Windows Server 2012 Under the Hood

Although there are a lot of new features and functions added in to Windows Server in the past couple revisions (2012 and 2008 R2) that make the headlines, one of the first places I like to start is around the things that don’t make the headlines that are really core technology improvements from which many of the features are built from. These are technologies that make the new operating system faster, more reliable, and do more things—but they aren’t features that you have to install or configure.

Self-Healing NTFS

One of the embedded technologies in Windows Server 2008 and extended into Windows Server 2012 is self-healing New Technology File System (NTFS). Effectively, the operating system has a worker thread ...

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