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Want to configure your Server Core Environment using GUI Tools? Presenting Core Configurator 2.0

CoreConfigTeam is pleased to announce the latest version of Core Configurator built and designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition! It is completely open source so it can be amended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference… Read more

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta FAQ

About Microsoft Office 2010 What are some of the major updates to the Microsoft Office 2010 suites from previous versions? What products are included in the Office 2010 suites? What are the Office Web Apps? Why should I use Office 2010? What is the Microsoft Office Backstage™ view? What is the Ribbon? Can I customize… Read more

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess IT Infrastructure Compatibility

This documents explains how Windows 7 DirectAccess Integrates with Existing IT Environments. DirectAccess is an integrated part of the Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. A DirectAccess solution provides a secure, flexible architecture for enhanced remote access and transition to IPv6. It is designed to be compatible with… Read more

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing them to security risks. The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines… Read more

Windows Server 2008: Planning for Active Directory Forest Recovery

Customizing a plan for disaster recovery of Active Directory Domain Services This guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest, if forest-wide failure has rendered all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally. This guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory® forest if forest-wide failure renders all domain controllers… Read more

How to do Bare Metal Recovery of Windows Server 2008 with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1

This technical article outlines the steps of using DPM 2007 SP1 alongside the Windows Server Backup (WSB) utility to provide a supported bare metal recovery of Windows Server 2008. System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is a key member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products designed to help IT professionals manage… Read more

Introduction to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows® Firewall with Advanced Security is a stateful, host-based firewall that blocks incoming and outgoing connections based on its configuration. While typical end-user configuration of Windows Firewall still takes place through the Windows Firewall Control Panel tool, advanced configuration now takes place in a Microsoft® Management Control (MMC) snap-in named Windows Firewall with Advanced Security…. Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper-V, Internet Information Services, Remote Desktop Services (including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)), BranchCache, and DirectAccess technologies. In addition, updates to core file services and server management are illustrated. You can use this poster… Read more