I/O Performance impact of running Start-DedupJob with –Priority High

My name is Steven Andress and I am a Support Escalation Engineer with Microsoft’s Platforms Support Team.  This is a short blog post to alert you to a condition you might encounter when running a deduplication job using the Start-DedupJob PowerShell cmdlet.  Start-DedupJobhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848442.aspx Start-DedupJob [-Type] <Type> [[-Volume] <String[]> ] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-Full] [-InputOutputThrottleLevel… Read more

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

If you work with Hyper-V, you very well also use System Center to manage it.  If you do not use System Center, you should download this free ebook and give it a review. We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and… Read more

Cannot Extend Simple Virtual Disk in Windows Server 2012 R2

I’m writing this blog to help shed some light on extending simple virtual disks in Windows Server 2012 R2.  We have had questions from various customers that have been using simple virtual disk and need to add more space to them. Let’s say you used Server Manager to create a new Storage Pool called “Storage… Read more

Unable to launch Cluster Failover Manager on any node of a 2012/2012R2 Cluster

When Failover Cluster Manager is opened to manage a Cluster, it will contact all the nodes and retrieve Cluster configuration information using WMI calls. If any one of the nodes in the Cluster does not have the cluster namespace "root\mscluster" in WMI, Failover Cluster Manager will fail and give one of the below errors: Or,… Read more

Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012R2 Available

We have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Please update your current HyperVMPE 2012 with this latest release from codeplex. Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012 R2 http://hypervmpe2012.codeplex.com/ New features on release 1.0.1.282 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 hyper-V Hyper-V Extended… Read more