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Windows Server Tip: Disable 8.3 Naming and Strip Existing Short Names

There are performance and security benefits to disabling short file names (or 8.3 file names) on a Windows Server. From the graph below, you can see the performance benefits of disabling the 8.3 short file names. On Windows 2012 servers, the 8.3 naming is disabled when you format a new volume. When you've upgraded from [...]

Windows Virtualization: Turning Hyper-V On and Off

As a Systems Administrator, if you use the Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V technology to run virtual servers, then you'll probably want to memorize these commands. If you know you don't need to run any virtual servers, you can disable Hyper-V to gain some performance. Then you can re-enable it later. This is very useful if [...]