To server core or not to server core seems like a valid question. Especially when deciding to install Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" Domain Controllers. With the advent of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" Beta 3 we can finally take a deep dive into installing Server Core Domain Controllers.
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and Windows Vista Enterprise Edition offer BitLocker Drive Encryption as a method to encrypt the contents of your hard drive. While working with BitLocker Drive Encryption I experienced a couple of imperfections and weaknesses.
When I checked into my MSDN subscription this morning I found a nice little download called "Windows Server Longhorn Standard Beta 3 Escrow". Despite its appearance this is the April 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP). Robert McLaws already predicted last week this download would be available this week.
I've been wrestling with Dutch localized versions of Windows Vista for a little while now. My conclusion so far: I don't consider it to be a finished product. (Yes, I know you've heard it before) Furthermore I think it's a disgrace Microsoft markets the Dutch version of Microsoft Windows Vista as fully featured, while it's not.
Small Novell networks often have a Microsoft Windows server somewhere. This might seem odd, but it actually makes sense when you look at the way businesses tend to cave under the pressure of keeping their networks updated. Most of the times this is why a Windows Server gets introduced and most of the time it's the first of … Continue reading "Patch management, a differentiator for small businesses?"
According to older news Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate would both have a feature called Virtual PC Express. In fact both versions of Windows Vista do not ship with this feature. Clearly the cause of this is the new virtualization path Microsoft has chosen nearly nine months ago. Virtual PC Express, which was rumored … Continue reading "The Non-Existence of Virtual PC Express"
Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is part of the recently released Service Pack 2. In the last months one question remained unanswered: "Is it possible to use Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in a non-Active Directory environment?" Today I answer it myself, using questions you might have after this short introduction…
Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 today. If you don't know what I'm on about, than please read one of my previous posts.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 has a new trick up its sleeve in combination with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Windows Mobile 6: Exchange AutoDiscover Service. You can use this feature with your Domain Naming System (DNS) implementation, but this feature is even more functional when used in conjunction with Active Directory. (Just like everything you use in your daily life…)
As an IT Professional you might get the question to deploy Mozilla's FireFox browser on the workstations of your users. I must admin FireFox is a pretty good product and Mozilla does a good job building and promoting it. In fact: In my opinion it's the only company I know that effectively took on a … Continue reading "Deploying and managing FireFox centrally"