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KB Article for 2008 RTM TS Licensing Server to support R2 CALs
A peer sent this link to me today. I felt it important to share as a few people have asked me if it would be possible. There is an update available. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968074
13 Aug 2009
Three updates I apply in a Hyper-V/VMM lab
This resolves the Hyper-V status warning message in VMM. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd44b4e3-2dcc-4299-b345-bc09a9a37b60&displaylang=en This resolves an issue when using BITS to transfer to/from volumes mounted by GUID. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
4 Mar 2009
Case Studies – Hyper-V in Education
Indiana University University Improves Service Availability, Reduces IT Workload with Virtualization Indiana University is one of the largest state university systems in the United States, with nine campuses, 100,000 students, 7,000 faculty members, and 11,000 staff members. The university’s Auxiliary...
21 Feb 2009
Hyper-V and Red Hat, support is on the way!
This is really great news, particularly for the vast number of administrators in Higher Education who have adopted Hyper-V for all or part of their virtualization workloads! This entry from the Hyper-V team explains a new support agreement between the two organizations that will bring integration...
18 Feb 2009
Hyper-V @ EDU
This morning Microsoft announcied the Release to Manufacturing of the hypervisor for Windows Server 2008, also known as Hyper-V . You’ll also find that some of our existing case studies are in Education!!! I was ecstatic to learn during TechEd that several customers in higher education are already...
26 Jun 2008
Get the scoop on little known Active Directory features in 2008
This is one of the best webcasts I’ve watched in recent memory. Really great information on how machines find domain controllers in 2008. http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid68_gci1317644,00.html?track=NL-119&ad=647382&asrc=EM_USC_3893103&uid=8071835
24 Jun 2008
What roles/features require 2008 Forest Functional Level?
… and/or domain functional level? There is a table on the following TechNet page that outlines this info. It has been a re-occuring question in my recent trips! Note that the domain functional level is the important factor for 2008, as that enables new features including fine grained...
28 Apr 2008
What is the quickest/easiest way to open the Network Connections page in Vista/2008
In other words to get to this page. I’ll be honest, having to navigate through the Network and Sharing Center can sometimes be an extra step for me rather than a value-add. At times it can be very helpful, at other times I just want to get to the IP configuration page for a network adapter as quickly...
26 Apr 2008
Migration paths from 2003 – 2008 Clustering
Due to feature changes between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, there is no support for a rolling in-place upgrade. There is support for an in-place migration. During a discussion last week on Server 2008, a question came up regarding the process. The difference is in a migration...
25 Apr 2008
Manage Hyper-V from a workgroup machine
Great post from Nicola Delfino: http://blogs.msdn.com/nicold/archive/2008/04/16/how-to-access-hyper-v-rc0-machine-workgroup-from-vista-sp1-joined-to-a-domain.aspx
24 Apr 2008
Isolation of Virtual Machine bus
Good information from the Virtualization team blog: "Each VM has a separate instance of VMBus. VMBus is a bus only in the sense that multiple VSCs inside a VM share the same instance of VMBus. This means that a local, kernel mode compromise of a VM will not reveal any data from other...
22 Apr 2008
How to build Server 2008 media that only contains Standard Edition
In order to make installation and distribution a simpler process, the Server 2008 DVD available for download contains all four versions (Web, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter) with both full and core installations available. Over the last two weeks I have received the same question from several Universities...
26 Mar 2008
Remote Administration tools (RSAT) now available!
Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista for x86-based Systems http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ff6e897-23ce-4a36-b7fc-d52065de9960&DisplayLang=en Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems http://www.microsoft...
26 Mar 2008
Hyper-V Release Candidate download link is live
I've been holding back all morning to post anything until the download links actually became available. It looks like the new pages are being published and have started replicating out to the globe. This updates the Windows Hypervisor technology to the latest public release candidate build. ...
19 Mar 2008
WebDAV for Server 2008 - released to web
As posted by Robert McMurray - http://blogs.msdn.com/robert_mcmurray/archive/2008/03/12/webdav-extension-for-windows-server-2008-rtm-is-released.aspx
13 Mar 2008
When to expect Server 2008 SP1?
Actually you've already got it. Since Server 2008 is the same codebase as Vista SP1, it technically already is SP1 as it ships RTM. So the first service pack for Server 2008 will be SP2. For full details and a great backgrounder on how this all came about, read over this blog post from Iain...
18 Feb 2008
Using WS-Management to get a Remote Shell on Server Core
Over the last two weeks I must have built, tore down, and rebuilt my test lab 8 times. I've been experimenting with every option I can come up with for my Hyper-V install to test performance, admin tools, and searching out answers to a variety of questions from customers I met with over the last few...
24 Jan 2008
Server 2008 in Education, Post-WebCast Info
I promised a few links and have posted them below. I also wanted to make a correction, in the Question Manager one of the attendees asked whether Server Enterprise is licensed per socket similar to DataCenter and I responded "yes". I was incorrect, Web, Standard, and Enterprise are licensed per server...
11 Oct 2007
Troubleshooting KMS Activation - Part 1, the client
Windows activation is simple and straightforward if you understand the components. I have had a few customers that stumbled when getting a KMS online and in every case it has been an issue with name resolution, network connectivity, or they simply did not understand how to use the keys. Activation is...
8 Oct 2007
6 Reasons Server 2008 Matters in School/University Environments
It's not always easy to wade through the broad messaging and identify how a product might benefit a specific industry. This is by no means a definitive list. I have not addressed advances in IIS, for example, because I'm not a web guy. I also dropped a few items just to make the list digestible in one...
6 Aug 2007
NAP can work in Higher Education
In fact it already is. One of the Technology Adoption Program (TAP) customers was in fact a University. See the webcast here: http://blogs.technet.com/nap/archive/2007/06/27/nap-web-cast-real-world-customer-deployment-of-nap-louisiana-state-university.aspx I will do my best to get this represented at...
27 Jul 2007
Nice collection of Server 08 info
... on Matt's site. I will be adding these to my del.icio.us collection for Server_2008 . Microsoft Higher Education Tech NE : Longhorn...um I mean Windows Server 2008 Technorati tags: Microsoft , Windows Server 2008
11 Jul 2007
Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn"
This is a great source of info to start reading-up on Server 2008. The page doesn't first expand out the chapters, but if you click on the plus sign you will see a break down of all the changes. Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn" Technorati...
24 Jun 2007
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Network Benchmark Study
Interesting info. The details of this report include enough information you could easily use it as a guide for your own testing. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Network Benchmark Study Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 include significant network performance improvements that can increase user...
21 Jun 2007
WDS/Multicast info from TechEd
This is a great blog entry about a TechEd session focused on Multicast in Windows Server 2008 Windows Deployment Services. Some very interesting information about special options to detect and deal with the slowest clients on your network. Josh's Windows Weblog : TechEd 2007 - Day 2 - WDS Multicast Deployments...
8 Jun 2007
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