Error message running WBAdmin to backup system state: “One of the source volumes specified has an invalid….”

When creating a system state backup with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 you may encounter the following error: “One of the source volumes specified has an invalid format and cannot be protected using Windows Backup. Only volumes formatted with NTFS can be protected.” One possible cause of this error is having a… Read more

Error “Encountered errors while reading in the specified configuration file” when you use FSRM dirquota command

My name is Himanshu Singh and in this blog I will talk about an issue seen on Windows Server 2003 64-bit servers running File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), where, when you run a dirquota command to modify notifications using a configuration file, you may encounter error “Encountered errors while reading in the specified configuration file”…. Read more

Free Microsoft Private Cloud Training

Are you ready for the Microsoft Private Cloud?   On February 21 & 22 Microsoft Learning is running a 2-day virtual training event to help the world learn about the upcoming enhancements with the Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start.    It is 100% free and open to the… Read more

Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available !!!

Today is a big day here at Microsoft.  This morning at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it was announced that Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) is now released. At the conference, several key points were discussed and demonstrated. Broad range of product changes and improvements that were made between the Developer Preview and… Read more

Welcome to CSS Core Team blog site!

This is a brand new blog site dedicated to the specialty technologies supported by the Microsoft CSS Server Core teams. Topics in this blog will cover the following: Backup & restore Windows Failover Clustering Windows OS installation Data Protection Manager Storage Virtual Server/PC Deployment No boot and fail to boot scenarios Hardware We look forward… Read more