Show off your Windows Storage Servers!

The Windows Storage Server team would like to interview customers who are using storage appliances running any version of Windows Storage Server. We’d like to know more about • your environment, • day-to-day management tasks, • the types of file services the appliance provides, • and any pain points you have in managing it. No… Read more

Installing the VSS Hardware Provider for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target on Windows Server 2008

I just posted a new article describing the process to install the VSS Hardware Provider (and, incidentally, the VDS Hardware Provider) for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, which is part of Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS 2003). Check the post, which includes information on how to use vssadmin and diskshadow to verify and… Read more

Welcome the Windows Storage Server Blog!

The Windows Storage Server team just launched their new team blog:   http://blogs.technet.com/storageserver/   Check it often for “from the source” information on Windows Storage Server (WSS) and Windows Unified Storage Server (WUDSS). Also, if you’d like to suggest a post, you can use the contact form to reach the Storage Server team directly.  … Read more

RAID configuration options for WUDSS and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

It’s very common for a server running Windows Unified Data Storage Server and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target to include a RAID controller and many hard drives in the box. I got a question on exactly how to configure RAID volumes for this kind of setup. The standard “it depends” engineering answer does apply here…. Read more