Disk Read Error when migrating virtual machine from one cluster to another

Recently I was involved in a Private Cloud project and as part of the project, we were migrating some virtual machines from one Hyper-v cluster to another. The VM was apparently successfully live migrated to second cluster but after few seconds, the VM crashes and then cannot boot and gave below error: After doing some…


Responding to Managed Availability

I’ve written a few blog posts now that get into the deep technical details of Managed Availability. I hope you’ve liked them, and I’m not about to stop! However, I’ve gotten a lot of feedback that we also need some simpler overview articles. Fortunately, we’ve just completed documentation on TechNet with an overview of Managed…


MAP Toolkit 9.0 now available!

We are pleased to announce the RTM availability of version 9.0 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. It also enhances usage tracking to include accounting for Remote Desktop Services as well as Server and…


Released: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3

The Exchange team has announced the availability of our most recent quarterly servicing update to Exchange Server 2013. Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013 and updated UM Language Packs are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Cumulative Update 3 includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins….


Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (Exchange On-Premises)

Outlook prompting users for credentials? Outlook users disconnected from their mailboxes? These are a couple of common issues and they can be frustrating to the user. Enter the Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough (GWT). Outlook connectivity issues with Exchange server can be a very frustrating for both the user and the administrator. Unfortunately, connectivity issues aren’t…


Exchange Server: The Road Ahead

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of the release of Exchange Server 2013. This is traditionally the time when people start asking questions like: When is Service Pack 1 coming? What’s the timeline for the next Exchange Server release? What are you cooking up for the next version of Exchange? This time around, we’re also hearing…


Beta of Microsoft Office 365 Best Practices Analyzer for Exchange Server 2013 now available

Exchange team has released a blog about Office 365 best practices analyzer for Exchange 2013 as below. We wanted to let you know that we have released a Beta version of Microsoft Office 365 Best Practices Analyzer for Exchange Server 2013. You can download the bits and read more about the release here. While this…


Released: The new Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

Exchange team has written a blog about new Exchange Server deployment assistance as below: We’ve listened to your feedback for improving the on-premises and hybrid Exchange Server deployment experience, and we’re happy to announce the release of the new, consolidated Deployment Assistant! The Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now combines all the on-premises and hybrid deployment…


Server Component States in Exchange 2013

In Exchange 2013 we introduced the concept of “Server Component States”. Server Component State provides granular control over the state of the components that make up an Exchange Server from the point of view of the environment it is running in. This is useful when you want to take an Exchange 2013 Server out of…


Assigning File Share permissions using Power Shell

Recently I was working on some Power Shell scripts for configuring my Windows Server 2012 machines. One of the task was to create a File share on a remote server and then share it and then assign NTFS and Share permissions. Assigning NTFS permissions was simple however for assigning share permissions, I have to search…