Deploy a Guest Cluster Using a Shared Virtual Hard Disk

This has been a great new feature added in Windows Server 2012 R2. The possible scenario of the usage are Hyper-V failover cluster using Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) on block-level storage or Hyper-V failover cluster using file-based storage in a separate Scale-Out File Server. The below TechNet article details the usage and deployment options:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265980.aspx Read…

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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…

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Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering from Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (ISBN 9780735682931), by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team, introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to…

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Windows Server Blog

Your Guide to the Latest Windows Server Product Information. Please review all the articles at http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/ Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations Appear Offline…

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Building Windows 8

I believe everyone is now talking about Windows Server 8. Its great product and our customers and partners have been enjoying this product since its pre-release versions. Read all the Windows 8 blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/ Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from…

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Windows Server and Cloud Platform

What’s new in Windows Server. Read at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/new.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations Appear Offline in Microsoft Office Communicator Server 2007 Microsoft Exchange…

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Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

Howdy! Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. I’m proud to announce that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing. That means the final code is complete and we are delivering it to our hardware and software vendor partners this week. We will also make the software available to our volume licensing…

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Windows Server 2012 datasheet

Windows Server powers many of the worlds’ largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Building on this legacy, Windows Server 2012 redefines the category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more. Simply put,…

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Introducing Microsoft BitLocker Administration 2.0 Beta

A few months ago, Erwin started the conversation around what Windows 8 means for businesses at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, and followed-up later with a post on Windows 8 enterprise edition. Last week, he began talking about the business value of Windows 8 Release Preview and today followed up with more details in his “How…

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What’s New in Windows Server 2012

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.] The content in this section describes what’s new and changed in Windows Server 2012. This content focuses on changes that will potentially have the greatest impact on your use of this release. What’s New in AD…

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