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Microsoft has finally made some improvements to the DHCP server role with its introduction of Windows Server 2012. One of the most exciting changes being the ability to make your DHCP servers highly available!

However, upon our testing of this new feature, we found that it does not like DHCP reservations and would cause our reserved IP’s to be listed as BAD_ADDRESS in the scope. This of course prevented those PC’s from obtaining an IP address, rendering them virtually useless! This issue exists in both Load Balanced and Hot Standby modes.

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dedupeI just finished implementing the new Windows Deduplication on some of my backup volumes and decided to share the results. I’m pretty impressed with the numbers. Its pretty easy to set up, just install the Role Service, then right click a volume in server manager to turn it on. It creates scheduled tasks that you can adjust.

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