2012R2 iSCSI Target Settings for Configuring a Specific Network

Let's say you have a 2012R2 iSCSI Target Server with multiple networks configured. We all know that iSCSI traffic should be on a separate network. So how do you go by configuring iSCSI to use a specific network on the target server? In previous version of Windows this was much easier to find since it… Read more

How to Configure MSDTC to Use a Specific Port in Windows Server 2012/2012R2

My name is Steven Graves and I am a Senior Support Escalation Engineer on the Windows Core Team.  In this blog, I will discuss how to configure MSDTC to use a specific port on Windows Server 2012/2012R2 as this has slightly changed from the way it is configured in Windows Server 2008 R2 in order… Read more

Cannot Extend Simple Virtual Disk in Windows Server 2012 R2

I’m writing this blog to help shed some light on extending simple virtual disks in Windows Server 2012 R2.  We have had questions from various customers that have been using simple virtual disk and need to add more space to them. Let’s say you used Server Manager to create a new Storage Pool called “Storage… Read more

Looking for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

I often get asked the question by customers on how to find the newly released hotfixes for Cluster and Hyper-V or the customer wants to know what hotfixes are out there. We have 3 Wiki pages that will make life easier for you when looking for hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V…. Read more

Why is the CNO in a Failed State?

Hello, my name is Steven Graves and I am a Support Escalation Engineer (SEE) in the Platforms Support group here at Microsoft. One of the technologies I support is Windows Server Failover Clustering. I’d like to take a couple of minutes to share some information on an issue I previously worked on. The customer wanted… Read more

Better alternatives to manually merging snapshots in Windows Server 2008 R2

There might be times on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host when the snapshots will not merge, the virtual machine disappears from the Hyper-V management console or the virtual machine goes into a Critical-Saved or Paused state for what seems to be no reason at all. This blog will discuss the ways in Windows Server… Read more