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PowerShell Snippet to Remotely Disable IPv6

 As we’ve been working more and more with Windows Server 2012 R2, we’ve discovered issues stemming from IPv6 in the network stack. Two specific issues we’ve discovered: During DNS lookups, Windows Server 2012 R2 first issues a DNS lookup request over IPv6.…...

Update on Life

I’m afraid I’ve let this blog sit idle for far too long. I always promise myself that I’ll post more, but then life happens. 🙂 In late August I accepted an offer for a new opportunity, and began the new job early in September.… Continue...

Virtualization, Hyper-V, and the SMB market

I have been intending to put together a post for sometime now on virtualization, and how it impacts the small business market, ever since I first obtained access to a pre-release version of Server 2012. However, I have been so busy that I have not had the time to put...

SharePoint 2013 Search and Server 2012 Hyper-V

Have run into an issue with the SharePoint 2013 public beta after upgrading our Hyper-V cluster from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012. It seems that SharePoint 2013, installed on Windows Server 2012, in a VM that is running on a Server 2012 host, will lock up if the...

Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and NLB

Just a quick note for those of you using Hyper-V, and attempting to use NLB. You need to turn on MAC Address spoofing capabilities on your virtual NIC for the VM. By default Hyper-V will block incoming requests to the NLB virtual MAC address, because it does not match...

Remote Desktop Disconnects Randomly

Update 3: As per a reply from JBAB on the Technet thread, the problem lies with the default RDP configuration on Server 2008 R2. I had a GPO that was enabling RDP, but when the SCEP client refreshed the policy, the GPO would temporarily be disabled, dropping back down...