Microsoft Exchange Support for Windows Server 2012 R2

I currently prepare some compatibility and migration guides for a customer who wants to upgrade his infrastructur to Windows Server 2012 R2.

I was a bit depressed when I saw that there is a very raw support for Microsoft Exchange with Windows Server 2012 R2. The means Windows Server 2012 R2 as host, as well as Active Directory Version.

Currently only Exchange Server 2013 supports Windows Server 2012 R2 as host and with Windows Server 2012 R2 Shema (Shema Version 69).

Read more @

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/11/20/exchange-server-2013-service-pack-1-coming-in-early-2014.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2013/09/17/exchange-support-for-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx

Supported VMware ESXi versions for Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2

Supported VMware ESXi versions for Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2 from VMware Compatibility Guide.

Supported Releases
Windows Server 2012 R2 64
ESXi 5.5 5.1 U2 5.1 U1 5.1

Windows Server 2012 64
ESXi 5.5 5.1 U2 5.1 U1 5.1

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=16

Supported VMware ESXi versions for Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2 from Microsoft Compatibility Guide.

Supported Releases
Windows Server 2012 R2 64
ESXi 5.5 5.1 U2 5.1 U1 5.1

Windows Server 2012 64
ESXi  5.1

 

Version 5.1: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/item.aspx?idItem=18c9ca52-dc8d-b817-c833-b096b65c67de&bCatID=1521

Version 5.1  U1:http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/item.aspx?idItem=757f2551-fa0b-6e9c-a902-86d3a853250d&bCatID=1521

Version 5.1 U2: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/item.aspx?idItem=dc07b213-70e1-765e-8e94-7404eadf0744&bCatID=1521

Version 5.5: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/item.aspx?idItem=921ac729-b920-1a08-fe62-601e0ad3c655&bCatID=1521

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #69

“The Elway Gazette”

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 (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

 

Featured Posts of the Week!

Download Now Microsoft #WindowsAzure Symbol/Icon Set #sysctr #MVPBUZZ by James van den Berg

We Need Your Opinion On This Strategy, Vision, Management Issue … by Didier van Hoye

Connecting to Azure with MPLS by Damian Flynn

 by Jaap Wesselius

Azure 

Download Now Microsoft #WindowsAzure Symbol/Icon Set #sysctr #MVPBUZZ by James van den Berg

Connecting to Azure with MPLS by Damian Flynn

Upload a Virtual Machine to Windows Azure by Lai Yoong Seng

Exchange

 

Events

 

Hyper-V

#HyperV Network Virtualization technical details and Gateway Architecture #SCVMM #Cloud #SDN by James van den Berg

OpenStack Havana 2013.2.2 Hyper-V compute installer released! by Alessandro Pilotti

#PSTip How to prevent rogue DHCP servers in Hyper-V by 

#PSTip How to prevent a VM from becoming a Router by 

Script To Convert Hyper-V Virtual Machine From VHD To VHDX by Aidan Finn

Lync Server

 by Jaap Wesselius

New Lync Server 2013 White Papers Released by John Policelli

Office 

 

Office 365

Office 365 und Office 2013 Vergleich in German by Kerstin Rachfahl

Hierarchical Address Book Functionality Added to Office 365 by John Policelli

Himmlische-IT Podcast Folge 31: Office 365 das umfassende Handbuch in German by Kerstin Rachfahl

PowerShell

#PSTip How to enable Web Deploy automatic backups using PowerShell by 

#PSTip How to get the number of IIS current client connections by 

#Microsoft Windows #PowerShell Networking Guide for #ITPRO #MVPBUZZ by James van den Berg

FRIDAY FUN: THE MEASURE OF A FOLDER by Jeffery Hicks

ADD LOGON AS SERVICE RIGHT WITH POWERSHELL by Jeffery Hicks

Sharepoint 

 

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

 

System Center Configuration Manager

How to remove machines from ConfigMgr Collection by David O’Brien

Enable Deduplication with Powershell for ConfigMgr exclusions by David O’Brien

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

 

System Center Orchestrator

 

Orchestrator – Delete Collection Rule activity by David O’Brien

 

System Center Service Manager

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

 

SQL Server

 

Windows Intune

 

Windows Client

 

Windows Server

 

How Do I Create My Own Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resource? by Damian Flynn

Where Do I Add the Code for My Desired State Configuration (DSC) Module? by Damian Flynn

Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Edition Comparison by Lai Yoong Seng

Windows Server Failover Clustering: Why Cluster Quorum Matters by Aidan Finn

KB2913766 bringt neue PowerShell CmdLets für Storage Enclosure in German by Carsten Rachfahl

Tools

 

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - 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
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
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
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure