Thought I would share an article or two from the Ask Premier Field Engineering Platform Team Blog.
I think everyone love's checklists that you can just run through to make sure you didn't miss anything and that your environment is good to go, right? Well, how about this, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Best Practices (In Easy Checklist Form)? A checklist that uses real world best practices for Windows Server 2012 on Hyper-V Replica, Cluster Aware Updating (CAU), Network Virtualization and the Hyper-V Extensible Switch? They promise to keep the list fresh and will be posting updates when they have them. So, try to make sure you subscribe to the feed for their blog.
As you know or maybe not, we have written about the issue about Slow Login and Slow Boot numerous times over the last year in an effort to address numerous tiny little issues that can impact a systems time to startup. Well, the Supportability Team has put together a collection 90 hotfixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Systems. This is a huge accomplishment and I believe will address a lot of the issues that customers have had with their Boot times. Here is the link to the post from the ASK PFE Platforms team, Slow Boot Slow Login (SBSL) Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Available Today!
You can also go read the KB from the support team directly here, An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 Sp1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Hope you find these article helpful.
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Windows Server and System Center Group