Server 2012

Report
Presented by:
Shane Kullman
VMware / Microsoft Consultant
TIES
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Noteworthy New Features
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Server Management
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Manage multiple servers
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Simplification
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Deploy roles and features
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Consult a single tool
Noteworthy New Features
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DHCP
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Failover
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Load Balancing
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All or Few Scopes
Noteworthy New Features
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Force refresh
Noteworthy New Features
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Resilient File System
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More robust than NTFS
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CHKDSK is now much
faster
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Automatic data
deduplication
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The fileserver component
Noteworthy New Features
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Hyper-V
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The third release of Hyper-V
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You don't need a SAN
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WS2012 also virtualizes storage and
networking
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The new storage pool system
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Microsoft now recommends that all
servers run virtualized – even Domain
Controllers
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VDI and Terminal Server functionality
are both much improved
Features Removed or Deprecated in WS12
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831568.aspx
SQL Server
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Server Message Block (SMB)
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ODBC support for 16- and 32-bit applications and drivers is deprecated.
Cluster.exe
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SMB.sys has been removed. Replaced with Winsock Kernel (WSK)
Database management systems
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Versions of Microsoft SQL Server prior to 7.0 are no longer supported.
will be replaced by failover cluster powershell cmdlets.
Token Rings
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support is removed
Planning for WS12
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Active Directory can be upgraded or migrated
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File and Storage can be upgraded, but DFS must be reinstalled
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Remote Desktop Services cannot be migrated
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Web Server (IIS) No functionality has been removed or changed. Web apps that work
in IIS 7 will word in IIS 8
Installation Options for WS12
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Core
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PowerShell
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RSAT
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Smallest install footprint
Installation Options for WS12
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Minimal Server Interface
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Removal of Graphical Shell
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IE10, Explorer, Desktop and
Start screen are removed
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MMC Server Manager and
a subset of the Control
panel remain.
Installation Options for WS12
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
GUI
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All standard Server components
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Microsoft Store available
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/a
rchive/2012/07/18/windows-server2012-installation-options.aspx
Evaluating Versions and Upgrade Options for WS12
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Foundation
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15 user account limit
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No virtualization rights
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32 GB max
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1 Physical CPU
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Limited AD functionality (migrations)
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No upgrade path
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679892.aspx
Evaluating Versions and Upgrade Options for WS12
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Essentials
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Replacement of Small Business Server
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25 user account limit
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No virtualization rights
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Some cloud connectivity
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Only Migration not upgrades from old versions
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Available for Eval
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc514417.aspx
Evaluating Versions and Upgrade Options for WS12
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Standard
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Full server functionality
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2 virtual instances
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Available for Eval
Evaluating Versions and Upgrade Options for WS12
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Datacenter
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Replaces both Enterprise and Datacenter of 08
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Full Server functionality

Unlimited Virtual instances

Available for Eval
Common Management Tasks and navigation in WS12
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Live Demo

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