Microsoft has released a hotfix that you should install on your Windows Server 2003 R2 DFSR servers to address a protocol interoperability issue with up-level DFSR servers. The hotfix is described in the following KB:
DFSR fails from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 to a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2
If you are the administrator of any sort of terminal server environment, its recommended you keep these links in your favourites:
186645 Troubleshooting RDP Client Connection Problems (aggregate article that points to the three below)
2477023 Remote Desktop Disconnected or Can’t Connect to Remote Computer or Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) running Windows Server 2003
2477133 Remote Desktop Disconnected or Can’t Connect to Remote Computer or Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) running Windows Server 2008
2477176 Remote Desktop Disconnected or Can’t Connect to Remote Computer or Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) running Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Virtualization Team Blog
The World Simplified is a Virtual World
The App-V Product Team Blog
The Official MDOP Blog
Ask the Directory Services Team
Ask the Performance Team
Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team
Ask the Core Team
The Hot Blog
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit - December Update
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario
Active Directory Certificate Services Upgrade and Migration Guidance
Single Sign-On from Active Directory to a Windows Azure Application Whitepaper
The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies
HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
HPC Pack 2008 SP2 Fix for Removing Users from an HA Headnode Fails
Windows CE 5.0 Monthly Update November 2010
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update November 2010
Update for Windows 7 (KB2446496)
Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB2446496)
Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx
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TechNet Presents: Windows Server 2008 and the cost savings it can bring to your infrastructure
Event ID: 1032400916
Product(s): Windows Server 2008.
Audience(s): IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist.
Prepare yourself for Windows Server 2008. Tune in and learn how you can leverage the new features to improve your organisation's networking infrastructure and security, server performance and reliability, remote resource access, and client deployment. Windows Server will help reduce the cost of managing your server infrastructure, alongside delivering improved facilities for your users. Subject matter experts break down what these upgrades mean for your infrastructure and how to take advantage of them.
We will be talking about the key things that UK customers have found from deploying Windows Server 2008 in the real world.
The Modern Desktop
Event ID: 1032473616
Presenter(s): Andrew Fryer, Simon May
Audience(s): Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager, Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Support - Partners, Training - Partners.
An introduction to what's possible with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, Silverlight, Direct Access and Branch Cache.
“Permission Denied" error when you run the rsh command on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer that has installed Utilities and SDK for SUA
Virtual Disk Service (VDS) crashes while the service is shutting down in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
An NFS server does not respond when the server is processing lots of data in Windows Server 2008
A security group member still cannot modify a certificate template even if you delegate management control to the group in Windows Server 2008
You cannot receive event notifications after you back up and then clear event logs in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
A query takes a long time to complete and increases CPU usage to a high level on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller when you use NSPI API functions to query address book information
How to enable LDAP signing in Windows Server 2008
"0x800423f3 - VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE" error occurs when you perform a System State backup operation in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Servers can only be managed by computers running Windows Server 2008 or later
MS10-101: Vulnerability in Windows NetLogon Service could allow denial of service
MS10-094: Vulnerability in Windows Media Encoder could allow remote code execution
The host record of a computer that has a static IP address and that is running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Vista SP2 is removed incorrectly from the DNS server when the DHCP Client service is restarted
Office documents that are hosted on a DAV server are opened as read-only through the WebDav protocol in Windows Vista SP2 and in Windows Server 2008 SP2
The Value field under the Attribute item for event ID 5136 is empty in Windows Server 2008
Remote Desktop Session Host is not supported on Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition
List of rules for the Windows Small Business Server Migration Prepartion Tool
The WMI repository is corrupted on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
You cannot open a rights-protected Office 2010 document in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
Applications that are built on ESENT and that run on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer may not work correctly after the reported physical sector size of the storage device changes
The COM+ applications stop responding (hang) intermittently on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
The print queue remains offline after a restart of the Spooler Service on a print server that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Error message when you start Windows Vista: "Your activation period has expired"
The MPR still calls the NPPasswordChangeNotify function to notify that a password change event occurred in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 even though the password change is unsuccessful
Error 0xC004E002 during activation for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2
MS10-093: Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker could allow remote code execution
A UEFI-enabled computer stops responding at a black screen in the startup process in Windows Vista or in Windows 2008
When drivers are written by using UnidrvUI or PS5UI, the Tabloid Extra paper size may be displayed as 11.69 x 18 instead of 12 x 18
When you keep repeatedly starting and exiting a program that plays audio, this may spawn more icons for the program in Volume Mixer.
MS10-096: Vulnerability in Windows Address Book could allow remote code execution
MS10-098: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege
MS10-100: Vulnerability in Consent User Interface could allow elevation of privilege
MS10-092: Vulnerability in Task Scheduler could allow for elevation of privilege
The call operation fails with error code "0x800706f7" when you run an application that calls the OleCreateFromFile() function to create an embedded object from the contents of a named file in a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or of Windows 7
An USB device may intermittently disconnect and reconnect when you use the USB device in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
You cannot change User Account Control (UAC) settings on Windows 7
You cannot re-enable the prompt to delete a note in Sticky Notes in Windows 7.
You do not receive an error message after you restore a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machine
CreateEnvironmentBlock(,,FALSE) function does not expand REG_EXPAND_SZ type environment variables on Windows Server 2008 R2.
CPU performance may decrease when you run sysprep after applying Service Pack 2 to Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Error message when you access a WebDAV resource in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7: "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid"
How to troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services connectivity issues in Windows Server 2008 R2
How to troubleshoot Remote Desktop Services connectivity issues in Windows Server 2008
Troubleshooting RDP Client connection problems