17 Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides

Just for the people who are already working with Windows Server 2008 : Download just that Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step guide you need. Don’t search the Microsoft website for it, just click the link below and select the documents you need!

The following documents are available for download :

  • Creating and Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services Templates Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Deploying SSTP Remote Access Step by Step Guide.doc
  • Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server Longhorn Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Server Manager Scenarios Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server Longhorn.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node Print Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server Longhorn.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008.doc
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Policies for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.doc
  • Using Identity Federation with Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Certificate Services Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 Terminal Services RemoteApp Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server 2008 RC0 TS Session Broker Load Balancing Step-By-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide.doc
  • Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Release TS Gateway Server Step-By-Step Setup Guide.doc
  • Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Release TS Licensing Step-By-Step Setup Guide.doc

Click this link to download the documents.

Lanceringswebsite Windows Server 2008 aktief


De launchwebsite voor Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 en SQL Server 2008 is aktief! Op de website www.heroeshappenhere.com wordt de lancering van de drie nieuwste Microsoft producten aangekondigt. Op 27 februari 2007, zoals hier al eerder te lezen was, worden de producten tijdens een groot evenement in Los Angeles.

Via de website kun je binnenkort informatie vinden over het event vinden, je kunt je er registreren en ook zal er studiemateriaal beschikbaar gesteld worden zodat je kunt laten zien hoe technology een held van je kan maken.

Heroes Happen Here, and make sure you don’t miss out!

Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Examen Update

Tot mijn grote schrik lees ik net bij Trika dat de Windows Server 2008 Beta examens (die ook ik begin augustus heb afgelegd) nog niet zijn voorzien van een waardering. Het lijkt er dus op dat de examens niet voor 29 oktober zijn nagekeken 🙁

[b]UPDATE :[/b] Gelukkig blijkt de soep niet zo heet te zijn als hij wordt opgediend. Trika heeft e.e.a. in een reactie op haar blog even rechtgezet.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:58 AM by trikah@microsoft.com

I probably said that wrong. There is a lot involved in scoring the betas. What is true is that you should not have your results yet, because they aren’t available to you yet. That doesn’t mean that the scoring process is not underway.

Gregory, I’ve been telling people to expect results sometime before the live date (oct 29) but not to freak out until then. Usually they are available a few weeks before, but not always.

Met andere woorden : de scores komen gewoon voor 29 oktober.

Windows Server 2008 Upgrades


Onderstaand las ik zojuist op Trika haar blog :

Transition exams 70-648 and 70-649 will be available fro MCSA and MCSE on Windows Server 2003 on October 29, not very far from now. There is training stuff available now and you should sign up for this Live Meeting. It will be fun.

Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (WW)

MCSA and MCSE 2003: In this meeting: review plans for upcoming Windows Server 2008 certifications; hear about the transition paths specific to MCSA and MCSE 2003; get links to the live exams and study resources; and participate in a Q&A with the certification and exam team. Two sessions to accommodate worldwide calendars. Click to register for:

Your 71-648 and 71-649 beta exams

If you don’t have your beta results by the exam live date (October 29), then please check with your exam provider to find out what is up. I don’t have any more info than that for you kids…

Hmmm…helaas duurt het dus maximaal nog 19 dagen voordat ik de uitslag van de 71-649 binnen heb…

Windows Server Virtualization 2008 Rapid Deployment Programme (RDP)


Onderstaand stuk las ik op James O’Neill z’n blog :

We are getting ready to take nominations for this programme: It’s not an open beta program (it is expected to have only about 40 places) so most people will be turned away. There is a second programme called the Momentum programme which provides a lower level of support. If you’re looking to evaluate Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 either programme may be of interest, so please send me a mail. If you are in the UK I will help the process along for you. If you are located somewhere else I’ll try to put you in contact with someone local that can help. Please note that nominations  close on November 16, please don’t ask after then.

Here’s a summary of what the RDP is about.

Our Goals

  • Build closer relationship with customers to get deployment feedback
  • Understand and document best practices
  • Develop Case study evidence and customer references for the product launch

We will provide

  • Early Access to Pre-Release Code and information
  • Technical Support – providing an escalation contact and access to Premier support 
  • Access to application compatibility and test teams
  • Part payment of consulting costs associated with the project

Customer Requirements:

  • Commit to deploying Windows Server Virtualization and / or System Center Virtual Machine Manager (we expect to see Executive sponsoring participation, a project manager and other staff allocated to the programme)
  • Participate in regular status conference calls and training, and provide Provide ongoing status updates and surveys 
  • Pay part of consulting costs (Yes. You have to spend money to be on this programme)
  • Install pre-release code into a production environment (unlike most beta programmes, we will support RDP participants running pre-release code in production)

If that sounds like you then Mail me, if not but you’re still interested in WSV e-mail me with the word AIRFRAME in the subject line. (Airframe is the name of the portal we a just replacing for managing the programme).

Binnenkort : 10 Windows Server 2008 & Virtualization WebCasts

Op het Windows Server Division weblog kwam in onderstaande informatie tegen mbt een aantal in mijn ogen zeer interessante webcasts over Windows Server 2008 en Virtualization.

The following webcast series dives into the technology and looks at products in the market that deliver virtual solutions. Register today. http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/windowsserver2008.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=42531

Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)
In this webcast we provide an overview of the virtualization role, the scenarios, and the features that make server virtualization an important pillar of Windows Server 2008. We also cover the longer-term strategy and road map for Microsoft virtualization technologies.

Examining Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)
In this session, we examine the Microsoft virtualization ecosystem and how to implement it with Windows Server 2008. Taking an overall view of virtualization, we cover topics including: presentation, application, and server virtualization scenarios and technologies

A 360 View Inside the Virtual World (Level 200)
Monday, October 15, 2007
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Join this session for a look at what virtualization is and gain  insight into the overall Microsoft virtualization strategy. Learn about the Microsoft road map for virtualization and examine what workloads make good candidates for virtualization and why you would consider moving these workloads into a virtual world.

Windows Server Virtualization Under the Hood (Level 200)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 
9:30  AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
This session covers the new hypervisor-based architecture. We look at the integrated management for virtual and physical resources, including the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), the new virtual machine creation wizard, the conversion tools, the performance enhancements, and the integration into Group Policy.

Virtualization of Test and Development Environments, and the Impact on Existing Applications (Level 200)
Monday, October 22, 2007 
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Tune in as we look at virtualization solutions starting with moving existing applications and infrastructure servers into a virtualized environment. We also look at the impact of virtualizing test and development environments, and some of the tools available that make this process easily manageable.

TechNet Webcast:  Virtualization of Production Workloads Including Active Directory, SQL Server, and Others (Level 200)
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
In this session, we  cover some of the best practices and tips for virtualization of infrastructure workloads, such as the Active Directory directory service, file and print, and Web servers, and the benefits of mixed workload virtualization.

TechNet Webcast:  Optimized and Dynamic Branch Offices with Virtualized Branch Office Servers (Level 200)
Monday, October 29, 2007 
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Learn about what you should consider before, during, and after a server consolidation in a branch office, and the role virtualization can play. We provide a comprehensive view of how and where virtualization fits in a branch office, and how it helps simplify administration and creates a dynamic, self-managing branch infrastructure.

TechNet Webcast:  Managing a Virtual Solution with System Center (Level 200)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
In this session we cover Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager for backup and restore, and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager for management and performance tuning.

TechNet Webcast:  Creating Business Continuity Solutions Using Windows Virtualization (Level 200)
Monday, November 5, 2007 
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
In this session, learn how Windows Server virtualization and clustering can be used to create business continuity solutions for Microsoft SQL Server and infrastructure workloads. See how  to use the new features in Windows Server virtualization, such as live backup, health monitoring, quick migration, and guest clustering.

TechNet Webcast:  Introducing SoftGrid to the World (Level 200)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
9:30 AM ? 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Which to use, Microsoft SoftGrid or Terminal Services? In this session, we look at these solutions, provide details on how they differ, and explain when to use them. We also cover how to install, configure, and use SoftGrid.

Windows Server 2008 Docs

Natuurlijk hoort bij een goede evaluatie ook documentatie. Download de Step-by-Step Guide en de Technical Overview documenten via onderstaande links, ook kun je de online varianten bekijken.

Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides
Bekijk de online variant in de Windows Server 2008 Technical Library
Download de guide van de Microsoft website

Windows Server 2008 Technical Overviews
Bekijk de online variant in de Windows Server 2008 Technical Library
Download de guide van de Microsoft website

Windows Server 2008 RC0 gereleased

Vandaag is bekend geworden dat Windows Server 2008 RC0 te downloaden is vanaf de Microsoft website.

Volgens dit bericht zou het vanaf nu mogelijk zijn, het kan overigens tot 24 uur duren voordat de link naar de juiste versie wijst. In deze versie van Windows Server 2008 zal ook Windows Server Virtualization aanwezig zijn. Voor verdere specs verwijs ik je graag door naar de Microsoft Press Website (waar ook een persbericht staat).

Helaas was op het moment van schrijven alleen Beta3 nog maar te downloaden, maar daar zou de komende 24 uur verandering in moeten komen.

Download Windows Server 2008 RC0 via deze link. Hier staat de download aan 🙂

Windows Server 2008 Virtualization Screencast

Tijdens mijn 15 daagse afwezigheid (jaja..ik ga ook op vakantie, check mijn fotogallery voor de foto’s) is er natuurlijk veel gebeurt in ICT land. Nadat FeedDemon weer was opgestart en bijgewerkt viel mij onderstaand interesante nieuws op.

Keith Combs heeft een screencast gemaakt over de nieuwe feature Windows Server Virtualisation die nu in beta bij de RC0 van Windows Server 2008 meegeleverd word.

Windows Server Virtualisation komt nog lang niet in de buurt van VMware ESX en XEN maar het ziet er op zich wel gelikt uit.

De webcast kun je hier downloaden of live bekijken: http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/09/13/windows-server-2008-screencast-virtualization-10-minute-tour.aspx

Dit nieuws las ik overigens op ICT-Freak z’n blog, dus alle credits gaan naar hem.

Lanceringsparty Windows Server 2008 op 27 februari 2008

Zoals je kunt lezen op het blog van de Windows Server Divisie zal het lanceringsfeest voor Windows Server 2008 plaatsvinden op 27 februari 2008 :

So you might be wondering how this affects our launch event, which is scheduled for February 27, 2008 in Los Angeles. The answer is simple: it doesn?t. We?ll be there in LA on February 27 and at venues around the world in the following days and weeks. The launch event will feature Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

We have a busy schedule ahead of us and I look forward to speaking with and seeing many of you in the months to come. Look for more from the Windows Server 2008 team soon and check out the Windows Vista Blog for more info on Windows Vista SP1.


Nu is 27 februari nog ver weg, maar dit is wel de datum waar nu over gesproken wordt.