FY14 – 1:Many workshops for Microsoft Partners (JULY)

How Domain Controller Cloning Works in Windows Server 2012 Understand the concepts of Domain Controller cloning in Windows Server 2012 through a lab demonstration and talk to the experts in order to clarify your concepts and doubts on this new feature on Windows Server 2012. The session would not only cover the concepts of the…


Upcoming 1:Many workshop events for Microsoft Partners

If you are a partner of Microsoft, please feel free to register for these sessions and improve your readiness on the latest Microsoft Core Platform technologies. In case you are a customer, you can get in touch with your partner and they would be able to deliver these sessions to you. The details of these…


Switch between Full and Server Core in Windows Server 2012 using PowerShell 3.0

  In Windows Server 2008 R2, during installation you can choose either Full or Server Core installation. There is no option to switch between Server Core and Server Full installation. Considering Microsoft Hyper-V Best Practices, Server Core Installation is recommended. However, I prefer to put the ball in customer’s court. Asking how comfortable are they…


System Center VMM 2012 Error : Unable to contact storage service

  Recently, while configuring SCVMM 2012 fabric Management for SMI-S Storage. It failed to connect to SMI-S Storage due to “Microsoft Storage Management Service” started and then Stopped.     Resolution:  Uninstall and Reinstall Microsoft Storage Management server. Try following steps: 1. First stop VMM service and VMM agent service on the VMM server. 2….


Switch to Hyper-V and Microsoft Private Cloud – New offering for Microsoft Partners

  The Switch to Hyper-V program helps partners and customer go beyond virtualization to true cloud computing. It provides guidance, resources, and tools, like Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Migration Toolkit, that take the risk out of virtual migrations, dramatically reduce the time and effort required, and define best practices of successful customer migrations. Minimize Switching Costs…


PTS Extended Web Seminar: System Center Configuration Manager 2012:Technical Overview — Registration Open for July 17th 2011

  North America Partner Technical Services Great opportunity to learn about new features in upcoming new version of System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Currently, the product is in beta 2. System Center Configuration Manager 2012:Technical Overview                                                                                    Overview of the major themes for ConfigMgr 2012 ConfigMgr 2012 changes to existing ConfigMgr 2007 features Migration from ConfigMgr…


Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2 (For Hyper-V Failover Clustering)

  Now available as a public download, the software is essentially the same software that ships with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 and the public download package will be refreshed (kept in sync) with any software fixes and updates. Those updates are described at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg232597.aspx. This release was preceded by…



  With Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1, we focused Hyper-V development on enhancing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, which resulted in the introduction of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. In addition, we increased the maximum number of running virtual processors (VP) per logical processor (LP) from 8:1 to…


Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 Error Code

  The following pages list the VMM 2008 R2 error messages, grouped by error code number: Error Codes 0-499 Error Codes 500-999 Error Codes 1000-1499 Error Codes 1500-1999 Error Codes 2000-2499 Error Codes 2500-2999 Error Codes 3000-3499 Error Codes 3500-3999 Error Codes 10000-10499 Error Codes 10500-10999 Error Codes 11000-11499 Error Codes 11500-11999 Error Codes 12000-12499…


5Nine Hyper-V Manager

  The folks at 5Nine have developed a local GUI for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2! With the 5Nine Hyper-V Manager you can create virtual machines, virtual networks, and more. In fact, 5Nine Hyper-V Manager supports Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 and includes the ability to manage RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory settings. Here’s a…