Unable to create a Storage Space in Windows 2012 R2 when using Windows Azure data disks

We recently determined Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces is incompatible with the virtual hard drives (VHDs) created by Windows Azure for use as data disks. Not only will the disks not enumerate in Server Manager, but they will also show up as CanPool=false when enumerated using Get-PhysicalDisk in PowerShell. The same VHDs work fine when… Read more

Windows Server 2012/2012R2 – When Physical disks are attached to a virtual machine, Hyper-V Replica will have to be disabled

Hello Everyone, Many of you have come across issues with respect to Hyper-V replication in Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2. In this blog, we are going to address an occurrence that you might run into when enabling Hyper-V Replica. In Replica, you cannot enable a Virtual Machine with a physical disk attached to it (iSCSI,… Read more

Activating virtual machines via Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello, My name is Mayank Sharma and I am a Support Engineer in Windows Platforms Support Team. In this blog, I am going to discuss a very exciting addition to Windows Server 2012 R2, called as AVMA (Automatic Virtual Machine Activation). As the name suggests, this feature allows automatic activation of virtual machines running on… Read more