Cluster Network Name Resources fail to come Online with Error 2114

Hello, my name is Chuck Timon and this is my first blog post as a Premier Field Engineer. Previous to my current position, I posted to the Core Team blog and the System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Blog. In this post, I examine a customer issue where two cluster network name resources in a…

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Replication Hurricanes: Why Restricted Groups are a No-Go for Domain Based Groups

Hi everyone! My name is Tim Medina, Premier Field Engineer, and today we are going to take a brief look at GPOs with a focus on restricted groups. More importantly, we will discuss how, if used in an unsupported manner, you can cause your very own replication hurricane. But, before we get into that let’s…


Central Management of Network Policies for All of Your Network Access Servers With NPS

Do you need to deploy a bunch of 802.1X wireless access points for your organization? Or maybe 802.1X-capable Ethernet switches? How about Remote Access VPN servers on physical computers or virtual machines (VMs)? Or maybe you’re using dial-up servers? In all of these cases, you can use Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2016…


Understanding SSD endurance: drive writes per day (DWPD), terabytes written (TBW), and the minimum recommended for Storage Spaces Direct

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Background Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 features a built-in, persistent, read and write cache to maximize storage performance. You can read all about it at Understanding the cache in Storage Spaces Direct. In all-flash deployments, NVMe drives typically cache for SATA/SAS SSDs; in hybrid deployments,…

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(RDS) Tip of the Day: Upcoming Architecture Investments for RDS Hosting

Today’s Tip… See our upcoming investments focused on making your hosted RDS environments more secure, scalable and efficient; discover the future architecture improvements that help you create compelling services for your customers, while taking your business to a higher level of efficiency and growth. These improvements will extend the current Windows Server 2016 RDS to…


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Tip of the Day: Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD)

Today’s Tip… Quote from our blog: “The island of Bora Bora. The finish line at a marathon. A software defined datacenter. What do they have in common? Being there is easy – getting there is the hard part. However in the latter case, at least, you can let someone else do the hard part for…


Windows Backups Failing with Associated VSS 8193 Errors

  Hi, this is Michael Koeppl again. I’m with the Premier Mission Critical (PMC) Team and assisting customers when they hit OS issues in their critical infrastructure, and today I wanted to talk with you about an interesting Windows Backup issue I encountered. My customer realized that his System State Backups (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc938537.aspx) on one of…


PowerShell Get-StorageQoSflow: Which VM belongs to which storage QoS policy?

As Get-StorageQoSflow does not list the friendly name of the QoS policy here is a small snippet on how to do this: (using PowerShell’s Expression to cross call another cmdlet to resolve the PolicyId) PS C:> Get-StorageQoSflow | Sort-Object InitiatorName | ft InitiatorName, @{Expression={(Get-StorageQosPolicy -PolicyId $_.PolicyId).Name };Label=”Policy”}, Status, MinimumIOPs, MaximumIOPs, StorageNodeIOPs, @{Expression={$_.FilePath.Substring($_.FilePath.LastIndexOf(”)+1)};Label=”File”} –AutoSize results: InitiatorName    …


Tip of the Day: The Always ON VPN Deployment Guide is Now Live

Today’s Tip… The Always On VPN Deployment Guide is now live on the web, in the new Virtual Private Networking (VPN) section of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Library: Remote Access Always On VPN Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10