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Archive | February, 2013

Hyper-V limits with Windows Server 2012

As stated in an early article of mine, there is a great free book from Microsoft Press that talks in good depth about Windows Server 2012. Today, I wanted to share some of the information that I learned from that book. (Limits and new features) Here is a simple comparison of the different limits between Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate 1 […]

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HOW TO: Go from Minimal Interface to CORE in Server 2012

In my last article, I spoke about a new cool feature of Windows Server 2012. The ability to go from a server GUI to Server CORE (or vice versa) without having to re-install the Operating System! You may ask yourself, “Why would I care about that?” To be blunt, Server CORE is very similar to the way most Linux […]

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HOW TO: Go from GUI to CORE and back to GUI in Server 2012

I have been preparing to upgrade my Windows and SQL certifications for 2012. I was checking out an article on switching from Server GUI to Server core. This article was written for Windows Server 8 Beta and was called How to Turn the GUI Off and On in Windows Server 2012. It gave me the […]

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Improvements with SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 and Sysprep

Good news came out earlier this month when Microsoft released Cumulative update package 2 (CU2) for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1. It can be downloaded here and if you are new to CU packages, there are not like a regular Service pack or Windows update. These CU fixes are not as tested as regular […]

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Troubleshooting a SCVMM 2012 transport error

Last week, I had someone reach out to me asking for help with a new SCVMM 2012 server. It was a new installation and for the most part it worked well for them during the past month. However, recently they started seeing the error below, which prevent them access to the Virtual Machine Manager: At […]

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Creating a SQL Server mirror on an existing mirror

This is an article that I have been meaning to write for months. It was very exciting for me when I was trying to solve this issue and I was even more pleased with performing this task when I found a few DBA’s had never attempted this operation. I want to share that knowledge with […]

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