Category: Windows Server 2012 R2

January 22, 2020
AVMA License Keys for Windows Server 2019

It’s time to update my old AVMA license keys blog post! What are AVMA license keys? Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) license keys are used to license virtual machines (VMs)…

December 3, 2019
Operating System Dashboard

December 2019’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or should we say, Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM) giveaway is the Operating System Dashboard. This dashboard is available in both…

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

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 any good administrator,…

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

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 new domain controller…

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…