Windows Server Backup is built-in to Windows Server 2008 R2 and allows you to back up a full server, a selected list of volumes, the system state, or specific files or folders. Learn how to install the Windows Server Backup feature using three different installation methods: the server manager, the command prompt and PowerShell.
Daniel Petri explains how to block Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) automatic updates with the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit. Unlike the IE9 blocking tool, this tool does have an expiration date – the 22nd of February 2012.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 includes previous improvements delivered via Windows Update and addresses feedback from customers. Currently, there are 625 hotfixes and updates. Many of these updates are available to the public on the Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update, while others are only available to specific customers or partners. It is standard practice to include all of these updates in a Service Pack, and as such they are included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
Christian Mohn provides a walkthrough of Microsoft’s Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) for license and activation management. In addition to license administration, VAMT allows admins to manage and activate Multiple Activation Key (MAK), Key Management Service (KMS) and retail product keys.
Jason Zandri discusses the details of Microsoft Exam 70-653: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring. Listing of required skills and recommended preparations for the exam are covered.
Wesley David outlines some of the best tools and utilities every Network Administrator should have with them at all times.
In this article, Daniel explains how to download and use RDCMan (Remote Desktop Connection Manager) to more efficiently manage multiple remote desktop connections.
In this article, Daniel gives step-by-step instructions for enabling remote management of Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core using SCONFIG and Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).
Daniel explains how to resolve Server 2008 R2 Server Core error: “The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship”
In this article, Daniel explains a handy new feature of Windows Server 2008 R2, which allows for remote management from another server or from a Windows 7 workstation, by using Server Manager.
Daniel outlines the important steps needed to remotely manage disks on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine so as to avoid a “RPC Server is Unavailable” error.
Daniel outlines the 2 methods available to use in order to repair “windows cannot connect to the domain” errors.
MVP Daniel Petri explains the prerequisites, settings and steps required to join a domain in Windows 7 via two different methods.