Microsoft has recently decided to supply every Windows Server 2008 test version with the same major revision number. This number, also known as the Build number, is used often to distinguish test versions. When submitting a bug or asking a question in the TechNet forums you might even get asked for it. (or at least get … Continue reading "How to determine your Windows Server 2008 version"
Windows 7 isn't due for a very long time, but one of the most interesting things from the next version of Windows Operating System was publicly shown by Eric Traut on October 13th, 2007 at a presentation at the University of Illinois. (view links below) The feature I'm talking about is MinWin. It's basically a highly efficient Windows kernel … Continue reading "Lifting the shroud off MinWin"
Sometimes you just have to be really dedicated to pull stupid stuff. Like today.I'll try and get my Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate box to do Flip3D's: the Windows Vista feature that lets you switch between windows on a 3d manner.
In Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 the Windows Firewall is enabled by default. This means it's locked up by default and offers little weakness towards unfriendly administrators and users. When you want to do something with your Server Core box you might want to open up the Windows Firewall a little bit to allow … Continue reading "Firewall management in Server Core, Part 1"
Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 was officially announced today and will be available for everyone interested in the bits, through the Community Technology Preview program.
Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 require a different mindset when it comes to installing software or drivers. It starts with downloading stuff and getting the installation files onto your Server Core box.
A while ago I wrote a blog post on BitLocker Drive Encryption and why I thought it wasn’t ready for prime time yet. While reading up on BitLocker I found out two of my eight reasons are history or will be history in the near future.
Windows Server 2008 Server Core doesn't have a graphical event viewer. There is a tool called wevtutil.exe that allows you work your log magic on the console, you can use the Event Viewer on another (graphical) machine to open the event logs of your Server Core box, but you might also opt for a nice event log … Continue reading "Handling Server Core Events"
After playing around with Server Core for a while I'm beginning to wonder how to perform certain administrative tasks. Today I found myself wondering about software management after reading a post on the Microsoft TechNet forums and decided to put my thoughts on paper.
Today I saw three Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Server Core articles published to the Microsoft KnowledgeBase in the Help and Support pages. They are basic "How to" articles on stuff I wanted to shed some light on here. Since Yuval Sinay and the Windows Server Core Team already did, I think these topics are well covered