Windows Server 2012: How to Import a Storage Pool on Another Server

Thanks for great feedback and for reading my prior AskPFEPlat post regarding Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012.  Based on feedback and questions following that post, it seemed like a great time to show how to import a storage pool on another server.   Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 writes the configuration about the storage… Read more

Windows Server 2012: Group Managed Service Accounts

Remember when Windows Server 2008 R2 was released, and one of the exciting new features was Managed Service Accounts?  Managed Service Accounts (MSAs) held so much promise – automatic password management and automatic SPN registration.  Remember all of those service you have in the domain, that are over-privileged, and whose passwords haven’t changed in the… Read more

Why adding Hyper-V Replica Connection Broker Fails (in Failover Cluster Manager)

By Roger Osborne Like many of you, when I test out new Windows features, I often turn to TechNet documentation, to be certain I’m following Microsoft guidelines and recommendations along the way. A lot of work and effort goes into making this information available, and, more often than not, the details provide all the necessary… Read more

Becoming An Xperf Xpert: Part 5 Gaps of Time For Explorer.exe

Hey y’all, Mark here with another quick real world WDRAP (Windows Desktop Risk Assessment Program) post. This one also involves a time issue which seems to be a theme around here as of late. Also I’ve already had some customers contact their TAM to get a PFE on site based on these posts which is great that… Read more