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"
Installing Windows Server 2008
There are a couple of ways to install Windows Server 2008. When you're lucky enough to get your hands on a physical copy of a Windows Server 2008 DVD you can use that, but what if your target system doesn't have a DVD player? What if you want to install it in a different way? … Continue reading "Installing Windows Server 2008"
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"
Handling Server Core Roles and Features
Server Core is proving to be a versatile infrastructure platform. After installing your basic Server Core installation, configuring network interfaces, activating, enable remote management (through RDP or WinRM) and changing the look and feel it might be time to install additional roles and optional features.
Steal this post … just like Deepak
… You want to have Your own blog with fresh content … on different topics … just steel this post like Deepak Gupta is doing. Lately he wrote about maximum limits in AD, just like I did. He wrote also about Hyper-V new features, exactly as Natasha did on her blog. Maybe I should be … Continue reading "Steal this post … just like Deepak"
How far You can actually push AD?
Have you ever wondered how many objects You can create in Your DIT (actually this was showed some time ago by ~Eric) ? Or how many DC is to many in a domain? For some time now on one of MS internal distribution groups group of folks were discussing document which describes such limits related … Continue reading "How far You can actually push AD?"
How to handle time …
Handling time is somehow challenging task. It can;t be stopped so far so we have to live with schedules and clocks. But this won't be about time physics but more mundane thing. One of my friends has asked me question how to translate pwdLastSet attribute value to some more readable value. My first answer was … Continue reading "How to handle time …"
For beta or for worse
I've been beta testing a lot of unfinished software products in the past years. Not surprisingly most of these were Microsoft products. (and mostly unknowingly also many products from other vendors…) Let's dive into the world of alphas, betas, release candidates and other test versions, because I suspect seemingly more people using beta software isn't … Continue reading "For beta or for worse"
SQL 2008, Kerberos and SPNs
Last weekend I was attending (or better to say I was just passing by as it was short visit) conference organized by some .NET developers and SQL users groups called Community to Community 2008. If You ask me this was really cool event if You think that it was organized only by people from communities … Continue reading "SQL 2008, Kerberos and SPNs"
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.