Microsoft

How to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

If you have an application that you want to run on Windows Server 2012 that requires the .NET Framework 3.5, you will most likely run in to a problem when trying to install it. If you are trying to install .NET Framework 3.5 from the Server Manager GUI, you will see this when installing the feature: “Do you want to specify an alternate source path? One or more installation selections are missing source files…” (more…)

By kconway, ago
CRM

"Database cannot be started in this edition of SQL Server" error when restoring or Upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 database

I followed my own article here for upgrading from SQL Evaluation to SQL Standard.  I had my Dynamics 2013 environment already stood up and unexpectedly already used for development work. After the 'upgrade' steps, the database appeared to be in (suspect) mode and I didn't have a backup (but a checkpoint via hyperv at least). Anyway, I uninstalled the SQL Standard from programs and features.  Reinstalled the Evaluation version (which is Enterprise by the way) and ran this script on Microsoft's support site against the CRM databases. I then followed my article and the databases successfully stayed in normal operating non-suspect mode. (more…)

By kconway, ago
Microsoft

TechNet – Migrate Roles and Features to Windows Server

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134039.aspx Migration documentation and tools ease the process of migrating server roles, features, operating system settings, and data from an existing server that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. By using migration guides linked to on this page (and where appropriate, Windows Server Migration Tools) to migrate roles, role services, and features, you can simplify deployment of new servers (including those that are running the Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012, and virtual servers), reduce migration downtime, increase accuracy of the migration process, and help eliminate conflicts that could otherwise occur during the migration process.   (more…)

By kconway, ago
Microsoft

TechNet- BranchCache Overview

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831696.aspx This topic, provides overview information about BranchCache, including BranchCache modes, features, capabilities, and the BranchCache functionality that is available in different operating systems. (more…)

By kconway, ago
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