Tag Archives: Windows Server 2012 R2

Upgrading AD FS to Windows Server 2016 FBL

This article will describe how to install new ADFS 2016 farm or upgrade existing AD FS Windows Server 2012 R2 farm to AD FS in Windows Server 2016. Prerequisites: ADFS Role in Windows Server 2016 Administrative privilege in both ADFS … Continue reading

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Microsoft Software Defined Storage AKA Scale-out File Server (SOFS)

Business Challenges: $/IOPS and $/TB Continuous Availability Fault Tolerance Storage Performance Segregation of production, development and disaster recovery storage De-duplication of unstructured data Segregation of data between production site and disaster recovery site Continuous break fix of Distributed File Systems … Continue reading

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Windows Server Product Life Cycle

References Microsoft Server Life Cycle  

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Understanding Network Virtualization in SCVMM 2012 R2

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Networking in SCVMM is a communication mechanism to and from SCVMM Server, Hyper-v Hosts, Hyper-v Cluster, virtual machines, application, services, physical switches, load balancer and third party hypervisor. Functionality includes: Logical Networking of almost “Anything” hosted in SCVMM- Logical network … Continue reading

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Understanding Dynamic Quorum in a Microsoft Failover Cluster

Windows Server 2012: Failover Clustering Deep Dive Microsoft introduced an advanced quorum configuration option in Windows Server 2012/R2. You can choose to enable dynamic quorum management by cluster. There are major benefits of having dynamic quorum in any Microsoft cluster whether … Continue reading

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Design and Build Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS)

Supported: Windows and DFS Replication support folder paths with up to 32 thousand characters. DFS Replication is not limited to folder paths of 260 characters. Replication groups can span across domains within a single forest VSS with DFS is supported. Scalability on … Continue reading

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Migrate WSUS Server from Server 2008/R2 to Server 2012/R2

The following procedure apply if you have an existing WSUS server installed on a Windows 2008 R2 OS with SQL Express and you wish to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 WSUS server and a separate backend database server. Step1: … Continue reading

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