Tag Archives: Windows 2012 R2

Branchcache Server 2012, Part 1

Branchcache Server 2012 Install and Introduction Branchcache was introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 and it is a tool to reduce the impact of having low bandwidth between a branchoffice and a central file server. The short description would be that either a dedicated server, or the clients themselves, cache the content when a file is opened… Read More »

No remote Desktop Licence Server availability on RD Session Host server 2012

A fully functional and activated 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host server has displayed the following message: This was a simple setup on a single server with the: connection broker, Session Host and Licensing server with 2012 CAL’s installed. Even though the licensing seems to be configured correctly, in server manager: and powershell: Licensing diagnostics: everywhere you… Read More »

How to minimize the gigabytes of data in the winsxs folder

Have you ever had the problem with the c: drive that only has 30 gigabytes of total storage and now only 5 gigabytes are left and shrinking.  You then start looking through the hard drive to remove files that are no longer needed.  You come across the c:Windowswinsxs folder.  12 or more gigabytes in this… Read More »

Transition from Small Business Server to Standard Windows Server 2012 R2

Transition Process: 1. To ensure a seamless transition we need to start by performing Health Check of AD and Exchange using tools like dcdiag, BPA for Small Business Server 2003, 2008 and 2011 and BPA for Exchange: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/11/14/performing-an-active-directory-health-check-before-upgrading.aspx   2. Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5334   3. Ensure that we… Read More »

Hosting a domain controller in the cloud

Hosting a domain controller in the cloud We have clients that are having a rough time coming up with the the resources to purchase new server(s) to replace their aging Window Server 2003 system(s).  My company has been testing the ability to host a Primary Domain Controller in our Data center and then having a… Read More »