Installing Server Core Domain Controllers

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.

Deploying Windows Vista centrally

Microsoft Windows Vista has been designed from the ground up to be easy to deploy. The guys introduced a couple of new technologies to help you accomplish an organization wide deployment. Along with the technologies that we already had to our disposal, these are bundled in the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment. (BDD for short)

Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 2

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is bound to shake up the Active Directory world as we know it. After my first post on the soon to come Exchange Server and the Active Directory I've been playing around for 2 months with it and attended a couple of seminars on the subject. Now we know that there probably won't … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 2"

Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)

According to rumours by Paul Thurrott (and others) you can find Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build 5536 on the Microsoft Connect website. This is however a Pre-RC1 build of Microsoft Windows Vista as announced by the Microsoft Windows Vista Team Blog. It is however the 'escrow' build, which means we will be seeing Microsoft … Continue reading "Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)"

Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 1

I’ve been looking at Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 today and the way it interoperates with the Active Directory. It won’t come as a surprise to see that Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 still relies on the Active Directory as its directory service (like Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003) but there … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 1"