Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:54:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Production Checkpoints in Windows Server 2016 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/09/04/production-checkpoints-in-windows-server-2016/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/09/04/production-checkpoints-in-windows-server-2016/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:54:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8442 We’ve  had snapshots, or better checkpoints as we call the now for consistency amongst products, for a longest time in Hyper-V. I have always liked and used them to my benefit. That’s what they are intended for. But you have … Continue reading

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RemoteFX and vGPU Improvements in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/09/01/remotefx-and-vgpu-improvements-in-windows-server-2016-hyper-v/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/09/01/remotefx-and-vgpu-improvements-in-windows-server-2016-hyper-v/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:21:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8541 Let’s take a look at some of the RemoteFX and vGPU Improvements in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. For me the abilities they are adding in this release are significant and a break through. Why? They are talking away many of … Continue reading

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Putting Windows Server 2016 TPv3 To The Test https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/29/putting-windows-server-2016-tpv3-to-the-test/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/29/putting-windows-server-2016-tpv3-to-the-test/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:57:18 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8566 I’ve dedicated some time to start investigating the new and improved feature and capabilities ever since Technical Preview 1 (TPv1). We kept going with TPv2 and now TPV3. The proving grounds for putting Windows Server 2016 TPv3 to the test … Continue reading

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Lightning Fast Fixed VHDX File Creation Speed With ReFS on Windows Server 2016 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/27/lightning-fast-fixed-vhdx-file-creation-speed-with-refs-on-windows-server-2016/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/27/lightning-fast-fixed-vhdx-file-creation-speed-with-refs-on-windows-server-2016/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:30:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8511 In this blog post we’re going to take a quick look at the lightning fast fixed VHDX file creation speed with ReFS on Windows Server 2016. We’ll compare it to creating fixed VHDX files On NTFS with a SAN that … Continue reading

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The Hitch Hikers Guide to Hyper-V Administration: Don’t Panic https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/24/the-hitch-hikers-guide-to-hyper-v-administration-dont-panic/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/24/the-hitch-hikers-guide-to-hyper-v-administration-dont-panic/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:55:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=7487 Not all information you might see or is presented to you is valid. You need to check, that’s the prime reason we have the “trust but verify” mantra in IT. If you don’t you might start trouble shooting a ghost … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview Version 3 Cluster Upgrades https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/20/windows-server-2016-technical-preview-version-3-cluster-upgrades/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/20/windows-server-2016-technical-preview-version-3-cluster-upgrades/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:50:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8466 I was eagerly awaiting the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 for further experimenting and testing and August 19th 2015was the big day with a truck load of announcements and press releases including the arrival of TPv3 which … Continue reading

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Get-ClusterLog Got Better In Windows Server 2016 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/17/get-clusterlog-got-better-in-windows-server-2016/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/17/get-clusterlog-got-better-in-windows-server-2016/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8182 When the going get’s tough the tough get going. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like and edge or won’t take advantage of tools and features that make our job easier. In Windows Server 2016 Failover clustering Microsoft added some … Continue reading

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Find and Update Your KMS Service Host Key To Activate Windows 10 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/12/find-and-update-your-kms-service-host-key-to-activate-windows-10/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/08/12/find-and-update-your-kms-service-host-key-to-activate-windows-10/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:35:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8328 I have done a series of blog post on preparing your KMS environment for Windows 10 activation. You should be set to go but the final step you need to take is update the KMS Service Host Key.  That means … Continue reading

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