Week of July 15: Clustering Server Workloads, Updated Windows Server 2012 Rollup, Changes to Group Policy, and Practical Powershell with Windows Server MVPs

Greetings, all, Welcome to this week’s roundup of blogs from MVPs with expertise areas related to Windows Server. If you’re interested in how-to articles and background information, this is a good week for you. We’re continuing to see more exploration of PowerShell, with how-tos for using PowerShell to perform tasks such as deleting AD accounts,…


NTttcp Version 5.28 Now Available

Leveraged extensively by both external customers and Microsoft Product Groups alike to profile and measure Windows networking performance, updated versions of NTttcp (a Winsock-based port of BSD’s TTCP tool) have remained ‘internal-only’ for the past five years (the last public version, v3.0, was released in 2008).  That is, of course, until now! Download: NTttcp v5.28…

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Fast TCP Loopback Performance and Low Latency with Windows Server 2012 TCP Loopback Fast Path

 TCP Loopback Fast Path is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. If you use the TCP loopback interface for inter-process communications (IPC), you may be interested in the improved performance, improved predictability, and reduced latency the TCP Loopback Fast Path can provide.  This feature preserves TCP socket semantics and platform…

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Using PowerShell for NIC Configuration Tasks

Hi there! In this blog post we highlight some of the early work on NIC configuration using PowerShell from engaging with customers during our Windows Server 2012 engineering validation program.  Long before we reach RTM dedicated customers deploy in production, test and identify issues during the development phase to help us achieve a high quality…