Windows 2008 Impressions (Part V): Installing Server Core

Server core is an odd animal. Personally I find it to be an interesting option that provides a greatplatform for a very specialized system,one that you install and then you forget that it exists.I find it hard to believe that it will be adopted as a mainstream platform since it has a very steeplearning curve. I saw a comment to a post about it saying that we have left the black screen behindfor a reason, and there is no reason to embrace it again. Server core provides a platform that has a minimal attack surface, the first thing to be … Continue reading Windows 2008 Impressions (Part V): Installing Server Core

Windows 2008 Technical Library

With the advent of Windows 2008 (Beta),and basically everyone getting their hands on a copy andtrying to learn how to use it, the Windows 2008 Technical Library can be a great resource.The library describes what’s new and provides step by step guides to explore the features: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/bab0f1a1-54aa-4cef-9164-139e8bcc44751033.mspx?mfr=true

Windows Server 2008 Component Posters

These two posters, originally published in the July 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine, provide astrong visual tool to aide in the understanding of various features and components of WindowsServer 2008. One poster focuses exclusively on powerful new Active Directory technologies,while the other provides a technical look at a variety of new features available in Windows Server2008 (such as Server Core, Network Access Protection, and more).   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c2b9e44e-0bbd-47cb-bc09-b3d48be7f867&displaylang=en

Windows Server 2008 to be launced in February

On July the 10th Microsoft has announced that it will release (officially) Windows Server 2008,Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. This has also been mentioned on the then Windows Server Division blog:http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/07/10/Launch-set-for-2_2F00_27_2F00_08-_2D00_-news-from-WW-Partner-Conference.aspx If all goes well, I am hoping to start testing Windows Server 2008. I will be blogging about it, providingdetails and reviews of different functions. As an early disclaimer, please keep in mind that the subjectsI will be writing about may change(since I am not using a finalized product) and in addition to thatI will be expressing my personal opinions that may be incorrect or may differ from … Continue reading Windows Server 2008 to be launced in February

TechNet Webcast: The New Server Core Installation Option in Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)

The description from the website: Summary In this session, we explore Server Core, a new minimal installation option included in Windows Server 2008. A Server Core installation provides a minimal environment for running a subset of the server roles, the Active Directory directory service, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and file, print, and media services. Server Core also can reduce the servicing and management requirements and the attack surface for those server roles. In this webcast, we discuss the architecture of Server Core, in addition to installation, configuration, and administration of … Continue reading TechNet Webcast: The New Server Core Installation Option in Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)