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Certified or not for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct

Since the release of Windows Server 2016, one of the features that has been in use is Storage Spaces...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2017

New Server Management Tool: Project Name "Honolulu"

UPDATE: Bits are available here for download. ============== I wanted to drop a note to mention that...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2017

Free EBooks available for download on Windows Server 2016

Take advantage of IT innovation while reducing security risks and disruptions. With Windows Server...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 08/31/2017

No such thing as a Heartbeat Network

This is a blog that has been a long time coming.  From time to time, we get a request about how to...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 08/14/2017

Host Virtual Receive Side Scaling and System Center VMM 2016

In the previous blog, we discussed virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS).  When it comes to System...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/12/2017

Performance Issues with your Hyper-V vNic?

There have been numerous calls into Microsoft regarding the performance of their networking when...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/12/2017

If you are still running Windows Server 2016 TP5…

John Marlin here again. I know it's been a while, but it's time to resurface. In my dealings with a...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 03/20/2017

Microsoft Ignite 2016 sessions dealing with what we do

In the Fall of 2016, Microsoft held it’s Ignite Conference (formally known as TechEd) in Atlanta,...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 10/16/2016

FREE EBOOK: Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

The Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview book from Microsoft Press is now available....

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 04/27/2016

Hello world! Cluster Guy here...

Well, as the title says, "Hello World"!  I have been over on the AskCore site for the longest time...

Author: Shekhar Rateria Date: 01/21/2016

So what exactly is the CLIUSR account?

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is,...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 10/02/2015

CROSS POST: Windows 10, WindowsUpdate.log and how to view it with PowerShell or Tracefmt.exe

In the not far back point in time, there was a blog done by Charles Allen that we felt needed to...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 09/28/2015

Microsoft Ignite 2015 sessions dealing with what we do

Early in the month of May, Microsoft held it’s Ignite Conference (formally known as TechEd) in...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 05/20/2015

Invitation to provide feedback through UserVoice

I am not sure if everyone is aware of UserVoice but I am here to tell you about it.  UserVoice is...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 05/20/2015

Free Webcasts from Microsoft’s US Central Marketing Organization (USCMO)

The US Central Marketing Organization (USCMO) here at Microsoft is putting on a new and improved...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 01/15/2015

Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: https://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days –...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 07/01/2014

Introducing Script Browser – A world of scripts at your fingertips

To reuse script samples on the Internet, the following steps seem quite familiar to IT Pros:...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 04/30/2014

Windows XP support ending April 8, 2014

I’m sure you already know this, but if you don’t, XP Support Ends on April 8th, 2014.  That is 15...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 03/24/2014

LIVE: Microsoft Virtual Federal Forum

For the first time, the 2014 Virtual Federal Forum, will be streamed LIVE from the Reagan Center in...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 02/17/2014

RAP as a Service (RaaS) from Microsoft Services Premier Support

In this post, I’m excited to discuss a new Premier Support offering called Risk Assessment Program...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 02/10/2014

FREE online event: Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A:...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 02/10/2014

Free Ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

If you work with Hyper-V, you very well also use System Center to manage it.  If you do not use...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 12/18/2013

Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012R2 Available

We have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 12/10/2013

MMS 2013 Hands On Labs Available

A few months ago we held the annual 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. As in years past,...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 05/29/2013

Two new Hyper-V Books available from Microsoft Press

Microsoft Press released two new titles for IT pros who work with the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 04/24/2013

Sessions from MMS 2013 Now Available

Greetings High Availability fans.  I thought I would start creating a blog for a subset of the...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 04/23/2013

Looking for Windows Server 2012 Clustering and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

In a previous blog, it was discussed on where you can get a list of the Failover Clustering and...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 03/05/2013

FREE: Online Microsoft Virtual Academy Virtualization Jump Start Classes

The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 01/20/2013

Error in Failover Cluster Manager after install of KB2750149

On Tuesday, January 8, the below recommended fix was released and available on Windows Update for...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 01/14/2013

Windows 8 and Server 2012 Upgrade Blog Series

Welcome to our Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Launch Series! We hope you will enjoy reading this...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 10/22/2012

Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Sessions at TechEd 2012

Start getting familiar with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering by viewing the sessions that...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 07/23/2012

Keeping backups of Cluster Logs

In a previous blog, Understanding the Cluster Debug Log in 2008, you were given the information on...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/19/2012

FREE CLASS: Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution.

Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/07/2012

Windows 2012 Release Candidate now available

May 31st marked a special day for Microsoft and our customers worldwide. Our Windows team announced...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/07/2012

Windows Server 8 beta now available

Thursday morning Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President of Server and Cloud Announced the beta release...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 03/04/2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available !!!

Today is a big day here at Microsoft.  This morning at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 02/29/2012

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in redirected access mode after installing McAfee VSE 8.7 Patch 5 or 8.8 Patch 1

UPDATE: A fix has been done and is available through the below article: 2674551 - Redirected mode is...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 02/26/2012

Stop 0x50 on Windows 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin back for another go at it.  I wanted to write something about...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 10/24/2011

Windows 2003 Server Cluster and Access Denied Errors

Hello Cluster fans, I am back for another go at it.  This one you will need to hark back to the days...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 08/11/2011

Rights needed for user account when precreating a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin here again.  In my previous blog, I explained what rights were...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/22/2011

Recovering a Deleted Cluster Name Object (CNO) in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster, Part 2

In the previous blog Chuck Timon had created, he explained how to recover your Cluster Name Object...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 05/18/2011

Cluster Validation Error with Fiber Adapter

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has a validation test that needs to be run against all nodes confirm...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/09/2010

Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 Failover Cluster Startup Switches

I am here today to discuss the troubleshooting switches used to start a Windows 2008 and 2008 R2...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/08/2010

Rights needed for user account to create a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

As discussed in previous blogs and articles, there is no longer a Cluster Service account in...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/02/2010

Cluster Migration Wizard, is this the only way to migrate shares on a Cluster?

As everyone should know by now, the way to get your Windows 2003 Cluster Server to Windows 2008 and...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 01/25/2010

Deleting a Cluster resource? Do it the supported way

The purpose of this posting is to explain the supportability of removing resources on a Cluster...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 01/11/2010

Why is my Failover Clustering node blue screening with a Stop 0x0000009E?

John Marlin here from the Windows Cluster Support Team again and today I want to talk about the Stop...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 06/12/2009

Active Route Gets Removed on Windows 2008 Failover Cluster IP Address Offline

We have received calls adding static routes on Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering nodes and...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2009

What is a Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter anyway?

A question often asked is, “What is the Microsoft Cluster Virtual Adapter and what can I do with...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 02/13/2009

Sorting out some myths and facts concerning Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering

You may be wondering why, at this point in time, we are publishing a blog such as this. That is a...

Author: John Marlin [MSFT] Date: 01/26/2009

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