Windows Server 2008
In January we finally said goodbye to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Microsoft made its new Edge browser generally available, fixed a search bug in File Explorer, and started rolling out Calls in Your Phone for Windows 10 19H1 and newer.
Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.
Windows has an unfixable security flaw. That’s the frightening conclusion of this researcher, who says he can inject code—at will—into browsers and other Windows apps. It affects all versions of Windows released in the past 16 years, he says. And it can’t be patched, without breaking legitimate desktop apps. It could be bad for containerized server workloads, too...
Microsoft is making a big bet by changing how it will patch older versions of Windows with a goal of reducing the complexity of the Windows ecosystem but will it pay off?
Microsoft to change how older Windows versions get patches. For better or worse, it’ll be more like the Windows 10 way. Next Patch Tuesday, prepare for a single rollup patch. This means you won’t be able to pick and choose the patches that work for you. And that’s good, because… um, reasons.
In this post, find out how to enable HTTPS on Certificate Authority for Web Enrollment on Windows Server 2008/2012, how to create a digital certificate template, and more!
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.
Direct Access? BranchCache-whatsis? Discover what oft-forgotten Windows Server 2008 R2 features we think deserve another chance.
In this Ask an Admin, find out how to install Windows Management Framework 3.0 (WMF) in Windows Server 2008 and R2.
Wield Win8 like a weapon! Learn to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 from a Windows 8 workstation in this tutorial.
Learn how to grant DNSAdmins the right to view DNS event log entries remotely on Windows Server 2008 R2. Using a lab environment, we show you the steps to take when granting these rights, and what to do when an error occurs.
In this video post, Jeff Hicks returns with 5 more PowerShell tasks to perform in Windows Server 2008, rounding out the top 10. In part 2, Jeff covers getting recent event log errors, resetting ACL's, finding server uptime, getting service pack information and deleting old and unused files.
In this second part of Tom Finnis' article on deploying printers on your network he explains how to assign your printers to specific users and computers using Group Policy and the Active Directory. He also covers in depth how to avoid the most common problem encountered, the lack of built-in support for GPO printer deployment in Windows XP
Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008 R2 is an excellent backup utility that takes care of safe backups of just about anything on your Windows Server 2008. As one would expect, a convenient log of all of these backups is kept but it is not very apparent how one clears this log. The following article describes the few simple steps to clear the log.
One of the more tedious tasks of a Windows install is entering the product key. This is compounded when you have to set up dozens of computers at a time. Fortunately, in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, you no longer have to enter the product key to install the OS. Instead, Windows uses a list of valid install keys. The following article displays this list and shows you where to find it.