Pro-Tip – when you’re setting up your 2013 farm and the ‘follow sites’ features don’t work between web applications…make sure the web app’s app pool account has SPDataAccess rights (that’
When needing to tune the DCS, just starting and stopping the service on servers by way of CA is a swift ticket to a completely borked farm. ProTip – see article here [http://technet.
Quick protip – if you are publishing My Sites and need to change the URL (but not the actual location – think AAMs or TMG publishing) – the only way to do it from what I
I’ve been building a private cloud for a large company and it has been going very well. Lots of great challenges. The downside to that, I haven’t had any time to
In Windows 2012, the concept of the private cloud is finally at your fingertips. Long gone are the half baked, half delivered features of Windows Server that promised ‘virtualization.’ VMWare had Microsoft and
Sorry about the delay in continuing my series. In the time I was away, I attended TechEd (always an impressive show) and got wrapped up with two different clients. All good things but
One of the challenges I can already see with all that is new and good when building out my private cloud is – which amazing clustering storage ‘thing’ should I use to enable my
One of my particular annoyances and pain points with Windows is patching. Oh how I hate patching. It happens at least one Tuesday of every month and while WS8 does improve greatly on
I was thinking that I’d just go through each of the technical preview documents, call out the stuff that I thought was cool, break it down into easily readable prose, go in
Remote access is a tough nut to crack. On the one hand, every employee needs access to their corporate resources at all times of the day and from whatever device they can shake
Perhpas my favorite WS8 feature, Branch Cache, has received tremendous updates in this release. Branch Cache is a technology originally released in the 08 versions of Windows Server that allows companies with large
It comes as no surprise that in order to build a private cloud (or a public one if you’re in the hosting space) that the fewer server admins per server, the better.