Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Overview

Released in September 2012, Windows Server 2012 is the most fully featured version of the Windows Server product family ever released. Noteworthy new features include significant upgrades to Hyper-V virtualization technology, PowerShell, storage pools and spaces, a Resilient File System (ReFS), and improved support for private and public cloud services.

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Recent Windows Server 2012 Articles

5 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade To Windows Server 2012 R2

By Aidan Finn - September 4, 2014

Still can't decide if you should upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2? Aidan Finn serves up five reasons why you should upgrade to Microsoft's latest server OS.

Manage Servers using Server Manager in Windows 8.1

By Russell Smith - August 19, 2014

Learn how to manage servers using Server Manager in Windows 8.1 in this how-to article by Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor Russell Smith.

Disable Windows Server 2012 R2 Automatic Maintenance Using PSEXEC

By Daniel Petri - August 7, 2014

Having performance issues? You may be impacted by the Windows Server 2012 Automatic Maintenance functionality. Learn how to troubleshoot in Daniel Petri's

What is Windows Server 2012 R2 Dynamic Quorum?

By Aidan Finn - July 30, 2014

Windows Server 2012 R2 introduced a lot of new storage features, and Microsoft MVP Aidan Finn introduces us to Dynamic Quorum in this helpful introductory

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Switching Between the GUI and Server Core in Windows Server 2012

By Jeff Hicks - December 13, 2012

It's a Windows Server 2012 switcheroo! Learn to switch between the GUI and server core in this helpful how-to by Jeff Hicks.

Performing Disk Repair with PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows Server 2012

By Jeff Hicks - December 10, 2012

Sometimes things go wrong with disks or volumes: it's practically the Saga of the Sysadmin. Learn to perform disk repair with Powershell cmdlets in Windows 2012

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Server 2012

By Jeff James - November 29, 2012

Looking for a faster way to navigate the new interface in Windows Server 2012? Check out this helpful list of Windows Server 2012 keyboard commands and

Top 10 Windows Server 2012 Features

By Jeff James - September 21, 2012

While the jury may still be out on Windows 8 in the enterprise, there are plenty of useful features in Windows Server 2012 for IT admins.

Windows Server 2012: First Five Fixes

By Jeff Hicks - July 12, 2012

What do you do with a brand new Windows Server 2012 install? Let PowerShell MVP, Jeff Hicks, show you his "first five fixes" for a new Windows Server 2012 build

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