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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 - Server Core - Change Default Prompt

    If you are planning to deploy Windows Server 2008 - Server Core installations in your network I would strongly advise you to use the following tip. In all my Server core installations I change the default prompt to something like this: Imagine you have more than one Server core box and you are connecting...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn Part 1

    In my previous blogpost I talked about which 10 reasons I would blog. Now the first one is Server Management Improvements. Server Management Improvements - Installation and Initial Configuration To start I wanted to point out that we've simplified the Server Installation procedure. My Longhorn server...
  • Blog Post: Remotely manage Hyper-V from WS2008 32 Bit edition

    I’d like to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System. How do I do this? Can I do this on Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86 Editions? Yes you can. Here are the steps: 1. Launch Server Manage from the Start Menu 2. Click Add Features 3. Under...
  • Blog Post: Another Major Milestone - Windows Server 2008 RC0 is Here

    I'm really excited by this one because Windows Server 2008 RC0 has been Released to Web. And for the first time YOU will be able to start learn and test Windows Server Virtualization (WSV). WSV has been added as a Server Role so now YOU will be able use our Hypervisor based virtualization technology...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Services in Longhorn

    I still do love the Server Based Computing technology and we are making the product even better within the next release of our server product longhorn. Last week there was a chat with our Terminal Server Product team, unfortunately I missed it. If you also missed it I found a good article on Brian Madden...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: What's new in Longhorn server blogpost series

    In the next couple of months I will be focusing onto Windows Server Codename "Longhorn". What will I do? First of all I will have some speaking engagements at different events. The first one will be on March 7 during the TechNet Evening - Overview of What's New in Windows Server "Longhorn" (I'll post...
  • Blog Post: TechReady:: Keynote Bill Gates and more

    I did not have really lot's of time yet to blog about the things I learned here in Seattle, there so many interesting sessions that I need to attend which makes it difficult for me to find some time to blog about it. We just had the keynote session from Bill Gates and Kevin Schofield who is the General...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn Part 4: Server Hardening

    With Windows Vista we've improved the security of the platform dramatically, because Windows Vista and Longhorn server share the same code base they will also share some of the security features. If we look at server hardening we can talk about how we segmented the services, boot process and binary image...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization Technology Adoption Program Nominations

    I just found out that the product team opened the Nomination for the Windows Server Virtualization (WSv) Technology Adoption Program (TAP). The WSv TAP is an validation program focused on scenario testing. The level of commitment required from each TAP participant will be significant. The WSv TAP is...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell and IIS 7 Better Together

    During the keynote @ IT Forum Barcelona which I missed (damn) Jeffrey Snover (PowerShell Architect) did a demo on how to manage a website based on PHP. The video of the demo can be found onto the Channel 9 site. The key message here is that Longhorn is the platform to host your websites because it can...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn: Part 10 Terminal Services

    This is the last post in my 10 reasons series, to conclude this series we will look at the improvements we've made in the Terminal Services. Due to my background this is by far my favorite topic. A question that we often receive when we announce or introduce new features in Terminal Services is "Will...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Evening: "Technical Overview of Longhorn Server"

    This week I have done a TechNet evening about Longhorn server and one of the attendees Steve Rosa made a really good and complete wrap up of what I have been talking about during this two hour session. Steve is new in the blogosphere he started blogging back in February and will focus on Microsoft infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: New Virtualization Video's online

    Virtualization in Windows Server Mike Neil, General Manager The session features a discussion of the virtualization technology roadmap and an outline of Microsoft's vision for how these technologies will combine with future capabilities in processors, chipsets, and I/O devices to enable unprecedented...
  • Blog Post: Share your story

    Last week I had the visit from Adam Carter and a camera crew (actually it was only one guy). They came over to Belgium to do an interview at the "Université Libre De Bruxelles" (ULB) which is a French speaking University in Brussels. Why did Adam come all the way from Redmond to Brussels? A few months...
  • Blog Post: Offline :(

    WoW it has been a long time ago since I posted something onto this blog. It feels like I am writing my first blogpost again but for sure I will keen on blogging like I used to in the past. The reason for this is long silence is the following. First we had those amazing Dev & IT Pro Days 2007 back...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn is no more, Hello Windows Server 2008

    It has been announced at WinHec by Bill Gates. Windows Server 2008 will be the official name of Longhorn Server. Will that mean that Windows Server 2008 will only be available in 2008? Probably, honestly I don't know, what I know is that RTM is still planned for H2 2007 and it might be that the general...
  • Blog Post: Podcast on Virtualization

    My Canadian colleague Rick Claus recorded a podcast with Jeff Woolsey Lead Program Manager for the Virtualization team. Remember one of my previous blogposts where I talked about the amazing demo I saw during Bill Gates his presentation, well Jeff was the guy. Jeff Woolsey Virtualization Podcast Source...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Learning:: Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn"

    I just received a mail with free E-Learning courses about Longhorn Server Beta 3, these courses are free for a limited time. This online learning collection of five clinics introduces the new features and functionality in Windows Server "Longhorn." The courses cover server virtualization, security and...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Microsoft Server “Longhorn” Resources

    Documentation TechNet Articles Windows Vista and Window Server “Longhorn” – Better Together! Windows Server Longhorn: Windows Powershell Webcasts and Videos Live Webcasts Windows Server “Longhorn” and Windows Vista: Better Together (Live Dec. 7) On-Demand Webcasts Windows Deployment Services: Setup and...
  • Blog Post: Fine-Grained Password Policies

    Remember a previous blog post where I talked about the fact that with Windows Server 2008 you will now be able to define different password account lockout policies within the same domain. Previously this was not possible and this was also one of the reasons many of our customers implemented multiple...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn Part 5: Server Core

    When I talked about the server management improvements in the first part of this series I explained that we have defined different server roles and features. Now with the introduction of Windows Server Core which is a minimal installation of Windows Longhorn server. What I mean with minimal installation...
  • Blog Post: Dev & IT Pro Days: Learn about the upcoming Longhorn Server Technology

    Yesterday I posted how to get PowerShelled during the Dev & IT Pro days. Today I want to point you to the different Longhorn Server sessions we are planning during the event. During the Pre-conference Ronald Beekelaar will talk about the new Hypervisor Virtualization Technology in Longhorn Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Security Guide - Beta Release

    Help your customers securely deploy Windows Server 2008 with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide! Every day, adversaries are attempting to invade your customers’ networks and access their servers—to bring them down, infect them with viruses, or steal information about customers or employees...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Event: IIS 7 for IT Professionals

    TechNet Evening : IIS7 for IT Professionals What? If you had not the opportunity to join us last Monday during the Web Administration summit then here is your chance we are planning a TechNet evening session about our newest web platform IIS 7. During this two hour session Bert will give...
  • Blog Post: How to Install Windows Server Virtualization?

    Ok now that you have the RC0 bits you definitely want to start playing with Windows Server Virtualization. I'll explain the installation steps through different screenshots I took. Before you begin the installation you have to install two updates that are located into the systemdrive\windows\wsv directory...