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Hello,   I’ve just posted two new modules for Windows PowerShell that I wrote which are...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 10/19/2012

Creating a Bootable USB Disk on Windows 8 for deploying Windows

As an introduction to some of the major improvements in managing your storage via PowerShell in the...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 10/04/2012

Determining disk health using Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Last year, I had posted an article on how to view SMART data from a disk to determine the health of...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 09/26/2012

ISO Mounting Scenarios

We hope you had an opportunity to look at the ISO Mounting Windows 8 Blog post. Native support for...

Author: Atishay Kumar Date: 09/21/2012

Updated : MPIO Guide for DSM Developers

Our guide on creating a DSM for MPIO for storage developers for Windows Server 2012 is now available...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/03/2012

Users Guide for MPIO on Windows Server 2012

The fully updated version of the users guide for MPIO on Windows Server 2012 is now available here:...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/02/2012

Managing iSCSI Initiator connections with Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012

Managing iSCSI Initiator Connections Updated: 9/18/2012 This post covers iSCSI Initiator connection...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/31/2012

Managing MPIO with Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012

Installing and Managing MPIO using PowerShell: This post is intended as an overview of capabilities...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/20/2012

Managing Storage with Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012

Managing local Windows Storage This post covers basic provisioning operations against local Windows...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/03/2012

Introduction to Storage Management on Windows Server 2012 (Part 2)

Understanding Custom object views in the Storage Module for Windows PowerShell Before I delve into...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/02/2012

TechEd video on Standards Support and Storage Management for Windows Server 2012

Be sure to check out the excellent TechEd video “Standards Support and Interoperability in Windows...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/01/2012

An Introduction to Storage Management in Windows Server 2012

Introducing the Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) Windows® Server 2012 delivers capabilities to...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 06/26/2012

An Introduction to SMI-S

Jeff Goldner has posted an introduction to the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 06/26/2012

Managing Storage Spaces using PowerShell Whitepaper is now available

Our newest whitepaper, which details how to deploy and manage Storage Spaces in the Windows Server...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 06/12/2012

Analyzing Storage Performance using the Windows Performance Analysis Toolkit (WPT)

I wanted to make sure everyone has seen this excellent blog posting from Robert Smith in Premier...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 04/04/2012

Updated: 7/1/2012 As it can be difficult to locate all of our public content related to Storage and...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 03/28/2012

Managing System Restore points with PowerShell

Jeffery Hicks has posted a great article on managing system restore points via PowerShell here:...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 02/22/2012

Updated Guidance on Microsoft MPIO Settings

Last updated 2/22/2012   In the Microsoft Multipath I/O Step by Step guide for Windows Server...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 12/02/2011

An update on Storage and Continuous Availability Enhancements in Windows Server 8

For those of you eager for more Windows 8 related news, there is a new blog posting from Thomas...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 11/25/2011

Updated Guidance from the Exchange Server team on disk timeouts

In response to my recent post about the updated guidelines for Windows disk timeouts, the Exchange...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 11/21/2011

Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management

  Jeffrey Snover has posted a great blog here about what is coming in Storage Management:...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 10/15/2011

Using PowerShell to collect information for Storage Troubleshooting (Part 2: Performance Counters)

This is the second in a series of posts on how to utilize PowerShell to easily collect system...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 09/10/2011

FAQ: Storage Reference pages for Developers

Since the information on TechNet and MSDN can unfortunately be quite spread out, I wanted to post...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 09/02/2011

The Windows Disk timeout value: Less is better

Updated: 6/7/2012 As a result of some internal discussions around this, I decided that a blog post...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 09/01/2011

Using PowerShell to collect information for Storage Troubleshooting (Part 1: Hotfixes and System Events)

This will be part of a series of posts on how to utilize PowerShell to easily collect system...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/12/2011

Have you ever wanted to know if your Disk is going to fail before it does?

This became a much more interesting question to me recently when I had a disk fail in my Windows...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/11/2011

Diskless server boot using the Microsoft iSCSI Software target and a regular network card

Jian Yan, the Program Manager for the iSCSI Software Target, has a new blog post on Filecab that...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 05/04/2011

Updated Users Guide for the iSCSI Initiator is now available

We have released an updated users guide for the iSCSI initiator on Windows 7, and Windows Server...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 04/05/2011

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target is now available for public download

Today, Microsoft has made this software publicly available to all users of Windows Server 2008 R2....

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 04/04/2011

New NTFS CHKDSK whitepaper

Just wanted to let everyone know that the filesystem team has released a new whitepaper "NTFS CHKDSK...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 02/23/2011

FAQ: Where can I find MPIO DDK Content for Windows Server 2008 R2?

The MPIO DDK is now part of the Windows DDK. You can obtain the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) at the link...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 11/03/2010

FAQ: Where can I find the VSS SDK?

The VSS SDK content is now part of the Windows SDK, and can be obtained at the link below:...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 11/03/2010

FAQ: How to view partition starting alignment offsets in bytes

  One question that comes up a fair bit is how to view partition starting alignment offsets by...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/06/2010

FAQ : Determining if a drive is connected via iSCSI

  Q: How do I determine if a disk is connected via iSCSI? A: The easiest way to determine this,...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 10/22/2009

iSCSI Initiator Boot Deployment Guide now available

Our iSCSI Boot guide is now available. This provides information on iSCSI boot, as well as stepping...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 10/05/2009

MPIO Step-By-Step guide for Windows Server 2008 R2

Our MPIO Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available in our Storage area on TechNet for...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 10/05/2009

Updated storage documentation for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

At the link below, you will find information about what has changed for the iSCSI Initiator, and...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/21/2009

Updated SAN Boot Whitepaper is now available

The Windows Boot from SAN whitepaper has been updated, and is available via the link below, this...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/21/2009

MPIO WMI Classes Documentation

Hello Everyone, Just wanted to post a note that we’ve updated the WMI class information for...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 08/14/2009

Updated MPIO Whitepaper is now available

We have released an updated version of the Windows Server High Availability with Microsoft MPIO...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 02/16/2009

iSCSI WMI Class Structures

We have updated our documentation on the WMI classes supported by the iSCSI Initiator. You can see...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 01/30/2009

Scripting Example: How to set the MPIO LB policy

The following scripting example shows how to set the MPIO Load Balancing policy via a script calling...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 12/12/2008

How to add the iSCSI Initiator User Interface to Windows Server 2008 Server Core edition

The following steps will allow you to access the User Interface (UI) for the iSCSI Initiator on a...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 11/21/2008

iSCSICLI Batch file to quickly connect to an iSCSI target

This script can be run from the command line including Server Core to quickly connect to an iSCSI...

Author: sumorgan@microsoft.com Date: 09/18/2008

Hyper-V Server Website is now live

www.microsoft.com/hvs www.microsoft.com/hyper-vserver www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-server Microsoft...

Author: sumorgan@microsoft.com Date: 09/07/2008

Portal Hopping

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator implements a number of key features in the initiator to...

Author: sumorgan@microsoft.com Date: 08/10/2008

Logo Listings for Enterprise Storage arrays

Windows Server supports a broad ecosystem of SAN storage arrays and enterprise class storage...

Author: sumorgan@microsoft.com Date: 08/04/2008

How to set the MPIO policy for a disk in Windows Server 2008

MPIO LUN policy management is integrated in the Disk Management MMC. To configure MPIO LUN load...

Author: Bruce Langworthy - MSFT Date: 07/28/2008

Command line reference for Microsoft iSNS Server

below is a quick command line reference for iSNS.  More details available in our user guide...

Author: sumorgan@microsoft.com Date: 07/27/2008

Multipathing Support in Windows Server 2008

  Windows Server 2008 includes many enhancements for connecting to a Storage Network. One...

Author: sumorgan@microsoft.com Date: 07/27/2008

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