Category Archives: Microsoft

Migrating Windows 2008 SQL Cluster to New Windows Domain

This procedure is unsupported and Microsoft recommends deleting the cluster and rebuilding it from scratch if you want to migrate it from one Windows Domain to another Windows Domain. However, I have had some success migrating a clustered SQL 2008 … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Network Adapter

When creating a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine the network adapter type defaults to E1000. I have seen reports of this dropping network connections and packet loss on Windows Server 2012. There is a newer emulated network interface available for … Continue reading

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Windows 2012 R2 Group Policy Settings including MSS Settings

Firstly, if you have a Windows 2008 domain and want to set Windows 2012 R2 specific Group Policy settings for the Windows 2012 R2 members servers you will be adding to the domain then you will need to use the … Continue reading

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Installing Group Policy Management on Windows Server 2012 R2

You can install the “Group Policy Management” feature in a Windows 2012 R2 server from “Server Manager”, select “Add roles and features” If the “Before you begin” page displays click Next, you have the option at the bottom to “Skip … Continue reading

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