Windows Server 2012 brings some great improvements to Virtualization. We’re currently running it in production and it works wonders, especially with the new Hyper-V Replica feature which is great and free way of implementing DR. So now you’ve got that cluster running, how can we tell if it is performing well. I recently stumbled upon PAL … Continue reading "Checking the performance of your Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Server with Performance Monitor and PAL"
For quite a few of our servers, we would rather not have the server manager boot up every time we login. The quick and easy way to stop it from appearing when you log in is to go into Server Manager, click on the Manage menu item, then go to Server Manager Properties. Once there, … Continue reading "How do you stop Server Manager from loading up at start-up on Windows Server 2012"
So I found out recently that one of our servers was running out of space. It’s our AV server so I was like what the hell, why is it running out. Turns out it had an instance of SQL Server on there as a quarantine and configuration database. The Virtual Machine was being backed up … Continue reading "Changing the recovery mode doesn’t shrink an SQL Database log file, how to shrink logs manually."