Installing Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode – Step by Step – Part II

In the last article we installed Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode but we still need to configure the server.  Now we are going to walk through various options and configuration methods.  You will want to take note of two commands right away, since the only window you will see in Core mode by default…

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Installing Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode – Step by Step – Part 1

If you are like me, I have put off installing Windows Server in Core mode because frankly seeing the OS in a graphical interface helps me think.  However, we are now living in an age where the remote configuration tools are so rich and simplified that it’s high time I got around to diving in…

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Replication with Hyper-V Replica – Part I – Replication Considerations Made Easy Step-By-Step

Overview: Disaster recovery scenarios, simple site-to-site replication, or the Prod-to-Dev refresh scenario are generally what drive IT administrators to look into virtual machine replication.  We want to build our environments so that in the event something happens in our primary data center, our critical machines and data will be up and running somewhere else.  Our…

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Powershell Saturday Event in Atlanta October 27th. Come learn Powershell with us!

PowerShell Saturday #003 will bring together devops, IT professionals, DBAs, and developers from Atlanta and the surrounding areas for a full day of intense learning and fun on October 27, 2012. With fifteen sessions covering a milieu of topics like Windows 8, Exchange, SQL Server, and of course PowerShell, this event offers a unique opportunity…

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Implementing a Secure Cloud Infrastructure with Azure VMs and Virtual Networks – IT Time – TechNet Radio: – (Part 1)

Shout out for Blain Barton’s newest installment, watch it here! Microsoft MVP Regional Director and Principal Owner of Homnick Systems, Joe Homnick, joins Blain Barton for today’s show as they talk about Windows Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service features. Tune in for part one of this series as they cover Windows Azure Virtual Machines, licensing…

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IT Pro Windows Server 2012 Lab Part 5 – Enabling Hyper-V Replica

Now to the more exciting stuff! Hyper-V Replication enables virtual machines workloads on Windows Server 2012 to be consistently copied to a remote server in the event a site or hardware system should crash. Tasks in this Lab Module 1) Enable Hyper-V Replication. 2) Configuring Hyper-V Replication. 3) Implement a planned failover. 4) Implement an…

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IT Pro Windows Server 2012 Lab Part 4 – Hyper-V over SMB

This lab assumes that you have completed the prior installation and configuration lab found here:   Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Install and Configure Windows and Hyper-V Click Here   Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Hyper-V Storage Click Here   Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Continuously Available File Shares Click Here Overview…

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Completed my VCP5 certification today!

@NewHorizonsCLC – Nearly 14 years ago I started out my IT career at a New Horizons center becoming an MCSE not knowing that one day I would be working at Microsoft, and then today I found myself at a New Horizons center to finish my VMware VCP certification.  I highly encourage people to try out the new remote-based…

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