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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
Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) Inside Out

Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) Inside Out

First published on MSDN on Dec 02, 2013 In this blog we will take a look under the hood of the cluster file system in Windows Server 2012 R2 called Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). This blog post is targeted at ... continue reading

Understanding how Failover Clustering Recovers from Unresponsive Resources

First published on MSDN on Jan 24, 2013 In this blog I will discuss how Failover Clustering communicates with cluster resources, along with how clustering detects and recovers when something goes wrong. For the sake of simplicity I will use ... continue reading
How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is not just the management control panel for your Windows Server environment, your hyper-converged infrastructure and your Azure Stack HCI solutions. It is also your gateway when it comes to connecting Azure Hybrid Cloud services with your ... continue reading
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Analysis of a targeted attack exploiting the WinRar CVE-2018-20250 vulnerability

In early March, we discovered a cyberattack that used an exploit for CVE-2018-20250, an old WinRar vulnerability disclosed just several weeks prior, and targeted organizations in the satellite and communications industry. A complex attack chain incorporating multiple code execution techniques ... continue reading
Workgroup and Multi-domain clusters in Windows Server 2016

Workgroup and Multi-domain clusters in Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Aug 17, 2015 In Windows Server 2012 R2 and previous versions, a cluster could only be created between member nodes joined to the same domain. Windows Server 2016 breaks down these barriers and introduces the ... continue reading
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So what exactly is the CLIUSR account

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account ... 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
Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)

Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)

First published on TECHNET on Feb 19, 2016 Author: Dexuan Cui Background When Linux is running on physical hardware, multiple computers may be configured in a Linux operating system cluster to provide high availability and load balancing in case of ... continue reading
Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Sep 08, 2015 We live in an imperfect world, where things will go wrong. When they do, you need a private cloud which is designed to be highly available and resilient to failures in the ... continue reading