Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides (17 total) for your downloading pleasure.

Instead of trying to hunt down the docs you need, follow the link and download the services you will be deploying. Get them while their hot!  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=518d870c-fa3e-4f6a-97f5-acaf31de6dce&DisplayLang=en Creating and Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services Templates Step-by-Step Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services…

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Unable to remotely manage a Server Core machine (MMC, WMI, Device Manager)

I’ve been seeing a lot of churn internally and externally about installing a role on a server core machine and then trying to connect to it remotely only to find that the remote server core machine won’t allow you to connect.  Remote Management: To allow remote management of a server core machine run this locally on the…

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Not getting kernel memory dumps in Windows Vista or Windows 2008?

Backstory: With the advent of Windows Vista there are changes made in how the operating system determines if it can take a kernel memory dump or not.  Starting in Vista the amount of memory allocated for kernel mode could vary dynamically.  If the pagefile is not big enough, switching to minidump at dump time can’t…

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Booting into DSRM in Windows 2008

Since the boot.ini file no longer exists in Windows 2008, the way to boot into directory service repair mode has changed.  You can setup the OS to boot to DSRM a couple of ways as shown below.  I’d also mention that to due offline defrags and other NTDSUTIL commands against the database you can now…

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