eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2007-12-06
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1

I began my Windows Server 2008 RC 1 tests by installing the product on a VMware ESX Server-hosted VM (virtual machine), but the lack of a network adapter driver for my VM sent me back to a physical machine to continue my tests.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Good Old BSOD

I attempted to work around the ESX-Windows Server 2008 driver gap by fiddling with VMwares guest OS settings, but these machinations earned me a Blue Screen of Death.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Good Old BSOD

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Initial Configuration

When I tested an earlier Longhorn Server beta, the system asked me to set an administrator password as the first in a list of suggested tasks. Thi

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Initial Configuration

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Server Manager

Windows Server 2008s Server Manager is one of the features I missed most keenly upon returning to Windows Server 2003.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Server Manager

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - More Server Manager

The strength of Windows Server 2008s graphical management tools is a definite competitive advantage for the platform. Here, Im adding Windows Server 2008 to an Active Directory Domain on my lab network.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - More Server Manager

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - PowerShell in the Box

In addition to its graphical strengths, the command-line story for Windows Server 2008 is better than ever, with PowerShell available for installation from the Windows Server

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - PowerShell in the Box

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - New Group Policy Capabilities

New in Windows Server are enhanced Group Policy management capabilities, including broadened Windows and Control Panel settings granularity, as well as support for enabling users to modify certain administrator-set options.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - New Group Policy Capabilities

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Server Role-Dependency Checking

I hope that Windows Server 2008s helpful role-dependency checking signals a move for Windows toward the package-based software management schemes that benefit Linux-based operating systems.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Server Role-Dependency Checking

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Remote Server Administration Tools

Also new in Windows Server 2008 with RC 1 are Remote Server Administration Tools, which allow administrators to install certain Windows Server 2008 management tools on a Vista Service Pack 1 computer for remote management.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Windows Server 2008 RC 1 - Remote Server Administration Tools

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