Here are some resources for IT Pros on Windows Server 2008, compiled using the Social Bookmarking Preview on TechNet:
Windows Server 2008 Component Posters, originally printed in the July 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine.
IT Pro resources for Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 Technical Library
Windows Server Community resources page.
These step-by-step guides help IT Professionals learn about, evaluate and deploy Windows Server 2008.
This Solution Accelerator helps organizations efficiently create, deploy, and maintain a secure environment for a variety of servers running Windows Server® 2008.
This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files (.admx/.adml) delivered with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
The Bitlocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer helps to locate BitLocker Drive Encryption recovery passwords for Windows Vista- or Windows Server 2008- based computers in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. This release includes updates to support Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 in addition to previously supported platforms.
3 minute Keith Combs Server Core Role Installation video.
Deployment QnA with links to deployment resources.
Includes Relnotes, Step-by-Step Guides, blogs and links to the Solution Accelerators.
Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enable IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1. You can also download
Ben Armstrong's blog post details links to downloads and pre-requisites for the Hyper-V Management tools for Vista SP1
This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating Windows Server® 2008 software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 60 days.
Describes the steps for installing and configuring a file server failover cluster that has two nodes. By creating the configuration in this guide, you can learn about failover clusters and familiarize yourself with the Failover Cluster Management snap-in interface in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise or Windows Server 2008 Datacenter.
Shows you how to test using Hyper-V and Failover Clustering together to make a virtual machine highly available.
Windows Server 2008 Core introduces some challenges in administering servers without an explorer shell. Here are some netsh commands that will help you administer your Server Core installation remotely through MMC snap-ins.
The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities have been rolled up into a single Suite of tools. This file contains the individual troubleshooting tools and help files.
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
The Microsoft Services Design and Implementation for Active Directory offering enables organizations to deploy and optimize Windows Server 2008 Active Directory directory services in the most effective way possible by implementing consistent, reproducible processes and configurations that improve efficiency and require less effort to maintain.
Microsoft IPsec Diagnostic Tool assists Network administrators with troubleshooting network related failures, focusing primarily on IPsec. It is applicable on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Technical documentation for planning, deployment, and operations of Volume Activation 2.0 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Includes the Volume Activation 2.0 Overview Guide, Planning Guide, Deployment Guide, Operations Guide, Resources, FAQ and Technical Attributes.
The Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications using both native (Win32) and managed (.NET Framework) technologies.
The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method of identifying common security misconfigurations.