Windows Server 2008
Microsoft has just released and updated version of this great tool. FSMT offers a step-by-step process, simplifying the task of migrating file services. It provides the necessary tools to help minimize the impact to users, resulting in a more manageable environment.
The main reason for this updated release is support for Windows Server 2008. I’ve already used the beta version on several projects, where customers where migrating to Windows Server 2008.
Read more about this great utility here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128527
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This guide helps you become familiar with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 by providing instructions for creating a virtual machine and configuring virtual networks. For more information about Hyper-V Server 2008, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129170).
Hyper-V, one of the key features of Windows Server 2008, has now 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. The Hyper-V update will be available through Windows Update from July 8th.
I’ve upgraded my test lab running Hyper-V RC1 to the RTM version, and so far everything is running smoothly.
The official Press Release from Microsoft.
Update for Windows Vista (KB949587)Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer running the Hyper-V RC1 role.
Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB950049)The Release Candidate 1 (RC1) update to the Hyper-V role provides improvements to security, stability, performance, user experience, forward compatibility of configurations, and the programming model.
Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB949587)Install this update to enable remote management of a Windows Server 2008 computer running the Hyper-V RC1 role.
Friday I passed the both the "TS: Configuring System Center Configuration Manager 2007" and the "PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator" test (exam number 70-401 and 70-647). The ConfigMgr test was very easy but the Enterprise test was a challenge. I recommend that you update your trust skills before taking this test. The passing score for both tests was 700, and my score was 971 and 893.
A few weeks ago I also managed to passed the 70-620 (Configuring Windows Vista Client), and the 70-622 (Desktop Support Enterprise). This completes my MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician andMore >
The Windows Vista Service Pack 1 management tools for the Hyper-V release candidate are now available. This update package installs the Hyper-V remote management tools on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). This package includes the following:
•The Hyper-V Manager. The Hyper-V Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides management access to a Windows Server 2008-based server that uses the Hyper-V role.
•The Virtual Machine Connection. The Virtual Machine Connection is a remote connection tool that you can use to establish an interactiveMore >
Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tool (RSAT) for Windows Vista is now available for download. RSAT enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running either a Server Core or full installation option of Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft has released a number of whitepapers on Windows Server 2008 clustering:
- Microsoft High Availability Strategy White Paper
- Overview of Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008
- Quick Migration with Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Architecture Overview
- WS2008 Failover Clustering Datasheet
- WS2008 Multi Site Clustering
As scheduled I passed the "TS: Upgrading your MCSE from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008" test Today (exam number 70-649). The test is 55 questions with a passing score on 700 out of 1000. My score was 1000 .
This upgrade test gives me the following Windows Server 2008 exams:
- 70-640 TS: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
- 70-642 TS: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure.
- 70-643 TS: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications.
I have to say that the questions are very easy when you consider its a upgrade test. Lots of the questions could be part ofMore >