Determining disk health using Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Last year, I had posted an article on how to view SMART data from a disk to determine the health of the disk on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2;   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/san/archive/2011/08/11/have-you-ever-wanted-to-know-if-your-disk-is-going-to-fail-before-it-does.aspx   For Windows 8, we took this a step further with the addition of the Get-StorageReliabilityCounter cmdlet in the Storage module for…


ISO Mounting Scenarios

We hope you had an opportunity to look at the ISO Mounting Windows 8 Blog post. Native support for accessing ISO/VHD files was one of the most requested features for Windows 8. In Windows 8, you can directly mount ISO/VHD files from Windows Explorer and the content is available to you within clicks.  Here is…

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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…


An update on Storage and Continuous Availability Enhancements in Windows Server 8

For those of you eager for more Windows 8 related news, there is a new blog posting from Thomas Pfenning , at the link below that details improvements in Storage and Continuous Availability for Windows Server 8: http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/09/20/storage-and-continuous-availability-enhancements-in-windows-server-8.aspx