[Step-by-Step] Creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster using StarWind iSCSI SAN v8

  If you don’t know StarWind iSCSI SAN product and you currently handling clusters that require a shared storage (not necessarily Windows), I highly recommend to take a look around to this the platform. To summarize, StarWind iSCSI SAN represents a software which allows you to create your own shared storage platform without requiring any additional hardware. I created a […]

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Reviewing GFI VIPRE Antivirus Solution

  GFI VIPRE Antivirus is a powerful and simple solution for those companies looking for a centralized management platform against viruses and malware inside their organization. It also provides important capabilities for expansion and capabilities. VIPRE Antivirus includes all the common configurations you would look in an enterprise antivirus solution and even more. The possibilities for scaling up the infrastructure […]

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Five Easy Steps to Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster using StarWind iSCSI SAN

  When there’s a no direct requirement about the business, people usually avoid the term “cluster” in their platform; mostly just because partial ignorance about the technology. For a long time, no matter if you were using open source platforms, Windows or any other, there was the believing that installing, configuring and maintaining a cluster is just a hard thing […]

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Quick Step-by-Step Installation Guide for Team Foundation Server – Single Server Mode

If you are thinking that you have all the installation requirements for Team Foundation Server, to avoid surprises, check them again: In a clean installation of Windows Server 2003, install all the components in the order that they are listed here: – First of all, the complete enviorenment of TFS in a single-server mode must be in 32bits.– Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or SP2 (R2 optional): Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions supported.– Internet Information Services 6.0 with ASP.NET enabled (and no support to Front Page Extensions, they are incompatible with Sharepoint). In addition, IIS must have a default web site.– SQL Server 2005 SP1 or SP2 Standard or Enterprise Edition as the default instance of SQL Server *. If you are not planning to install SP1 on your SQL 2005, the hotfix KB912838 is required for TFS installation.– .Net Framework 2.0 with the hotfix KB913393 installed.– Windows Sharepoint Services 2.0 with SP2. Server-farm type of installation **.– If you are using a firewall check that the appropriate ports are open *. IMPORTANT: The hotfixes for SQL 2005 and .Net Framework you may find it in TFS installation media. You probably may have problems finding the .Net Framework hotfix over the Internet. * For a complete reference and all the components needed to SQL 2005 installation and the ports needed to TFS take a look to the TFS Installation guide at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E54BF6FF-026B-43A4-ADE4-A690388F310E&displaylang=en** Download Sharepoint Services 2.0 SP2 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=55087. Do […]

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