Configuring Server Core with a GUI

Remember one of my previous posts around Configuring Windows Server 2008 Server Core with the inbox tools, now if don’t like using commandline tools then this will definitively be your tool: CoreConfigurator Features: Product Activation Configuration of display resolution Clock and time zone configuration Remote Desktop configuration Management of local user accounts (creation, deletion, group…


Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) has been released to the web!

A few days ago we released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to the web.  RSAT is the collection of Windows Server 2008 management tools which enable IT professionals to manage their Windows Server infrastructure from their PCs running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.  This email outlines the list  of components which make up…

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DreamSpark Student Program

Last week we kicked of the Microsoft DreamSpark student program , this program (http://channel8.msdn.com) makes available, at no charge, a broad range of development and design software for download. The program is now available to more than 35 million college students in Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S….

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Notes From the Field: Virtualization Strategy @ the customer

Last week I gave a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 session for a Belgian partner and I had the opportunity to talk to some of the IT Pro’s who attended my session and here is an excerpt of a mail I received from one of those IT Professionals who relies on our Technology to…


Beta Announcement: Infrastructure Planning and Design TS & AD guides

The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. This series aims to clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, each addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. All guides share a common structure including: Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process. Listing…

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Windows Server 2008 Upgrade path

During the roadshow I delivered a few days ago I’ve received a lot of questions about the upgrade path for Windows Server 2008. Now the "Ask the Performance team" blog posted a very interesting article about the upgrade path and resource limitations of Windows Server 2008. Here is the upgrade path for Windows Server 2008:…

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Microsoft TechDays 2008

Busy times over here, the last weeks, months I have been doing a lot of stuff, delivering a roadshow around Windows Server 2008, planning an Academic roadshow but most of all I’ve been working onto the agenda of our two upcoming events or is it one event. Yes in Belgium we will celebrate the launch…

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Customer Case: Microsoft Virtualization and X64 Technology

The RPC Group, a packaging supplier with almost 30 plants in continental Europe, wanted to consolidate IT operations across multiple facilities. To streamline financial reporting and provide high availability, RPC decided to virtualize its environment by running several virtual machines on each physical server. For this purpose, RPC chose Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise…

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Talking About Virtualization

There has been quite some noise around the talk that Eric Traut (Distinguished Engineer) give at the University of Illinois. During his talk Eric showed something is called MinWin which is a stripped kernel of Windows 7 that will be the basis of our future products. Not just the Windows OS but it’s also the…

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Apache still loses market share against Microsoft

Since a few months now we see a shift and a decreasing adoption of Apache servers and Microsoft IIS gaining market share. Does this mean people are moving from Linux boxes to Windows Servers with ISS?  Or do we just have more websites running on our install base? I’m wondering how much of the IIS…

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