"Longhorn" Server Tasty Nugget #1

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Did you know the coastline for Madagascar is 4824km long? 


Me either….and I assume that to most people information like that isn’t particularly interesting either.  Which sets the perfect stage for some blog entries I want to start making.


As we have now hit our Beta 2 milestone, you may have heard about our bigger Windows Server “Longhorn” features – NAP, Terminal Services, IIS7.0, Networking, Server Manager, Etc.  All very compelling…and we are going to be talking a lot more about these features in the next few months.


In my day-to-day interaction with Windows Server - I have noticed a lot of little gems in “longhorn” that may not get much attention as they don’t exactly fit into one of our bigger categories mentioned above…..As such, I feel it is my blogging duty to bring some of these little nuggets to light.  (Even if they are as useful as the length of the Madagascar coastline.)



So, #1, this is pretty neat....As every IT Pro knows, one of the iniquities associated with working with files in shared folders is the potential for a user to accidentally delete a file.  If you share isn’t protected with Volume Shadow Services or another backup solution, you needed to break out the backup tapes.


In Windows Server “Longhorn” you will find a little check box in the advanced tab of the sharing screen.  Selecting this will give you the ability to put deleted items (accidental or otherwise) in the recycle bin - cool!


Advanced Sharing Tab in Longhorn Server

Cheers, Ward Ralston
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  • Finally! I'm looking for this feature since NTx.x. I came from the novell world where this is a standard since 3.x(salvage). Thank you!

  • Release it already. I can't wait to install it. :)

  • Sweet!! Thanks for sharing.

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