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Windows Server 2008 Overview

Windows Server 2008 was released in February 2008, and was followed by Windows Server 2008 R2 in October 2009. Arguably the most signification new feature introduced in this version was Hyper-V, Microsoft’s server virtualization technology. Other noteworthy features included self-healing NTFS, the introduction of Server Core, and new failover clustering options.

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Recent Windows Server 2008 Articles

Enabling HTTPS on Windows Server 2008/2012 Certificate Authority for Web Enrollment

By Daniel Petri - June 10, 2014

Find out how to enable HTTPS on Certificate Authority for Web Enrollment (and how to create the certificate template) in Windows Server 2008/2012.

Installing the DNS Server Role on Windows Server 2008 R2

By Sean Wilkins - October 31, 2013

With the introduction of Active Directory, the use of DNS is even more important. Install the DNS server role in Windows Server 2008 R2 in part 1.

Overlooked Features in Window Server 2008 R2

By Aidan Finn - October 4, 2013

Direct Access? BranchCache-whatsis? Discover what oft-forgotten Windows Server 2008 R2 features we think deserve another chance.

Updating Windows Management Framework (WMF) on Windows Server 2008/R2

By Russell Smith - September 12, 2013

In this Ask an Admin, find out how to install Windows Management Framework 3.0 (WMF) in Windows Server 2008 and R2.

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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

Tools for Customizing Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation

By Daniel Petri - September 16, 2009

There are times that you may want to use Windows Server 2008 as your personal workstation OS, and Daniel Petri shows you how.

Installing Active Directory on Windows Server 2008

By Daniel Petri - January 8, 2009

Daniel Petri guides you through the steps required to create a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller for a new Active Directory domain.

Remotely Managing Windows 2008 Server Core Firewall

By Daniel Petri - January 8, 2009

Daniel shows you how to remotely manage the firewall for Windows Server 2008 Server Core.

Understanding Windows Server 2008 Server Core

By Petri IT Knowledgebase Team - September 30, 2008

Introduced in Windows Server 2008, Server Core is a low-footprint way to install your server OS. This article explains why Server Core is such a big deal for

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