Understanding Virtual Disks in iSCSI Target Server

ContextIn Windows Server 2012 R2, iSCSI Target Server made significant improvements in its persistence layer by providing larger, resilient, dynamically-growing SCSI Logical Units (LUs) that are based on the VHDX format. For more details on what is new in this release, see my previous blog post iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server 2012 R2. In… Read more

DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2: Restoring Conflicted, Deleted and PreExisting files with Windows PowerShell

Hi folks, Ned here again. Today I talk about a new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 DFSR, restoring preserved files. DFSR has had conflict, deletion, and preexisting file handling since its release, but until now, we required out of band tools to recover those files. Those days are done: we now have Get-DfsrPreservedFiles and… Read more

DFS Replication Initial Sync in Windows Server 2012 R2: Attack of the Clones

Hi folks, Ned here again. By now, you know that DFS Replication has some major new features in Windows Server 2012 R2. Today I talk about one of the most radical: DFSR database cloning. Prepare for a long post, this has a walkthrough… The old ways are not always the best DFSR – or any… Read more

Storage and File Services Powershell Cmdlets Quick Reference Card For Windows Server 2012 R2 [Preview Edition]

Hi, my name is Roiy Zysman and I’m a senior Program Manager in the Hybrid Storage Services team. Last year, with the introduction of Windows Server 2012, we published a File and Storage Services PowerShell cmdlets quick reference sheet. The motivation for this reference card was to provide a set of common Windows PowerShell cmdlet… Read more