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

Microsoft turns to IT community to help name TechEd successor

By Jeff James - August 22, 2014

Microsoft has turned to the IT community for help with naming the successor to the Microsoft TechEd conference. What names would you suggest for Microsoft's

Manage Servers using Server Manager in Windows 8.1

By Russell Smith - August 19, 2014

Learn how to manage servers using Server Manager in Windows 8.1 in this how-to article by Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor Russell Smith.

How to rename and hide Windows services

By Daniel Petri - August 11, 2014

You might need to rename and hide Windows services for security reasons. This short how-to article by Daniel Petri shows you how to perform both tasks.

Disable Windows Server 2012 R2 Automatic Maintenance Using PSEXEC

By Daniel Petri - August 7, 2014

Having performance issues? You may be impacted by the Windows Server 2012 Automatic Maintenance functionality. Learn how to troubleshoot in Daniel Petri's

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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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