Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #24

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email ( or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Is Live Migration Supported Pass Through Disk in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V? by Lai Yoong Seng

KB2821052 – “0x000000D1” Stop Error When Opening MPIO Snap-In WS2012 Computer by Aidan Finn

Prevent errors while using SPWebConfigModification by Thorsten Hans

Add drivers to Windows 8 ISO Image by Thomas Maurer


Windows Azure Recovery Services: Backup & Hyper-V Recovery Manager (Preview) by Thomas Maurer

First look at Microsoft #WindowsAzure Backup Services Preview by James van den Berg

Watch Now the Microsoft Management Summit #MMS2013 sessions on Channel 9 #sysctr #SCVMM #WindowsAzure by James van den Berg

#Microsoft System Center Management Pack for #WindowsAzure Fabric – Preview #sysctr by James van den Berg

Azure Access Control Service, Microsoft Account Login, JSON Web Token und ASP.NET – “ohne WIF-Magic” in German by Robert Mühsig


Exchange Server 2013: Besser noch abwarten in Germany by Nils Kaczenski

The Exchange 2013 alphabet: Database Availability Group – part 1 by Johan Veldhuis


MMS2013: SD-B303 How to Build Your Strategy For a Private Cloud by Didier van Hoye

Key Take Aways From MMS2013 by Didier van Hoye

Interview noch von der MVP-Summit 2013 mit Didier van Hoye MVP Virtual Machine by Kerstin Rachfahl

Group Policy


Hyper-V Recovery Manager – Orchestration of Hyper-V Replica Failover by Aidan Finn

My Interview With SearchServerVirtualization – Getting Started With Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide Is Shipping In Europe by Aidan Finn

KB2819564–Corruption Occurs When Merging Data Deduplication-Enabled VHDs In WS2012 by Aidan Finn

KB2821052 – “0x000000D1” Stop Error When Opening MPIO Snap-In WS2012 Computer by Aidan Finn

KB2823643 – VMs Freeze At “Stopping” State After You Shutting Them Down On WS2012 Hyper-V Cluster by Aidan Finn

KB2823958 – Virtual Switch Extension Can’t Send Packets Separately Through Each NIC In WS2012 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

vSphere Doesn’t Need Any Security or Bug Fixes by Aidan Finn (Aidan SMASH!)

Is Live Migration Supported Pass Through Disk in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V? by Lai Yoong Seng

Creating Virtual Machine Using Powershell–Part 1 by Lai Yoong Seng

Iron Networks Announces Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance by Thomas Maurer

System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager support for VMware vSphere ESX Hosts by Thomas Maurer

Lync Server



Office 365



#PSTip Refreshing service objects by 

#PSTip Wait for a Service to reach a specified status by 

File Age Groupings with PowerShell by Jeffery Hicks

Get CIMInstance from PowerShell 2.0 by Jeffery Hicks

Friday Fun: Get-Anniversary by Jeffery Hicks


Prevent errors while using SPWebConfigModification by Thorsten Hans

System Center Core

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 by Thomas Maurer

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor


System Center Configuration Manager


System Center Dataprotection Manager


System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Hyper-V Converged Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager by Thomas Maurer

The Most Under-Appreciated & Under-Used Feature Of VMM: VM Templates by Aidan Finn

Interview with Allessandro Cardoso about his book: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Carsten Rachfahl

 SQL Server


Windows Client


Add drivers to Windows 8 ISO Image by Thomas Maurer

Windows Server Core

The Death Of The Windows Service Pack … Or Is It? by Aidan Finn

Microsoft Virtualisierungs Podcast Folge 28: SMB 3.0 Teil 3 in German by Carsten Rachfahl

NIC Showing “Network Cable Unplugged” on Intel NIC by Lai Yoong Seng

#PSTip Discovering Active Directory FSMO Role Holders using PowerShell by 


Analyzing Performance with Server Performance Advisor 3.0 by Marcelo Sinic

PowerGUI Script Editor gets full support for PowerShell 3.0 by Ravikanth Chaganti

Other MVPs I follow

James van den Berg – MVP for SCCDM System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese – MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti – MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring – MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks – MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill – MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec – MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic – MVP for PowerShell
 – MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll – MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters – MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi – MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis – MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng – MVP for Virtual Machine
Rob McShinsky – MVP for Virtual Machine
Hans Vredevoort – MVP for Virtual Machine
Leandro Carvalho – MVP for Virtual Machine
Didier van Hoye – MVP for Virtual Machine
Romeo Mlinar – MVP for Virtual Machine
Aidan Finn – MVP for Virtual Machine
Carsten Rachfahl – MVP for Virtual Machine
Thomas Maurer – MVP for Virtual Machine
Alessandro Cardoso – MVP for Virtual Machine
Steve Jain – MVP for Virtual Machine
Robert Smit – MVP for Cluster
Marcelo Sinic – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Michael Bender – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Meinolf Weber – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Nils Kaczenski – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl – MVP for Office 365
Matthias Wolf – MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig – MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans – MVP Sharepoint


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