The Windows Server 2008 operating system must be installed. AD DS can only be installed on the following Windows Server 2008 editions: Windows Server 2008, Standard Edition Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Edition Windows Server 2008, Datacenter Edition AD DS can be installed on both the 64-bit and 32-bit editions, and on the Server Core version […]
Clustering is a way of providing a high-availability solution; it minimizes downtime instead of eliminating it. The advantages of clustering include, disk sharing and hardware fail over. One thing clustering doesn’t give you is load balancing. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Data center allows up to 8 nodes in a cluster.
Why a New IP? For billions of new devices, cell phones, PDAs, appliances, cars. For billions of new users, in China, India. For “always-on” access technologies,xDSL, cable, ethernet-to-the-home IPv6 has been around since 1998 Installed by default in Windows Server 2008. However it was an optional install for Windows Server 2000 onwards. IPv6 is 128bit […]
Windows Server 2008 R2 comes in the below versions. Standard (Standard includes 1 virtual machine license) Enterprise (Includes 4 virtual machine license) Datacenter (Unlimited virtual machine license although you can only run up to 380 VMs on a server, Datacenter also support Hot Add Hardware) Web Edition (You would only tend to use this internally as no clustering is […]
At work we often use remote desktop to access PCs and servers but quite often we just close the session which still leaves the terminal server connection alive. As a result you get the pop-up Terminal Services Warning “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections.” To kill the connection you can […]
Today I decided to have a play with Hyper-V on a HP Desktop but getting things running took longer than expected. To do this you will need a CPU and Bios capable of Hyper-V which can be tricky to find out. You can find out if the processor is capable by checking on the manufacturers […]
A couple of months ago I attended a Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Seminar and just found a copy of my notes. Rather than losing it this time I have decided to type this up in my own time and post here for others to see. There will be very little structure but does provide a […]
I was reading about Windows Server 2008 earlier and decided to save this for future reference. Its particularly useful for Server Core as this has no GUI. netsh int ip set address “local area connection” static 192.168.0.1