Archive for the ‘Windows Server 2012’ Category

Want a Windows 8 Start Button = Classic Shell

December 29, 2012

Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using.

A free and open-source software called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.

Versions 3.6.0 and later officially support Windows 8 RTM (and Windows Server 2012)



Windows Server 2012 Virtual labs

July 4, 2012

Windows Server 2012 Virtual labs

  • Active Directory Deployment and Management Enhancements In this lab, you will learn how to deploy Active Directory Domain Controllers with Windows Server 2012. You will deploy domain controllers using the new Server Manager, as well as deploying remote domain controllers using Windows PowerShell. You will be able to explore the new Active Directory Management tool and use its PowerShell History Viewer.
  • Configuring a Highly Available iSCSI Target In this lab, you will learn how Windows Server 2012 can provide storage remotely to any machine. You will build clusters using shared storage and build iSCSI high-availability instances–observing highly available application communication during cluster failover.


Free Microsoft Press ebooks – Introducing Windows Server 2012

June 17, 2012

Introducing Windows Server 2012

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle