Category: Windows Server 2012 R2

March 23, 2017
AVMA License Keys for Windows Server 2016

By Garth Jones What are Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) license keys? AVMA license keys are used to license virtual machines (VMs) hosted on Windows Server 2016 or 2012 R2….

February 7, 2017
Notes from the Field: Converting Hyper-V Server to Windows Server

By Garth Jones In a previous blog post I talked about Broadcom NIC issues that cropped-up when I upgraded a Hyper-V Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. In this…

February 1, 2017
Hyper-V Server Slow? Check Broadcom NIC KB

By Garth Jones The first day after upgrading from Hyper-V 2012 Server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with the Hyper-V role installed, I was in the office early, like…

January 11, 2017
More RAM Space Needed for VMs with Windows Server 2012 R2

By Garth Jones Recently, I built a number of Virtual Machines (VMs) and every time I created a new VM, I attached Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 with Update ISO….

August 10, 2016
KB3000850 Causes Patching Issues

By Joseph Yedid As of late I have had to create a bunch of fresh VMs and patch them up. Just so happens that one of those VMs was a…

August 20, 2015
Fun with AVMA

Recently I ran into a situation where I had to spin up new VMs. The issue: How do you activate multiple VMs without running into licensing issues? The solution: Automatic…