Category Archives: Servers

What is new in Windows Server 2012

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The last couple of days I have been testing the new Windows server 2012 Operating System from Microsoft. As you maybe already know it is built on the same code platform as Windows 8 also introducing Tiles instead of the classic desktop from earlier editions of Windows Server. Just like in Windows 8 the classic desktop is still there, but the Start Menu has gone. If you want to test it yourself you can Download a free 180 days evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 For my test environment I use VMware Player to create a virtual server on top of my Windows 7 Installation.

What is Active Directory Operations Master Roles?

In this post I will tell you about the Operations Master Roles in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). If you are a System Administrator working with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) it is important that you understand the 5 Operation Master Roles in Active Directory. When you work with multiple domain controllers or maybe even a multidomain Active Directory installation it is important that you know how the 5 master roles in AD works. The 5 roles can be put into 2 categories: Forestwide, and Domainwide. The forest-wide roles only exist once in the entire AD forest, but the Domain-wide roles as the name says only valid for each domain in the Active Directory database.

Active Directory – Protect an OU from accidental deletion

In this post I will tell you how to protect an Active Directory OU from accidental deletion. It is very easy and simple and I think it is a very good thing to do on all your main OU. You have to ask yourself how often do you delete an OU from you active directory that you have not just created. Alomost never right? So why not protect it from accidental deletion? If you want to delete it some day all you have to do is to clear the check box “Protect object from accidental deletion” (see the picture below) on the object you want to delete. This is not rocket science, but simply a little tip you can use if you want to.

What is Windows Multipoint server 2011?

Multipoint serverWell this product is pretty new to me, but Microsoft has just released Windows Multipoint server 2011 (RTM) The concept of this product is to let multiple users share the same computer hardware, but with a screen, mice and keyboard of their own. This could be useful in schools, libraries, labs and a lot of other situations. With the power of modern computers, multiple users can share the same hardware, but still have their own desktop to work on. This opens up for some great new possibilities for classroom training.