Good morning to everyone in the Bluegrass state!
As always thank you Lexington and Louisville for coming to the live events last week! I truly appreciate getting to reconnect with everyone and I am glad everyone enjoyed the events! We had a fantastic time and thank you for not shooting me with the rockets from hosting.com, of course I got two the kiddos and I have getting pleasantly hit with the rockets since I got home.
With that said you asked a lot of great questions and they are listed below.
If you want to look at more of my live events questions and answers take a look here:
Live Events Questions and Answers from prior events
Enjoy and please comment if I missed any or if you need more information!
Q: What impact does ReadyBoost have on battery life?A: There is nothing to indicate that ReadyBoost will improve the battery life. However two of the new capabilities in Windows Vista called Windows ReadyDrive and Hybrid Hard Disk Drives are designed to improve performance and they will improve battery life. ReadyDrive and Hybrid drives are standard hard drives that include both rotating media and an integrated cache of non-volatile flash memory (also known as NVRAM). This cache buffers disk writes and allows the disk drive to stay spun down for longer periods of time to increase battery life and the overall reliability of the drives in mobile systems. Serving data from the non-volatile cache increases the performance of the boot and resume processes as well as disk- and memory-intensive applications by avoiding the latency of random disk I/Os.
Q: Can you use the Windows Vista memory diagnostic tool in other versions of Windows?A: The tool you saw during the event was built-into Windows Vista and is dedicated to that version; however there is another tool that you can download for other versions of Windows.
Take a look here: Windows Memory Diagnostic
Q: Is there a date limit in the Windows Vista reliability monitor?A: Yes, reliability Monitor maintains up to a year of history for system stability and reliability events. Based on data collected over the lifetime of the system, each date in the System Stability Chart includes a graph point showing the System Stability Index rating for that day. The System Stability Index is a number from 1 (least stable) to 10 (most stable) and is a weighted measurement derived from the number of specified failures recorded over a rolling historical period. Reliability Events in the System Stability Report describe the specific failures.
Q; Can you use Windows Live One Care on servers?A: OneCare is not currently designed to protect servers. If you have a server, you can use OneCare on the desktop computers and laptops within your network, but you will need additional protection for your server.
Q: Do you have free RDP licensing for terminal services in Windows Server 2008?A: While I cannot find any information on what will be included as free RDP connections, I hope there will be some free connections like prior versions. However, I did find terminal services team blog and then had a 6 part series on the terminal services licensing improvement. Take a look here for more information: What’s new in Terminal Services Licensing for Longhorn
Q: Is there any information on NAP and Cisco compatibility?A: Yes, there is a really good FAQ here: Network Access Protection: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can you deploy Forefront in a workgroup?A: Yes client computers can be in a workgroup or outside one of the domains and they can be managed by Client Security (such as home-based computers). They can have the Client Security agent installed on them; however they cannot be managed by Client Security.
Q: Where is some information on Forefront Licensing?A: Here is the page for the licensing information: http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/howtobuy/default.mspx
Q: Where can I get the book hacking exposed?A: Here is the book: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780072260816&itm=1
Q: What are the Windows Server 2008 .NET requirements?A: Right now, Windows Server 2008 does have .NET 3.0 built-in. However, doing some checking online it appears that there is a 3.5 version available for download with the SDK: Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Server code name “Longhorn” and .NET Framework 3.5
Q: What are the domain requirements for the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) in Windows Server 2008?A: There are no finalized requirements for the RODC as of yet. Here is a great table outlining the domain requirements from the step-by-step guide listed below:
Domain controllers running Windows Server 2008 can replicate Active Directory database partitions as listed in the following table. Although an RODC can replicate data from domain controllers running Windows Server 2003, it can replicate updates of the domain partition only from a domain controller running Windows Server 2008 from the same domain. RODCs cannot be a source domain controller for any other domain controller because they cannot perform outbound replication. Application directory partitions include ForestDNSZones and DomainDNSZones.
Destination domain controller
Windows Server 2003 source domain controller
Writable Windows Server 2008 source domain controller
Windows Server 2003
Application directory partitions
Partial attribute set of the other domain partitions in the forest (global catalog)
Writable Windows Server 2008
Take a look at the step-by-step guide: Step-by-Step Guide for Read-Only Domain Controller in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3