Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster network configuration powershell script

I have been trying to setup a lab configuration to test Failover cluster in Windows Server 2012 R2. In this process i was trying to follow the best practices available on various posts, while trying to achieve the minimum configuration to be able to test this and other features of Microsoft’s latest server incarnation. Continue reading

How i virtualized my physical Windows Home Server 2011

The more i was working with Microsoft’s latest Windows Server incarnation, the more i was thinking about using the free Hyper-V Server 2012 to virtualize my Windows Home Server 2011. One of the main reason was the use of Storage Spaces, which was allegedly done by the same guy who did the Drive Extender in the previous version of WHS. … Continue reading

How to create NIC teams and configure networking on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V using Powershell

One of the new features in Windows Server 2012 is the simplified creation of NIC teams. This has been possible to do before, but it required support from the NIC supplier to do this. In its latest server incarnation, Microsoft made it really easy to do. And as always, there are ways to do this. But the idea to have … Continue reading

Resize VHD size

When you work with Microsoft’s Hyper-V product, you certainly come across situation where you had to carry out tasks on the attached VHD files. It has to be said the built in tools provide some basic operations, but in many cases these tools lack some features that might prove useful. One of those features is resizing the volume hosted in … Continue reading