Tag: Server 2012

Server 2012 Essentials and Hyper-V at Home

Server 2012 Essentials and Hyper-V at Home

I’m going down the path of transferring from Windows Home Server to Server Essentials 2012 R2 Update.  I’ve got Drashna and Diehard to bounce some ideas off of.  I’ll tell you the options I faced when choosing the base OS considering I want to run Hyper-V and some VM’s for certain duties.  We take an […]

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Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on My HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

  By: John Stutsman Figure 1 – Preparing my Gen8 MicroServer for Installation of Server 2012 R2   Recently, I loaded MicroSoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (“Server 2012 R2” or “S2012R2”) onto my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the HP Smart Array B120i RAID Controller and P222/512 FBWC RAID Controller to manage my OS and […]

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HP P222/512 FBWC Unboxing/Installation HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

HP P222/512 FBWC Unboxing/Installation HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

By: JohnStutsman      Figure 1 — HP P222/512 FBWC with Low Profile Bracket attached that I made with the help of my Dermel   While it was delayed by the great storm in the Southeast during the end of January, 2014, my HP P222/512 FBWC finally arrived safe and sound in early February. Read […]

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SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

SGDM-SDM Pre-Production Review: HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

By: JohnStutsman   I had the good fortune to test out Schoondoggy’s Pre-Production version of his SDM (Schoondoggy Drive Mount) that can be used to mount two additional 2.5” drives or one 3.5” drive inside the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer next to the PSU. I have reviewed the Beta Test version of the SGDM (Schoondoggy Gen8 […]

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HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Lapping the CPU Heat Sink

HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Lapping the CPU Heat Sink

By: John Stutsman     Figure 1 – Lapped CPU Heat Sink set to reflect the Intel Zeon E3-1265LV2 and other parts on the System Board of HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer   At the completion of HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Xeon E3-1265LV2 Upgrade I had completed the upgrade and successfully powered on my Gen8 MicroServer.   Figure […]

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HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Xeon E3-1265LV2 CPU Upgrade

HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer: Xeon E3-1265LV2 CPU Upgrade

By: John Stutsman   Figure 1 — My Intel Zeon E3-1265LV2 shortly after it arrived and before it was installed in place of the Celeron G1610T in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer   When the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServers were introduced my attention was caught by the LGA1155 Intel Socket for the Gen8’s CPU offering the […]

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The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look

The Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer First Look

By: John Stutsman Not long ago, Schoondoggy asked a few of us to beta test preproduction versions of his drive mount bracket for the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer. Except for the placement of the holes to attach the Schoondoggy Gen8 Drive Mount (“SGDM”) to the PSU – which was easily fixed with my Dremel – […]

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BYOB Episode 128

BYOB Episode 128

This week Michael and I are joined by John Zajdler as we talk Server 2012 R2 and Server Essentials 2012 R2.  We also have a few updates from prior shows on Haswell, and some new hardware and services to discuss.  A special thanks to John for joining the show this week and brining in his […]

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Episode 126

Episode 126

It is Michael and I this week on the BYOB  and we get into Server Essentials 2012e R2, Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and the final words on Mike’s Haswell builds.  Hope you enjoy it and remember to give us feedback on iTunes or your favorites podcast site. Links from the show: Download the 8.1  […]

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Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

By: John Stutsman   One of the topics I had wanted to try in Windows Server 2012 was the Data Deduplication Server Role. I had read about it in Chapter 28 of Windows Server 2012 Unleashed some time ago and had been looking for a good opportunity to test it out. To centralize my storage, […]

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