Windows Server 2008 Lunch Event Resources


For those who attended my launch events. Here’s the resource page. I suggest pick and choose 2 or 3 from each area and get an overview of the capabilities delivered by Windows Server 2008.


{ What’s New in Windows Server 2008 }


HEROES happen {here} - http://www.heroeshappenhere.com


Windows Server Web Site - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008


The Server Unleashed! - http://serverunleashed.com


Windows Server 2008 Reviewer’s Guide -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/2008/bb414776.aspx


Top 10 Reason’s to Upgrade -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/why-upgrade.aspx


Active Directory Improvements -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/active-directory.aspx


Core Infrastructure Improvements -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/core-infrastructure.aspx


High Availability -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/high-availability.aspx


High Performance Computing -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/high-performance.aspx


Virtualization and Consolidation (Hyper-V) -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtualization-consolidation.aspx


Web and Application Platform Improvements -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/web-application.aspx


Scripting with PowerShell  -http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx


PowerShell Team Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/


Microsoft TechNet Script Center -
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx


Windows Server Division Blog - http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver


Server Core Blog - http://blogs.technet.com/server_core


Windows Server 2008 Retail Pricing Announcement -
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12HyperVPR.mspx


Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides -
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=518d870c-fa3e-4f6a-97f5-acaf31de6dce&DisplayLang=en


Windows Server 2008 – Compare Server Roles (Roles available by Server Version) -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/compare-roles.aspx


{ Virtualization and Your Infrastructure }


Microsoft Virtualization Home - http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization


Infrastructure Optimization - http://www.microsoft.com/io


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx


Hyper-V Virtualization and Consolidation - http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v


Hyper-V TechNet TechCenter  -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/servermanager/virtualization.mspx


Hyper-V FAQ -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-faq.aspx


Installing Microsoft Hyper-V -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/virtualization/install.mspx


Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/c513e254-adf1-400e-8fcb-c1aec8a029311033.mspx?mfr=true


Video – Managing Hyper-V on Server Core -
http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&vid=5119240c-6579-4827-8338-7f5539930402


Virtualization WMI Providers (great for PowerShell Scripting!) -
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc136992(VS.85).aspx


Virtualization Team Blog - http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/


System Center – Your Platform {managed} - http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter


System Center Virtual Machine Manager -
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/scvmm/default.mspx


Presentation Virtualization with Terminal Services -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/presentation-terminal.aspx


Terminal Services Gateway -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/9da3742f-699d-4476-b050-c50aa14aaf081033.mspx?mfr=true


Terminal Services RemoteApp  -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/57995ee7-e204-45a4-bcee-5d1f4a51a09f1033.mspx?mfr=true


Terminal Services Web Access -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/95258ce8-5ddd-42cb-9e95-cec19ef4f43d1033.mspx?mfr=true


Terminal Services Team Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/ts


Microsoft Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid) -
http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/softgrid/default.mspx


{ Securing Your IT Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 }


Security and Data Protection Improvements -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905073.aspx


TechNet Magazine: Service Hardening in Windows Vista (applies to Server as well) -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc162523.aspx


New Networking Features in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726965.aspx


Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/ff06e8d5-b029-4c4a-8e13-2f27d721087b1033.mspx


Step-by-Step Guide for Read-Only Domain Controllers -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/ea8d253e-0646-490c-93d3-b78c5e1d9db71033.mspx


Wireless Networking in Windows Vista (applies to Server as well) -
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eb958617-b3d3-42cf-a434-87ad81259fc6&displaylang=en


BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008 -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008/en/library/cbc28269-5146-4672-9161-8872697897061033.mspx


ADFS Documentation Team Blog - http://blogs.technet.com/adfs_documentation/


Network Access Protection TechCenter
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb545879.aspx


Active Directory Rights Management Services Role -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/77b591cc-5d32-4ff6-bb02-64bde149dc991033.mspx


Windows Server 2008 Auditing AD DS Changes Step-by-Step Guide -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/a9c25483-89e2-4202-881c-ea8e02b4b2a51033.mspx


Event Subscription Overview -
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/6955be85-64fe-40c8-9bbc-ee7a1298e8d21033.mspx


Step-by-Step Guide to Controlling Device Installation and Usage with Group Policy
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/9fe5bf05-a4a9-44e2-a0c3-b4b4eaaa37f3.mspx


Windows Server 2008 – Active Directory Auditing Enhancements -
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Windows-Server-2008-Active-Directory-Auditing-Enhancements


{ Exploring Windows Server 2008 Web and Application technologies }


IIS 7 Home - http://www.microsoft.com/iis


IIS Community Portal (best source of IIS information) - http://www.iis.net
IIS.NET Blogs - http://blogs.iis.net/


Getting Started with IIS 7.0 -http://blogs.iis.net/chrisad/archive/2007/3/1/1599947.aspx


IIS 7 SDK - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms692515.aspx


Application Host Config -
http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Use-IIS7-Administration-Tools/Using-XML-Configuration/Introduction-to-ApplicationHost-config


What happened to the metabase? -
http://www.iis.net/articles/view.aspx/IIS7/Use-IIS7-Administration-Tools/Using-XML-Configuration/How-to-use-Metabase-Compatibility-with-IIS7


IIS 7.0: Converting Metabase Properties to Configuration Settings -
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa347565.aspx


IIS 7 on Server Core - http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/6/4/1738267.aspx


IIS 7 on Vista?  You bet! 
Here’s a great breakdown of what Editions of Vista support which IIS 7 functionality -

http://www.iis.net/1100/SinglePageArticle.ashx


Getting Started with the IIS Manager -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/113/getting-started-with-iis-manager


IIS 7 Feature Delegation -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/155/an-overview-of-feature-delegation-in-iis-70


Extending IIS: Developing a Module using .NET -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/170/developing-a-module-using-net


Managing Sites with IIS 7.0’s WMI Provider -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/162/managing-sites-with-iis-7s-wmi-provider


Getting Started with AppCmd.exe -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/114/getting-started-with-appcmdexe


IIS 7 Shared Configuration -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/264/shared-configuration


How to use HTTP Detailed Errors in IIS 7.0 -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/267/how-to-use-http-detailed-errors-in-iis7


Bill Staples’ Take on IIS 7.0 vs. Apache -
http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/5/7/1696624.aspx


Troubleshooting Failed Requests Using Tracing in IIS 7.0 -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/266/troubleshooting-failed-requests-using-tracing-in-iis7


Introduction to IIS 7.0 Architecture -
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/74/introduction-to-iis7-architecture


FastCGI (RTW download for IIS 6.0, plus information about what it is) -
http://www.iis.net/fastcgi


Installing PHP on Windows Vista with FastCGI
(Note: This article is not applicable to Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008 operating system because those operating systems have FastCGI support already included in IIS 7.0.) -

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/272/installing-php-on-windows-vista-with-fastcgi


IIS 7.0 Media Pack - http://www.iis.net/default.aspx?tabid=22


Windows Media Services 2008 (information and links to the downloads)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/serve/prodinfo2008.aspx

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