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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration News
July 10, 2012
July's Patch Tuesday update fixes vulnerabilities in IE and MSXML. Plus, Microsoft hardened Windows Update certificates.
May 08, 2012
Microsoft addressed 23 vulnerabilities as part of its May Patch Tuesday update, addressing flaws in Windows and Office.
April 10, 2012
April's Patch Tuesday announcement from Microsoft included four critical bulletins addressing flaws in Windows, Windows Server and Internet Explorer.
October 21, 2011
Review this week's essential server news, including details on Microsoft's latest cloud-based release, an update on its forthcoming cloud-optimized OS, and a report on FY 2012 Q1 financials.
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Windows Server 2008 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft. Continue Reading
A lot has changed since the release of Microsoft’s first-generation hypervisor technology. See what’s new and what you may have missed with this comprehensive guide to all things Hyper-V. Continue Reading
With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft breathed new life into Hyper-V -- boosting its performance and capabilities. This chapter gives you an introduction to server virtualization and how Hyper-V and its components fit into that ... Continue Reading
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For years Microsoft has worked to expand its slate of troubleshooting tools for admins. But with no Support Tools to download for the latest OS, do the same utilities still apply? Continue Reading
A lot has changed with the NTBackup tool in Windows Server 2008 – including its name. Learn how loss of flexibility paved the way for enhanced functionality with Windows Server Backup. Continue Reading
RemoteApps in Windows Server 2008 give Terminal Services administrators the ability to create a published desktop -- without the desktop. Continue Reading
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Admins starting to use PowerShell's Remoting features may run into some growing pains with remote commands. Combat these with a few simple tricks. Continue Reading
Discover tips on backing up your Windows Server 2008 operating system and data as well as info on performing restores in this chapter excerpt from "Windows Server 2008 How-To". Continue Reading
The Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit greatly simplifies the migration process for admins, but there are still certain criteria that must be met before moving forward. Continue Reading
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Admins might have experience with the DCPromo tool in Windows Server's Server Manager. Learn about its history and where it's going. Continue Reading
Admins facing Windows Server frequent hangs and crashes can use a number of tools, like Event Tracing for Windows, to catch a badly behaving task. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Server Core installation option for Windows Server has many benefits, but persistent inaccuracies have limited its widespread adoption. Continue Reading