Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 2

Performing an in place upgrade Hi Everyone, Today, I want to walk you through the screens of performing an upgrade to Windows Server 2012, and talk about the logs you can look at in case an upgrade fails. Before performing the Upgrade, ensure that you check the pre-requisites, you can refer to the previous post:… Read more

Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 1

Things to consider before the upgrade Hi Again everybody, Windows Server 2012 was launched in August this year. With an innovative user interface, powerful remote management tools, a big bunch of new features, major enhancements to existing ones, and a focus towards cloud, this is perhaps the most significantly enhanced release of Windows Server operating… Read more

Windows 8 and Server 2012 Upgrade Blog Series coming

Welcome to our Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Launch Series! We hope you will enjoy reading this series as much as we enjoyed putting the content together.  With that said, this 8-part series will talk about things to consider, walkthroughs, dual boots, etc. Below is the series of blogs that we will be posting… Read more

CNO Blog Series: Increasing Awareness around the Cluster Name Object (CNO)

I am starting a ‘CNO Blog Series’, which will consist of blogs written by the CORE team cluster engineers and will focus primarily on the Cluster Name Object (CNO). The CNO is the computer object in Active Directory associated with the Cluster Name; it is used as a common identity in the cluster. If you… Read more

Compacting a Dynamically Expanding virtual hard disk in Windows Server 2012

The process to compact a dynamically expanding virtual hard disk (vhd) in Windows Server 2012 has changed slightly from previous versions of Windows. It is still recommended that you defrag the drive in advance. Also be aware, if the virtual hard disk is not NTFS formatted, you must prepare the virtual hard disk for compacting… Read more

What is the “Windows Virtual Machine” object in active directory?

Welcome to the AskCore blog. In this blog, we are going to discuss about the “Windows Virtual Machine” object in the AD DS. For any Active Directory joined Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machines, a serviceConnectionPoint (SCP) object called “Windows Virtual Machine” is created under the computer object account in the active directory. You may refer to… Read more

Windows Server 2012 General Availability

On September 4th, Microsoft announced general availability of Windows Server 2012. In a global online launch event Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote speech, Nadella described how Windows Server 2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS, which provides one consistent… Read more