In-Place upgrade Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2019 Preview! Maybe?

In this session we will be attempting to perform an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center to Windows Server 2019 Data Center.

Note that the release notes mention Windows Server 2019 R2  for an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2. We will explore if this is a misprint or if there are already plans for a Windows Server 2019 R2 release giving that Windows Server 2019 is not even out yet.

Lets Go!

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LAB Build Out – Part 9 – Allowing ALL Traffic originating from SCOM through Firewall to Agents

In part 9 of our LAB Build Out session, we will be showing you a method to allow network traffic originating from SCOM through the Windows Firewall into other computers on the network.

Note: This is NOT recommended for a production environment.

This will help simplify agent pushes and other network communication between systems on the domain that SCOM servers need to communicate with.


LAB Build Out – Part 7 – Installing SQL Server 2016

In part 7 of this series, we will walk through installing and configuring SQL Server 2016. The SQL Server 2016 server can and will be used for various applications and services that we may add to the environment as time goes on.


  • Disk format and number
  • General Installation
  • Storage Spaces
  • DATA vs LOG volumes
  • TempDB
  • Backup
  • SQL feature selections
  • Authentication options

LAB Build Out – Part 2 – Managing the domain remotely using RSAT + Project Honolulu

In this session, we will:

  • Install project Honolulu to our management server
  • Demonstrate some of the gotcha’s with browser capability, sconfig, PowerShell, and more.
  • Contemplating installing a Windows 10 Desktop to help support management capabilities.
  • Installing Roles and Features with Project Honolulu
  • Managing with Server Manager + RSAT tools
  • Install and configure a DHCP Server role (IP Address distribution to clients, servers, and network devices)

Read more about Project Honolulu here

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