Good morning everyone.  I finally got a little time off the road to post the Q/A from the live events I have done over the last few weeks.  Please let me know if I have missed any or if you have any additional comments, I am sure I probably forgot some questions let me know and enjoy!

Before you see the questions are some resources for you:

In Detroit there was mention of a few users groups, and you heard from Hermine Turner who is the President of FHITUG (Focus: HOPE IT User Group), and the secretary for the MISBSUG (Michigan Small Business Server User Group).  Both groups are open to the public and more information is below:


Is a general IT user group that meets on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 11:30 am in Detroit, MI.


Is a Microsoft SMB Partner and Customer User Group. MISBS Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Microsoft Office in Southfield, MI.

Article you may find interesting on Windows 7 from, Thanks Paulie:

Windows 7 Release Candidate: Now What?

Here are the questions:

Question: Is the .NET framework on Windows Server 2008 R2 enough to run SQL?
Answer: Officially right now there is no support for all version of SQL on core, but there is a good channel 9 article here:

Question: What clients can connect to a hosted branch cache machine?
Answer: Windows 7

Question: Can you run Branch Cache in a workgroup home network?
Answer: No, the configuration does require group policy among other AD dependencies

Question: Where can I can get a PowerShell command reference for AD Recycle Bin?
Answer: Here is a good place to start:

Question: How is Windows 2008 R2 Clustering support in relation to GEO clusters?
Answer: Looks like there are some good new features on multi-site, take a look here for more information:

Question: Can you enable step-recorder remotely with PowerShell?
Answer: I cannot find the right PowerShell command to make this work yet, stay tuned.

Question: Is there a Windows 7 connector for Home Server?
Answer: Yes, although I am leery of the connector it seems to function, I recommend that you wait to see if we come out with one when Windows 7 releases and it can be found here:

Question: Public Bitlocker recovery key program?
Answer: I had made a comment a public storage location for bitlocker keys, unfortunately that program was discontinued in August 2009, read more here: