been Released!
Rob Waggoner As you know, I think Hyper-V Replica is one of the KILLER features in Windows Server 2012. As I talk about it and demonstrate it, I always get the question: How can I understand the impact Hyper-V Replica will have on my infrastructure? Now you can! We recently released...
18 Jun 2013
SMB Samurai Server 2012 Part 8–VDI Q&A
B V A As a follow up to our final SMB Samurai Server 2012 webcast, I wanted to post the Q&A log as we had Adam Carter from Microsoft helping out with Q&A for this Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – VDI Configuration session. Question: VDI is strictly related to a brokered connection...
25 Apr 2013
Windows Server 2012 Samurai Series – Storage Webcast Follow-up
Woody Walton I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to present the sixth webcast in the Windows Server Samurai Webcast Series for Partners on the topic of storage last week. If you missed the webcast, it can viewed online here . I had a few questions in the question manager...
31 Mar 2013
Windows Server 2012 Readiness
Rob Waggoner I wanted to make sure you knew about the Windows Server 2012 sales and technical courses we have available! There are dozens of courses in the Windows Server 2012 Learning Track that will make every role more knowledgeable about product features and selling techniques. This is...
8 Jan 2013
Part 6. Setting up a Windows Server 2012 Cluster and Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner This is part 2 of setting up a Hyper-V Cluster for Windows Server 2012 and placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Custer on Windows Server 2012. There is so much new stuff to show you that I broke this video into two parts. Part 1 will walk through the hardware setup and...
24 Dec 2012
Part 5. Setting up a Windows Server 2012 Cluster
Rob Waggoner Today I wanted to make sure and cover setting up the Hyper-V Cluster for Windows Server 2012. There is so much new stuff to show you that I broke this video into two parts. Part 1 will walk through the hardware setup and the actual cluster wizard. Part 2 will take over...
24 Dec 2012
Upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 ???
B V A Question – Can I do an In-Place upgrades to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 ? Answer – Yes you can, but the some old rules still apply – In-place upgrades from 32-bit edition of Windows Server 2008, upgrades from one language to another, or from one build type to another (chk to fre...
3 Dec 2012
Windows Small Business Server 2011 with Software Assurance
Q: (from Ed) Have you given or planning to give a license review of how the dropping of SBS Standard has affected current OV SBS customers and Microsoft’s recommendation of what Partners should discuss with those customers. A: Obviously, current customers on SBS with SA have the option...
27 Nov 2012
Windows Server Multilingual User Interface
Q: (from Jessica) I had a request today for Windows Sever, Multi-Language. I see that SA gives multi language rights to desktop applications, will it so the same for server products. I can’t find anything specifically saying this. A: Great question. A Bing search on “Windows Server...
1 Nov 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials–RTM’s and available Nov. 1st
B V A Windows Server 2012 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive...
11 Oct 2012
Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner Have you looked at the Deduplication features in Windows Server 2012? I thought it was just “enabled by default”, but it’s not. We have a great article that talks about deduplication, but below are the high points of setting it up. Data Deduplication Overview http://technet.microsoft...
8 Oct 2012
Disti Summit Question–What about MultiPoint Server ???
B V A While talking about Windows Server 2012 at the Disti Summits last week in Las Vegas and Miami, a question came up that I wanted to double check our status at Corporate. “What about Multi Point Server ???” Currently Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live and available...
27 Sep 2012
NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner Windows Server 2008 R2 supported NIC teams, but Windows Server 2008 R2 depended on the NIC manufacturers to develop the teaming software. In Windows Server 2012 the NIC teaming capability is now native to the Operating System. There are three great things that stand...
25 Sep 2012
Windows Server 2012 Virtualization Downgrade Rights
Q: (from Shawn) When you downgrade Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition to Windows Server 2008 R2 how many virtual versions do you get? A: You can still run two virtual instances. From the Windows Server 2012 Licensing FAQ ( http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/D/B/4DB352D1-C610-466A-9AAF...
10 Sep 2012
10 Tablets to be given away at Windows 8 & Office Partner Summits
Are you ready ? All attendees will be entered in a drawing for 1 of 10 Windows 8 Tablets to be given away. Windows 8 and the new Office and Windows Server 2012 are coming soon, and because you’re a valued Microsoft Partner, we would like to invite you to the Microsoft Windows and Office Partner...
7 Sep 2012
What if I have SA on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium Based Systems??
Woody Walton With the Release of Windows Server 2012 next week, you are likely to start getting asked more and more questions regarding the licensing changes to include transitions, retirements, and software assurance (SA) license grants among other things. BVA, in his Windows Server 2012...
31 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants
B V A I recently saw some interesting information out on the web on Windows Server 2012 and wanted to make sure everybody understands our licensing changes. We are NOT moving to core licensing with Windows Server 2012! You can stack additional licenses on top of each other to add virtual...
29 Aug 2012
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