While the concept of an “Authorization table” remains the same between Windows Server “8” Beta (as explained in an earlier post) and Windows Server 2012 RC, we have made some changes in the PowerShell cmdlet and UI surrounding this.

The phrase ‘Security Tag’ in Windows Server 8 Beta is now called Trust Group. We believe that the new phrase captures the concept better.

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Similarly, the PowerShell cmdlets to modify the Authorization entries have changed

  • Add an authorization entry
PS C:\Windows\system32> New-VMReplicationAuthorizationEntry -AllowedPrimaryServer "*.woodgrovebank.com" -ReplicaStorageLocation "C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\WoodgroveBank" -TrustGroup Woodgrove
 
AllowedPS           StorageLoc                              TrustGroup
---------           ----------                              ----------
*.woodgrovebank.com C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\WoodgroveBank Woodgrove
  • Get Authorization entries
PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-VMReplicationAuthorizationEntry
 
AllowedPS                             StorageLoc                              TrustGroup
---------                             ----------                              ----------
*.contoso.com                         C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Contoso       Contoso
*.fabrikam.com                        C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Fabrikam      Fabrikam
*.tailspintoys.com                    C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\TailspinToys  Tailspin
*.woodgrovebank.com                   C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\WoodgroveBank Woodgrove
  • Remove authorization entry based on trust group
PS C:\Windows\system32> Remove-VMReplicationAuthorizationEntry -TrustGroup Tailspin
 
PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-VMReplicationAuthorizationEntry
 
AllowedPS                             StorageLoc                              TrustGroup
---------                             ----------                              ----------
*.contoso.com                         C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Contoso       Contoso
*.fabrikam.com                        C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Fabrikam      Fabrikam
*.woodgrovebank.com                   C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\WoodgroveBank Woodgrove