How to add a Pass-through disk to a Highly Available Virtual Machine running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster

I was recently asked how to add a Pass-through disk to a Highly Available VM running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster. I tested the steps I was accustomed to for Windows Server 2008 and found the Disk to be in a ReadOnly state in the VM. As it turns out there are… Read more

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

New Network Name Resource Fails to come Online

I recently encountered an issue involving the failure of a new Network Name resource to come online. Doing some investigation I found a number of instances where this has been encountered, with different resolutions provided.  Since no root cause was defined, fellow Directory Services Engineer Robert Williams and I set out to determine the cause.  You’ll… Read more

Cluster Installation Time Out Issues

Hello, my name is Steven Andress and I am Support Escalation Engineer (SEE)  in the Platforms Support group here at Microsoft.  One of the technologies I support is Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC).   I’d like to take a minute to provide some information on an issue we are seeing with some frequency in Windows Server… Read more