Replacing Server 2003 with Linux Alternatives

For some organizations that use only a small subset of Windows Server 2003’s features and who have appropriately trained systems administrators, it may make sense to migrate some servers to Linux rather than to a newer version of Windows Server.

For example, rather than migrating a Windows Server 2003 DHCP server to Windows Server 2012 R2, some organizations may instead choose to implement a solution that has DHCP hosted on a computer running a Linux operating system.

While the idea of replacing a Microsoft server with one running a distribution of Linux might have seemed anathema a decade ago, it’s worth pointing out that many server management tools like Chef and Puppet can be used to manage servers running both Linux and Windows. Microsoft has also been working to bring tools like PowerShell to Linux and it might not be too long a bow to draw to hypothesize that one day it might be possible to use PowerShell Desired State Configuration to configure a server running Linux in the same way that it can be used to configure a computer running a Windows Server operating system.

The key to whether it is a good idea to replace services hosted on a Microsoft OS with services hosted on a Linux OS is whether or not your systems administration team is familiar with managing servers running Linux. If your team has skilled Linux systems administrators, then transitioning is definitely a reasonable option. If your team is unfamiliar with Linux, you are likely to be better off upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2.


Active Directory Concepts and Installation with Windows Server 2008 R2

In this guide I go through all the main concepts of Active Directory Domain Services within Windows Server 2008 R2. Covering What all the basic terms mean within the domain, and also how to install Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 R2.

These are concepts all covered in the Microsoft MCTS 70-640 exam for Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Reissues Flawed Windows Security Update With New Flaws

Microsoft today re-released the updates for security bulletin MS14-045. This update had been released on the August Patch Tuesday, August 12, but withdrawn later in the week after user reports of blue screen crashes and disabled systems.

At the same time Microsoft withdrew MS14-045, it withdrew three non-security updates, KB2970228, KB2975719 and KB2975331. None of those have been reissued and we have no further information on them.

Updated on August 27: With respect to these remaining updates, Tracey Pretorius, Director, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing,  “[w]e continue to work diligently to get the Windows August Update released to customers.”

A blog entry from Pretorius implies that the problem was related to a change in the release schedules for non-security updates.

The Knowledge Base article for the revised update (KB2993651) lists a confusing set of Known Issues remaining with the update.

  • With the update installed, fonts in the system that are not in the default fonts directory (%windir%\fonts\) cannot be changed when loaded in an active session. For more detail, see the KB article.
  • With the update installed, the z-order (depth) of some windows is changed. This means they can be hidden and therefore invisible. Four other earlier updates also cause this problem:
    • 2965768 Stop error 0x3B when an application changes the z-order of a window in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    • 2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
    • 2973201 MS14-039: Description of the security update for Windows on-screen keyboard: July 8, 2014
    • 2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Two of these (2970228 and 2975719) are among the updates withdrawn by Microsoft along with MS14-045. The other two have not been mentioned previously with respect to the recent problems. Those two now-problematic updates are also still available for download as of late afternoon on August 27.

The security bulletin says that “Microsoft strongly recommends that customers who have not uninstalled the 2982791 update [i.e., the old version, released on Patch Tuesday] do so prior to applying the 2993651 update [the new version].” This recommendation applies to users whether they are having problems with the old update or not. Note that Windows Update and Automatic Updates do not remove the old version.

To uninstall the update go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, Installed Updates, find the 2982791 update in the Microsoft Windows section, right click and uninstall. You can find the update by searching for “KB2982791” in the Control Panel for uninstalling updates. See the screen capture below. 

The update addresses three Windows kernel bugs, two of which could result in privilege elevation and the third in exposure of sensitive kernel information.


Microsoft Warns Mainstream Windows 7 support ends Jan 2015

Microsoft has made an announcement stating that several of its products will be reaching the end of mainstream support in six months’ time. The products include Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft usually provides mainstream support for its products for a five-year period, where the company provides free updated features and/or performance enhancements which include but are not limited to security updates. After this period Microsoft starts providing extended support for the product, where users receive free security fixes but pay for other types of updates, typically for five years also.

Free mainstream support for all versions of Windows 7 will end on 13 Jan 2015, but the company has promised to provide security patches through to 2020, according to Business Insider. This notice of intent from Redmond could affect the decisions of some businesses which are currently migrating away from Windows XP and on to Windows 7 rather than Windows 8.X. However, as seen with XP, Microsoft has previously pushed back end of support dates.The end of mainstream support date for Windows 8.X is 9 Jan 2018. For further future-proofing you might wait to buy PCs with the next version of Windows, ‘Threshold’, which is expected to debut in April 2015.

Other products reaching the end of mainstream support in January 2015 include Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010, Windows Storage Server 2008, Dynamics C5 2010, NAV 2009 and NAV 2009 R2. Windows Phone 7.8 mainstream support ends even sooner – 9th September this year.
Patch Tuesday
Microsoft has also issued six security bulletins for all versions of its IE and Windows on July 2014 Patch Tuesday.
The first critical patch within the crop is one which “resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.” The other critical patch fixes a vulnerability in Windows Journal; apparently after opening a “specially crafted Journal file” you could be left open to remote code execution.


Hyper-V R2 Features: Top 10 Resources

These resources include our top 10 most popular guides, tips, articles and quizzes about the features of Hyper-V R2 for solution providers. Discover the pros and cons of Hyper-V R2, virtualization learn to evaluate alternative management software and discover the setbacks you might face during implementation. These are suggestions for some of the most anticipated features of Hyper-V R2, including Live Migration, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Jumbo Frames support, and high availability.

Comparing Hyper-V R2, vSphere and XenServer 5.5 pros and cons

Learn the pros and cons comparison of Hyper-V R2, vSphere and XenServer 5.5. There are a number of Hyper-V R2 as a familiar interface and extensive hardware compatibility, which make the transition to Microsoft hypervisor less complicated for your customers. But there are also some components of Hyper-V R2 that could be a problem for your customers, the lack of third party support.

Microsoft Hyper-V R2 features and comparison guide

If you are wondering how the features of Microsoft Hyper-V R2 compares with VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer 5.5, read this guide. Solution providers can learn about resilience, capabilities, hot-add and remove, Live Migration and CSV. The answers to all outstanding questions you may have about the density of Hyper-V R2, prices and licenses are also available.

Three setbacks when designing Hyper-V R2 high availability

Customers can look at the experience solution provider ‘in the design properly R2 Hyper-V high availability. However, there are some setbacks key that you need to consider when implementing a highly available infrastructure. Be prepared to troubleshoot hardware bottlenecks and learn how to use Hyper-V R2 cluster to address the problems of memory, and will help to ensure a regular distribution.

Most useful Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V R2 features

Live migration draws much attention, but there are plenty of other features in 2008 R2 Hyper-V R2 and Windows Server that are useful for you and your customers. These features include jumbo frames, which can help solution providers with installation, and new clustering capabilities. A new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2, Remote Desktop Services, offer Remote Desktop connections to servers. Learn to Cluster Shared Volumes in Hyper-V R2 fit in their service offerings as well.

Hyper-V R2 Live Migration and other features: Study guide

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Hyper-V R2 Live Migration and other features such as high availability, virtualization management software, and jumbo frames. From the research of many logical processors Hyper-V R2 can support know what their new protocols can offer this practice test will teach you about the Microsoft hypervisor and give you access to more resources.

Evaluating virtualization management software for Hyper-V R2

You can not underestimate the importance of software virtualization management Hyper-V R2. Among the main reasons to use this software is automated distribution models, which ensures that virtual machines (VMs) are distributed quickly. Better management and performance monitoring can also help to encourage customers to use the software virtual management.

Migrating from Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V R2

Follow these steps to help customers migrate from Microsoft Virtual Server, Hyper-V R2. The first step is to identify the server resources that will eventually house the new Hyper-V R2 VM. When you’re done with the process, do not forget to turn on the virtual machine and install special drivers for Hyper-V R2. As a solutions provider, it is important to ensure a smooth migration for customers. Doing so will increase the likelihood of future business opportunities.

Why Hyper-V R2’s Cluster Shared Volumes saves time and money

Cluster Shared Volumes in Hyper-V R2 can help keep your storage infrastructure and help customers avoid purchasing additional storage. Lots of storage customers is wasted RAM buffer that could be used in virtual machines. Using this tip, you will learn how to free up additional space as CSV and can make it easier for solution providers to manage the migration of virtual machines between nodes in the cluster.

A ‘boatload’ of Hyper-V R2 features

Download the podcast or read the transcript to learn about the new features of Hyper-V R2. In this interview, virtualization expert Greg Shields discusses the difference between Quick Migration and Live Migration and the time you can save your customers. Also find out how the features of Hyper-V R2 are compared with those of the previous version, such as Live Migration and CSV affect when to use a cluster file system to third parties.

Microsoft’s Hyper-V R2 about more than Live Migration

Features of Microsoft Hyper-V R2 provide more than just a live migration. Solution providers will find that support jumbo frames and CSV provide many useful benefits. Jumbo frames allow virtual machines to send packets much larger than usual data. And using CSV, solution providers no longer have to assign a single virtual machine to a single logical unit number (LUN). Now you can group in relation to four VMs on a LUN for its clients, so will be invaluable in the event of failure of the VM.

Meet Microsoft’s latest Windows Server reseller come on down Google

Google will serve up virtual machines on Microsoft Windows Compute Engine service as web giant like Amazon is hoping to dethrone the king of the cloud.

Support for OS was announced by Google on Tuesday at your event Cloud Platform in San Francisco: the king of search in Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available at your public cloud in “limited preview ” and press the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for general availability.

These are important moves for the ultimate web, as these systems are invoked by companies.

It also showed how increasing cloud computing has shaken relations between some of the largest technology companies in the world. Although Google and Microsoft are competing against each other in search engines ( Google Bing v ) and cloud ( Azure cloud platform v ) and phone ( Windows Phone Android v),which did not prevent their partnership to increase sales of Microsoft software .

We are told Microsoft Windows Server licenses sold to Google, which in turn combine with virtual machines to the cloud rents to customers. Google is actually now a distributor of the Windows operating system. (It’s worth noting also hosts Windows Server in Amazon’s cloud and is responsible for licensing.)

“We have an agreement SPLA [Services Provider License Agreement] with Microsoft,” said a Google spokesman Reg .”We have two pricing options that make it easy for developers. One of the small cases, all other prices are across the board for most of the other core providers have much , which can make it very complex to understand the price. ”

This is part of a broader shift that saw the cloud-based technologies proliferate and change how established businesses they operate. Oracle, for example, mocked the cloud, but in the face of margin undermine Amazon was forced to start their own – and rivals Microsoft partners also.
At the end of last year, Intel if a long-term ally of Microsoft has acknowledged the death of the famous alliance “Wintel ” as he said he wanted to work for Android and Chrome OS Google accommodating in their cozy club.

With ‘ adding an additional operating system for cloud, Google is showing that also a company cloud – first, is not immune to these changes and must form alliances with their competitors to gain height in the cloud. Is an Alice in Wonderland world, and judging by the big discounts the company on Tuesday which is just the beginning? ®

10 things to consider as you move away from Windows Server 2003

I know how hard it is to let go. I kept my trusty Windows XP at least three years beyond the point at which I switched to something new. Finally I moved to Windows 7. And now, as you know from my series of posts (see related stories at the end of this post), I switched to a Mac Mini as my primary workstation. Change is difficult. They are a good example of an IT guy who supposedly love change, but hate change.
Crazy isn’t it? You read it correctly. I love change but I hate to change.
I like to watch change. I like to be an agent of change. I like to participate in change. I’m a huge proponent of change.
But I really hate to change.
You probably feel the same way.

Windows Server 2003 is a great operating system. No argument there. Windows XP was pretty awesome too.
But all good things come to an end and XP is almost there as is Windows Server 2003.

Microsoft Study Guide
It’s time to let go and upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 or even, as crazy as it sounds, in Windows Server 2012.If you start the upgrade migration s Windows Server 2003 hours, to be completed by the time it is removed from Microsoft  ebook the species list endangered and placed in mothballs. She has around 18 months for the project, but should begin immediately.

Here are the ten things to consider as you plan your migration:

  • New hardware
  • Virtualization
  • Consolidation
  • New security models
  • Application migration
  • New management tools
  • Training
  • Licensing
  • Time
  • Personnel

While I don’t have the space to cover each of these ten in detail here, I’ll give you my strategy for this project.

  1. Take a server inventory – Find out exactly how many Windows Server 2003 systems you have on your network.
  2. Extract the hardware profile for each system – Collect CPU, memory, and disk space information.
  3. Gather utilization data – If you’ve kept up with utilization and performance on these systems, create a new list of ones that have utilization numbers under 50 percent.
  4. Decommission systems that are no longer required for business – There’s no point in keeping unused, replaced, or retired systems on the books. Get rid of them. Don’t forget to wipe local drives with DBAN* before you dispose of or return your systems.
  5. Create a list of services from Step 3 that can be consolidated or moved to newer existing systems.
  6. Assess the feasibility of moving those underutilized workloads to virtual machines (VMs). Don’t overbuild your VMs. Use resources as necessary. Remember that if your system is underutilized as a physical machine, you don’t have to create an exact replacement or equivalent system to take over its job on a VM. Think small.
  7. Consider the remaining systems from your lists for migration to larger VMs or to physical machines because of utilization.
  8. Remember that you can attach SAN to VMs as well as physical systems so you don’t have to lose any data in the migration from physical to virtual.
  9. Once you’ve validated services on your VMs or new physical systems, decommission and remove the old systems.
  10. Take a new server inventory, assess utilization, and adust as necessary.

Of course there is a caveat to this situation that you need to consider . Moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Practice Questions or Windows Server 2012 requires the latest hardware and more of the same , whether virtual or physical. You can not get away with using a system disk of 20 GB and can not squeak by with 4 GB of RAM. Both newer operating systems require only 4 GB to run basic services . Start with 8 GB of RAM and 50 GB of system disk. As processor power , I suggest a minimum of two CPUs.

Once again , people are starting points. Evaluate the use thoughtfully. An increase of 100 per cent use it, even for a few hours a day, not necessarily ensure more virtual CPUs . Do you want a decent return for their systems , then you need to check the CPU, memory and disk I / S during the migration phase .

But now is the time to begin their migration to Windows Server 2003. I know it’s too much to ask when you are also moving away from Windows XP desktop , but it must be done. You have 18 months. Start now and you will not feel rushed or under pressure. July 14, 2015 is the deadline and the finish line. And no matter how much I hate you I hate you edit or change, that date will still come to us all. Windows Server 2003 days are numbered.

I gave you a framework that you can build your own project in the sunset of Windows Server 2003. Talking back and let me know how it goes yours.

Windows Server 2008 Learning Guide

We are beginning to approach the one year mark since the release of Windows Server 2008, and in 2009 more and more companies began to plan the migration to the latest operating system from Microsoft preparation materials servers. Although much has been said about the features and functionality of Windows Server 2008 in the past year, those who have yet to work with the operating system may still be curious to know what you have to offer.

But where to start? Do not worry – has done all the work for you, gathering a lot of information on Windows 2008 before its release. This guide comes with Windows 2008 tips, videos and more covering the best features and enhancements included with the operating system, as well as information to help you plan your migration.


  • Getting started with Windows Server 2008
  • Planning your Windows 2008 migration
  • Key Windows 2008 features and improvements
  • Changes to Active Directory
  • Virtualization with Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 security considerations
  • Storage improvements with Windows 2008
  • Inside Windows Server 2008 R2


Windows Server 2008 includes many new features, but not all of them may be right for your organization. This section provides a crash course on the main advantages of Windows 2008, along with some of the questions directors may incur after unfolds is offered.

Making the business decision to move to Windows Server 2008
Before migrating to Windows Server 2008, you should take the time to understand all the features that can save time and money. This two-part article breaking business values ​​of various benefits of Windows 2008, including support of the life cycle of products and features, including Server Core and Read-Only Domain Controller Microsoft training courses.

What’s there to hate about Windows Server 2008?
While the latest operating system from Microsoft it is definitely an upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2, is not free of problems. Before the upgrade, Windows administrators learn some problems may have with the new server and how to solve them.

Windows Server 2008 R2
In October 2009, Microsoft Books has updated the operating system with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, which includes lots of new features and functionalities. Learn more about getting started with R2.


So you’ve decided to go ahead with Windows Server 2008 – Now the real work begins. This section goes through all the considerations that must be made during the planning process, including how to create a virtual environment of Windows 2008 to help you become familiar with the operating system before implementation.

Timing your migration to Windows Server 2008
Migrating to a new version of Windows comes with inherent risks. There is always undiscovered bugs in any software product. Over time, these errors are washed and fixed. Later migration, you are safer, but then you will not get the benefits of the new features either. Before planning the transition to Windows Server 2008, first figure out who has the new operating system will save your organization money.

How a cost management analysis affects Windows Server 2008 migration
The calculation of the financial benefits and losses of a migration strategy can help create a more effective plan of action. Learn to apply the principles of analysis of the strategy of cost management planning for Windows Server 2008, and decide if the ROI makes sense for you.

What to include in a Windows Server 2008 migration strategy
Once you are ready to move to the new network, you first need to put together a migration strategy. This book excerpt explains the four main tasks for migrating to Windows Server 2008: Security principals, members of servers, PCs and custom applications.

Building a Windows Server 2008 virtual test lab
When it comes to preparing for Windows Server 2008, there is nothing like practical experience, and the best way to become familiar with a new operating system to start using it in a practical setting. This tip explains the peculiarities of creating a test environment to Windows Server 2008 before migrating.

Configuring a virtual test lab on a budget
Unfamiliar with the use of virtualization as a test tool / training? Learn hardware and networking benefits of creating a virtual test environment, and how it can be a cost-effective way to ensure successful migration of Windows Server 2008.


Windows Server 2008 provides a number of management improvements, including new additions such as Server Manager and Server Core. In this section some of the most important developments for administrators, including details on how to make the most of them are discussed.

Server Core
Server Core is an installation option brief for computers running Windows Server 2008. While installation means less functionality, but also creates an environment that is easier to manage and maintain. In this article, learn how the tools Windows administrators can use to list and install the roles and role services make Server Core a popular feature of Windows Server 2008.

Server Manager
The integration of an interface, wizard-driven Central Server Manager is a new feature of Windows Server 2008 that is designed to help IT departments to adapt their servers just the way they want. Here you can take a closer look at the works of the server administrator functions in the operating system look.

A quick guide to Server Manager
Check out this crash course on everything Windows Server Manager has to offer, with a list of common administrative tasks and where to find them in Windows Server 2008.

Window Server 2008

Group Policy
While working with the group policy is nothing new for administrators of Windows, Windows Server 2008 provides a faster and filtering what was available in Windows 2003 search. Find new assistant in the Console Group Policy Management Windows Server 2008, and how the search and filtering of comments within the allowed settings with the Group Policy Object Editor.

Terminal Services
Changes to Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 have resulted in better support knowledge workers who need support for multiple desktops, teleworkers and remote office workers. This article examines how and when these changes come into play.

TS Web Access simplifies application process
With Terminal Services Web Access in Windows 2008, the process of adding and removing applications can be as easy as clicking a checkbox. This tip breaks the process for you.
RemoteApps give Terminal Services a boost
Learn how RemoteApps in Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services provides administrators the ability to create a published desktop – without the desktop.

Windows PowerShell
PowerShell command shell and scripting language interactive Microsoft exam training , and comes “in the box” with Windows Server 2008. This Learning Center provides the basics to get you started with Windows PowerShell scripting in 2008, with details on what it is, how it works and screencasts showing basic commands.

More new features in Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 comes equipped with several much-discussed features like Live Migration of Hyper-V and Active Directory updates. But there are also quite notable features that have managed to fly under the radar. Learn more about the improvements that make R2.


So much has been added to Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 that easily deserves its own category. In this section some of the most important developments for Active Directory administrators, such as read only domain controllers and AD roles that are available for Server Core are discussed.

A first look inside the new features for Active Directory
This article provides an overview of some of the largest changes to Active Directory with the release of Windows Server 2008, with information on server roles such as Domain Services Active Directory and DNS.

Getting to know the read-only domain controller for Windows Server 2008
Perhaps the biggest plus for Windows 2008 Active Directory domain controller includes read-only (RODC). This article explains what it means to “read only”, and how the new feature can improve flexibility AD.

Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2
Although Windows 2008 R1 includes several improvements for Active Directory, important changes with R2, which includes built-in recycle bin and settings to the group policy were introduced. Find more information about the main features of AD in Windows Server 2008 R2.


Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 is a significant milestone for Microsoft in terms of the position of the company in the market for server virtualization. So great, in fact, who gave his own page. Check out the link below to find answers to some of your burning questions about Hyper-V.

Microsoft Hyper-V management for Windows 2008
This guide provides tips, book excerpts and video presentations to help give Windows administrators a better understanding of the Microsoft virtualization technology.

Diagram of Hyper-V’s new hardware-sharing architecture (Click to enlarge)

Window Server 2008

Microsoft Hyper-V R2
The initial release of Microsoft Hyper-V prompted to update your virtualization platform with the release of Hyper-V R2 in October 2010 – so what Hyper-V R2 has to offer?


It made ​​great strides to make Windows Server 2008 a more secure operating system than its predecessors. This section takes a look at some of these improvements, and provides advice on how administrators can harden servers even further in certain areas.

Network Access Protection: Should you care?
While NAP might not be as flashy as some of Windows Server 2008’s other new features, admins shouldn’t overlook the security benefits it has to offer. This article breaks down how NAP works in the operating system.

Simple NAP implementation
The installation process for Network Access Protection with Windows 2008 is easier than you think. Learn the basics of implementing NAP in your environment.

Security concerns with Server Core
Some of the lost functionality that goes with Server Core installations can make a little more difficult to properly secure operating system. Follow these steps to ensure the safety of peak when running Server Core, with tips about anti-malware, patch, and command line tools.

Windows PowerShell: A backdoor to malware?
One of the main advantages of Windows Server 2008 that is included in Windows PowerShell is built in. However, if configured incorrectly this gift can quickly become a security liability. This tip explains how to avoid turning PowerShell in an entry point for malware.

Security in Windows Server 2008 R2
Safety is often a major concern for managers moving to a new or upgraded operating system. Learn how Windows Server 2008 R2 enhances protection.


Many features have been added to Windows Server 2008 in the area of ​​storage management. Here you will learn about some of these changes, including the form of SAN management has improved and is exactly what happened with the NTBackup tool.

Windows Server Backup: The new NTBackup tool
Microsoft has completely revamped su NTBackup program Windows Server 2008. Dubbed Backup Windows Server, the function are completely different from them earlier version, and Includes nuevas additons as it supports backup DVD of them and use it for Instant Volume Copy Services (VSS) to perform backup disk to disk to nombrar unos potions.

Windows Server 2008 backup tool improves disaster recovery
Business continuity also gets a boost from the Backup tool in Windows Server. This article explains exactly how disaster recovery is simplified with Windows Server 2008.

Getting the most out of the new self-healing NTFS
While not perfect, the new self-healing NTFS in Windows Server 2008 has several advantages over previous file systems Windows. Here you will learn more about how to prevent data corruption with this new feature.

A first look at Storage Explorer
Microsoft exam dumps designed the Storage Explorer utility in Windows Server 2008 to help deal with a common problem for companies that need to better monitor SAN resources. While Storage Explorer does not really document your SAN, allowing you to navigate around it and see exactly how the SAN resources are connected to the network. This article explains how it works.

DFSR in Windows Server 2008

With the release of Windows Server 2008, administrators can use Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) Replication for SYSVOL, which means they no longer deal with the File Replication Service poorly implemented (FRS). The catch? A difficult process migration when upgrading from Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Keep an eye on network disk space
It is very common to find unauthorized types stored on network servers, which can not only cause problems in the network, but also leave her vulnerable to certain legal responsibilities company files. You can use the Server Manager of Windows 2008 to easily prohibit unauthorized users from saving files on the network.

VMware or Microsoft – A Look at VDI Supportability and More

A little ‘history before. Virtual Desktop computing has its way slowly clouding over that expected in the previous year . The benefits can be enormous if isolating the end user in a virtual desktop that looks and behaves like the PC everyday regularly. Of course, the return on investment has been very difficult to manage, especially when considering large deployments , and when performance must be guaranteed to meet or exceed the current computational requirements .

VMware VDI jumped into the ring for many years , mainly through a number of acquisitions , and in the early years has struggled to gain momentum against Citrix . After all Citrix owns this market for many years , almost single-handedly . Citrix has a piece of client connectivity so finely tuned that it was very difficult for other suppliers to compete in the space . The answer to this was the VMware license the Teradici PCoIP protocol . And so, in recent years , VMware has continued to take some market share in the face of Citrix VDI . Which brings us to the present.

Enter Microsoft Server 2012 study material  Remote Desktop Services (RDS ) . Most of us think of RDS simply as the traditional method of calculating the terminal server in which one part of the server installation on many desktop or application sessions for end users . The majority of companies are still using this traditional type of presentation of the application , as most of them offer virtual desktop. The reason ? ROI is much easier to show for terminal sessions than it is for individual virtual machines. An important note to make here , Microsoft has provided the operating system of the server to make this method can be trivial from the beginning. So when you hit the road Server 2012 , Microsoft certification training has delivered an offer for not much more complete than encourage those pieces that have performed so well , but also to bring Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI ) computing to the next level in terms of fulfilling performance , ease of use , and last but not least, cost. From the connectivity protocol client (PSR) for the ability to deploy virtual desktops or traditional terminal services through a simple wizard integrated into Server Manager recently re-imagined , Server 2012 now plays a much more simple in the VDI space .

Architecture, Complexity, and Support


VMware requires different Windows servers in order to complete its offer VDI . On these servers , the administrator distributes the agent ( controller) , client connectivity and gateway , manager virtual machine image (composer ) of , and vCenter , while providing back-end infrastructure to accommodate these machines ESX virtual . Given a large deployment of VMware View? Think vCenter separate case because there are only so many allowed to vCenter virtual machines . So a manager must understand VMware View vSphere management , Windows Server management , networking, storage services desktop background images , desktop applications , and the list goes on .

When an engineer who proposes to implement a virtual desktop infrastructure should be the top priority should always be in your mind how I can make the desktop experience for the end user transparent , fast , responsive , flexible and , above all , clear . However, in the solution of VMware infrastructure architecture requires a great deal ‘ of time and training before any of these critical issues are addressed. That software can be installed easily , but how I can offer data deduplication, user profiles and virtualized applications ? Other applications are required , plug- ins for storage vendors and the like. Then the administrator must protect the gateway , the bandwidth management of the network, the use of CPU and memory monitor, end-user perception and the like. This sounds like a group of people do not ? The whole project can be exasperating to maintain control , let alone continue to adequately support over a period of time. Consider this, all the servers and the application described above requires changes as operating systems and hypervisors .

There are 22 points of contact and, in this diagram represents only a basic configuration of a single point of failure. When the hypervisor is updated, so does the Virtual Center, which in turn launches new VMware tools (agents) for each virtual machine. In the White Paper can be seen here, touts VMware customers need direct support from a single source, and I could not agree more. The question of the talks White Paper on providing support for desktops are not from Microsoft Certification Practice Tests , and although there are some customers who use Linux here and there, most virtual desktop work is done in Windows. So if you look at the chart above you can get an idea of the complexity of the model of support that come into play. Now check out the new wave of VDI technology:


Microsoft online training has built architectural deployment for each component of the solution RDS, as well as monitoring, ease of use and remote client connectivity directly to the assistant for VDI implementation. For example, instead of learning other software applications, in order to implement a given solution, Server Manager now provides a wizard driven system easy to deploy virtual computing environment for a given scenario. Administrators can implement an aggregate collection desktop, desktop computers, personal, and traditional terminal server, all from the same interface. The wizard will also help guide the technician through the entire process. As seen here in 13 shots or so, you can easily implement a VDI environment, and that’s before Server 2012 R2:

Storage, Linked Clones, Deduplication

VMware linked clones used to provide more desktop based gold a given image . Although this cloning technology really helped bridge the gap of storage utilization , VMware also uses other storage technologies from vSphere to further beautify your offer. Again, we have to be more of a software package. What storage provider is using the administrator ? They support various storage upgrades or plug -in? Imagine that users have become accustomed to their virtual desktops and a new image with the changes implemented then something goes wrong in the procurement process . Where to begin to solve the performance problems ? In the controller, the disk subsystem , or something in between ?

Insert the Windows Server 2012 R2 builds on the vision 2008R2/2012 Server and really , it dissociates from the competition. Virtual desktops can now have their underlying virtual disks placed on different storage tiers . In fact , the desktop for some users or groups of applications can be configured to use physical drives SSD , while under working loads slower SATA sit on the shelves. In addition, Server 2012 RDS also enable hot data cache to speed to get to these bits and bytes is even more incredibly fast . Some people may think this requires some special scripting or PowerShell , but it really is as easy as a few clicks in the Server Manager. Because deduplication technology introduced Server 2012 , Microsoft CBT the RDS team , ” Hey why not to VDI ? ” And now in 2012 R2 , deduplication VDI machines in real time is a reality. In my tests no loss of performance may be , in some cases , machines have quickly responded deduplicated unit due to caching technology dedup !

Now you may be wondering , “Okay what the entire file on the disk is written only happens once or block-level deduplication ? ” Well, the answer is no. The dedup really happens to a piece level . And pieces of data that match pointers are eliminated simply classified in the first data set that fit. This process is performed on a program and is configurable by the administrator. Server 2012 does not matter what type of memory you can use below the virtual machine. So let’s return to the stage offered at the controller level . I common desktop or desktop personal ? Of course , we should not rely on the complexity of the Linked Clone technology , at this point. Regardless of the type of execution ( shared or personal ), RDS can create multiple virtual machines and to give each of the different individuals , minimize duplication in the storage space up to 90% .

An important aspect that should not be left out, the windows operating system physical or virtual . Since Microsoft classes provides the operating system and integrates drivers for the ‘ hypervisor Hyper – V provided ” hardware”, without the need for special agents . This unique ability redefines the ‘ user experience in several ways. For example, connectivity protocols and interaction with these protocols desktop level . Streaming Charts RemoteFX has fallen by 50% in the release of Server 2012. To put this in perspective, RemoteFX Server 2012 and it was noticeably faster than 2008R2 . Another example , let’s say the desktop is displayed in portrait mode and end-user tablet is in landscape mode. Windows Server 2012R2 8.1 and automatically determine the occurrence of a change of perspective , redraw the screen in the right format , at the time . No special software or client required agents.

Say that again. “No special client software or agents needed.” He should have made ​​the title of this article .

With regard to the management of the original images , if an administrator uses System Center Configuration Manager that can serve your master images as good VDI environment and its physical equipment . The answer to this is another VMware to install software called Mirage , here we go again, another tool to learn , maintain, etc. When you circle back to the beginning of this conversation and discuss virtual desktop virtual desktop delivered by Windows original Terminal Server sessions , but it is even more beautiful on Server 2012 , I think we can close the loop of what should be considered the true all – in-one virtual desktop solution . The bottom line is that VMware has to begin consolidating all your software purchases in a hurry if they want to play seriously at this stage .

How can you develop your career with MCTS Exam 70-640?

MCTS: Configuring Active Directory Server 2008 is a Windows program that shows the MCITP certification in technical skills and capabilities, competence and a broad understanding of different applications. In the MCTS 70-640 exam can be tailored to your ability and skills to configure, organize, direct and control the environment setup Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. Configuring Active Directory is the strength of all Windows networks and is responsible for the maintenance and management of authentication and security for consumers and computers to network resources. By creating a passage in the 70-640 exam and then earning a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring.

Why get MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring training?

These courses are mainly the skills and capabilities of Microsoft technologies and validate integrated in order to be perfect for the specific role that improves the organization for the management and the environment. After this examination, the candidate himself can explore a wide range of career and earnings opportunities to enhance your career with the perfection of technical knowledge. Once the applicant takes the test, then he or she may be perfect and better competitive edge over others in order to recognition, technical skills and abilities.

Exam 70-640

Here we discuss that what you can gain by passing this 70-640 exam. Some important areas of this examination are given below;

  • Implementation of Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting of Directory Services to ensure Continuity
  • Improvement in the security of authentication in system and in an AD DS Domain
  • Core understanding of Networking System
  • Basic Knowledge about the server Hardware
  • Concepts and Backup and the recovery in the environment of Windows Server
  • Basic technical and critical Knowledge about Server Hardware
  • Learn and exploring the IDA solution
  • Organize, execute, deploy and manage Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Organizing and managing the certificates
  • Configuring the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  • Configuring the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Configuring the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Maintain and control the access of management solutions effectively and efficiently by using valid knowledge and information
  • Troubleshooting the IDA solutions to protect

This MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration – Exam 70-640 Windows Server technology and invaluable career business manager to improve IT administrator if you wish to work as a server administrator and technical support analyst.

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