Archive for the ‘Windows Server 2008’ Category

Windows Server 2008 Server Core Installations Job Aids

November 10, 2009

Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 do not provide a graphical user interface. Instead, all configuration and management operations take place in the command prompt. The numerous and varied commands and procedures for common activites such as installing server roles, configuring the firewall, and assorted Active Directory domain actions can be difficult to remember.

These Job Aids present the most common procedures and commands necessary to configure and manage Server Core installations in a one-page format that you can download, print, and fold to pocket size. The back has been left blank so you can add your own notes, procedures, or commands specific to your own deployments or operations.

More info

Official Server Core Blog

Admin’s Guide to Server Core Commands

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Active Directory Management Gateway Service (ADMGS)

October 31, 2009

The Active Directory Management Gateway Service provides a Web service interface to Active Directory domains and instances of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) or Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) that are running on the same server as the Active Directory Management Gateway Service.

You can download and install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service on servers and domain controllers running the following operating systems:

   1. Windows Server® 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
   2. Windows Server 2003 SP2
   3. Windows Server 2008
   4. Windows Server 2008 SP2

Latest SP2 for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

May 27, 2009

Download, Five Language Standalone (KB948465) package now.

Download, Five Language Standalone for x64-based Systems (KB948465) package now.

Information about SP2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Description of the Microsoft server applications that are supported on Windows Server 2008

May 10, 2009

This article describes the Microsoft server applications that are supported on Windows Server 2008.
KB948680

9 Editions of Windows Server 2008

October 27, 2008

Overview of Editions

Windows Server 2008 is available in multiple editions to support the varying server and workload needs of organizations. Review the edition summaries below, click on their logos to read a more detailed overview, and then explore the version comparison tool for a view of key differences by server role and features.

Group policy templates

September 29, 2008

Group Policy ADM Files

Administrative Templates (ADMX) for Windows Server 2008

Starter Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

Group Policy Management Console Scripting Samples

Locally, these files should be located in the following locations:

    * .admx files are stored in:
      %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions
    * .adml files are stored in this location:
      %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\language
      Here, language would be replaced with the language identifier, such as %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\en-us.
    * .adm files are stored in:
      %systemroot%\inf

When storing these files in a central location, you’ll place the files in the following locations:

    * .admx files are stored in a root-level folder. For example, on your domain controller in:
      %systemroot% \sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions
    * .adml files are stored in subfolders, like so:
      %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions\language
      Here, language would be replaced with the language identifier, such as %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\en-us. You should create a subdirectory for each language that you will use.

Note that Group Policy Object Editor automatically reads all .admx files stored in the central store of the domain in which the GPO was created. When there is no central store, Group Policy Object Editor reads the local versions of the .admx files used by the local GPO.

FREE Acronis E-Book “Business Continuity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008”

September 26, 2008

One of the most significant changes virtualization brings to IT is in terms of business continuity management. If a disaster occurs, all you need to do is launch the workloads from your disaster recovery site and continue operations with very little or no data loss. This ebook covers:

  • Specific strategies for the migration of physical to virtual workloads.
  • How Acronis technologies can help support your move to the dynamic datacenter.
  • Key insights into the division of hardware into resource pools and workloads into virtual service offerings.
  • Specific step by step instructions for the preparation of highavailability strategies for physical host servers.
  • Insights into how to best protect host servers.
  • Insights into how to best protect virtual workloads.

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008

July 7, 2008

Included in this paper:

– Performance Tuning for Server Hardware
– Performance Tuning for Networking Subsystem
– Performance Tuning for Storage Subsystem
– Performance Tuning for Web Servers
– Performance Tuning for File Servers
– Performance Tuning for Active Directory Servers
– Performance Tuning for Terminal Server
– Performance Tuning for Terminal Server Gateway
– Performance Tuning for Virtualization Servers
– Performance Tuning for File Server Workload (NetBench)
– Performance Tuning for Network Workload (NTttcp)
– Performance Tuning for Terminal Server Knowledge Worker Workload
– Performance Tuning for SAP Sales and Distribution Two-Tier Workload

Works with Tool for Windows Server 2008

June 2, 2008

Overview
The “Works with” tool is a time and cost-saving resource for developers and IT Pros to determine application readiness on Windows Server 2008. Within two to four hours the tool compares an application with Microsoft’s application compatibility criteria and provides a detailed summary. The “Works with” tool can be applied to both commercial and custom in-house developed applications and helps provide IT Professionals increased confidence to deploy applications on Windows Server 2008.

Compare Technical Features and Specifications for Windows Server 2008

May 15, 2008

Editions Information

Overview of Editions
Compare Features
Compare Server Roles
Differentiated Features
Compare Server Core Installation Options
Compare Technical Features and Specifications
Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V Editions