This post shows you how to setup RDS 2012 on Windows Azure: please see previous posts for guides on configuring RDS. Deploy RDS VM Ensure you setup the Virtual Network and Domain controller before deploying the RDS VM. You can ether create a site to site VPN to a on-premise Domain Controller or create a... Continue Reading →
Logon to the ESXI Server where the VM is stored using a product like putty. Ensure the VM is turned off. The following command lists the datastores: "ls" is used to List subregions - used to list out files in a directory. ls /vmfs/volumes ls /vmfs/volumes/ESX01_Internal1/ ls /vmfs/volumes/ESX01_Internal1/RDS2012/ "vmkfstools -k /vmfs/volumes/ESX01_Internal1/RDS2012/RDS2012.vmdk" Use "vmkfstools -k" to convert a... Continue Reading →
I came across an issue where the Vmware tools on my Server 2012 File server stopped working, after I enabled 3-D acceleration everything worked as normal. Please note this should only be done if the 3D support Icon is grayed out. Enabling Accelerated 3-D for a Virtual Machine: To enable a virtual machine for accelerated 3-D Add the... Continue Reading →
Server 2012 Deduplication Feature Data is growing at a rapid rate and IT Departments have constant challenges to meet storage requirements. Server 2012 introduces a basic Data Deduplication feature which reduces disk sizes using deduplication. Potential Storage savings File Type Content Space Savings User documents Documents, photos, music, videos 30-50% Deployment shares Software binaries, cab files, symbols files 70-80% General... Continue Reading →
Microsoft have anounced that Windows Server 2012 will be released on the 4th of September.
Exciting developments for Windows 8 and Server 2012.