Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) interaction with Proxy Servers

Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) is an automated feature that allows you to update clustered servers with little or no loss in availability during the update process. Cluster updates are obtained using one of three methods: Connecting to the internet and downloading patches from Windows Update\Microsoft Update Connecting to an… Read more

Working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine

Thanks for coming back to the CORE Team blog site. This blog will address working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine. Many of you out there may not be interested in this because you work with virtual machines that only use a single network adapter. However, for those of us that frequently work… Read more

Just when you thought… (Part 2)

In Part 1, I covered configuring the Hyper-V Failover Cluster and the Scale-Out File Server solution. In Part two, I will cover: Creating the file shares in the Scale-Out File Server Creating a virtual machine to use the SMB3.0 shares in the Scale-Out File Server Verifying we can Live Migrate the virtual machines in the… Read more

Just when you thought…..(Part 1)

Just when you thought you had things figured out – in the words of the legendary Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin." With the release of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft introduces a load of new features, which, in some cases, translates into doing some of the same things in different ways. Up to now,… Read more

Introducing Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

Hello AskCore! Today I will discuss the Add roles and Features of the new interface of Server Manager in Windows 2012.. To begin a role or feature installation using the Server Manager interface, launch Server Manager first. Once launched, selecting the Add Roles and Features or Remove Roles and Features option from the Server Manager… Read more

Upgrading to Windows 8 – part 4

Restoring the older OS in case the Upgrade fails Hi again everyone, You tried upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, but something bad happened midway. You didn’t take a backup when you started. Can you go back? Sure you can. Starting with Windows Vista, we actually save all files from the previous version… Read more

Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012

Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 4

Known issues during an upgrade   Hi everyone, Today I want to bring up some known issues in Hyper-V, iSCSI targets, and moving between Full Server, Server Core, and Minimal Server interface. We already have KBs out there to assist you in case you run into any of these issues. I have added links to… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 3

Known Issues during an upgrade   Issue 1: Compatibility Report shows errors that certain roles are installed even when they are not During the Windows upgrade, the Upgrade Compatibility wizard runs a through test of the machine and reports any known compatibility issues. Sometime, the report may show you a particular role installed when it… Read more