The Kerberos Survival Guide

Since many other operating system vendors are also adopting this MIT-developed authentication protocol, Kerberos Version 5 will increasingly become a centerpiece of enterprise-level interoperability. Kerberos provides secure user authentication with an industry standard that permits interoperability. The Active Directory domain controller maintains user account and log-in information to support the Kerberos service. Want to learn…


iSCSI Target Storage Providers (VDS/VSS) for Windows Server 2008

iSCSI Target Storage Provider enables applications on a server that is connected to an iSCSI target to perform volume shadow copies of data on iSCSI virtual disks. It also enables you to manage iSCSI virtual disks by using older applications that require a Virtual Disk Service (VDS) hardware provider, such as the Diskraid command. This…


Changes in Functionality – Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server® 2008 R2 adds new features and extends technologies introduced in Windows Server® 2008 to help increase the reliability and flexibility of server infrastructures. This document describes some of the new capabilities and management enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 and how they can be used to provide greater control and increased efficiency. Go…


Upgrading AD Domains to Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains

Upgrading your network operating system requires minimal network configuration and typically has a low impact on user operations. The upgrade process is straightforward, efficient, and allows your organization to take advantage of the improved security that is offered by the Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. This guide is intended for…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 RTM – now available for download

Deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits: Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance….


Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 – now available for download

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003) from a remote computer that is running Windows 7. It includes support for remote…


The Hyper-V Resource Kit is now available !!!

Want the latest information about Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V?  If so, then you’ll want to check out the “Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit” by Robert Larson and Janique Carbone with the Windows Virtualization Team at Microsoft (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735625174; 800 pages). In-depth and comprehensive, this official RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you…


IT Pro Momentum Program Results – Active-Office Systems Ltd.

Your name: James Hunter-Paterson Company name: Active-Office Systems Ltd Your geographic location (country): UK Public disclosure of your name and company name allowed? (Yes or No) YES Objectives of the project:  What problem did you set out to solve? To establish opportunities to host a client’s entire IT infrastructure using Hyper-V and RDS Are you…


IT Pro Momentum Program Results – O’Sullivan Consulting – Windows Server 2008

Your name: William V. O’Sullivan Company name: O’Sullivan Consulting Your geographic location (country): Illinois USA Public disclosure of your name and company name allowed? (Yes or No) Yes Objectives of the project: What problem did you set out to solve? Upgrade servers to Windows Server 2008 R2. Are you piloting or deploying the products? We…


IT Pro Momentum Results – Anon Company 8

Country: United States (Tennessee) Public Disclosure of your name and Company name allowed? No Objectives of the project: We evaluated Hyper-V and SCVMM as a viable enterprise-level virtualization solution to run some critical machines and reduce TCO. Are you piloting or deploying the products?: Yes, we have purchased SCVMM (and some other tools ,too) and…