Windows Server 8 now officially called Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 8 now officially called Windows Server 2012

Microsoft officially announced that the next version of Windows Server, previously code-named Windows Server “8”, will officially be named Windows Server 2012 — and will be released this calendar year.


For more information.

Check here.

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta and focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability.

Previous Poster you can download here.

MDT 2012 RTM Released

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 RTM Released.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever with new features, such as:

  • New support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Integration with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
  • Support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a lab environment
  • Support for Windows Server “8” Beta

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.


You can download HERE.

The volume Shadow copy provider is not registered in the system

Error 0x80042304:The volume Shadow copy provider is not registered in the system.



cd /d %windir%\system32
Net stop vss
Net stop swprv
regsvr32 ole32.dll
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 es.dll
regsvr32 stdprov.dll
regsvr32 vssui.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml4.dll
Net start vss
Net start swprv

Try to download and run this batch file to resolve the problem.


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Share Folders Backup and Restore to Another Server

Backup and Restore network Shared Folder Permissions:

While migrating storage servers you might have come across such questions in your mind, “How to backup and restore network share folders without lossing NTFS permissions”?

Here we will discuss all possible resolution for such questions.

To backup & restore NTFS permission you will find many utilities like NTBACKUP,  iCacls, Robocopy and FSMT.

Backup and Restore network Shared Folder Permissions:

Generally, shared folder permissions are stored in registry at the following location.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares, you need to backup and restore this key values using export and import options.

Step 1: Open the registry ( Run | Regedit.exe )

Step 2: Navigate to the following location:


Step 3: Right Click on Shares Registry key in the Left pane, from context menu selectExport.

Step4: Give the filename as BackupSharedPerm.reg

In order to restore, copy BackupSharedPerm.reg file and paste this file to another server where you want to restore and then double click on that file to import.

Using Command line utility.

reg export HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares c:\BackupSharedPerm.reg

If you need to restore, copy and paste the file to C: location, just run:

reg import c:\BackupSharedPerm.reg

Note: After restore you need to restart theServerservice.

net stop lanmanserver

net start lanmanserver

Backup and Restore of NTFS Permissions

If your are using NTBackup to restore the data, you should select the checkbox to restore permissions as well.

Using icacls command to backup NTFS permissions:

icacls d:\sharedata /save ntfsperms.txt /t /c

The /T switch allows it to get subfolder permissions too. The /C switch allows it to continue even if errors are encountered (although errors will still be displayed).

Use this command to restore them:

icacls d:\ /restore ntfsperms.txt