Deadlines and the sound they make (Hyper-V)

Douglas Adams once said: I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Microsoft has been scrutinized by many for not delivering on time, but this time it's the other way around. Microsoft promised to release Hyper-V within 180 days from the Windows Server 2008 release. Since Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading "Deadlines and the sound they make (Hyper-V)"

Building the Flaming Dog Lanfestival environment

One of the fun things I get to do is co-organizing the Flaming Dog Lanfestival, where my main responsibility is to design, build and manage the networking infrastructure. About the Flaming Dog Lanfestival Last year Michiel de Jongh and I organized the Flaming Dog Lanfestival for the first time. This event is sponsored by OGD, … Continue reading "Building the Flaming Dog Lanfestival environment"

Hyper-V RC1 Released

Microsoft is definitely making progress on its Virtualization line-up. Yesterday they released the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) bits for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V to supersede the Release Candidate 0 (RC0) bits, many of us might already be running. Now is the right time to start testing Hyper-V if you haven't already begun doing so. This … Continue reading "Hyper-V RC1 Released"

Monitoring Server Core from the command line

A server running a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 could behave flaky from time to time. Monitoring it gives clues towards this behavior and/or provides insight in why it behaves flaky. I've taken a closer look at monitoring Server Core boxes from the command line and want to share my experiences with you … Continue reading "Monitoring Server Core from the command line"

Remotely managing your Server Core using RSAT

A little while ago I showed you how to perform some of the common management tasks on your Server Core installation using the Microsoft Management Console Snap-Ins, available through Computer Management (compmgmt.msc). Last week I showed you how to install Server Roles and Features on top of your Server Core installation. This time I want … Continue reading "Remotely managing your Server Core using RSAT"

Upgrading your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008

Last time we discussed how to transition your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008, which was something a lot of you were interested in. This time I'm talking in-place upgrading Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers.