Windows Server 2012 Continuous Availability Documentation ; Active Directory Replication Status Tool; Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Admin Level Install

Windows Server 2012 Continuous Availability Documentation supplement the Microsoft TechEd 2012 sessions related to continuous availability. They cover topics such as Scale-Out File Server, Cluster-Aware Updating, SMB 3.0, and NIC Teaming."Windows Server 2012 contains a set of continuously available storage solutions that provide a cost effective alternative to an expensive storage area network (SAN) without […]

Windows Server 2012 Continuous Availability Documentation supplement the Microsoft TechEd 2012 sessions related to continuous availability. They cover topics such as Scale-Out File Server, Cluster-Aware Updating, SMB 3.0, and NIC Teaming.

"Windows Server 2012 contains a set of continuously available storage solutions that provide a cost effective alternative to an expensive storage area network (SAN) without sacrificing availability and performance," Microsoft stated.

"These solutions are targeted towards traditional information worker workloads and application workloads, and they span the scalability and price point needs for different market segments. Systems go from entry-level solutions to scale-out solutions with up to 400 drives."

"These solutions are based on software that is developed by several teams at Microsoft, hardware that is already in the market, and hardware that is being developed in cooperation with industry partners."

Active Directory Replication Status Tool (ADREPLSTATUS) analyzes the replication status for domain controllers in an Active Directory domain or forest. ADREPLSTATUS displays data in a format that is similar to REPADMIN /SHOWREPL * /CSV imported into Excel but with significant enhancements.

Specific capabilities for this tool include:

  • Expose Active Directory replication errors occurring in a domain or forest
  • Prioritize errors that need to be resolved in order to avoid the creation of lingering objects in Active Directory forests
  • Help administrators and support professionals resolve replication errors by linking to Active Directory replication troubleshooting content on Microsoft TechNet
  • Allow replication data to be exported to source or destination domain administrators or support professionals for offline analysis.

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee, a conferencing client allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. "A user with an administrator account on the computer can install Lync 2010 Attendee so that users of the computer can join Microsoft Lync Server 2010-hosted meetings," Microsoft stated.

This download was originally released on November 2, 2010.

For a complete list of fixes and changes in this latest version, please see KB article KB2500438.

If you are not an administrator on the computer but an administrator has allowed you to perform installations, you can use the per-user installer of Lync 2010 Attendee from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=201478.

See also, Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee - User Level Install

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