Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8

Welcome back to the CORE Team Blog. Paul Reynolds here. I would like to let everyone know about changes on how to capture Storport traces in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Previously, Bob Golding wrote a blog on how to do this in Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. If you have Windows 2008…


Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 4

Known issues during an upgrade   Hi everyone, Today I want to bring up some known issues in Hyper-V, iSCSI targets, and moving between Full Server, Server Core, and Minimal Server interface. We already have KBs out there to assist you in case you run into any of these issues. I have added links to…


Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 3

Known Issues during an upgrade Issue 1: Compatibility Report shows errors that certain roles are installed even when they are not During the Windows upgrade, the Upgrade Compatibility wizard runs a through test of the machine and reports any known compatibility issues. Sometime, the report may show you a particular role installed when it is…


CNO Blog Series: Increasing Awareness around the Cluster Name Object (CNO)

I am starting a ‘CNO Blog Series’, which will consist of blogs written by the CORE team cluster engineers and will focus primarily on the Cluster Name Object (CNO). The CNO is the computer object in Active Directory associated with the Cluster Name; it is used as a common identity in the cluster. If you…


Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Sessions at TechEd

Start getting familiar with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering by viewing the sessions that were delivered at TechEd 2012.  These sessions are posted online now for your viewing pleasures.  For those not familiar with what TechEd is, I offer this. TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive…


Windows 2012 Release Candidate now available !!

May 31st marked a special day for Microsoft and our customers worldwide. Our Windows team announced the release of our latest preview of Windows 2012 – Windows 2012 Release Preview (RP).  This includes Windows 2012, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 2012 apps for Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more) – plus hundreds of new apps in the…


FREE CLASS: Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution.

  Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and the cloud. Its impact scales from a few servers all the way to multitenant-aware, multisite environments in the largest organizations. Windows Server 2012 is one of the most significant releases of Windows Server to date, and there…


Windows 8 and .Net Framework 3.5

  With each new release of Windows, it’s a challenge to balance keeping the OS footprint small with maintaining forward compatibility for applications and devices. The .Net Framework is at the heart of this challenge. In Windows 8, Microsoft decided to take a new approach to the way that such features are installed. In this…