Windows Server version 1709 and the Semi-Annual Channel

Last week Microsoft made Windows Server version 1709 available , the first release in the Semi-Annual Channel. The Semi-Annual what? Read more about it. What is the Semi-Annual Channel? For Windows Server, the Semi-Annual Channel is a new model that provides opportunity to take advantage of new operating system capabilities at a faster pace if you … Continue reading Windows Server version 1709 and the Semi-Annual Channel

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Network Quality of Service (QoS) on Windows

The goal of Quality of Service (QoS) is to provide preferential treatment to certain subsets of data, enabling that data to traverse the traditionally best-effort Internet or intranet with higher quality transmission. By using QoS you can: Specify or request bandwidth requirements particular to their application, such as latency requirements for streaming audio. Give applications … Continue reading Network Quality of Service (QoS) on Windows

VMware vSphere 7 – the next numbered release

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VMworld is two weeks away from now and they already gave us a sneak preview about some upcoming changes in their next product line. vCenter Server for Windows VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release … Continue reading VMware vSphere 7 – the next numbered release

Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

Pop quiz: Which Operating System edition from Microsoft has been free for use throughout it's almost 10 year long lifespan? Microsoft Hyper-V Server. What is it? Hyper-V is Microsoft's hardware virtualization product. It lets you create and run a software version of a computer, called a virtual machine. Each virtual machine acts like a complete computer, … Continue reading Hyper-V Server 2016 for a workgroup environment – Part 1

Windows Home Server 2011 End of Mainstream Support – Users left abandoned

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Windows Home Server 2011 mainstream support has ended in the second quarter of 2017 What does this mean for you? This means that Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the Home Server-specific components that make up Windows Home Server 2011. If you are still running Windows Home Server 2008 or Windows Home Server … Continue reading Windows Home Server 2011 End of Mainstream Support – Users left abandoned

Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century

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What is it? The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is a network file sharing protocol that allows applications on a computer to read and write to files and to request services from server programs in a computer network. The SMB protocol can be used on top of its TCP/IP protocol or other network protocols. Using … Continue reading Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century

Windows Server 2016 docs are now on docs.microsoft.com

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Microsoft announced the availability of the IT pro technical documentation for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile on docs.microsoft.com. docs.microsoft.com? Docs is a crisp new design that should work better on your phone, tablet, and PC. You’ll see new ways to engage with Microsoft and contribute to the larger IT pro community on … Continue reading Windows Server 2016 docs are now on docs.microsoft.com

Manage Hyper-V with Powershell – the Hyper-V cmdlets

Description This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all Hyper-V-specific cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet. Hyper-V Cmdlets Add-VMDvdDrive Adds a DVD drive to a virtual machine. Add-VMFibreChannelHba Adds a virtual Fibre Channel host bus adapter to a virtual machine. Add-VMGroupMember Adds … Continue reading Manage Hyper-V with Powershell – the Hyper-V cmdlets

Windows 10, Hyper-V and Wireless – Yes, Hyper-V also can do NAT

Set up a NAT network Windows 10 Hyper-V allows native network address translation (NAT) for a virtual network. This guide will walk you through: creating a NAT network connecting an existing virtual machine to your new network confirming that the virtual machine is connected correctly Requirements: Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later Hyper-V is enabled … Continue reading Windows 10, Hyper-V and Wireless – Yes, Hyper-V also can do NAT

Giving a Workgroup Server an FQDN

You might need to be able to securely, remotely manage a set of Windows Servers that are not domain joined. One problem that you may hit while remotely managing this is that the server does not believe that it has a valid FQDN. For example Set the name of a computer to “Server1” Create a DNS entry that said that “Server1.mydomain.local” … Continue reading Giving a Workgroup Server an FQDN