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Hey y’all, Mark, Tom and Hilde back for another mailbag. Astute readers and or those that have access to a calendar will notice we may have missed a week in our regular posting schedule. I’m not one to point fingers but I will say that Tom was supposed to send over his questions before he left for vacation. You’ll be able to read those questions in Issue #9 or whenever Tom sends them over, whichever comes first. In his defense I also got “busy” with “customers” and didn’t have much ready to go. So we missed a week, it will probably happen again. On to this week’s questions.
I’m doing an AD upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. My DFL/FFL is at 2008 R2. My Sysvol is still being replicated using FRS. When I get to 2012 R2 does my Sysvol automatically convert to DFS-R?
Nope nothing automatically. You would still need to go through the normal process. Ned Pyle wrote about this many moons ago and can be found here. If you are running at 2008 R2 DFL and are going through the migration before make sure you check out Greg’s guide with some useful updates.
I want to monitor my ADFS 3.0 environment and I can only find the SCOM mgmt pack for ADFS 2.0, is there something newer?
I’m confused about connecting VMs in Azure via Cloud Services and/or Virtual Networks so they can easily communicate. Where can I find some clarifying information?
Here is a post that helps clear that up – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-connect-virtual-machine/
Ok, I didn’t do it the way I should have – how can I move VMs around between Virtual Networks with minimal impact?
It will likely have some impact on your existing VM but here’s a solid walk-through… http://blogs.msdn.com/b/walterm/archive/2013/05/29/moving-a-virtual-machine-from-one-virtual-network-to-another.aspx
MAN OH MAN – how I would love some guidance about setting up some test/lab infrastructures to better understand. “Where’s the beef?”
We have some good stuff here in the blog about setting up dev/test proof concept environments. Here is a great link for end-to-end scenarios – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1262.test-lab-guides.aspx
–SNL 40th anniversary show was a few weeks back. As someone who has watched a lot of SNL I have two sketches that have seemed to slipped past everyone. Mr. Belvedere Fan Club and Japanese Game Showalways kill me.
-A cool behind the scenes look on how they did the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the original Ghostbusters.
-Bruce Campbell is talking details about the new Starz show Ash vs Evil Dead.
–Spider-Gwen is a thing! Also if anyone knows where I can get a hoodie like that please let me know I think I would need to buy some for friends and myself.
Mark “Spider-Gwen’s unofficial bf” Morowczynski, Tom “Shop Smart Shop S-Mart” Moser and Michael “Don’t Cross the Streams” Hildebrand