Category Archives: Server

NIC Teaming on Windows Server 2012 – Step by Step

NicTeamICOThe purpose of NIC teaming is to combine two or more network adapters and create a single logical adapter to provide fault tolerance or bandwidth aggregation. Adapters that are member of the team each maintain their own separate physical existence and each connect to separate network cables. In earlier versions of windows nic teaming was available only through third party software solutions such as broadcom, HP, Intel etc. and require specific adapter hardware. With Server 2012 you can team any two network adapters irrespective of their manufacturer. Continue reading

Server 2012 – New features and Improvements

imagesServer 2012 has a lot of new features as compared to its predecessors. I have listed a few major features and upgrades which I personally feel are more important and worth mentioning.

Future is Cloud – Cloud technology is already proving to be a driving force as far as IT infrastructure models are concerned. Windows Server 2012 is the first Microsoft OS that has features and connectivity to cloud. With improved features like virtualization, networking, storage usability and much more, Microsoft is going stronger Continue reading

Three ways to disable server manager at logon

Server Manager has a habit of popping up every time administrator logins to the server. This becomes annoying and tiresome after sometime. You can control this by three ways, changing the settings on server manager or changing the registry value or by changing the group policy settings. Below are the steps with screenshots. Continue reading

Perfmon Counters to analyse network performance

If you want to carry out an analysis of your network performance , then a good place to begin is by using the perfmon.exe tool. There are a lot of network related performance counters to measure. Depending on the analyzing parameter we need to select their respective counters. Below table gives a brief of how those counters can be utilized for analysis of various network objects. Continue reading

DHCP Lease Process

dhcp_introDHCP is widely used for dynamically assigning IP and other network configuration parameters on systems especially on large scale infrastructure environments. It greatly reduces the administrative overhead of managing IP addresses manually for all the clients and servers.Windows DHCP server is capable of providing below mentioned network configuration components to the client.
• IP Address
• Subnet Mask
• Gateway
• WINS-Primary/Secondary
• DNS-Primary/Secondary
Apart from the above DHCP server can be used for various others configurations which we would discuss in the later articles.
Let us go through the process how DHCP allocates IP Address to the client machines. Continue reading