Two new blog posts on Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

Scott M. Johnson has published two new blogs post on the Windows Storage Server blog: The first post is a compilation of links covering all kinds of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 content. The second post introduces the two new offerings from HP (X1000 G2 and X3000 G2) that were introduced during the recent TechEd… Read more

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 are available on MSDN/TechNet – here’s how to install them

You probably heard that Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 has been Released To Manufacturing (RTM) last week. That means that the OEMs will soon deliver a new generation of Windows-based NAS appliances with a file server (SMB2, NFS) and an iSCSI Target (using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target  3.3). What you might have missed is… Read more

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is now available!

It’s a pleasure to let you know that Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 (which includes the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3) has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Scott M. Johnson (Program Manager in the File Server Team) has just shared via a blog post that the product is on its way to the OEMs and… Read more

New five-part blog series on DFS Replication

Ned Pyle, a Senior Escalation Support Engineer with the Directory Services team at Microsoft, has just started a new blog series focusing on DFS Replication.   Here’s how he introduces it:   Hello folks, Ned here again to kick off a new five-part series on DFSR. With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, the… Read more

Using the multiple NICs of your File Server running Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2)

New blog post covers Multi-NIC File Server configurations: When you set up a File Server, there are advantages to configuring multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs). However, there are many options to consider depending on how your network and services are laid out. Since networking (along with storage) is one of the most common bottlenecks in… Read more

Jeff Biseda’s Bio

I’m a Senior Software Development Engineer working in the NFS (Network File System) team. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in computer science and joined Microsoft in 2003…. Read more

Using Kerberos security with Server for NFS

I’ll discuss how to configure a UNIX based NFS client to connect to Windows Server for NFS using Kerberos security with RPCSEC_GSS. Traditionally NFS clients and servers use AUTH_SYS security. This essentially allows the clients to send authentication information by specifying the UID/GID of the UNIX user to an NFS Server. Each NFS request has… Read more

File Classification Infrastructure webcasts with DataGlobal and Titus labs

File Classification – Taming the Wild Beast of Unstructured Data by Microsoft (Apr. 19, 2010)It’s a jungle of electronically stored information that has proliferated far beyond the ability of manual data management.  In fact, this unstructured data has taken over 85 percent of today’s enterprise, however, that wild data holds invaluable and untapped information for today’s… Read more

Using File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) and AD RMS to automatically protect sensitive information

Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure provides a built-in solution for file classification allowing administrators to automate manual processes with predefined policies based on the data’s business value.  (Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure – Managing data based on business value) The Active Directory Rights Management Services Bulk Protection Tool provides a command-line… Read more