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Deploying SQL Server 2014 with Cluster Shared Volumes

First published on MSDN on May 08, 2014 An exciting new feature in SQL Server 2014 is the support for the deployment of a Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this blog, I am going to discuss the value of deploying SQL Server with CSV as well as how you can […]

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Cluster Shared Volume Diagnostics

First published on MSDN on Mar 13, 2014 This is the second blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will go over diagnostics. We assume that reader is familiar with the previous blog post that explains CSV components and different CSV IO modes http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2013/12/02/10473247.aspx Is Direct IO on

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How to Configure BitLocker Encrypted Clustered Disks in Windows Server 2012

First published on MSDN on Jul 20, 2012 Windows Server 2012 introduces the ability to encrypt Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) using BitLocker®.  You can learn more about BitLocker here . Data on a lost or stolen storage is vulnerable to unauthorized access, either by running a software-attack tool against it or by transferring the storage

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Powershell Commands to configure Gateway Server / Agent Failover

First published on TECHNET on Jul 23, 2010 UPDATE:  Some of these commands have been changed for OpsMgr 2012, so I’ve created updated scripts at the bottom of this post that should work in 2012. I’ve assisted a few customers with configuring Gateway Servers/Agents for failover lately, so I figured I’d post the commands that

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Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Howdy folks, Today, I have the privilege to tell you about the public preview of two new features for Azure AD Application Proxy that make it even easier to provide secure remote access to on-premises applications: Support for SAML single sign-on (SSO) Support for finer grained management of application cookies SAML SSO support The public

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Troubleshooting Service Manager work item (Incident, Change Request, Service Request) status stuck on “New”

First published on TECHNET on Jul 05, 2017 Any time we see newly created work items stuck with a “New” status, it generally means that the Service Manager workflows are not processing or are processing slowly. Monitoring the “Minutes behind” of each workflow can be a useful method of troubleshooting. The following web page has

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Deprecating SHA1 Certificates in System Center Operations Manager for UNIX/Linux Monitoring

First published on TECHNET on Mar 01, 2017 The communication between System Center Operations Manager Management Server and the UNIX/Linux agents are secured with TLS/SSL. UNIX and Linux agents employ Server Authentication certificates (i.e. “agent certificates”) for the TLS/SSL channel and these certificates are signed by an Operations Manager Management Server’s “signing certificate.” As of

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How to use certificates to authenticate computers in workgroups or untrusted domains

First published on TECHNET on Jan 10, 2017 ~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant | Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) supports protection of computers in workgroups and untrusted domains using local accounts and NTLM, however in scenarios where an organization does not allow creation of local accounts, this solution does

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MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool – signing the MSIX package

First published on MSDN on Sep 06, 2018So, as we noticed a certificate is needed to sign the MSIX package. Especially for those with a history in packaging, signing an AppX/MSIX-package could potentially be the first time you’re ever faced with the requirement. So…. Why should we sign packages? Signing code or binaries nowadays is

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MSIX – The MSIX Packaging Tool – Creating the first package

First published on MSDN on Aug 13, 2018In an earlier post we spoke about preparing the MSIX packaging machine. Now we describe using the MSIX packaging tool for the first time. We recommend starting with a ‘simple’ application first. For example, Remote Desktop Connection Manager .The use of MSIX is of course not focused on

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