Category: Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012

Telnet – Testing Network Ports

You may use the command below, in the Windows command prompt or Windows PowerShell, to verify network ports are open on a specific host in your network. The example below is verifying that port Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port 80 is open on Internet Protocol (IP) address

Syntax: telnet <<<HOST>>> <<<PORT>>>
Example: telnet 80

Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Save Output Directly to a Text File

Using the Out-File Cmdlet in Microsoft Windows PowerShell allows you to send the output of a command directly to a text file. For instance, the example below you will send the output of the netstat -a command directly to the desktop of the user.

NOTE: Substitute the the actual username where %username% is located.

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Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 – Install iSCSI Target Role

You may use Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 as an iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN). To do so you must install the iSCSI Target feature. Below you will find a step-by-step guide to installing this feature.

On the Server Manager > Dashboard page select Manage > Add Roles and Features.


On the Before you begin page click Next >.


On the Installation Type page select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next >.


On the Server Selection page select the server that you would like to enable the iSCSI Target. In this example, I will be choosing iSCSI01. After selecting the server click Next >.


On the  Server Roles page select File And Storage Services (Installed) > File and iSCSI Services > iSCSI Target Server. When the Add features that are required for iSCSI Targer Server? dialog box appears click Add Features. When you return to the Server Roles page click Next >.






On the Features page click Next >.


On the Confirmation page click Install.


On the Results page verify that the installation was successful (i.e. Installation succeeded on server), then click Close.


This completes the installation.