Migration and Deployment: Installing the Migration Tools (Part 8 of 19) by Matt Hester

I’m sure most organizations still have parts of their infrastructure running on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  If this applies to you and you are looking to migrate some of those services to Windows Server 2012, you will want to know more about the Migration Tools that are included…

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Using Hyper-V to create a Base OS Image that can be used for VMs and Boot to VHD

I’m sure a lot of techie folks like me use virtualization quite a bit for testing and learning purposes. When we have to build Servers for many different scenarios, it sure is helpful to have a base Windows OS Image handy to start with. Even though it seems simple, I thought I would share my…

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Remote Administration of Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 from Windows 7

I’ve been asked numerous times about how one would manage Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 servers from a Windows 7 client computer. Evidently, we (Microsoft) have not done a good enough job in getting the word out that there are a set of tools – Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that are available as…

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Free WEbinar: 5 Challenges in AD Management and How to Eliminate Them (By Zubair Alexander)

A Directory Services MVP out of Seattle, WA by the name of Zubair Alexander is delivering a free Webinar on AD Management this coming Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 10 AM – 11 AM (PDT).  He will be covering the following topics. Password and User Management Provisioning and deprovisioning – consistency through centralized management How…

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Windows Networking User group (in Seattle area) is holding their first meeting!

Back on October 8th, I posted about a new User Group getting ready to start up in the Seattle area (http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/07/seattle-windows-networking-user-group.aspx).  Well, Zubair has finally been able to work out all the logistics for the meeting and the group will hold it’s first meeting!!!  Save the group’s website: http://www.winnetusergroup.com/default.aspx. The kick-off meeting for Windows Networking…

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Another Update on Beta Exam 70-113

Back on October 8th, I made a post regarding a Virtual Beta Exam, 70-113 (http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/08/new-virtual-lab-based-exam-70-113-windows-server-2008-ad-configuring.aspx).  In that post, the deadline for taking the exam was pretty much the end of October.  I had quite a few emails from folks asking me very similar questions so I made an updated post on October 15th (http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/15/update-to-virtual-lab-exam-70-113.aspx). I…

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Update to Virtual Lab Exam 70-113

On my previous post: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/08/new-virtual-lab-based-exam-70-113-windows-server-2008-ad-configuring.aspx, I informed everyone that there was a great promotion going on that includes 3 free exam vouchers if you take the beta exam with a new format.  I received a couple of questions via email and a comment on the original post.  Rather than just post a response as a…

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New Virtual Lab based Exam – 70-113: Windows Server 2008 AD, Configuring

I just received an email that gave some kewl information about a new type of Certification testing.  To sweeten the pot for those who like to be the first to try new things, they are offering 3 FREE exam vouchers for the first 3000 people who take this exam. I have copied the text from…

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Seattle Windows Networking User Group

Recently, I was put in touch with Zubair Alexander (MVP in Seattle area) who is very interested in starting a new User Group.  Zubair has already created a nice website for the User Group (http://www.winnetusergroup.com/default.aspx).  If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in joining and networking with other IT Professionals who also…

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Microsoft Virtualization Launch (getVIRTUALNow)

I know a lot of folks like to attend different Launch Events to get their hands on the latest and greatest information about one of our new products.  Since Hyper-V was still only in Beta when Windows Server 2008 shipped, we had to release Hyper-V separately and we are now having Launch Events to highlight…

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