Windows Server

Windows Server 2019 Did Not RTM – And Why That Matters

October 4, 2018 // 2 Comments

I will start this article by saying there is a lot in Windows Server 2019 to like. There are good reasons to want to upgrade to it or deploy it – if I was still in the on-premises server business I would have been downloading the bits as soon as they were shared. As you probably know Microsoft [...]

Physical Disks are Missing in Disk Management

August 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

In this post, I’ll explain how I fixed a situation where most of my Storage Spaces JBOD disks were missing in Disk Management and Get-PhysicalDisk showed their OperationalStatus as being stuck on “Starting”. I’ve had some interesting hardware/software issues with an old lab at work. All of [...]

Online Windows Server Mini-Conference – June 26th

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Microsoft wants to remind you that they have this product called Windows Server, and that it has a Windows Server 2016 release, a cool new administration console, and a future (Windows Server 2019). In order to do that, Microsoft will be hosting an online conference on June 26th with some of the [...]

Windows Server 2019 Announced for H2 2018

March 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last night, Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2019 would be released, generally available, in the second half of 2018. I suspect that the big bash will be Ignite in Orlando at the end of September, possibly with a release that week, but maybe in October – that’s been the pattern lately. [...]

Big Changes to Windows Server–Semi-Annual Channel

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has just announced that they are splitting Windows Server and System Center into two channels: Long-Term Servicing Channel (aka Branch) Semi-Annual Channel Long-Term Servicing Channel This is the program that we’ve been using for years. Going forward, we will get a new version of [...]

VMQ On Team Interface Breaking Hyper-V Networking

March 20, 2017 // 5 Comments

I recently had a situation where virtual machines on a Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V host could not communicate with each other. Ping tests were failing: Extremely high latency Lost packets In this case, I was building a new Windows Server 2016 demo lab for some upcoming community events in [...]
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