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How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2019 was available for public (GA) from early October 2018. In past I have written many articles about domain migrations by covering different Active Directory versions. So, it is time me to write about AD 2019 migrations. In ... continue reading
How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

As you know the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are out of support on January 14th, 2020. Customer will need to upgrade their Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to a newer version of Windows ... continue reading

Analysing inventory of Managed Instances using T-SQL

First published on MSDN on Oct 01, 2018 Sometime you would need to know how many Managed Instance you have created in Azure cloud. Although you can find all information about the Azure SQL Managed Instances in Azure portal or ... continue reading

Default compatibility level 140 for Azure SQL databases

First published on MSDN on Aug 24, 2017 As of this writing, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is 130. Very soon, we’ll be changing the Azure SQL Database default compatibility level for newly ... continue reading
How to Manage Local Users and Groups using PowerShell

How to Manage Local Users and Groups using PowerShell

Managing local users and groups can be a bit of a chore, especially on a computer running the Server Core version of Windows Server. The LocalAccounts module of PowerShell, included in Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 by default, ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2019

End of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been slated by Microsoft for January 14th 2020. Said announcement increased interest in a previous post detailing steps on Active Directory Certificate Service migration from server versions older than 2008 R2 ... continue reading

The best practices for performance comparison between Azure SQL Managed Instance and SQL Server

One of the most common tasks that you are performing while migrating from SQL Server to Managed Instance is a comparison of workload performance between the source and destination instance. In this post you will see some recommended tools and ... continue reading
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Monitor CPU usage on SQL Server and Azure SQL

Monitoring CPU usage on your SQL Server or Azure SQL is one of the most important monitoring tasks in performance monitoring and troubleshooting. In addition, CPU usage is one of the most important parameters that you need to measure to ... continue reading

25 reasons to choose Azure Stack HCI

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. At the Windows Server Summit in May, Cosmos Darwin and Greg Cusanza from the Windows Server team presented a lightning round all about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been Always On Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to ... continue reading