Today I saw three Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Server Core articles published to the Microsoft KnowledgeBase in the Help and Support pages. They are basic "How to" articles on stuff I wanted to shed some light on here. Since Yuval Sinay and the Windows Server Core Team already did, I think these topics are well covered
After three rather serious posts on changing Server Core I feel it's time to change some settings that are just fun to change. Let's look at the splash screen at boot time and the picture on the logon screen. I'll conclude with a grand tip to show off your Server Core geekness.
Yesterday I wrote down information on the missing desk.cpl (the Display Control Panel applet) and how to change most of the settings through the registry. Today I look at configuring input devices. Left handed admins should read this!
After playing with the remaining Control Panel applets it's time to look at how Server Core looks on your screen. Despite the absence of desk.cpl we're still going to adjust the settings you can adjust using the Display Properties Control Panel applet.
Windows Server 2008 Server Core installs with a couple of default settings. In this post I'll look into the Control Panel applets available in Server Core to change some settings.
This will be about something which bothers me a lot in Microsoft software – why in many of Microsoft programs we are relaying on IE Internet connection settings and state. Sometimes I'm working off-line – IE is switched to work off-line mode. When I get back on-line and I don't want to use IE – … Continue reading "Using IE connection settings – get rid of this please"
Connection pooling is something with most of .NET and SQL developers are pretty familiar with. It is mechanism which allows to re-usage of once established connection under some conditions. Establishing connections are considered as costly operation in networking world. So it might do good for performance of Your application if only one connection will be … Continue reading "System.DirectoryServices and connection pooling"
Almost month without a post … time to get to work. BTW – it is a little strange but more people are visiting this place (according to statistics gathered from the blog) now then in the time when I've posted more often. If I will stop blogging will I get massive visit hit??? 🙂 Every … Continue reading "ADSEdit and group membership"
It is possible to obtain Windows Server 2008 through various public channels, even if you're not a devoted IT Professional or a technology craving geek like me. Some channels are more useful, offer more features or are kept more up-to-date than others. I'll discuss the various channels in this post along with their benefits, requirements and quirks.
Keeping servers clean and updated seems to be the most important thing for systems administrators these days. A Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation comes without most of the easily targeted components but can not easily kept up to date.