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Cannot Access Shared Files or Folders on a Drive in Windows Server 2012 (R2) Essentials

Cannot Access Shared Files or Folders on a Drive in Windows Server 2012 (R2) Essentials

Microsoft have a KB article with a solution if you cannot access shared files or folders on a drive in Windows Server 2012 (R2) Essentials. The KB article which explains the symptoms, the resolution and the registry workaround can be found here.

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WHS2011 to WD My Cloud

WHS2011 to WD My Cloud

Microsoft MVP Richard Hay’s explains why he has retired WHS2011 in his household and instead gone with the WD My Cloud personal storage NAS network drive. In his blog post Richard tells us why he went this route now he is using Windows 8 on his client machines. You can read Richard’s post here.

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6TB Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD Reviewed

6TB Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD Reviewed

AnandTech have a great review on the 6TB Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD: The 4 TB variant of the Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD seems to be priced around $236 and the 6 TB variant around $420. These prices don’t have DRS included. The 4 TB variant costs the same as the equivalent WD Red Pro, but […]

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Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

The Microsoft Windows storage Server team give us a closer look at Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. In a blog post the team explain why we should consider it and what hardware the software is currently being used. You can find the article here.

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What's New In Windows Server Technical Preview

What’s New In Windows Server Technical Preview

With Server 10 being available for testing, website InfoWorld has a look at its best new features: Start menu and the UI The command line and PowerShell Windows Defender Hyper-V Storage enhancements Virtual networking Identity and access management MultiPoint Services DNS Policies IP Address Management Web Application Proxy An insight to where Sever 10 is […]

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A Storage Spaces Survival Guide

Jose Barreto a member of the File Server team at Microsoft has published the Storage Spaces Survival Guide with links to presentations, articles, blogs and tools. …I’m sharing my favorite links related to Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2. This includes TechEd Presentations, TechNet articles, Blogs and tools related to Storage Spaces in general […]

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Windows Server Technical Preview Available

Windows Server Technical Preview Available

The first technical preview of Windows Server vNext is available for download to those of you who wish to test, from the following locations: TechNet Evaluation Center (US): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-vnext-technical-preview TechNet Evaluation Center (worldwide): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/dn781243 MSDN subscribers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/ Microsoft Azure gallery image (needs Azure account):   http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/ At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows […]

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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft today announced the next version of Windows called Windows 10. Deciding to forget about the number 9 altogether, Windows 10 has the return of the start menu, Windows Store apps and desktop applications running in the same Window and multiple desktops too. A Technical Preview version for laptops/desktops will be available from tomorrow, with […]

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Hitachi Hard Drives Are The Best

Hitachi Hard Drives Are The Best

Back in January we informed you that Hitachi hard drives were more reliable than those from both Western Digital and Seagate. Backblaze who are supplying the data, have new data from over 34 thousand hard drives detailing how these old drives are doing plus data on some newer drives too. Hitachi are again beating the […]

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WS2012 R2 Essentials Now Supports Office 365 and Azure AD with Multiple Domain Controllers

WS2012 R2 Essentials Now Supports Office 365 and Azure AD with Multiple Domain Controllers

If you are using Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 then you may have noticed that all of Microsoft’s online services integration features, which include Azure Active Directory and Office 365, are supported only in environments that have a single domain controller. Microsoft have announced that the re-release of the Windows August Update which was originally […]