Windows Server 2008 R2


Free App Turns Windows Into a Wireless Router

Free software is now available that enables Internet connections to be shared using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

Microsoft Improves Windows/Linux Interop with New Virt Support for CentOS

Microsoft announced today that the company has added support for a Linux distribution to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

How-To: Performance Tuning Tips for a Windows Virtualized Environment

Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.

System Center 2012 Preview: What to Expect

Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.

UPDATE: Hyper-V Needs SP1 for New Intel vPro Chips

Strictly speaking, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's new second-generation Core vPro processors.

SP1 for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Now Available

Microsoft on Tuesday released its first service pack for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, the company's standalone server virtualization solution.

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Released

Microsoft today released an addition for Windows Server 2008 R2 that enables shared block storage in storage area networks using the iSCSI Protocol.

Microsoft Lays Out 'Optimized Desktop' Virtualization Strategies

Microsoft yesterday began discussing in greater detail its "optimized desktop" concepts that tap into its virtualization technologies.

Free Utility: Core Configurator for Windows Server 2008

Core Configurator greatly eases the process of deploying Windows Server 2008 in a Server Core environment.

How SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Will Affect Hyper-V

Here are some steps to take for those planning to run Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization with the new SP1 update.

Microsoft Bullish on Thin Clients Using Windows Embedded

Microsoft sees next-generation thin clients making a comeback in the enterprise based on its Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system.

Client Management Rights Extended to Opalis 6.3 Licensees

Microsoft added client management rights to its Opalis 6.3 end user licensing agreement for certain licensees, the company announced on Wednesday.

Hyper-V Licensing: Make Sure You're Compliant

Read the fine print to understand Hyper-V licensing, which comes with some caveats.

Microsoft Unveils Upcoming Windows 7 VDI and Security Options

A Microsoft official briefly noted on Thursday that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7 -- but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

SP1 Hits RTM Status for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Wednesday released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its equipment manufacturing partners.

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