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Jan
13
RDWeb in Windows Server 2012 R2
Posted by Philip Elder on 13 January 2014 04:23 PM

Original Post Here: MPECS Inc. Blog: RDWeb in Windows Server 2012 R2

If you have not seen RDWeb in Windows Server 2012 R2 yet, then a look at the feature along with the full Remote Desktop Services suite of abilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 is a must.

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Our “Collaborate Anywhere” solution (sound familiar eh? ;) ) is based upon RDWeb and the AuthAnvil Secure Access Portal that we are investing heavily in.

We believe that Cloud has it’s place however on-premises still provides the _same_ feature set and location flexibility to our clients that Cloud vendors extol to Cloud alone with the added benefit of data ownership and security.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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Jan
9
Some Hyper-V PowerShell Commands for You
Posted by Philip Elder on 09 January 2014 01:59 PM

Original Here: MPECS Inc. Blog: Some Hyper-V PowerShell Commands for You

Here is the command set to create a vSwitch that does _not_ share the connection with the host OS:

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  • New-VMSwitch -Name vSwitch -NetAdapterName vSwitch -AllowManagementOS 0

Note the zero to indicate no sharing with the host OS.

The -NetAdapterName value is the name of the team we created for the VMs.

Installing features and forcing the local source files is an important thing to do otherwise one may wait a long time while the node or nodes, or a standalone host, try and pull from Microsoft’s download servers only to fail much later in the game.

In this case we are installing the RSAT-Clustering feature (in our snip the -IncludeAllSubFeature is missing as we later discovered).

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  • Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-Clustering -Source wim:d:\sources\install.wim:2 -IncludeAllSubFeature -Restart

Even with the installer pulling the needed files from the locally attached storage (flash drive) this one takes a while. We know we are successful when the node reboots.

Note that we are indicating INDEX 2 for the installer to pull from. That index is for the GUI version of the the OS. If we try and pull the source files from CORE INDEX 1 we will eventually end up with a failed result. And, given how long this process takes it is rather painful to discover just what the installer was looking for in the first place. :(

Philip Elder
Microsoft Cluster MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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Nov
29
Date Stamp on Windows Server 2012 R2 Open License Media
Posted by Philip Elder on 29 November 2013 07:34 PM

Original Post Here: MPECS Inc. Blog: Date Stamp on Windows Server 2012 R2 Open License Media

We keep getting caught with dropping the early bits on a flash drive to load an OS. It’s not hard to figure out as soon as the server boots from the USB flash drive as it requests an Activation Key.

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Note the date stamp above is August 30, 2013. That is the Open bits that will not prompt for a key.

The DVD media name:

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  • IR1_SSS_X64FREV_EN-US_DV5

Philip Elder
Microsoft MVP
MPECS Inc.
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
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Third Tier: Enterprise Solutions for Small Business


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