Windows 8 and Server 2012 Upgrade Blog Series

Welcome to our Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Launch Series! We hope you will enjoy reading this series as much as we enjoyed putting the content together.  With that said, this 8-part series will talk about things to consider, walkthroughs, dual boots, etc. Below is the series of blogs that we will be posting…


Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Sessions at TechEd 2012

Start getting familiar with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering by viewing the sessions that were delivered at TechEd 2012. These sessions are posted online now for your viewing pleasures.  For those not familiar with what TechEd is, I offer this. TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive…


Keeping backups of Cluster Logs

In a previous blog, Understanding the Cluster Debug Log in 2008, you were given the information on how Cluster logging in Windows 2008 Failover Clustering and beyond has changed from the earlier versions. In this blog, you were shown how the size of the log can be manipulated in order to keep a recommended 72…


FREE CLASS: Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution.

Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and the cloud. Its impact scales from a few servers all the way to multitenant-aware, multisite environments in the largest organizations. Windows Server 2012 is one of the most significant releases of Windows Server to date, and there is…


Windows 2012 Release Candidate now available

May 31st marked a special day for Microsoft and our customers worldwide. Our Windows team announced the release of our latest preview of Windows 2012 – Windows 2012 Release Preview (RP).  This includes Windows 2012, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 2012 apps for Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more) – plus hundreds of new…


Windows Server 8 beta now available

Thursday morning Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President of Server and Cloud Announced the beta release of Windows Server “8”. I think it is really important for anyone who is interested in hearing more about what is coming in this beta with Hyper-V and our Virtualization development efforts; please go read what Bill has to say….


Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available !!!

Today is a big day here at Microsoft.  This morning at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it was announced that Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) is now released. At the conference, several key points were discussed and demonstrated. Broad range of product changes and improvements that were made between the Developer Preview and…


Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in redirected access mode after installing McAfee VSE 8.7 Patch 5 or 8.8 Patch 1

UPDATE: A fix has been done and is available through the below article: 2674551 – Redirected mode is enabled unexpectedly in a Cluster Shared Volume when you are running a third-party application in a Windows Server 2008 R2-based cluster ===== Original Posting =============== There is an issue with Cluster Shared Volumes and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise…