Windows Server 2008 R2 Schema Extensions

Windows Server 2008 R2 includes new features that require a schema upgrade.  You do not have to upgrade your schema if you want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 in your environment, but you do need to upgrade your schema if you want to leverage the new functionality included in 2008 R2.  What new features…

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Microsoft Essential Business Server product development to be discontinued as of June 2010

In an announcement today regarding the future of our MidMarket Server Suite, Essentials Business Server, the future development of the product will be discontinued as of June 2010.  For those Partners serving the SMB market, your favorite server for the SMB market, SBS, will continue to move forward and I can assure you a new…

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What happened to Terminal Services? What’s Remote Desktop Services??

Remember Terminal Server?  And then Terminal Services?   We’ve now renamed it to Remote Desktop Services (RDS).   The core functionality of Terminal Services is now included in the new RDS functionality.  We renamed it because it now encompasses more than just Terminal Services.  It now also supports VDI and our Remote Applications (RemoteApp) functionality.  Not only…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference Book…. Get it while its HOT!!

Congratulations is in order!  Matt Hester, Chris Henley, and Harold Wong from the Microsoft TechNet team have put a lot of blood, sweat, and time into the creation of one of the best IT Pro books on the market.   While I haven’t had the privilege to read all of it just yet, I’m looking forward…