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  • Blog Post: Server 2008 Password Policies - PSOs

    In Server 2003 or R2 one of the major limitations was the ability to only have one password policy per domain. The product team realized this was a major pain point for many customers, so they hooked Server 2008 up with some new password policy functionality which is available in Beta 3. In Server...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Momentum Program (like a TAP or RDP)

    Would you like to learn about or use Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, or the next version of Forefront Edge? If you're based in USA and 'fit the bill', I'll get you an invite to the IT Pro Momentum portal. If you're in Ireland - contact Dave Northey . You can profile a project which uses one of...
  • Blog Post: Server 2008 "Longhorn" Component Architecture diagrams downloads

    I finally went through all of the stuff I got at TechEd 2007 and came across a soft copy of those cool Server 2008 color diagrams or posters you may have seen around. I tried searching for them on Microsoft's site, but couldn't find them. So, you can download them from the links below. I must say they...
  • Blog Post: IIS7 on Server Core

    Server core is a capability included in Server 2008 which installs the bare minimum to have one or more roles function properly. There were 7 roles available for server core and at TechEd IIS7 was announced as an addition to the list. IIS7 in server core is available in the June CTP and in all future...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Virtualization released at RC0!

    What does this mean? You'll be able to try out using hypervisor. The biggest advantage of hypervisor is that you can run multiple virtual machines on the base hardware (not on top of the OS). For more information about hypervisor, check out this webcast: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails...
  • Blog Post: Analysis of Windows Server 2008 – AD Snapshot Viewer

    This feature is currently known as the “Database Mounting Tool” (DMT), which is better than the previous name of “Data Mining Tool”. Who knows what we’ll end up calling this at RTM, but I like the previous name “Snapshot Viewer” the best so this is what I entitled the post. DMT allows you to quickly...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 features

    Microsoft disclosed Windows Server 2008 R2 today at PDC for the 1st time today. Here is a short summary of some of the new cool features in 2008 R2: Virtualization R2 Hyper-V - client virtualization when used with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), improved management via PowerShell 2.0 cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: DFSR and Bitlocker work together + performance tests

    As far as I can tell, there isn't anywhere on Microsoft's sites or documentation which state DFS + Bitlocker is supported or works in Windows Server 2008.  The DFSR FAQ mentions DFSR does not work with EFS, but does not mention Bitlocker.  This is the case more than likely due to Bitlocker...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 – AD Auditing Enhancements

    I hope this post will act as a good reference point to be able to quickly understand the good and bad about new AD auditing enhancements and then enable you to dive deeper at will using the links in this article. There’s nothing more exciting than auditing right? Well, check this out and hopefully...