Free Windows Server 2008 R2 E-Book

Hey folks!  Just wanted to remind everyone you can download a FREE Windows Server 2008 R2 E-Book today!  This guide is a 200 page, 9 Chapter get up to speed guide on Windows Server 2008 R2.  If you are a Windows Server Administrator, this guide is something you should keep handy.


Simplify configuration of Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core using SConfig

While at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, I was asked by a couple of different attendees if we had plans to simplify basic configuration of items like networking and machine naming on Server Core.  Well the answer to that is a big YES!  Take a look at this screencast on the new SConfig tool included…


Changes to the backup utility in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server Backup has some pretty sweet changes coming in Windows Server 2008 R2 including: The ability to backup System State as a separate job as well as the ability to do incremental System State backups. The ability to exclude specific file types, file folders, and specific files instead of having to backup an entire…


Active Directory Recycle Bin

Yesterday I posted a link to my Active Directory Recycle Bin demo over on Edge.  Today I thought I would follow that up that post with a few things about the recycle bin feature in R2. The great thing about the AD Recycle Bin is that if you make the mistake of deleting say an…


RSAT for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Wow what a crazy winter!  I’ve been traveling around speaking to folks about Windows Server 2008 R2.  Let me tell you all Prague is an amazing city, but winter there is COLD!  *Shudder*.  When I was in Prague speaking to all of the great MCT’s who took the time out of their busy schedules to…