Poster Central

Hi all,           Ever wanted a change in decor in your house? rather than boring old patterned wallpaper, what about getting some great posters with core components of specific technologies to put in their place…  amaze your friends, impress your spouse..   check out the technical posters from Microsoft.  🙂   Overview Link Exchange http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FDCDF6E5-DE47-4B58-8086-282101BCDDE9&displaylang=en Active…

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The big thick book of Windows 2008

Microsoft have created a “Book of Longhorn” that covers all the changes in functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008.  I really recommend having a look at this one… http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=173E6E9B-4D3E-4FD4-A2CF-73684FA46B60&displaylang=en


Where is the MCSE for Windows 2008?

Well, this is an interesting subject, as many of you know there is not an MCSE for the Windows 2008 family and it has been replaced with a new exciting qualification. So, Let’s have a look at some of the new details, We have four new(ish) qualifications that we could aim for, namely the Microsoft…

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Key Firewall ports for Windows server 2008

Some just might say that security has gone mad these days, gone are the times when we only used firewalls to protect our internal network infrastructure from external attack.  Certainly I now see many of our customers deploying internal firewalls to protect their sites but at the same time, cause poor old Active Directory some…

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Windows 2008 upgrade paths

With the Windows 2008 finally being released to manufacture this past month, we will now be expecting a whole bunch of questions surrounding the Windows 2008 migration process.  This part of the newsletter is looking at what you need to know to answer all your questions.   The following table lists upgrade paths that are…


Some Useful Links for you all!

News Details Link GPMC Scripts The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) provides a comprehensive set of COM interfaces that you can use to script many of the operations supported by the console. Included in this download is a set of sample scripts that make use of these interfaces. Click Me   ADMX language Templates Group…

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Snapshot Backups? what is that all about?

Here is a step-by-step guide for anyone that wants to get started with Active Directory Snapshot Backups In Windows 2008! Active Directory Administrators can now mount a snapshot from any given time, browse the snapshot and then perform restore individual objects if they want.  How cool is that!!.  The following procedure will create a snap shot, mount…


ServerManagerCMD.exe – How can you start quickly?

If you want to use the servermanagerCMD.exe, it just could not be easier.  There are only three main switches that you need to know to get started. How do I know what features/Roles I have installed or available? For this, you can use the command ServerManagerCMD.exe -query, this will list all available features and roles that…


MVP Academy – here I come!

Be prepared all you MVP’s of the world!  I have been made an MVP trainer for a Windows 2008 course over the month of November.  I will be running nightly training sessions and hopefully help as many MVP’s as possible.. See you there!  


Welcome to the Windows 2008 Page

This page will contain everything you want to know about Windows 2008 and then some.