Windows Server

Add Storage Spaces as a Cluster Resource

This article will show a step-by-step procedure on how to add Storage Spaces storage and disks as a Windows Cluster Resource on Windows Server 2012r2 and 2016 We will use the Failover Cluster Manager instead of PowerShell for the next operations since these same steps will be performed routinely by your operations. Add the Storage Pool We will take […]

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How to Cluster MaxDB on Windows in the Cloud #Azure #AWS #GCP #SAP

Recently I have had a number of customers looking for a high availability solution for MaxDB on Windows in the cloud. Some customers have been in Azure and some in AWS. But regardless of the cloud platform, they all eventually find the post in the SAP Community WIKI that describes the process. https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/MaxDB/HowTo+-+Embed+SAP+MaxDB+in+MSCS The challenge

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Step-By-Step: Migrating The Active Directory Certificate Service From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

Support for both Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 ended on July 14th 2015 and yet there are still a number of organizations operating their businesses on it. With this in mind, there are still a great number of IT professionals in midst of planning migration. This guide, originally shared by Microsoft MVP Dishan Francis, will

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SCCM on Windows Server 2016: The Defender Gotcha

Hello! My name is Todd Linke, and I am a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft where I specialize in System Center Configuration Manager. I was working with some customers who were seeing strange behavior on their SCCM Site Servers. In one case, an unusually high percentage of clients had corrupt hardware inventories. Looking at the

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229′ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the host. Customers will notice the following symptoms when they open the ‘Virtual Switches’ property of the Host. The Uplink Port Profile drop down

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Chelsio RDMA and Storage Replica Perf on Windows Server 2019 are ?

Heya folks, Ned here again. Some recent Windows Server 2019 news you may have missed: Storage Replica performance was greatly increased over our original numbers. I chatted about this at earlier Ignite sessions, but when we finally got to Orlando, I was too busy talking about the new Storage Migration Service. To make up for

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Automate Always On availability group deployments with SQL Virtual Machine resource provider

We are excited to share that a new, automated way to configure high availability solutions for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) is now available using our SQL VM resource provider. To get started today, follow the instructions in the table below. High availability architectures are designed to continue to function even when there

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Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V servers as well. Install one AD FS and one AD FS Proxy on one Hyper-V

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Networking in Red Hat OpenShift for Windows

Hello again, Today we will be drilling into a more complex topic following the introduction to Red Hat OpenShift for Windows on premises two weeks ago. We will expand into the networking layer of the architecture that we have chosen for the current developer previews. You may ask yourself “Why do I care about how

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