Windows Server 2008

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Generate Reports About User Actions on Windows Servers

by Daniel Petri

One of the toughest questions that IT professionals commonly face in today's dynamic IT world... Who touched the servers and what did they do? ObserveIT provides products which allow enterprise-wide recording and indexing of any human interaction with your servers, and index this data alongside with detailed metadata of what is seen on the screen. Learn all about it in this article by MVP Daniel Petri.

Easier Navigation Between Remote Desktop Sessions with Windows 7/2008 R2

with 2 Comments by Daniel Petri

Previously, when doing an RDP-in-RDP session, the yellow RDP bar or tab sits one on top of the other, making it hard to minimize one screen instead of the other. However, new functionality in Windows 7/ 2008 R2 makes it possible to drag these tabs to any side of the screen, making it easy to see one tab on top of the other. Get the details in this article by MVP Daniel Petri.

Identify Your Windows Vista/2008 Operating System Version and Architecture in 2 Steps

with 3 Comments by Daniel Petri

In order to successfully install Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 server, you must meet the required system and hardware prerequisites. One of these is to have a hardware that’s capable of running 64-bit operating systems. Furthermore, there are versions of Windows Server 2008 that do not support Hyper-V at all. In this article, MVP Daniel Petri will show you how to determine the system’s operating system version and architecture type.

Installing Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008

with 3 Comments by Daniel Petri

Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based technology that is a key feature of Windows Server 2008, and provides a scalable, reliable, and highly available virtualization platform. It provides scalability and high performance by supporting features like guest multi-processing support and 64-bit guest and host support; reliability and security through its hypervisor architecture; flexibility and manageability by supporting… Read More

Windows Server 2008 ADPREP

with 30 Comments by Daniel Petri

Before you can introduce Windows Server 2008 domain controllers into existing Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 domains, you must prepare the forest and domains with the ADPREP utility. ADPREP.exe is a command-line tool that extends the Active Directory schema, and updates permissions as necessary to prepare a forest and domain for a domain controller… Read More