KnowledgeBase: Active Directory database becomes corrupted when a Windows Server 2012-based Hyper-V host server crashes

As I’ve written before, Microsoft has made significant strides on making Active Directory Domain Controllers safe(r) to virtualize in Windows Server 2012. Sometimes, however, you encounter a situation that makes all that progress seem to disappear. Microsoft, last week, has released KnowledgeBase Article 2853952, describing such a situation.

List of Hypervisors supporting VM-GenerationID

Microsoft introduced the VM-GenerationID in Windows Server 2012, to enable Virtual Machines (VMs) to notice when they’re snapshotted, restored and/or cloned. Active Directory is the first technology to put the VM-GenerationID to good use. The following Hypervisors support VM-GenerationID: Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (Hyper-V) Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (Hyper-V) Hyper-V Server 2012  (Hyper-V) … Continue reading "List of Hypervisors supporting VM-GenerationID"

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have RTM’ed

Just as Microsoft announced, both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manafucturers (RTM’ed) in the first week of August. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 were RTM'ed with buildnumbers 9200 and build dates of July 25th, 2012. The complete list of products that have been released today is: Windows 8 Windows … Continue reading "Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have RTM’ed"

Server Core Roles and Features in 2008 R2

Server Core installations are versatile, secure and highly-optimized installations of Windows Server. Dubbed ‘Windows without Windows’ by some, these installation in Windows Server 2008 R2 are capable of providing more (infrastructural) services than ever! Just like Full installations of Windows Server 2008 R2, depending on the edition of your choice, or budget, the Server Roles … Continue reading "Server Core Roles and Features in 2008 R2" Meeting Action Shots

This morning I performed a ‘zero to live migration’ demo for the joined HP Netherlands, (Dutch Hyper-V Community) meeting. You can find more information on this meeting on my previous blog post. I brought my photo camera with me and asked Jaap Wesselius to take some pictures, while I showed some slides from a … Continue reading " Meeting Action Shots"

Performing a Live Migration demo for

On November 24, 2009 HP Netherlands and (the Dutch Hyper-V Community) organize a special meeting. Between 9 AM and 12 AM several speakers will contribute to a deep dive into the possibilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 and the use of Microsofts desktop virtualization products. It’ll be fun hanging out with Jaap Wesselius and … Continue reading "Performing a Live Migration demo for"