Windows Server 2008

Active Directory Maximum Limits
Windows Server - Technical Library - Technet
Windows Server 2008 Overview of Editions
Windows Server 2008 R2 - Terminal Server - Because It's Everybody's Business

- Important items

Copernic Agent Basic - More Than a Simple Search Engine

- What's new

Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008
Server 2008Terminology Changes
What's New with Windows Server 2008 - IT Management
Windows Server 2008 What's new - Mitch Tulluch
Windows Server 2008 What's New
Windows Server 2008 Why Upgrade from Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008's Delta EXEs

2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta)

Access Control

What's New for Access Control in Windows Server 2008

Active Directory

Active Directory Domain Services Operations Guide Active Directory domain Services
AD DS Design Guide
Best Practice Active Directory Design for Managing Windows Networks
Creating a Domain Design
Delegating Administration by Using OU Objects
Enabling Windows Server 2008 Advanced Features for AD DS
Infrastructure Planning and Design
Reviewing OU Design Concepts
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Guide


Clustering and High Availability Creating a Cluster in Windows Server 2008
Failover Cluster Step-by-Step Guide Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster
Recommended private Heartbeat configuration on a cluster server
Understanding MS DTC Resources in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
Windows Administration Introducing Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
You cannot upgrade the operating system of a clustered server from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008


Ask the Directory Services Team DFSR SYSVOL Migration FAQ
DFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008
Distributed File System
Enable Access-Based Enumeration on a Namespace
Overview of the Distributed File System Solution in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
Recovery process of a DFS Namespace in Windows 2003 and 2008 Server
The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog DFS Replication What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008
Top 10 Common Causes of Slow Replication with DFSR
Understanding DFSR conflict algorithms (and doing something about conflicts)
Understanding DFSR for easy configuration of Active Directory replication groups

Domain Server Isolation

Deploying the PKI Certificates Required for Native Mode
Domain Isolation with Microsoft Windows Explained
Introduction to Server and Domain Isolation
Server Isolation with Microsoft Windows Explained

File Server Resource Manager

File Server Resource Manager Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008

Group Policies

Administering Group Policy with Group Policy Management Console
Controlling Group Policy Security Settings Refresh and Application
Download details Administrative Templates (ADMX) for Windows Server 2008
Download details Advanced Group Policy Management Overview
Download details AGPM Planning Guide
Download details Group Policy Preferences Overview
Group Policy Documentation Survival Guide
Group Policy Optimizing Group Policy Performance
Group Policy Planning and Deployment Guide
Group Policy Team Blog GP Policy vs. Preference vs. GP preferences
How To Get Powershell Get Policy Group Policy Scripting for PowerShell reviews and free downloads
Managing Windows Vista Group Policy (Part 1)
Planning and Deploying Group Policy
Planning Guide for Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management
Quality of Service - GPOs
Windows Server 2003 - Microsoft Group Policy, WMI Filters
Windows Server Group Policy Home

Hyper V

Ben Armstrong’s Virtual PC Guy's WebLog
Cheng's Random Thoughts on System Management SCVMM and Network Ports We Use for Communication
Create Virtual Machines on Hyper-V
Download details Hyper-V Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB950050)
How to Convert a Physical Server to a Virtual Machine
Hyper-V Getting Started Guide (overview of all steps, with links to details)
hyper-v How to create a new Virtual Machine Windows Reference
Hyper-V Migration Guide
Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide
Hyper-V Quirks That Take Some Getting Used To
Hyper-V Video Getting to Know Hyper-V (with Felipe Ayora)
Hyper-V Videos
Hypervisor is not running error How to fix video (with Felipe Ayora)
Introducing Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 - Part 1 Installation
John Howard's Hyper-V and virtualization blog
Microsoft Hyper-V Guide (not from MS)
Microsoft Hyper-V Guide
SCVMM Access Denied Contacting Server 13805
Using WDS and Hyper-V for Virtual Machine Host Deployment
Virtualization Review Feature Hyper-V Under the Hood
Windows Server 2008 Virtualization with Hyper-V FAQ

HyperV with Clustering

Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide Hyper-V and Failover Clustering
Increased functionality and virtual machine control in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console for the Hyper-V role
Jose Barreto's Blog Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Failover Clustering Options
Kevin Holman's OpsMgr Blog Setting up a 2 node Server 2008 failover cluster under HyperV
Quick Migration with Hyper-V Downloadable White Paper
Virtual PC Guy's WebLog Shutting down a Hyper-V - Virtual Server Cluster Node

Information Protection

What's New for Information Protection in Windows Server 2008

Install, deployment and Upgrades

checklist Deploying AD DS in a Windows Server 2003 Organization
Completing the Upgrade of Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Domains
Install Active Directory Domain Services on the Windows Server 2008-Based Member Server
Performing the Upgrade of Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Domains
Redirect Users and Computers
Windows server 2008 Step By Step Installation guide Windows Reference


Server Manager
Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Management

Mandatory Integrity Control

Application Compatibility (AC) Named Pipe Hardening
Mandatory Integrity Control
What is Windows Integrity Mechanism


Transitioning Your MCSE Skills to Windows Server 2008

Network Access Protection

Network Access Protection


LLTO and QoS for Media Experiences
Policy-based QoS Architecture in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
TechNet Webcast Managing Network Bandwidth with Windows Vista (Level 200)
The Cable Guy QoS Support in Windows

Patch Management and WSUS

Downloads for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2
Kernel Patch Protection Frequently Asked Questions
Patching Policy for x64-based Systems
W3SUS - WSUS to the 3rd power
Windows Server Update Services Home
Windows Server Update Services Wiki
WSUS Product Team Blog
WSUS Support Forums

Performance and Optimization

Configure Memory and Processors
Disk Management
Jose Barreto's Blog File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT) 1.0 available for download
Microsoft's Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows 2008
Networking Deployment Guide Deploying High-Speed Networking Features.
Optimizing Performance on Hyper-V
Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2
Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008
Tips for Windows domain controller optimization (scroll down to the bottom to get the entire article)
Troubleshoot Windows Server
Windows Performance Analysis Developer Center
Windows Server 2008 Performance and Scalability with Bill Karagounis Media TechNet Edge
Windows Server 2008 Post-installation configuration, optimization and performance guide
Windows Server Performance Team Blog Interpreting CPU Utilization for Performance Analysis
Windows Server Performance Team Blog


Deploy the PushPrinterConnections.exe utility
MPECS Inc. Blog x86 PushPrinterConnections.exe a must for the Technician's Thumb Drive!

Read-Only Domain Controllers

Recommended Readings Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell TFM Jeffery Hicks Books

Reliability and Performance Monitor

Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor

Remote Desktop

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Administration - Techotopia


Download details Troubleshooting replication with repadmin
Tracking Change Replications in AD using Repadmin.exe
Using Repadmin.exe to troubleshoot Active Directory replication


Add a User to an ADAM Group
Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog
Learn Scripting - MS Scripting Center
Microsoft Script Center Home Page
Scripting with Windows PowerShell
TechNet Script Center Repository


Active Directory Certificate Services
Digital Signatures for Kernel Modules on x64-based Systems
Driver Signing Requirements for Windows
Extended Validation SSL Certificates
Grants song Josiah Lemming Angels undercover
Impact of Session 0 Isolation on Services and Drivers in Windows Vista
informit Windows Server 2008 Technology Primer Improvements in Security in Windows Server 2008
Introducing the Vista and Windows Server 2008 Advanced Certificate Request Wizard
Kerberos Enhancements
Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns Of The Patriots, MGS4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes for PlayStation 3 (PS3)
Process Security and Access Rights
Protected Processes
Technically Speaking 0xC004F038 The returned count from your Key Management Service is insufficient
TLS-SSL Cryptographic Enhancements
Tube to Evans tour
What does Internet Explorer protected mode do
What's New for Operating System Hardening and Integrity for Windows Server 2008
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec
Windows Server 2008 Security Guide


AD CS Enterprise PKI (PKIView)
AD CS Network Device Enrollment Service
AD CS Online Certificate Status Protocol Support
AD CS Policy Settings
AD CS Restricted Enrollment Agent
AD CS Web Enrollment
Cryptography Next Generation
Encrypting File System
Kernel Enhancements for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Server Core

Appendix B Netsh Command Syntax for the Netsh Firewall Context
Batch files
Complete List Of Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts Or Hotkeys
Copy And Paste Text In Command Prompt
Download details Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server 2008 Step-By-Step Guide
Heavy on the Technical Server 2008 Core Commands
How to use the netsh advfirewall firewall context
net share - net view - net session - net file - net use
Problems remotely manageing the Virtual disk service on Windows 2008 Core
Server Core Configuring the Firewall for Remote Management of a Workgroup Server Core installation
Server Core - enabling admin services
Server Core Commands
Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server 2008 Step-By-Step Guide
The things that are better left unspoken How To install Hyper-V RTM on Server Core
Understanding Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for the DOS Command Prompt in Windows
Windows Server 2008 Compare Server Core Installation Options

Server Roles

Install Windows Server 2008 Server Roles with Server Manager


Windows Sysinternals Documentation, downloads and additional resources



Windows Server 2008 UNIX Interoperability Components

Upgrading to Server 2008

Guide for Upgrading to Windows Server 2008
Prepare Your Infrastructure for Upgrade to 2008
Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Domains
Upgrading to Windows Server 2008

Virtual Labs

TechNet Virtual Labs Windows Server 2008 - 1
TechNet Virtual Labs Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Web, Virtualization, Security, and a Solid Foundation for Your Business Workloads
Windows Server 2008 Webcasts, Videos and Virtual labs


Windows Virtualization Team Blog WinHEC 2006 Presentation slides are available online
Windows Virtualization Team Blog


Events and Webcasts On-Demand Webcasts
TechNet Webcast Configure and Manage Windows Server 2008 Using Server Manager (Level 300)
TechNet Webcast The New Server Core Installation Option in Windows Server 2008 (Level 300) - My Notes to Myself and Others...
Windows Server 2008 Events and Webcasts
Windows Server 2008 Web, Virtualization, Security, and a Solid Foundation for Your Business Workloads
Windows Server 2008 Webcasts and Chats

WSRM - Windows System Resource Manager

Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) Microsoft 2008 Version