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Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

I was recently challenged with having to create technical demos for a Microsoft Ignite the tour session called “Migrating to Windows Server 2019” (watch the recording here - awesome session). The demos for this talk centered around taking a bunch ... continue reading
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MTU Size Matters

The Problem "The internet is down!" This is how I am greeted after a long day at work. My teenage son, who plays virtually every game known to mankind, could not join the majority of game servers for his favorite ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 1

This article is Part 1 in a series of articles showing how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. It covers building a Windows Cluster in Hyper-V that supports both Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances. Once you build the environment, ... continue reading

Core Networking and Internet Standards

Internet Standards Constantly throughout the day, we (and devices on our behalf) all use the Internet: TCP, UDP, HTTP, TLS, DHCP, DNS, and countless other protocols that define the Internet or improve how it runs. How do these foundational protocols ... continue reading
How does the PXE boot process work?

How does the PXE boot process work?

Within the IT department imaging devices for end users is something that we’ve probably all had to do at some point, either manually or with an automation product such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or System ... continue reading
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Storage Migration Service August Update

Heya folks, Ned here again. We've released our first set of new features for the Windows Server 2019 Storage Migration Service, as part of cumulative update KB4512534. No need to run a SAC release - this update applies to the ... continue reading
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How to Manage DHCP using PowerShell

Most organizations are already going to have DHCP deployed on their servers. If you have a new server on which you want to deploy DHCP, just run the PowerShell command: [crayon-5df426871cef2530179108/] Once you’ve installed a DHCP server on a computer ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
What's new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

First published on TECHNET on Nov 13, 2017 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived! While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V ... continue reading
Vagrant and Hyper-V -- Tips and Tricks

Vagrant and Hyper-V — Tips and Tricks

First published on TECHNET on Jul 06, 2017 Learning to Use Vagrant on Windows 10 A few months ago, I went to DockerCon as a Microsoft representative. While I was there, I had the chance to ask developers about their ... continue reading