SOLVED: How to Get Windows Server 2012 and 2016 Into Safe Mode F8

UPDATED: March 2018 If you have worked on Windows 8 or newer, you will know that Microsoft has removed the F8 boot functionality.  They did this to decrease boot times.  What is odd is that they applied this logic to servers; I would not have.  Regardless the F8 Safe Mode functionality is not truly removed, it is just turned off. To turn F8 boot on in Server 2012 you need to get to an elevated…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between Windows Server 2012 Standard and Data Center Editions

In a word, VM’s.  The only difference (other than price) is the number of VM’s you can use.  Data Center provides unlimited and Standard provides 2. Below is Microsofts conciese explaination of the differences in the versions which I copied from: microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/windowsserver2012.aspx#tab=2 Datacenter Datacenter edition is ideal for customers that want to have a highly virtualized private and hybrid cloud environment. As always, it provides access to all of the product features and enables unlimited…

Windows Server 2012 Answers

I recently took a full day Windows Server 2012 course and I prep’d for it by installing the Beta and making the following list of questions, which Microsoft staff answered at various points during the day: Q: Can HyperV live migrate without System Center 2012 A: Yes, just right click on the VM and move it! . Q: Are there any notable changes to Distributed File System (DFS) A: No . Q: Is Direct Access…

VIDEO: Hyper-V v3 in Windows Server 8/2012

This video covers many important features of HyperV version 3 which will be included in Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows 8 desktop, such as: the new VHD format is VHDx and supports upto 16TB multiple VHDx’s can be “pooled” into one virtual disk, up to 64TB in size network card “Teaming” for link aggregation and/or failover is now integrated and supported by Microsoft the NIC’s in the Team do NOT have to be…