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A lot of people are unclear of what physical and/or virtual hardware Hyper-V supports. The elements below help you to plan, purchase and build your physical and virtual infrastructure. Processor Supports up to quad-processors with six-core system providing...
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The new Intel Xeon 7400 will have six cores (up to 16 MB L3 cache) and will be socket compatible with Xeon 7300 boards which will allow for simple upgrades with little downtime. Intel delivers higher virtualization performance for consolidation and data...
Terminal Services Web Access (TS Web Access) is a TS role service in the Windows Server 2008 operating system that enables users to access RemoteApp programs or the full terminal server desktop from a Web site. By default, the TS Web Access Web site enables...
In order to enable VSS based backups of Hyper-V VMs using Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008, you must add the following registry keys to register the Hyper-V VSS Writer (vssadmin list writers - {66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}) with Windows...
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If you ever tried to use or find the HyperV VSS writer using " vssadmin list writers" , but failed or were unable to find it back in the VSS writers list, it is was probably due to invalid and/or corrupted VM configuration files. Removing the...
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Server Manager is a new feature in Windows Server 2008 that guides administrators through the process of installing, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2008 roles and features. For more information about Server Manager, see the Windows Server 2008...
Wanted to share with you one of the presentations I did at the Windows Server 2008 launch about Group Policy changes in Windows Server 2008. Abstracts: Learn about the new Group Policy features in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, including the new...
You have probably discovered the new searching/filtering functionality within the new GPMC 2.0 (available in Windows Server 2008 and/or Vista SP1 RSAT).  However, some of you may be disappointed when trying out this long requested feature. In the...
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA). The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each...
Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, has released to manufacturing (RTM) and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release. Windows...
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This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that can result in improved performance for the Windows Server 2008 operating system. Each setting and its potential effect are described to help you make an informed judgment about its relevance...
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The MSIT pilot project of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services was so successful that Microsoft IT went on to test the scalability and performance into the production environment. The environment acts as a SSL-based remote access solution and MSIT was...
The Branch Infrastructure Implementation Solution (BIIS) provides guidance to design and implement Microsoft’s branch infrastructure solution. This solution, previously known as the Branch Office Infrastructure Solution (BOIS) , has been updated to support...
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Windows Vista introduced the "Next Generation IP stack". It is also present in Windows Server 2008, both in Full and Server Core installations. Sander Berkouwer has written a nice post on the networking tweaks present out-of-the-box and possible...
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The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture . The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide...
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