Behavior of Dynamic Witness on Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering

With Failover Clustering on Windows Server 2012 R2, we introduced the concept of Dynamic Witness and enhanced how we handle a tie breaker when the nodes are in a 50% split: See: Dynamic witness Tie breaker for 50% node split Today, I would like to explain how we handle the scenario where you are left… Read more

Using the Windows 10 Compatibility Reports to understand upgrade issues

This blog discusses on how to obtain and review the Compatibility Reports to troubleshoot Windows 10 Upgrades.On a PC that is eligible for the free upgrade offer, you can use the "Get Windows 10" app and choosing the "Check your upgrade status". The report will be displayed within the app showing issues in separate categories… Read more

Failover Clustering and Active Directory Integration

My name is Ram Malkani and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on Microsoft’s Windows Core team. I am writing to discuss how Failover Clustering is integrated with Active Directory on Windows Servers. Windows Server Failover Clustering, has always had a very strong and cohesive attachment with the Active Directory. We made considerable changes to… Read more