FREE EBOOK: Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

  The Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview book from Microsoft Press is now available. You can download it for FREE and it’s available in both standard and mobile PDF formats. This is a great way for you and our valued customers and partners to see what’s new in Windows Server 2016. There are ways you… Read more

CROSS POST: How Shared VHDX Works on Server 2012 R2

In the not far back point in time, there was a blog done by Matthew Walker that we felt needed to also be on the AskCore site as well due to the nature and the popularity of the article.  So we are going to cross post it here.  Please keep in mind that the latest… Read more

Invitation to provide feedback through UserVoice

I am not sure if everyone is aware of UserVoice but I am here to tell you about it.  UserVoice is where you can provide feedback to the Microsoft Product Groups who are now monitoring these forums.  Do you have idea or suggestion on how to make Windows Server 2016 better or a feature you… Read more

Microsoft Ignite sessions dealing with what we do in AskCore

Early in the month of May, Microsoft held it’s Ignite Conference (formally known as TechEd) in Chicago, Illinois.  This conference was a huge success with over 23,000 attendees.  There are a lot of new things coming out with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 over the next year.  I wanted to provide you some of… Read more

Virtual Machine Checkpoint fails with Access Denied when running on a Clustered Shared Volume

When you attempt to create a CheckPoint of a virtual machine that is running on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) , you may receive a General access denied error as shown below. You will receive this error if the virtual machine’s VHD is placed on the root of the drive. The reason for the access denied… Read more

Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: https://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16th & Thursday July 17th– 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Join us for an exploration of Windows… Read more

FREE online event: Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System CenterFree online event with live Q&A: https://aka.ms/virtDCWednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST What: Fast-paced live virtual session  Cost: Free Audience: IT Pro Prerequisites: For IT pros new to virtualization or with some experience and looking for best practices. If you’re new to virtualization, or if… 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

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

Windows Server 2012/2012R2 – When Physical disks are attached to a virtual machine, Hyper-V Replica will have to be disabled

Hello Everyone, Many of you have come across issues with respect to Hyper-V replication in Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2. In this blog, we are going to address an occurrence that you might run into when enabling Hyper-V Replica. In Replica, you cannot enable a Virtual Machine with a physical disk attached to it (iSCSI,… Read more