Navigating through START in Windows Server 2012Two important touch points in Windows Server 2012 desktop screen are: (Keep the mouse cursor on both the corners)
- Left-hand bottom corner (gives you access to Server Manager, Windows Powershell, Administrative Tools, (My)Computer, Task Manager, Control Panel, Internet Explorer & Desktop, Administrator – Lock/Sign
out) (Figure 1)
- Right-hand bottom corner (gives access to Settings, Start, Search). This corner can be accessed either from Desktop screen or going into the Left-hand bottom corner screen and then clicking on the right-hand bottom corner. (Figure 2)
- ‘Settings‘ contains: Desktop, Control Panel, Personalization, Server Info & Help. Additionally network connections, sound, brightness adjustment, notifications, Power button (Disconnect/Shutdown/Restart), Keyboard
- ‘Start‘ gets you back to your desktop.
- ‘Search‘ option helps you search for run window, command prompt etc. etc. As you click on the search option, you get the ‘Apps’ screen. (Figure 2)
To open Computer Management and other services from the Server ManagerClick on Tools > and select the item: OR Click Local Server > TASKS > Computer Management:
To open Command Prompt from the Start screen
On the Start screen, type cmd
In the Apps results, click cmd.
Copying in progress status window has a more graphical & visual view which shows the speed (idea of the bandwidth you’re using).
How to mount a remote NFS datastore in Windows 2012 HyperV ?Ensure your hyperV server has been granted full export permissions on the NFS share. To verify the run the command on your hyperV command line: C:\Users\Administrator.LAB>showmount -e 10.x.x.0
Exports list on 10.x.x.0:
/storage/disk1/xsnfs 10.x.x.0/24 For more options type showmount -e
C:\Users\Administrator.TMELAB>showmount Usage: showmount -e [server] Show all shares exported by the NFS server. showmount -a [server] List both the client hostname or IP address and mounted directory in host:dir format. showmount -d [server] Show directories on the NFS server that are currently mounted by some NFS client.Mounting an NFS shared resource to a drive letter:
C:\Users\Administrator.TMELAB>mount 10.x.x.0:/storage/disk2/msnfs M: M: is now successfully connected to 10.x.x.0:/storage/disk2/msnfs The command completed successfully. C:\Users\Administrator.TMELAB>
Post mount verification:
Got to My Computer, you’ll see the NFS shared storage mapped as a network drive, associated with the drive letter. Right-click > properties > NFS Attributes and NFS Mount Options as well.
As I play with Windows Server 2012 in my lab, will share if I find something useful. Meanwhile for more information around navigation, using the new OS, refer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831491.aspx