Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A collection of Windows Server 2012 R2 / Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 links and related articles.

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Useful Links for Windows Server 2012 R2 / Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Technical documentation, install, deploy


Hyper-V: Clustering & Resiliency Series by Pierre Roman

Top 10 New and Improved Features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2  by Scott M. Johnson

Using Hyper-V features to enhance storage SearchStorage

How to create a Custom Authentication Provider for Active Directory Federation Services 3.0 Series by Tino Donderwinkel

Table of Contents: Success with Hybrid Cloud Series by Brad Anderson

New Blog Series: DR Planning for IT Pros

Hyper-V Replica Series by John Kelbley on TechNet

End-to-End Bare-Metal Provisioning with SCVMM 2012 SP1 / R2 Series / Andiy Q's Blog

Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series by Cristian Edwards

Ask the Core Team: What's New in Windows Servicing

Contoso Labs-Table of Contents Server & Tools


Download link:  Do you know what Hyper-V Server is?

Switch between Server Core mode and Server GUI mode in Windows Server 2012 Switch script

Tool: MPSReport replacement, MSDT
The Microsoft Product Support Report (MPSR) tool has been replaced by the Microsoft Diagnostic Toolkit (MSDT)

Tool: Server Performance Advisor (SPA) v3.1 to troubleshoot high CPU in LSASS in AD Domain Controllers. Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

Announcing the GA of Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager
Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service protects your on-prem applications by orchestrating the protection and recovery of Hyper-V Virtual Machines running in a private cloud (i.e. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 or System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1) to a secondary location.

Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Base Configuration in Windows Azure
This Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG) provides you with step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Base Configuration test lab in a Windows Azure Virtual Network, using computers running Windows Server 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Test Lab Guide
This TLG provides you with step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Base Configuration test lab, using computers running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Three Types of Base Configurations for TLG

Hyper-V Replica Automation Toolkit for SMA

List of Rollup Updates for Windows 8/8.1 & Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2

Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2012 R2

Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2012 R2-based failover clusters

Windows Server® 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 BranchCache Deployment Guide

HyperV - Dash Board

Windows Server® 2012 and 2012 R2 Core Network Guide

Windows Server 2012 R2 Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0 

Server 2012 Failover clustering-Step by step guide

Virtualization Fabric Design Considerations Guide
This guide details a series of steps and tasks that you can go through to design a virtualization fabric that is able to host many virtual machines. Although all virtualization fabrics contain storage and servers for hosting virtual machines, in addition to the networks that connect them, every organization’s virtualization fabric design will likely be different. Throughout the steps and tasks, the guide presents the relevant design and configuration options available to you to meet functional and service quality (such as availability, scalability, performance, manageability, and security) requirements.

Licensing Brief - Licensing Windows Server 2012 R2 for Use with Virtualization Technologies
This document discusses how Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is licensed when used with virtualization technologies like VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, or Parallels Virtuozzo.

Server & Tools Blog



This PowerShell script will check if a server is pending for reboot and get the reboot status.

Uptime of servers
This script is used to extract the uptime of servers.

Hyper-V Network VSP Bind (nvspbind)
nvspbind is a tool for modifying network bindings from the command line. It is especially useful in Server Core environments with the Hyper-V role enabled.

Brad Anderson's Blog

Ben Armstrong's Blog

Jose Barreto's Blog

Yung Chou's Blog

Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand
High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Windows Azure
Creating Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine


Top Support Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server 2012
This is a collection of the top Microsoft Support solutions to the most common issues experienced using Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (updated quarterly). Note that some content that applies to earlier versions of Windows Server is listed, because it can be helpful with Windows Server 2012 issues also.

Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
This is a collection of the top Microsoft Support solutions to the most common issues experienced using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (updated quarterly).

DirectAccess Survival Guide DirectAccess in Windows Server® 2012 R2 and Windows Server® 2012

Keith Mayer's Blog








Backup & Recovery

Five reliable Windows Server backup solutions TechRepublic

Hyper-V Recovery Manager Automates Windows Azure Disaster Recovery Lifehacker

Announcing the GA of Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Brad Anderson

Backup Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft Azure Recovery Services  CloudComputingAdmin


Edge Show 87 Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V  Ch9
Windows 2012 Active Directory Domain Services Videos (2) TechNet
Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2  TechNet
Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Technologies  TechNet Video


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