Logging Into Windows Server Containers

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

How do you log into a container to install software? Ah … you don’t actually log into a container because a container is not a virtual machine. Confusing? Slightly! What you actually do is remotely execute commands inside of a container; this is actually something like PowerShell Direct, a new [...]

ReFS Accelerated VHDX Operations

September 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

One of the interesting new features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) is ReFS Accelerated VHDX Operations (which also work with VHD). This feature is not ODX (VAAI for you VMware-bods), but it offers the same sort of benefits for VHD/X operations. In other words: faster creation and copying of VHDX [...]

Starting Lab Work With WS2016 TPv3

September 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

You might have assumed that I’ve had Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) running in my lab since TPv1 was launched. Well, that would have been nice but although I spend more time in a lab than most, I didn’t have time/resources. All I had time to play with was a virtual S2D SOFS using VMs and VHDX [...]

MS15-068–SERIOUS Hyper- V Security Vulnerability

July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is one of those rare occasions where I’m going to say: put aside everything you are doing, test this MS15-068 patch now, and deploy it as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution in a host context if a specially crafted application is run by an authenticated [...]
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