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 TomsHardware.com, 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: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/philpenn/How-To-Develop-NET-Applications-for-Windows-Server-2008-R2-Server-Core/
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: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd392260(WS.10).aspx
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: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/03/18/9488114.aspx
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: http://www.homeserverhacks.com/2009/01/running-windows-home-server-connector.html
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: