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Partly Cloudy and forecast for 2012
Published Tue, Nov 29 2011 10:32 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
As you may already know, there will be some essential changes with several Microsoft technologies in next version 2012 coming up. According to those changes infrastructure design will also need to be adjusted. As well dynamic computing architectures and...
Windows Anti-Virus Exclusion List
Published Wed, Aug 17 2011 10:40 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A comprehensive all exclusion list for Windows Server Systems has been published on TechNet Wiki. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.aspx  
NetApp Storage Systems in Microsoft Systems Environment
Published Tue, May 3 2011 13:05 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp published a new article and guide how their storage environment and solutions work in Windows Systems architectures and infrastructures. The article gives you a lot valued information about how it works with Domain Controllers in Active Directory...
Microsoft iSCSI Software Target now available
Published Tue, Apr 5 2011 7:56 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
All new OS have the iSCSI Initiator client already available out of the box. The server side component was only available for Windows Storage Server. Now it is available for all other server types too. How to use it with a Hyper-V Cluster read the blog...
Snapshots are not supported with Windows DFSR
Published Tue, Mar 22 2011 9:36 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
If you are running virtualized Windows Server with DFSR, snapshots are not supported as with any other Windows Multi-Master Database. DFSR does not implement USN rollback quarantine protection like Active Directory Domain Services. More details here ...
Secure Access to your Cloud Services
Published Tue, Feb 22 2011 17:06 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Moving to the Cloud is going on and so we will have more and more On-Premise and Cloud environments living site by site. Securing access to Cloud Services will be more relevant for the future. A great article on this topic has been published by Yuri Diogenes...
Install a Hyper-V Cluster
Published Sat, Feb 19 2011 15:22 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A complex challenge is to install a Hyper-V Cluster. Chris Collins from NetApp has put together all the necessary steps to achieve such a Hyper-V Cluster. Find here the checklist from Alex Jauch from NetApp who published the necessary steps to finally...
Architecting iSCSI Storage for Hyper-V
Published Fri, Feb 18 2011 15:13 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A very interesting article about this has been published here . How is Hyper-V supporting iSCSI technologies? How can iSCSI storage provided for guest systems? What is best practise configuration? How to achieve the best data throughput? This and other...
Configure the Forefront TMG 2010 to allow DPM 2010 communication
Published Wed, Oct 20 2010 14:55 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
The DPM agent uses various ports and protocols to connect with the DPM server. The Forefront TMG needs to be configured to allow the DPM server to communicate through those ports. The complete list of ports that are used by DPM are documented at the Microsoft...
Running, Filtering and Saving Scans in Best Practise Analyzer
Published Sat, Sep 25 2010 13:39 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Who knows the Best Practise Analyzer for Exchange (ExBPA) is already familiar exporting scan results to other file formats to save or achive. The Best Practise Analyzer (BPA) coming with Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Roles doesn’t have this opportunity...
More Performance with SMBv2x on Windows and NetApp
Published Wed, Sep 22 2010 19:22 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp has prepared an interesting performance test with new SMBv2.x available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The NetApp OnTap operating system has already been updated to support SMBv2. Find here the result figures about performance increase...