Saw a good post on that: “Step-By-Step”- 4 Methods to Dual Boot Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with or without Windows 7http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2012/09/25/step-by-step-4-ways-to-dual-boot-microsoft-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012-with-or-without-windows-7.aspx
Found an article on cleaning the “WinSXS” folder in Windows Server 2012: http://itbully.com/articles/winsxs-and-windows-server-2012-cleaning-methods
Just found another article talking about it, please reference here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2012/08/18/how-to-create-windows-8-vhd-for-boot-to-vhd-using-simple-easy-to-follow-steps.aspx Copy from there(I hope Harold don’t mind my re-post):============== I have placed the imagex.exe and some VHDs that I have created (in case you don’t want to create your own) in my drop box folder so feel free to grab them. http://aka.ms/hwitcampfiles In order to perform the steps in my blog, there are a couple of things that you will need to have access to – all of which are free. I will use a deployment utility called ImageX.exe from the Windows Automated Installation kit (WAIK). Also, you will … Continue reading Another reference on installing Windows 8 on VHD(Boot from VHD)
A good article on it: http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Is_RAID_Obsolete%3F From the article: For the foreseeable future dispersal will not be focused on transactional database environments, where RAID will continue to perform well and be combined with flash, for example. In these instances, multiple copies are warranted as data sets are smaller and of higher value. Dispersal will fit well with large scale applications such as social networks, medical images, certain government applications, archiving, intelligence applications and the like where storage will reach into the tens of petabytes in capacity.
My student got a problem on running VM on a AMD FX CPU machine. You may reference this to solve the problem: Virtual machine does not start on a computer that has an AMD CPU that supports the AVX feature and that is running Windows Server 2008 R2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2568088
My best friend just asked is it possilbe to killing remote desktop session remotely. The reason for doing that was cause by my friend need to physically go back to his office and logon to the server in order to clear the connection in last weekend. For me, i will try “mstsc.exe /console” to try to remote control the console of that server and disconnect all the other remote session first.However, if this don’t work, after some research….I found the following methods: Method 1: Open CMD with admin right, then — A. Type “qwinsta /server:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” into the window, replacing “xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” … Continue reading Clear all the remote desktop session remotely
A useful document blog post which talk about the virtualization in Hyper-V 3 in Windows Server 2012! http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/04/05/windows-server-8-beta-hyper-v-amp-scale-up-virtual-machines-part-1.aspx
A good reference on the coming Hyper-V V3: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/04/05/windows-server-8-beta-hyper-v-amp-scale-up-virtual-machines-part-1.aspx It also talk about NUMA.
A good reference to new method on restoring AD objects in Windows Server 2008 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379509(v=ws.10).aspx#BKMK_3
Recently, I setup VM in Hyper-Vof Windows Server 2008 R2 for classroom training use. I created a base hard disk image and a lot of differencing disks for difference VMs.However, I discover sometimes, when the differencing VM turn on, It will create another NIC to use and hide the previous NIC. (Maybe it detect the new setup VM as difference hardware) Thus, the NIC name will be changed to “xxxxxxxx #2”. So, I decided to remove the hidden NIC so that the NIC will not be named to “xxxxxxxxx #2” or “xxxxxxxx #3″…etc. The following is the steps required before moving the … Continue reading Remove hidden NIC from device manager of Windows Server 2008.