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How to create a Windows 8 VM quickly?

Use Convert-WindowsImage and create a Windows 8 VM quickly.

Written in PowerShell, Convert-WindowsImage is a tool to quickly create a Windows installation on a VHD virtual hard disk or VHDX, from a Windows installation ISO file.

This tool can be used from the command line or GUI, it’s your choice. No installation required since it’s a PowerShell script.

In terms of compatibility, it can be used in Windows 8, but is recommended for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Then you can work with the ISO Supported OS, specifically Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer OS. read more

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Cluster Setup

The aim of this article to present two types of solutions offered by Microsoft in Windows Server 2012 R2: 1) Cluster load balancing at the network level 2) Microsoft Cluster Service for failover-cluster.

Both architectures allow cluster to make sure high availability of services installed on Windows servers. However, it’s not possible to combine both of these services of clusters on the same Windows server node.

FYI, cluster refers to a group of servers called as server farm or cluster of servers. Servers in cluster are configured to work together to achieve the goal of high availability to meet a real need in the business. read more

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