Windows Server 2012 How-To & Tips


How To Use PowerShell To Manage System Services

Being able to call up specific variables is key in narrowing down a large data set.

How To Create a For Each Loop in PowerShell

Manage and display specific services with this cmdlet.

How To Expand Your Virtual Machine's Storage Capacity

While the process is somewhat similar when expanding physical capacity, there are a few differences to be aware of.

How To Prepare a Hyper-V VM To Run on Microsoft Azure

Missing a step could cause data to disappear.

How To Limit Hyper-V Virtual Machine CPU Consumption

Many approaches taken with physical hardware can work here as well.

How To Check Hyper-V Replica Health

Keeping the replicas current will ease the backup process if something goes wrong.

How To Enable Shadow Copies in Windows File Server

While the feature does eat up quite a bit of disk space, it's definitely worth it for those with demanding end users.

How To Classify Data in Windows Server 2012 R2

Create custom classification rules using this step-by-step guide.

How To Create File Screens in Windows Server 2012 R2

Get a glimpse into your file servers with this often overlooked tool.

How To Move a Hyper-V Virtual Machine to New Hardware

While the process won't take too much time, it's a bit more complicated than it should be.

How To Inject Files Into a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Don't have a DVD drive connected to your server? No problem.

How To Run PowerShell Commands Against a Remote VM

Here's a look at the Invoke-Command cmdlet and how it will be extended in Windows Server 2016.

How To Deploy WSUS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Save update download bandwidth with this handy tool.

How To Optimize Windows for Use with SSD Storage

While windows 8.1 does prioritize SSD storage, it may need some tweaking to get it working properly.

How To Deploy Microsoft IP Address Management Server

While the process to get up and running may not be the most intuitive, its worth the effort to take advantage of Microsoft's IPAM.

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