Why Nano Server

A common question that gets raised around new Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview is around Why we should deploy Nano Server and what’s the benefit. In this blog post I will discuss few benefits when using Nano Server deployment Method. Starting with Windows Server 2012, we had 3 deployment options Server Core Deployment Option MinShell

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Azure Server Management Tools–Installation

In my previous post, I provided an Introduction to Azure Server Management Tools. In this blog post we will look at installing & configuration Server Management Tools. First Step involved in setting up Server Management Tools is for us to create a Server Management Tools Connection. Once a connection has been created, we can go

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Azure Server Management Tools (Preview)–Introduction

Microsoft recently released Azure Server Management Tools preview for web-based management tools for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview running on-premises as well as in Azure. Currently, Server Management Tools offer the following capabilities: View and change system configuration View performance across various resources and manage processes and services Manage devices attached to the server View

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Windows Server 2016 & System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4

Microsoft released Technical Preview 4 for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 on 19th November. Note that the Technical Preview is not a supported production release and should not be used in a production environment. Please find below some of the new / enhanced capabilities on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview Nano Server (DNS Server /

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Azure Announcements at AzureCon 2015

Quick post to summerize some of the new Azure Announcements at AzureCON 2015 event. – 3 New Azure Datacentres Announced (3 in India), with this Microsoft has more datacentre than Google and AWS combined (24 Regions around the world) – New N-Series VMs which has GPU Capabilities – for graphics-intensive workloads – New next generation

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Wire Data Analysis with Operations Management Suite

Wire Data Analysis capability was made available to Operations Management Suite (OMS) recently, and i had a quick look at it today. This solution provides network traffic analysis using existing OMS Agent for Windows 2012 R2 servers, Windows 8.1 clients and newer operating systems. To enable this functionality, all we need to do is to

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Service Manager 2012 R2 with SQL 2014

Microsoft announced support for SQL 2014 with Update Rollup 6 for System Center Service Manager 2012 R2. While working on a recent project, I wanted to explore the possibility of building a fresh instance of Service Manager 2012 R2 with SQL 2014. Since UR 6 update is not slipstreamed in to System Center Service Manager

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Continue to use Windows Server Technical Preview 1 (OCT 2014)

In this blog post we will look at how we can continue to use Windows Server Technical Preview and extend its expiry date till 1st OCT 2015. At the moment when we login to Server Technical Preview before applying the hotfix, we get following message (I have another blog post earlier regarding this https://nirmalt.com/2015/04/04/this-build-of-windows-will-expire-soon-windows-server-technical-preview/) Checking

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