NTFS MetaFiles

They sit there, hiding in the root directory…metafiles.  The shell hides them from the user, but they are still there…lurking.  Microsoft does a pretty good job hiding these files so you don’t accidentally damage them.  But what are these files and how does NTFS use them? Before we have a look at them I’d like… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration – “The devil may be in the networking details.”

Windows Server 2008 R2 has been publicly available now for only a short period of time, but we are already seeing a good adoption rate for the new Live Migration functionality as well as the new Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) feature. I personally have worked enough issues now where Live Migration is failing that I… Read more

Windows 7 Useful Links

Common questions we get asked in the Setup/Core team is where can I find some useful links regarding Deployment (with MDT 2010 and SCCM), USMT 4.0 (User State Migration Toolkit), Activation (Changes and functionality differences in Vista and Greater O/S’es), Application Compatibility with Windows 7 and/or Vista, and last but not least, what is an… Read more

Using Pass-Through Disks in Conjunction with Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters

This blog is essentially an update, or follow-up if you will, to the original blog I wrote for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.  With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 comes the ability to Live Migrate highly available virtual machines between nodes in a Failover Cluster.  As if that were not enough to get… Read more