DFS Namespace Active Directory blob size in Server 2003 R2

Another question asked on Wednesday evening’s Intro to R2 event was about the blob size limitation in Domain Based (ie Active Directory integrated) DFS-Namespaces. Has it changed since Windows Server 2003 SP1? The answer is no, the same limits apply. The recommendation is for around 5,000 links and the wizard in the DFS Namespace wizard reminds…

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Where can I get hold of Windows Server 2003 R2

I’ve had several emails today following last nights TechNet event – an Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2. The most popular question by far is how can people get hold of it? The answer is on microsoft.com, where you can either register to receive an evaluation CD set or register to download (but bear in…

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Windows Server 2003 R2 Event – Tomorrow in Reading

Just realised I hadn’t posted up info about this one before. With Windows Server 2003 R2 “RTM’ing” (Releasing To Manufacture) today, I’ll be co-presenting a TechNet event, “An Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2” with Samm DiStasio, Director of Windows Server Product Marketing Group based in Redmond tomorrow evening at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, starting 18:30. Click here…

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And Virtual Server 2005 R2 just became cheaper again….

The UK Press launch of Windows Server 2003 R2 was today in London – one little snippet (there’s lots to say about it really – will add more tomorrow) is that bundled in with Windows Server 2003 R2 will be an option to purchase Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition for $99US – previously the cost was…

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Download Virtual Machine additions for Virtual Server 2005 R2

As so many of you emailed me directly after previous entries who found it difficult to get hold of the Virtual Machine additions hotfix from KB 900076 (which is still unfortunately out of date), I’m relieved to say the version of the virtual machine additions released with Virtual Server 2005 R2 (13.552) are available for public download….


Winter Fun Pack 2005? – download links

So with Christmas now fast approaching – to be honest, it doesn’t seem to so much as “fast approach” these days as accelerate at terminal velociy – advent calendars have been around for a few days with the kids looking forward to opening them first thing in the morning, I thought it was time over the weekend to…

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Blogcast: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering How To – Part 5 of 5

If you watched the demonstration blogcast of Virtual Server 2005 R2 I posted up at the weekend, yesterday, I ripped the environment apart to build it again from scratch so you can see how I built it. The last part of this mini series is where we setup the networking on the Virtual Machine guest…

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Blogcast: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering How To – Part 4 of 5

If you watched the demonstration blogcast of Virtual Server 2005 R2 I posted up at the weekend, yesterday, I ripped the environment apart to build it again from scratch so you can see how I built it. In part 3, the new cluster group for the virtual machine was created. In the penultimate part of this mini-series,…


Blogcast: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Host Clustering How To – Part 3 of 5

If you watched the demonstration blogcast of Virtual Server 2005 R2 I posted up at the weekend, yesterday, I ripped the environment apart to build it again from scratch so you can see how I built it. Part 3 of 5 gets into the “nitty-gritty” of the configuration. We create a new group in the cluster…


Part 24: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – RPC Publishing

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials. In the last part, forms based authentication for Outlook Web Access was back running again, bouncing through the localhost listener. In this part, we put RPC/HTTP back into place. We create a publishing rule for the Exchange Virtual Directory being published (/rpc). We also create a publishing rule…