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Deep Dive and beginner learning for Windows Server

Deep Dive and beginner learning for Windows Server

Are you looking for some deep dive or beginner's content to learn more about Windows Server? Are you looking to learn more about Hyper-V and Virtualization, file server and storage management, Windows Server high availability, how to use Active Directory, ... continue reading

Configuration Manager Current Branch Antivirus Exclusions

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon McMillan and I am a Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) CE at Microsoft. ConfigMgr Current Branch has been the standard service-based model since December 2015 with the release of version 1511. You may have ... continue reading
Using Amazon FSx for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances – What you need to know!

Using Amazon FSx for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances – What you need to know!

Intro If you are considering deploying your own Microsoft SQL Server instances in AWS EC2 you have some decisions to make regarding the resiliency of the solution. Sure, AWS will offer you a 99.99% SLA on your Compute resources if ... continue reading
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WAC-Active Directory trust not established or broken. …

PROBLEM: I began configuring a Windows Server 2019 Storage Space Direct (S2D) cluster using 3 virtual machines running on a physical Windows 2019 Hyper-V server. I started the installation using Windows Admin Center (v2009 Bld: 1.2.2009.21002) Cluster Creation wizard. I ... continue reading
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Announcement- System Center Data Protection Manager 2019 UR2 is here!

System Center Data Protection Manager offers enterprise grade backup and recovery of critical workloads. We are excited to announce the release of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2019 Data Protection Manager. This update rollup includes new features, critical bugs ... continue reading
Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Hello Folks, As we announced last month (Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements) Azure shared disks are now generally available. Shared disks, is the only shared block storage in the cloud that ... continue reading
Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Traditional Failover Clustering in Azure

Hello folks, Last month I presented a session during the “Windows Server webinar miniseries - Month of Cloud Essentials”. The session was on how to create highly available apps with Azure VMs. Following the session I was asked about setting ... continue reading

Calculating Application Availability in the Cloud

When deploying business critical applications in the cloud you want to make sure they are highly available. The good news is that if you plan properly, you can achieve 99.99% (4-nines) of availability or more. However, calculating your true availability ... continue reading
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Endpoint Configuration Manager – Site Server High Availability

Overview Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch), supports high availability configurations through various options, which include but are not limited to the following: Any standalone primary site can now have an additional passive mode.* site server Remote content library* SQL Server ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

My name is John Marlin and I am with the High Availability and Storage Team here and today I want to talk about Failover Clustering and Networking. Networking is a fundamental key with Failover Clustering that sometimes is overlooked but ... continue reading