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Windows Server 2012 ADDS Virtualization Safeguards

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Virtualization is a key technology underpinning and enabling both private- and public-cloud deployments. In this session, we will discuss the technical details surrounding domain controller virtualization safeguards in Windows Server 2012 that prevent certain Hypervisor capabilities (when used with virtualized domain controllers) from disrupting the Active Directory system and potentially introducing a permanently divergent state. Beyond simply making virtualized domain controllers safer, Windows Server 2012 also more fully exploits the capabilities of Hypervisors by enabling the rapid deployment of replica DCs through virtual disk cloning—cloning largely requiring only a simple fi le-copy of the virtual domain controller’s virtual disk fi le (VHD) and the creation of basic confi guration instructions. The ability to clone virtual domain controllers takes Active Directory’s support for virtualization to the next level enabling rapid deployment of greenfi eld Active Directory environments and signifi cantly reducing scale-out and disaster recovery time.

 

Published Date: October 18, 2012
Presented By: Paul Loonen

 

 

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