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Job Aids for Server Core Installations of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Handy summaries of the most common procedures and commands used to administer Server Core installations 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… Read more

Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains

This guide explains the process for upgrading Active Directory domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, how to upgrade the operating system of domain controllers, and how to add domain controllers that run Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to an existing domain. Upgrading your network operating system requires minimal… Read more

Running Domain Controllers in Hyper-V

Hyper-V™ is a key feature in Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that you can use to consolidate different server roles onto a single physical computer. Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based server technology that is optimized to provide virtualization of operating systems. Hyper-V supports a large variety of guest operating systems that can run… Read more

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security: Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall and IPsec Policies

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Although you can configure a single server locally by using Group Policy Management tools directly on the server, that method is not… Read more

Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services

App-V for TS / RDS help solve applications compatibility on Terminal Servers / Session Hosts. Server growth is a costly issue for organizations that rely on session hosts / terminal servers. To avoid application conflicts, applications must undergo significant testing to determine which applications will collide and, therefore, must be separated and run on different… Read more

Download Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RTM

Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment, for consumers, developers, and IT professionals.  Select any of the following link to download service pack. Windows… Read more