Planning on upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2?

You might be one of those persons, fervently running Windows 7 on their day-to-day laptop (like me) and you might be one of those persons building Windows Server 2008 R2 rigs for test and demo purposes. (like me) You might also be one of the lucky persons to lay your hands on a pre-order for … Continue reading "Planning on upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2?"

How to install Windows XP Mode for Application Compatibility

One of the new and interesting features in the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), mentioned a few days ago, is the ability to utilize a virtual Windows XP with Service Pack 3 environment for application compatibility. This feature is called Windows 7 XP Mode and builds on Windows Virtual PC 7. The new Virtual PC … Continue reading "How to install Windows XP Mode for Application Compatibility"

Antimalware on Server Core, a strategic choice

In the past I’ve mentioned a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 is less susceptible to attacks than a full installation of Windows Server 2008: It has less code on disk and in memory, resulting in a smaller attack surface It requires less updates It doesn’t offer a built-in way to browse the web … Continue reading "Antimalware on Server Core, a strategic choice"

The Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Surprise

As you might recall Hyper-V Server 2008 is a further Hyper-V optimized version of a Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008, Standard Edition  (technically). Hyper-V Server is also Microsofts free stand-alone server virtualization product. When comparing Hyper-V Server 2008 to ESXi 3.5, it’s interesting to note the feature gap between the two products. Especially … Continue reading "The Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Surprise"

Deploying Hyper-V Server 2008 using WDS

Hyper-V Server 2008 is Microsoft's free server hardware virtualization product. You can  deploy this Microsoft product  like a Windows product with your favorite deployment suite. When you use Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)to deploy Microsoft's Hyper-V Server 2008 however, you are prompted to provide a product key.