Windows Server 2008 R2


WinSxS Cleanup Tool Available for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft released an optional update last week that adds a Disk Cleanup Wizard to Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

IE 11 Blocker for Windows 7 Now Available

A tool that blocks Internet Explorer 11 installations on Windows 7 machines is now available.

Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview Adds PowerShell 4 Features

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "preview" test version of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0, which opens up new PowerShell 4 capabilities for older Windows systems.

Microsoft Issues Hotfix Rollup for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week released a hotfix rollup that addresses 90 issues with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

PowerShell 3.0 Released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft on Tuesday released PowerShell 3.0 for use with its current flagship Windows client and server operating systems.

FreeBSD Now Supported on Windows Server Hyper-V Via Beta Release

Microsoft and collaborators today announced a beta release supporting FreeBSD 8.2 virtual machines on Hyper-V Server.

FreeBSD and Microsoft Hyper-V Interoperability Expected This Summer

Microsoft and its partnering companies are finalizing a project that will enable FreeBSD interoperability with Windows Server Hyper-V.

Wanova's Windows Desktop Virt Solution Bypasses VDA Licensing, Hypervisors

An executive at Wanova shared how desktop virtualization can be done using Windows Server 2008 R2 over a wide area network, while avoiding much of the usual licensing and storage headaches.

NComputing Rolls Out Windows Desktop Virtualization Client

NComputing today announced new client software for desktop virtualization called "vSpace Client for Windows."

System Center Key for 'Mature' Windows IT

To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.

Microsoft Talks 'Private Cloud' as System Center 2012 Hits RC Status

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the availability of all eight System Center 2012 solutions as release candidates available for testing.

Updated PowerShell 3.0 Rolled Out With WMF 3.0 CTP2

A new community technology preview 2 version of Windows Management Framework 3.0 was released by Microsoft this month.

Moving to Server Core: How One Company Did It (And You Can, Too)

Don Jones shares the challenges that one of his clients faced moving to Server Core and how they worked around them.

How To Manage Active Directory Password Policies in Windows Server 2008/R2

So, you think you know how password policies work in Active Directory? Well, you might ... or you might not. Find out how to manage Active Directory password policies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Looks for Management Dominance with System Center 2012

Microsoft is opening its management suite, already hugely popular in Microsoft shops, to handle third-party applications. The company hopes its huge customer base and the newfound flexibility of System Center will put the hurt on a raft of smaller competitors in the application-management market.

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