Links to Storage resources for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Updated: 7/1/2012

As it can be difficult to locate all of our public content related to Storage and FileSystems on various Microsoft sites for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” beta, I wanted to provide a list of documentation related to the consumer preview.

The list below is intended to be a starting point of available resources from the Storage team.



An Introduction to Storage Management in Windows Server 2012

Introduction to SMI-S for Storage Management


Technical Guides:

About the Windows Storage Management API

Deploy and Manage Storage Spaces using Windows PowerShell

Understand and Troubleshoot Storage Spaces in Windows Server “8” Beta

Encrypted Hard Drive Technical Preview

Multi-terabyte Volumes Technical Preview

Windows Server “8” Beta – Hyper-V over SMB – Quick Provisioning a VM on an SMB FileShare:

Windows Server “8” Beta Scale-Out File Server for SQL Server 2012 – Step-by-step Installation:

VSS For SMB File Shares       


PowerShell References:

Storage Management PowerShell cmdlets

iSCSI Initiator PowerShell cmdlets

iSCSI Target PowerShell cmdlets

iSCSI Block Storage How  Guide: 

MPIO PowerShell cmdlets (Windows 8 Server Preview only)   

Windows PowerShell Reference Sheet for File and Storage Services in Windows Server “8” Beta

WMI Management references:

Storage Management API – WMI v2 Classes   

Storage Management WMI Application Sample


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