I got dem Ol’ Slow Terminal Server (2012) Blues!

l have been fighting with a new RDS (terminal server) install at a big customer for the last few months.  They run a line of business app that is written in Visual FoxPro9 and it has some quirks, to say…

Active Directory–Where did my GPO templates go????

This is a short post to highlight something I stumbled across the other day. One of our customers has been bought out by a much larger company and the new parent company is in the process of transitioning my customer’s…

Remote Web Access vs Remote Desktop Server

I had a customer ask me about this the other day and I thought it might be useful to have a quick discussion about the differences between these two desktop access technologies. While we are all rushing to embrace the…

Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces behind “smart” RAID controller – How To

In a previous post I discussed the process of setting up and configuring Storage Spaces.  Since I made that post I have done some more work with Storage Spaces and have learned more so I thought I’d share some more…

Server 2012/2012 R2 Storage Spaces – Creating Storage Pools

Server 2012 and 2012 R2 introduced the concept and tool of Windows “Storage Spaces”.  To be frank, I was royally confused by what they were and what purpose they served until I sat through a 2012 R2 Jumpstart.  Now I…

Server 2012 R2 RDS and iOS/Android–Part 1, RDS Setup

Back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth you needed to use Citrix Presentation Server if you wanted to “publish” applications from a terminal server out to a webpage for easier yet controlled access by users. It sat on…

Hyper-V vs VMware Virtual Networking

itgroove has been busy building out our new Server 2012/Hyper-V infrastructure in support of our move to all new and shiny Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Office 2013 along with our move to Windows 8 on all the…