Windows Server

Windows Server Overview

Windows Server is Microsoft’s operating system for servers. There have been six product releases under the Windows Server brand name, including Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft has steadily expanded the feature set and capabilities of the Windows Server family over the years, and introduced virtualization capabilities (via Hyper-V) with the arrival of Windows Server 2008.

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Recent Windows Server Articles

Enable Telnet Client in Windows 8 and Server 2012

By Daniel Petri - July 23, 2014

Daniel Petri shares three different ways to enable the helpful Telnet client for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 to meet your IT needs.

Microsoft Replaces TechEd with Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

By Jeff James - July 21, 2014

Long live TechEd! Microsoft has just announced that it is replacing the TechED conference with a new "Microsoft unified technology event for enterprises."

Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs in Largest Layoff Ever

By Jeff James - July 17, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced this morning than the company would layoff up to 18,000 employees within the next year.

9 Essential Tools for Linux Administration

By Stuart Burns - July 16, 2014

Need to manage a Linux server? Stuart Burns has a list of essential Linux administration tools that will make your admin tasks a bit easier.

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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Server 2012

By Jeff James - November 29, 2012

Looking for a faster way to navigate the new interface in Windows Server 2012? Check out this helpful list of Windows Server 2012 keyboard commands and

Windows Server 2012: First Five Fixes

By Jeff Hicks - July 12, 2012

What do you do with a brand new Windows Server 2012 install? Let PowerShell MVP, Jeff Hicks, show you his "first five fixes" for a new Windows Server 2012 build

Top 10 Windows Server 2008 Tasks done with PowerShell - Part 1

By Jeff Hicks - November 29, 2011

In this video post, Jeff hicks goes through the first 5 of the top 10 tasks to perform with PowerShell in Windows Server 2008. In part 1 Jeff covers changing

Install Windows Server 2003

By Daniel Petri - January 8, 2009

This Windows Server 2003 installation and setup guide takes you from initial install to final configuration.

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