Windows Server 2012 How-To & Tips


How To Use the File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2012

This Windows Server 2012 feature makes it easy to set storage quotas and manage file types.

How To Use the File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server

The longer you use the Windows Server tool, the more uses you'll find for it.

Using PowerShell To Evaluate Storage Health

Here's how to access the information you need when analyzing storage status.

Pinpoint Windows Server Domain Controller Issues with the DCDiag Tool

Having issues with domain controllers? Use this native tools to pinpoint exactly where it.

How To Use Repadmin for Active Directory Troubleshooting

The Windows Server tool Repadmin can be your best friend when trying to pinpoint and fix Active Directory issues.

How to Make Hyper-V Virtual Machines Highly Available

Here's how to use the Failover Cluster Manager to make virtual machines fault tolerant or to create new virtual machines.

How To Create a Windows Server Failover Cluster Without Shared Storage

Follow these step-by-step instructions and you will be up and running in about 15 minutes.

How To Troubleshoot System Services

You know something is wrong, but that's all you know. Here's how to pinpoint the issue.

How To Fix Windows Server Network Performance Problems

If your server network performance is lagging, chances are Windows' security features are to blame. Here's how to alleviate the problem.

How To Work with Hyper-V Checkpoints

Here's a quick breakdown on how to roll back to an earlier Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V checkpoint.

How To Fix Domain Trust Issues in Active Directory

Here's how to resolve a "password mismatch" error.

How To Upgrade Hyper-V to Windows Server 2012 R2

This three-step process will get your virtual machines running on Microsoft's latest Windows Server version.

Running PowerShell's Best Practices Analyzer

Use PowerShell's baked-in analyzer to set up best practice scans.

How to Use Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2

Brien Posey shows you how to take advantage of one of Windows Server's newest tricks.

How To Rebuild a Failed RAID Array

Brien walks you through how to repair a failed drive within a storage pool to quickly get you up and running after an error occurs.

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