Server Core installations can be specifically targeted at situations where single server roles are needed. Combining some of these roles on one server might also be very powerful, as I will show you in this post of my Easter SC'enarios series, where I'll try to construct the ultimate Branch Office server using Server Core roles.
Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 can be equipped with Windows Media Services 2008. This opens up some interesting deployment scenario's for Server Core in combination with this role. This blogpost in my Easter 2008 series on SC'enarios explains how to install and use Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 on Server Core … Continue reading "SC'enario: Streaming Media (reverse) Proxy"
Windows Web Server 2008 is the successor to Windows Web Server 2003. It has some interesting tricks up its sleeve, that I just wanted to share with you in this SC'enario, since I believe Windows Web Server 2008 might eventually be the Operating System showing one of the ultimate potential of Web Services in Server … Continue reading "SC'enario: Windows Web 2.0 Server 2008"
You might be running Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 Domain Controllers at the moment and you're looking to replace these servers with Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers to utilize the new features of Windows Server 2008. You might also be looking to replace your aging Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 … Continue reading "Transitioning your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008"
I've already shown you how to remotely manage your Server Core installations of Windows Server Core using the Remote Desktop Protocol, but using Windows Remote Management (WinRM, Microsoft implementation of WS-Management) in combination with WinRS might prove to be even more useful for day to day administration.
Now that we have Hyper-V available as a Server Role on Windows Server 2008 Server Core I feel it's time to explain why Server Core would be the ideal Windows Server 2008 Installation method to install Hyper-V on, instead of the Full Installation method.
Ben Armstrong, the Virtual Guy, just posted about the availability of a special version of Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 that contains an updated version of Hyper-V, which is now a Beta. The best news is this version is available for public download! There's a small catch for testers though. It looks like the … Continue reading "(RC1 with) Hyper-V Beta available for testing"
In my opinion Windows Server 2008 Server Core servers are perfect for virtualization. They don't eat up a lot of resources and they don't have excess baggage. Server Core as a guest might meet your virtualization demands, but think about host configurations…
As I mentioned earlier both Jorge and I participated in the TechNet Live Speaker Talent competition, organized by Microsoft Netherlands yesterday at the Amsterdam RAI. The competition proved to be a DirTeam party! Jorge ended up second and I actually won, which means I’m Microsoft Netherlands’ 2007 no1 Speaker Talent.
I'm proud to be selected as one of the Speaker Talents for the upcoming Technet Live event in Amsterdam next week! This means you can meet me live if you are one of the attendees for Technet Live.