Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – DNSSEC, Chkdsk, Constrained Delegation

  My 30 day quest has come to an end.  I have been studying Windows Server 2012 now for 30 nights strait.  I can safely say I have a much better understanding on what is in this new release.  I covered all of the major topics, but I cannot say I covered everything that is…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – PowerShell Web Access

Wow Night 28!  Only two more nights left of my quest to learn Windows Server 2012 in 30 days.  Tonight I am looking at Powershell Web Access. PowerShell Web Access will allow you to use a secured Web site like a PowerShell command windows to run PowerShell command on server where you have been granted…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Server Manager

Hi it is Bruce again!  Night 27.  Some of you might be wondering why I am doing a blog on Server Manager.  Well, in Windows Server 2012 it is all new!  The Server Manager is designed to be your primary console.  Microsoft has designed this new console to be for all servers you are managing. …

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Features

Night 26 and I’m still studying. Tonight I am looking at Hyper-V Features that have not already covered. Microsoft has really packed a lot of new features into Hyper-V. Just look below at what has been added: Automation – PowerShell includes more than 160 cmdlets to manage Hyper-V Offloaded Data Transfer – provide near-instantaneous copying…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Clustered Shared Volumes

Hi Bruce here again!  Night 25 only 5 nights left in my quest.  Tonight I am learning about Clustered Shared Volumes.  Microsoft first introduced CSV in 2008R2 since then Microsoft has improved on it.  CSV in Failover clustering allow multiple nodes in a cluster to simultaneously access the same disk.  Here are some thinks I…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Failover Clustering VM Monitoring

Night 24, Tonight I am looking at a feature in Failover Clustering called VM Monitoring.  This feature allows you to monitor the VMs running on your cluster.  If you detect the VM is in an unhealthy state you can take recovery action.  You can also look into the VM and monitor additional items!   Things I…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Installation Options

Night 23, by now some of you may be thinking about installing Windows Server 2012.  Well, you are going to have to make a choice.  Which user interface do you want?  Your choices are: Server core installation – Command Window and PowerShell Minimal Server Interface – All of the above plus MMC and some Control…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Scale-Out File Servers

Night 22, I am going strong and still studying.  Bruce here!  Tonight I am looking at Scale-Out File Servers.  Sometimes known as Active-Active.  Scale-Out File Servers is a great choice when your applications keeps files open for a long amount of time, like Hyper-V virtual hard disk or SQL Server database files.  It is going…

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Follow me and learn Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

Day 21, It’s Bruce again.  Tonight I am looking at Hyper-V Dynamic Memory.  We first introduced Dynamic Memory in 2008 R2.   Since then we have improved on the feature.  Below are some facts I discovered about Dynamic Memory during my studies tonight. While the VM is running you can decrease the minimum memory While the…

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