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Windows Server Failover Cluster 2012 in Depth
Published Tue, Jul 24 2012 9:18 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Find here all sessions from Tech-Ed which covers all details about Windows Server Failover Cluster 2012. Every session takes about one hour. But it is worth taking time watching all of the sessions.  
NetApp released new SnapManager
Published Fri, Jan 13 2012 12:06 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Find new versions with multiple enhancements for download: SnapManager for SharePoint SnapManager for SQL  
DNS Server service refuse name resolution on Windows Server 2008 R2
Published Fri, Jan 6 2012 11:54 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
It has been already from nearly two years ago, that under certain circumstances DNS Server service on Windows Server 2008 R2 refuse to resolve internet domain name addresses. This issue occurs if Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Server is used without forwarders...
Monitoring NetApp SnapManager and SnapDrive with Microsoft SCOM
Published Thu, Dec 8 2011 17:37 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp Reference Architect for Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Santhosh Rao, has published two very interesting articles how to monitor SnapManager and SnapDrive with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager. You should read this https://communities...
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.  
FrontPage Server Extension 2002 for IIS 7.5 Windows Server 2008 R2
Published Sun, Jul 3 2011 14:00 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
If you use SharePoint Designer or Web Expression or still old FrontPage but you want to run your web sites on Windows Server 2008 or R2 you will not be able to install the former FrontPage Server Extension (FPSE) on this systems. You need updated versions...
Forefront TMG will not be continued
Published Fri, May 27 2011 19:21 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Microsoft confirmed to Gardner recently, that the Microsoft Forefront Thread Management Gateway will not continue with a new full version. Not to continue with an edge protection solution, should be based on a strategic decision at Microsoft, not to compete...
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...
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...
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...
Microsoft Answers regarding DLL-preloading remote attack vector
Published Wed, Sep 1 2010 10:20 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
The Microsoft Security Research and Defense Team is answering several questions regarding DLL-preloading remote attack vector.  
Exchange, SharePoint and SQL on Hyper-V and NetApp
Published Thu, Dec 10 2009 12:07 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A Technical Report has been released, which is a detailed Solution Guide for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint Server mixed workload running within the Virtual Machines hosted on Microsoft Hypervisor (Hyper-V) and the NetApp MetroCluster environment...