Windows Server 2012 NFS Server Configuration

Windows Server 2012 has the option to not only share the storage with Windows Clients but with UNIX like servers too.  In this tutorial we will install and configure the Windows Server 2012 NFS server. Steps to install NFS server Open Administrator PowerShell window Import-Module Servermanager Add-WindowFeature FS-NFS-Server,RSAT-NFS Steps to …

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Configure Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V Server

In this post we will configure Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012 basic settings so we can access it remotely. Change Server Name Press CTRL+ALT+Del to login to the console In the login screen type the administrator password In the server configuration screen type #2 to change the server …

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Configure Windows Server 2012 as a ISCSI Storage Server

Storage Server The storage server will share its storage with the Hyper-V server(s) and allow for Live VM migration between the Hyper-V servers. The guide will configure iSCSI services but you can also configure this server as an SMB Share for Hyper-V. SMB configuration is beyond the scope of this …

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Configure Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 VM on ESXi 5

This configuration is not a supported in production. This is a tutorial for IT Pros to build a Lab environment with Windows 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012 Login to your VMware environment. Create a new VM Select to configure a custom VM Select the name for your Hyper-V server and …

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How to Upgrade Windows Server 2012 from Eval to Full License

If you installed the evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 and now you want to upgrade to Full license follow these steps. 1. Open PowerShell with Administrator rights 2. Type : Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /AcceptEula /ProductKey: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx 3. Press follow the prompt when it ask to press Y to reboot the …

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Tools for Troubleshooting Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

Utilities and Commands for Troubleshooting Storage Spaces       The following utilities and commands (PS cmdlets) are available to assist with troubleshooting Storage Spaces: To list unhealthy storage spaces, use the following PS cmdlet: Get-VirtualDisk | Where-Object {$_.HealthStatus –ne “Healthy”} To repair a Virtual Disk, use the following PS cmdlet:       …

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Windows Server 2012 Training Videos

Microsoft released a new Jumpstart training series for Windows Server 2012.  Here is the information: Windows Server 2012 Jump Start | Target Audience & High-Level Overview • Designed for Microsoft Partners, early adopters, and experienced IT Pros/ITDMs familiar with Microsoft server technologies • All twelve (12) modules are under an …

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Enable .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2012

While playing with the new Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Client I found out that the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 option was grey out and not available. After doing some digging and reading several forum I found the answer. Steps to enable .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 in Windows Server 2012 …

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