Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 16 2013

Managing software updates and installation with SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2012 Core

This is a quick post. I have been working with server core since its first iteration. Also I usually prefer to patch production servers using System Center Configuration Manager. Doing this on a core installation is not a very straightforward process though due to the absence of the GUI. Administrators who are control freaks, or …

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Oct 06 2013

Seriously, how to shrink a VHD!

I have been working lately on a case of over blown dynamic virtual hard disks (VHDs) eating up the space available on a cluster shared volume (CSV). The VHDs where expanded much more than the actual size of the data. So much that one VHD was resting on 136.7 GB of space while the data …

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