Windows Server 2012 Tag Index

Checking Active Directory Replication Using PowerShell

Discover six useful PowerShell cmdlets offered through Windows Server 2012 for checking and troubleshooting Active Directory replication status.








Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine management, best practices, Active Directory, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, Virtual Network, Microsoft Windows Azure, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial

Stacking Up Three Windows Server-Based Storage Solutions

Our latest server review compares several storage solutions running under either Windows Storage Server or Windows Server Essentials.


Tags: servers, server hardware, Windows Server, storage server, server review, Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server, Windows Server Essentials

Microsoft to Pull Windows Server 2003 Support Next Year

Microsoft warns data center operators that hanging onto the long-lived server OS is potentially endangering their IT infrastructures.


Tags: Microsoft, Windows XP, Hyper-V, VMware, server os, data centers, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012

Using Netsh Commands for Wi-Fi Management in Windows 8

Microsoft removed some useful GUI networking settings starting with Windows 8, but fortunately Netsh commands can handle a variety of wireless networking tasks in the newer Windows releases.


Tags: command line, networking, Windows 8, Wi-Fi, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Netsh

Hyper-V Replica Resynchronization Process

Resynchronizations can become necessary when a Hyper-V Primary Server fails to properly replicate to the Replica Server. Discover what to look for and how to proceed when a Hyper-V resync is needed.


Tags: servers, Hyper-V, server os, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, server operating system, Windows Server 2012 R2

6 Powerful PowerShell Tools and Utilities

Discover six GUI-based scripting tools and utilities that can extend PowerShell's functionality while helping to make it a bit easier to use.


Tags: servers, PowerShell, scripting, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

Moving On from MCSA Windows Server 2012

Once you've mastered the MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification, discover some of the options available for building on that newfound knowledge.


Tags: virtualization, data center, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, MCSA, server tutorial

Seven Free Tools for Windows Server Administrators

Get your hands on our goody bag of free server administration tools for helping you more efficiently configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure Windows Servers and domains.




Tags: administration, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012

Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.


Tags: Microsoft, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, NIC, Windows Server 2012

Enabling and Using Windows PowerShell Web Access

Discover how to remotely run PowerShell commands and scripts in a web-based console, as well as what limitations you should expect when doing so.


Tags: PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows PowerShell, server tutorial

Troubleshooting Generic and Known Error Messages in Hyper-V Replica

Our latest server tutorial details how to troubleshoot generic error messages in Hyper-V Replica as well as what you should do when a known error message occurs.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, error message, Windows Server 2012 R2

Using the New SMB PowerShell Commands in Win Server 2012 R2

This month's PowerShell Commands server tutorial covers some key SMB-related changes in the PowerShell 4.0 cmdlets, some of which are due to the new SMB 3.02 functionality.


Tags: PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Checking Hyper-V Replication Health Using PowerShell Cmdlets

Our latest server tutorial reveals two handy PowerShell cmdlets available for checking Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication status and getting replication statistical data on your VMs.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS

PowerShell's Test-NetConnection a Versatile Tool for Network Diagnostics

Learn how the TNC cmdlet for PowerShell 4.0 can be used for testing ICMP and TCP connectivity among end users, servers and other network targets in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.


Tags: PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, cmdlet

Working with SSH and Secure FTP Servers in Windows

While Windows doesn't offer native SSH or Secure FTP access, it's fairly easy to set up SSH and SFTP servers for securely accessing data from remote PCs or servers.


Tags: servers, Windows Server, SSH, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

Discover Windows 8's Hidden Server Features

When Windows Server 2012's enterprise-level server features look to be overkill for your company or small workgroup, take a closer look at Windows 8 and its little known but quite powerful server capabilities.


Tags: Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 Server, server tutorial

Windows Server 2012 R2: It's the Little Things that Count

Has Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 left VMware behind in terms of virtualization technology, and what BYOD features does 2012 R2 have in store for enterprises?


Tags: Windows, Microsoft, servers, Microsoft Windows, server os, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 Server, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012 R2

Working with Windows PowerShell and Hyper-V Modules

Discover how Windows PowerShell and the built-in PowerShell cmdlets that ship with Hyper-V can help automate a variety of server admin tasks on Hyper-V virtual machines.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows Server, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial

Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2 Previews Hit the Web

IT pros can now download freely available evaluation copies of Microsoft's cloud server OS turned "Blue."


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, System Center, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, system center 2012, Windows Blue, Windows Server 2012 R2

Running Windows Server 2012 on a Laptop

Learn how and when you might want to run a server operating system on a laptop in our latest Server Tutorial.


Tags: operating system, laptop, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, server operating system

Microsoft Teases Cloudy Windows Server Updates at TechEd

Due later this year, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 will help businesses float hybrid clouds and reinforce Microsoft's "cloud OS" vision.


Tags: Cloud, System Center, Windows Server, hybrid cloud, Windows Server 2012, Windows Blue

Cisco Expands UCS Servers for Microsoft

Cisco fast tracks support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization under Windows Server 2012.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Cisco, Hyper-V, UCS, Windows Server 2012

Blue Upgrade Coming to Windows Server, Too

Desktop and tablet users won't be the only ones to bask in Windows Blue upgrades, as Microsoft's upcoming update also has Windows Server in its sights.


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone 8, Windows Blue

How to Use Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

Discover how to create and implement a cost-effective disaster recovery solution with Windows Server 2012's Hyper-V Replica virtual technology.


Tags: Microsoft, server, virtualization, servers, Hyper-V, disaster recovery, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator

How to Team Your Network Cards with Windows Server 2012

Discover how to resolve all sorts of virtualization headaches by teaming your network cards with Windows Server 2012's Server Manager.


Tags: Microsoft, server, virtualization, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator

How to Manage Multiple Servers with Windows Server 2012

Discover how to quickly and easily administer multiple servers, no matter where they are in the world, from a single interface.


Tags: Microsoft, server, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials

While Windows Server 2012 Essentials fails to include all the features in the previous Standard edition, does it offer enough to meet the basic server needs of most small businesses?


Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Essentials

How to Team Your Network Cards in Windows Server 2012

With the advent of cloud computing and mass virtualization of server operating systems, the need for high speed, highly available networking becomes even more pressing.


Tags: servers, Windows Server, NIC, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012 finally officially available, now's the perfect time to delve a little deeper into the features and changes in the new server operating system that are likely to matter most to enterprises.


Tags: Windows, server, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows 8

Windows Server 2012 Walkthroughs: Upgrading a Dell R520

Chomping at the bit to test out the official release of Windows Server 2012?  Check out what to watch for and avoid as we put the new server OS through its paces.


Tags: server, servers, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

Windows Server 2012: Microsoft's Cloud OS Leaves the Gate

Microsoft makes it official in releasing a server OS that's "built from the cloud up."


Tags: Microsoft, private cloud, Windows Server, public cloud, hybrid cloud, Windows Server 2012, OpenStack

Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2012 RTM

Windows Server 2012 will be hitting OEMs in August, launching in retail come September.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012

Installing XenServer Tools on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 VMs

For better virtual machine performance and better management integration, install XenServer Tools. But for Microsoft's newest operating systems, there's a catch.


Tags: virtualization, Windows 8, Citrix, hypervisor, VM, XenServer, Windows Server 2012, Citrix XenServer

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Reaches RC

While Windows 8 has been receiving the overwhelming majority of attention from the media, enterprises may be more interested in Microsoft's server OS entering its final phase prior to an official debut.


Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, server, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, windows server 8

Windows Server 8 Now Officially Windows Server 2012

Microsoft settles on Windows Server 2012 to mark the imminent launch of its forthcoming "cloud-optimized" server OS.


Tags: operating system, Cloud, server, private cloud, Windows Server, server os, Windows Server 2012, windows server 8