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Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016

What is Storage Replica? Block level synchronous or asynchronous, volume based data replication. What does it do? Replicates storage data from a disk attached to one instance of Windows Server to another disk attached to a different instance of Windows … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016

Lots of good stuff. This video about Storage Replica from the guy who heads the Storage team up, Ned Pyle, is definitely worth watching. Informative and funny. There’s also a free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2016

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PowerShell script to update RDMS server list

Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012 is great in many ways, but it has some serious flaws. One of these is the pretty terrible so-called Remote Desktop Management Server concept. This is actually just some functionality built into Server … Continue reading

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Replace SSL Certificate in Dell OpenManage Server Assistant 7.3

Dell OpenManager Server Assistant is hardware health monitoring and configuration software that can be installed onto PowerEdge servers. It is very useful as it lets you see details of the hardware, along with any faults, plus can be used to … Continue reading

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Why I’m not deploying Windows desktops using Remote Desktop Services

…even though some of the improvements in the Remote Desktop technology are excellent. Background I’ve been running hundreds of thin client Windows desktops from Citrix for well over ten years, starting with Metaframe 1.8 on Windows NT4 Terminal Server Edition right through … Continue reading

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VMware E1000e vmnic Windows Server 2012 data corruption

Found this yesterday: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2058692 “On a Windows 2012 virtual machine using the default e1000e network adapter and running on an ESXi 5.0 or 5.1 host, you experience these symptoms:  Data corruption may occur when copying data over the network.  Data … Continue reading

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Automatically Accept Windows Remote Assistance Requests

There doesn’t seem to be a built-in way to do this on Windows Server 2008 R2. What we’re trying to achieve is a way to use Windows Remote Assistance to remotely control the session of a user, without that user … Continue reading

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Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host: Installation hangs at Windows Installer Coordinator

You install a product from a .msi, and whilst Windows Installer is running you get an additional progress dialogue: Windows Installer Coordinator Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use. [Cancel] Had this on a 2008 R2 … Continue reading

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Remote Desktop Connection: Can’t connect

On trying to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host published desktop I got the following error from my Remote Desktop Client: Remote Desktop Connection This computer can’t connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If … Continue reading

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Free Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V networking eBook

Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking, published June 2013. Not sure if it’s supposed to be free or not, but it is nonetheless currently showing as $0. Whilst we’re doing free eBooks, it’s worth checking this Microsoft Press blog post where … Continue reading

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