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Top Windows Server 2022 Tips and Tricks

This collection highlights Windows Server 2022 features, tips, and tricks from expert users.

Microsoft Windows Server 2022, which debuted last year, introduced a slew of features for improved security and performance.

In the collection of 10 articles below, experts provide step-by-step instructions for taking advantage of many of those new Windows Server 2022 features. Read through the articles and share your own Window Server tips in the comments.

1. Windows Server 2022 Features: Adjust Storage Repair Speed

Windows Server 2022 gives users control over storage repair speed. In this how-to article, expert Brien Posey outlines the steps for configuring storage repair speed using Windows Admin Center and PowerShell.

2. How to Check Disk Health and Identify Unhealthy Disks in Windows Server

It’s not always easy to figure out which physical disks need to be replaced. Fortunately, PowerShell gives IT pros a simple way to check disk health and identify the unhealthy ones. Here are the steps of the PowerShell process.

3. What to Consider Before Implementing Windows Server DFS Replication

Microsoft’s Distributed File System (DFS) lets users replicate files between file servers. As useful as this capability is, there are important limitations and requirements to consider before deploying DFS replication.

4. How To Enable Storage Caching in Windows Server

New to Windows Server 2022, users can configure storage caching for Windows Storage Spaces on standalone servers. Learn how to set up storage caching using PowerShell.

5. Tips for Working with SMB Direct for Windows Server

SMB Direct, a feature that Microsoft has made available since Windows Server 2012, can boost Windows’ ability to access SMB storage. Here are several tips for using SMB Direct -- plus, pitfalls to avoid.

6. How To Enable SMB Compression To Expedite File Transfers

Windows Server 2022 features SMB compression, which compresses network traffic flowing to and from SMB file shares. Brien Posey details the process of setting up SMB compression.

7. How To Get Started With Windows Server DFS

Microsoft’s DFS is designed to centralize file shares and folders in one namespace. This article explains what you need to know about DFS and how to deploy it on Windows Server.

8. Hardening Windows Server

IT pros can help protect Windows Server environments by hardening security configurations. Microsoft’s learning guide describes how to secure admin access to privileged access workstations, establish security baselines, and more.

9. 9 Must-Know Tips for Securing Windows Servers

This MakeUsOf article by expert Tashreef Shareef discusses how to augment Windows Server’s security features to provide further protection against cyberattacks.

10. How To Join Windows Server 2022 Core To Active Directory

In this article from Petri, tech expert Michael Reinders explores methods for connecting the Windows Server 2022 Core to an Active Directory domain.

Share your own Windows Server tips and tricks in the comments below!

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