Supplemental Info (For Premier Workshop Customers) [Windows 2K8 DS]


Hi Rob here. Below you will find my “supplemental” links and further reading discussed during my workshop delivery. The list gets updated frequently, so be sure to visit often. It is tailored to Windows 2008 Directory Services workshop delivered by Premier Field Engineers Globally. Click here for more info

Microsoft DS related blogs: <- Ask the Directory Services Team <-The File Cabinet (@ Storage Team) <- The Group Policy Team

From class:

AES 256-bit: (Key take-away: Beats 3DES!)

DNSSEC in R2: (Key take-away: Secure DNS capabilities for secure & gov’t installations)

Using DNSEC & Overview: (Key take-away: A good background…)

[IPV6] How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008: [Not recommended]

[Manage FW from command line] How to use the "netsh advfirewall firewall" context instead of the "netsh firewall" context to control Windows Firewall behavior in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista:

The great software repository @ Codeplex: (repldiag.exe, coreconfig.iso, other great tools!)

General supplemental links:

Windows Server 2008 "How Do I?" Videos <- very cool stuff

User Account Control Step-by-Step Guide:

Appendix of Unattended Installation Parameters <- to be used in Core Server installs

Appendix of Functional Level Features <- from 2000 all the way to 2008 R2

FAS (Filtered Attribute Set) & confidential bit (set both at same time):

Steps :

Planning and Deploying Read-Only Domain Controllers:

Designing RODCs in the Perimeter Network (DMZ):

Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) Branch Office Guide:

Core Configurator (Core Server) + ReplDiag tool (Lingering Object cleanup + several other useful tools):

Server Core Installation Option Getting Started Guide:

Server Manager Step-by-Step Guide: Scenarios

Several great Windows 2008 Step-by-Step Guides:

DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server 2008 (Blog by Storage Team @ Microsoft)

Plus more on SYSVOL FRS>DFSR Migration:

Master Group Policy Site: (Tons of good stuff, including videos, step-by-step guides, etc)

Group Policy Detailed list of changes in functionality:

Power Shell 2.0 Getting Started Guide:

R2 Updates:

Basic Overview:

New R2 Technical Overview PowerPoint: <- great refresher

R2 Core Server (DISM.EXE/sconfig) <- new

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