I was recently helping troubleshoot an issue where as part of that I needed to get a 50GB SQL Database transferred from an interstate client onto our servers. Both the client and us have a decent Internet Connection and we already had an FTP server in place but I was worried about the sensitive nature … Continue reading "How to Install a trusted certificate onto a FileZilla FTP server to enable FTPS (FTP over TLS)"
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"
Just a quick one today. Microsoft have released an update for those running WSUS 3.0 SP2 which allows you to provide updates to clients running Windows 8 and Server 2012. The update is available at this Knowledge Base Article for both 32 and 64 bit environments. Also, no word yet on when they will be releasing … Continue reading "Update WSUS 3.0 SP2 to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Clients"
I’ve been reading a lot lately about what people have been saying about Microsoft’s latest go at a hypervisor and many say that now with Hyper-V 2012, Microsoft is catching up to VMware in the enterprise virtualization arena (one example from ZDnet). So what is all the fuss about…really. I’ll identify some of the key … Continue reading "What is new with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012"
If you’re in an enterprise environment, chances are that you have a KMS server running (usually either Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2). So now that Windows 8 and Server 2012 has hit VLSC for SA customers you’ll most likely want to begin testing and performing pilot deployments but we need to get our Key … Continue reading "Upgrading your current KMS Server (Server 2008 R2) to support Windows 8 and Server 2012 activation"