In Windows 8 the disk performance counters are visible by default in the Task Manager. On Windows Server 2012 they are disabled by default. To enable them, execute the command:
Configure Disk Performance Counters using diskperf.
Although the help says that a restart of the system is required, it works directly after restarting the Task Manager application:
Disk Performance Counters Enabled on Server 2012R2
A handy shortcut to quickly start the Task Manager is CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
More information on the source of the Disk Performance Counters can be found in the Microsoft Documentation.
The new server is equipped with an APC Smart-UPS 750VA LCD 230V APC SMT750I for protection against power failures and electrical surges. This is my first new UPS, I had some old huge ass UPS but that thing was end of life when I started using it… which I shouldn’t have. This UPS is brand new with a battery that is still in optimal condition.
When running the installation of redistributable installer donetfx35.exe the message is shown that it requires the .NET Framework 3.5. Ehhh… FAIL?
To install the .NET 3.5 Framework without internet access, insert or mount the installation media and run the following command where E: refers to installation media:
Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:E:\sources\sxs
There is no option to set the service startup type to delayed using the Powershell Cmd-let Set-Service. Only the values Automatic, Manual and Disabled are supported.
To set for example the Web Management Service service startup type to delayed, use sc.exe:
sc.exe config WMSvc start=delayed-auto