Windows Server 2008 Gold

Microsoft announced today Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 are ready and Released to Manufacturers. (RTM)  The bits have been finalized, the teams have all signed off and the manufacturing plants are beginning production of the media that will be in stores after the worldwide launch events.

Server Core patching benefits, as shown by Secunia

On January 9 Jakob Balle from Secunia wrote an interesting blog post on its Personal Security Inspector (PSI) software. Here's a quick quote to get you up to speed: 95 out of a 100 computers that are connected to the Internet have insecure software installed. By "insecure application" it is understood, that there is a … Continue reading "Server Core patching benefits, as shown by Secunia"

Windows Server Core IP Configuration, Part 3

I've showed you some common commands for IPv4 networking in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now that you know the commands to change your network settings I feel it's time to perform some tweaks to make your commands just a tiny bit shorter. As an added bonus you might be able to … Continue reading "Windows Server Core IP Configuration, Part 3"

Windows Server Core IP Configuration, Part 1

Networking services are a big part of the services you can make your Server Core box perform. Having properly configured network connections are prerequisites to offering these services, so I feel it's time to explain how to properly configure the networking connections on Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008.

Provision mailboxes for existing users

ILM 2007 delivers ExchangeUtils class which can be used to provision new Exchange enabled objects into Active Directory environment. This is nice and easy to use API, however it has one disadvantage – it will not allow to provision mailbox for existing Active Directory account. As this isn't preferred way to do this sometimes You … Continue reading "Provision mailboxes for existing users"