Back in Windows 2012, Microsoft introduced a feature called Hyper-V Replica. This feature has been improved in the 2012R2 version and has even more improvements in Windows Server 2016 due for launch shortly. In this series on Windows Hyper-V Replica, I’ll aim to give you some background on the feature as well as pointers on how to implement it. What is Hyper-V … [Read more...]
What size pagefile should I have on Hyper-V?
I’ve been trying to find specific guidance for some time on the size of a pagefile as recommended by Microsoft for a system running as a Hyper-V host. The theory is that on a Hyper-V host, Windows itself should never really use a page file at all. As a result, I’ve been setting page file to be 4GB – enough in case it’s needed, but not huge as we don’t need to waste … [Read more...]
How can I reset a computer accounts password with Active Directory?
Have you ever come across scenarios where the computer account password is out of sync with the Active Directory version of it? Or maybe you’ve done something silly like build two machines with the same name and added them to the domain one after the other? Either way – there’s a few ways to fix it but I recently discovered that Microsoft had provided an update to … [Read more...]
If you virtualised Windows Server 2012–then you MUST get this patch..
NOTE: This issue applies to ANY Domain Controller running on top of a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Platform We’ve been fighting something very bad in the last week for a machine that was running on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Platform. The problem is that we had a Hyper-V server reboot unexpectedly and as a result the guest machine was totally dead in the water. … [Read more...]
2 Patches you need on SBS 2011 Standard
When you are deploying a new SBS 2011 Standard network, your server will need a number of patches. In amongst them are two key patches that you SHOULD deploy first and foremost before adding clients to the network. These patches are listed below. Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service … [Read more...]