Archive for May, 2012
Today I was testing a bit with Windows Server 2012, and it now has a Group Policy Setting called Warning for large Kerberos tickets. This policy setting allows you to monitor tickets issued during Kerberos authentication whose size is close to or greater than a configured threshold value. The ticket size warnings are logged in the System log.If you enable this policy setting, you can set the threshold limit above which warnings will be reported.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the threshold value defaults to 12,000 bytes, which is the default Kerberos MaxTokenSize for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and prior versions.
This is only possible in at least the Windows 8 Customer Preview or Windows Server 8 Beta/Windows Server 2012.
See here for information whats new in Kerberos Authentication in Windows 8:
It’s been a while since a blogged here, but today I discovered something really great!
On the Born to Learn Blog, Frank Gartland posted an new jumpstart for Windows Server 2012! Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Microsoft Partner Corey Hynes will present several topics of Windows Server 2012 spread over two days. I just registered and am really excited to attend this one, and hope to learn more about Windows Server 2012.
This jumpstart will be held June 21-22, from 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT and will cover the following topics. Here you will find information how to register and more details: Windows Server 2012 Jumpstart
Day 1 Morning: Beyond Virtualization
• Learn about the game changers in the next release of the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012
- Scale, CPU, RAM, Cores, etc.
- Networking Switch (recorded demo hopefully)
- NUMA and performance
- Hyper-V over SMB and Hyper-V over RDMA
- Shared Nothing Live Migration
- Live Storage Migration
- Moving VM from test to a production cluster without downtime
• Massive scale increases, networking improvements, replication and disaster recovery is all in the box
- IP Address Virtualization
- IP Address Virtualization with SCVMM 2012 SP1
Day 1 Afternoon: Manageability
• Learn about how you can manage a few systems up to a hundred systems – all from one console
- Server Manager
- DAC… and related topics
- Installing roles in offline VHDs
• Server Core installs scaring you off? Learn about all your installation and management options
- Moving from Core-MiniShell-Full UI and back again
• Windows PowerShell automation and management at scale – all with built in tools
- PowerShell ISE and command simplification
- PowerShell new features and new PowerShell replacements for common commands
- Automating OS level tasks, IP addresses, etc.
• Clustering—Cluster-aware updating
- Network Teaming and network configuration
- SMB MultiChannel and RDMA
Day 2 Morning: Storage
• Learn how Continuous Availability of File Services improves workload reliability and performance
- Setup HA File Server; SMB Failover
- Running SQL over SMB; Running Hyper-V over SMB
• Storage groups, disk provisioning, iSCSI and SAN integration
- Storage Spaces
- Built-in ISCSI; Boot from ISCSI
- Windows Online Backup
Day 2 Afternoon: Remote Users
• Remote connectivity options for your workforce
- DA; Offline Domain Join and DA
- DA simplified Setup; Possible DA Multi-Site
• VDI and Remote Desktop Services deployment and changes
- User level disks
- Pooled / Private VDI Setup
- VDI Quick Setup
- Multi-Touch RDP