Step-By-Step: Setup Windows Server 2012 IPAM in your environment

Let me ask you a question. You’re an IT pro, how do you keep track of all the IP addresses on your network? I don’t mean how you distribute them, but how do you keep track of the static addresses? How do you report on them? Maybe you have them all itemized on an Excel…

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Further Innovations Defined in Windows Server 2012 R2

In numerous previous posts we at CANITPRO.NET have covered many facets of the upcoming new Windows Server 2012 R2 release.  From people centric innovation to enhancement in virtualization capabilities, Windows Server 2012 R2 will be a great addition to Microsoft’s vast ecosystem.  Recently, Microsoft’s Server and Cloud platform team made announcements of additional functionality that will be made available…


What’s New in Hyper-V 2012 R2 Preview

Download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview As most are aware, Microsoft’s hypervisor-based server virtualization offering, Hyper-V, has been growing in capability for some time now. The Hyper-V 2012 release made available late last year allowed Microsoft’s hypervisor offering to be that much more compelling providing on par virtualization capabilities alongside other offerings currently in market.  Microsoft has now…


Step-by-Step: Managing Windows 2008 in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager

Hello folks, Every time I talk to IT pros about Windows Server 2012, I always get the question “Can you manage other servers in the 2012 server manager?” Well the answer is yes. Absolutely! You can manage Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 in the same 2012 Server Manager Dashboard. Server Manager is a…

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Step-By-Step: Booting directly to the Desktop in Windows 8.1

Hello folks, Since the release of Windows 8 I’ve been asked about the relevancy of the OS on desktop with no touch capability and for users that spend the majority of their time in desktop mode. To that I say, I truly believe that Windows 8.1 is absolutely relevant. The Start Screen is “optimized” for…

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Step-By-Step: Windows Server 2012 Migration Tools Preparation

Hello folks, On July 9th I posted a article on enabling DHCP High Availability with Windows Server 2012 R2.  Following that article STL_Cards_Fan contacted me through the blog and was wondering about the migration process to get DHCP from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. We’ve been planning to get to different migration…


BYOD Basics: Enabling Modern Work Styles Using Windows Server 2012 R2

Over the past few weeks we have covered enablement of “Bring Your Own Device” or BYOD in business.  As you can imagine, this has become a hot topic as of late as more and more smartphones and tablets become available in the marketplace touting new “bells and whistles” in regards to capability.  As covered in a…


Step-by-Step: DHCP High Availability with Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello Folks, If you use the DHCP Role to provide IP addresses to your clients but don’t have a solid monitoring solution (System Center Operations Manager) you probably find out your DHCP server is down when all your customer start calling the help desk. And considering how business is more than ever about being connected…

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Windows Server 2012 R2, Already??

Last June we announced a new version of our server OS. Windows Server 2012 R2 which by the way, is available for download now. It’s at the heart of our Cloud OS vision and it can bring unprecedented scale to you infrastructure. I am amazed at how much innovation we packed into this releases –…

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BYOD Basics: Enabling the use of Consumer Devices using Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft recently released Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, which includes several improvements to Active Directory. Some of the most noteworthy enhancements to Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview are in response to the proliferation of consumer devices in the workplace. Join personal devices to the workplace Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview allows users…