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Now that you downloaded the Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/audsel.mspx

Make sure to download and run through the step-by-step guides available here:

  • Creating and Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services Templates Step-by-Step Guide
  • Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide
  • Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-By-Step Guide
  • Deploying SSTP Remote Access Step by Step Guide
  • Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server 2008 Step-By-Step Guide
  • Server Manager Scenarios Step-by-Step Guide
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node Print Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Policies for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Using Identity Federation with Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Certificate Services Step-By-Step Guide
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 Terminal Services RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 TS Session Broker Load Balancing Step-By-Step Guide
  • Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway Server Step-By-Step Setup Guide
  • Windows Server Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide
  • Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Release TS Licensing Step-By-Step Setup Guide

Here's a tip... they are an EXCELLENT resource for any certification exam you may be taking on Windows Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/windowsserver2008/default.mspx