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Windows Server 2012: New cool DHCP feature !

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/1111/2012

With the release of WS2012 there are many new features included and discussed. One I find personally great is DHCP Failover !

If you’re planning WS2012 DHCP servers, you should most certainly look into this feature and use it…

Ensuring High Availability of DHCP using Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover
http://blogs.technet.com/b/teamdhcp/archive/2012/06/28/ensuring-high-availability-of-dhcp-using-windows-server-2012-dhcp-failover.aspx

Step-by-Step: Scoping out the NEW DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2012 – 31 Days of Favorite Features ( Part 28 of 31 )
http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2012/10/28/step-by-step-scoping-out-the-new-dhcp-failover-in-windows-server-2012-31-days-of-favorite-features-part-28-of-31.aspx#.UKofh4a4joG

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Windows Server 2012: DFSR information

Posted by bartvdw on 1919/1111/2012

Great article describing a lot of DFSR improvements in WS2012.

Beware in the ‘Dynamic Access Control Support’ part, it states: ‘Microsoft strongly discourages mixed Windows Server 2012 and legacy operating systems DFSR.’

In the comments the author Ned Pyle notes regarding migration: ‘Remember the point above that you should not deploy claims-based access/central access policy to these machines until you have all Win2012 though.’

I think that’s quiet important detail to remember! Now start reading these great articles, both by Ned Pyle…! 🙂

 

DFS Replication Improvements in Windows Server 2012
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/11/12/dfs-replication-improvements-in-windows-server-2012.aspx

Series Wrap-up and Downloads – Replacing DFSR Member Hardware or OS
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/09/10/series-wrap-up-and-downloads-replacing-dfsr-member-hardware-or-os.aspx

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Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

Posted by bartvdw on 0808/0808/2012

Paper: Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012
http://virtualization.info/en/news/2012/08/paper-performance-tuning-guidelines-for-windows-server-2012.html

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/0/B/00BE76AF-D340-4759-8ECD-C80BC53B6231/performance-tuning-guidelines-windows-server-2012.docx

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Active Directory and the Resilient File System (ReFS)

Posted by bartvdw on 0202/0808/2012

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sanderberkouwer/archive/2012/08/02/active-directory-and-the-resilient-file-system-refs.aspx

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Windows Server 2012: Goodbye dcpromo !

Posted by bartvdw on 1313/0606/2012

With the new release Windows Server 2012 the command dcpromo is no more… If you type in the command you will receive a pop-up informing you it has moved to Server Manager.

The link below describes how to promote a Windows Server 2012 to domain controller step-by-step.

As always this also has a new schema version, for the RC version it’s currently 56. My earlier post with the AD schema numbers has also been updated with this information.

Promote Windows Server 2012 to Domain Controller, step-by-step
http://www.infotechguyz.com/WindowsServer2012/windowsserver2012dcpromo.html

Active Directory schema version numbers
https://bartvdw.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/active-directory-schema-version-numbers/

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