Windows Server 2012 R2 Update: Availability of WSUS fix and revised servicing timing

Following our announcement from last week, we have now released the fix through Windows Update for the issue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update communicating with WSUS 3.2 servers in certain non-default configurations. For servers that have already installed the update, Windows Update will re-offer the complete update, but it will only install the fix. Please read KB2959977… Read more

Fix available for Root Certificate Update issue on Windows Server

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here. We want to make you aware of an issue that might affect your Windows Server deployments, and tell you how we’re addressing it with the help of our awesome Customer Technical Support team. As explained in KB 931125, a package that was intended only for client operating systems was also… Read more

Best Practices Analyzer: Run it on your server roles, not your loved ones

We in Windows Server are sorry to report a disturbing trend among IT professionals. Ever since Windows Server 2008 R2 was first released as a public beta, and Best Practices Analyzer for Windows Server roles was first available, we've been getting some alarming dispatches from the IT management front. An IT consultant from the Austin,… Read more

Mark your calendar: Watch the MMS keynotes on the web

Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday be sure to visit the Microsoft News Center to view the Microsoft Management Summit executive keynotes live on the web!  Don’t miss this opportunity to see our top executives discuss the latest IT Management news, strategies, and solutions from Microsoft, and how to apply them in your organization. ·        … Read more

Mi-Greatness: Full release version of Windows Server Migration Tools update lets you migrate Hyper-V and RRAS

Remember back in December, when we released the Beta version of the Windows Server Migration Tools update…the one that allows you to migrate Hyper-V and Routing and Remote Access Services to servers running Windows Server 2008 R2…no? OK, you don't. That was three months and a lot of holiday partying ago. We understand. The full… Read more

Wingin' Migration — Now migrate even MORE server roles to Windows Server 2008 R2!

The Windows Server Migration team's been cooking…no, not cranberry sauce and stuffing, but a new Windows Server Migration Utilities download package that lets you use the Windows Server Migration Tools to migrate Hyper-V and Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS). Brand-spankin'-new beta migration guides are available for both Hyper-V and RRAS, with detailed, step-by-step guidance… Read more