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Free Server 2008 Training Videos 19 posts
This free series of training videos will get you updated on the tools and features included in Windows Server 2008. Familiarize yourself with the installation & configuration of Server 2008 and Active Directory. Key lessons include an outline of the new features of Terminal Services, a complete overview of Windows Deployment Services, and IIS 7.0 to help you build web servers.
By Chris Magiet ⋅ November 10, 2011 ⋅ Post a comment
In this lesson from our Windows Server 2008 PowerShell Training, Jeff Hicks demonstrates how to launch a remote process for a remote server or computer.
By Ed Liberman ⋅ February 17, 2011 ⋅ 5 comments
In this video we take a closer look at a new tool included in Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, called Djoin.exe, which allows clients to be joined to a domain without any network connectivity. Let me show you how Active Directory Offline Domain Join works.
By Ed Liberman ⋅ January 27, 2011 ⋅ 2 comments
The new Active Directory Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) in Server 2008 R2 is a tool that is now capable of examining Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and can help administrators reduce best practice violations by scanning AD DS and reporting best practice violations.
By Ed Liberman ⋅ January 13, 2011 ⋅ One comment
The Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Administrative Center is a new tool which can enhance the way administrators manage Active Directory objects allowing you to easily create and manage user accounts, groups, computer accounts, and Organizational Units (OUs).
By Ed Liberman ⋅ May 6, 2009 ⋅ 4 comments
Read-Only Domain Controller in Server 2008 and Server Core provides an added level of security. RODC is best utilized on servers in remote locations or where the physical security of the server cannot be guaranteed. RODC is also useful in situations where you have poor network bandwidth, a computer without the resources needed for a [...]
By Ed Liberman ⋅ April 29, 2009 ⋅ 5 comments
Remote Administration is a neat tool that allows you to manage your Server Core roles and features from a different computer, and there are several advantages to using it. Remember, Server Core doesn’t have a graphical interface so you’re very limited in what you can and can’t do. So even though you can install roles [...]
By Ed Liberman ⋅ April 15, 2009 ⋅ 3 comments
In my previous videos we went over a couple of essential tasks for using Server Core. I showed you how to activate a newly installed Server Core and how to assign a computer name to a Server Core and join it to a local domain. You might remember from last week that I compared Server [...]
By Ed Liberman ⋅ April 9, 2009 ⋅ 3 comments
In my last video, I showed you how to activate a newly installed Server Core and we talked a little bit about what Server Core is and what it does. Today we’re going a step further. I’ll show you how to assign a computer name to your Server Core so it can be recognized on [...]
By Ed Liberman ⋅ March 25, 2009 ⋅ 4 comments
Server Core has many advantages over the full installation of Server 2008, and can be very useful in many situations and server environments. Although Server Core has only limited functionality, it is low-maintenance, uses less resources and is much more secure. The downside is that it does not have full functionality and therefore many enterprises [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 26, 2009 ⋅ One comment
Welcome to Client Imaging and Deployment. Today we’ll start with a quick introduction to WDS, which I think will become an important feature for many of you working with Server 2008. Now let me start with a little warning; Microsoft does not have good documentation on WDS, and it even took me a while to [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 18, 2009 ⋅ 5 comments
Ready to tackle Terminal Services? Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the great new tools, features and advantages of Terminal Services. I’m also going to show you how to setup Remote Applications. I’m going to walk you through installing the Terminal Services role, adding an application, and actually creating a remote desktop [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 17, 2009 ⋅ 2 comments
Moving right along, today we start off with a discussion of some of the new features of IIS 7.0 and then we’ll get into modularization, which is a really cool element of this next generation web server. What modularization allows us to do is build our own web server depending on our unique needs, so [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 16, 2009 ⋅ One comment
What is an RODC? When do you use it? How do you use it? These are just some of things we’re going to be covering today. I will also explain the requirements for an RODC and walk you through the steps to deploy RODC on your server. Here’s what’s covered in today’s video: What is [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 15, 2009 ⋅ One comment
Today we’ll learn about what’s new in file and print server roles in Windows Server 2008. I’ll walk you through implementing Distributed File System, namespaces and replication using our Verde Petra scenario and at the end I’ll also show you how to implement print services. Here’s what this video covers: What’s new in File and [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 14, 2009 ⋅ 7 comments
Now that you know how to install Server 2008 and Active Directory and create users and groups let’s move on to Server Core and DHCP. So what is Server Core? Well it’s basically a stripped down version of Server 2008 and there are a lot of neat things about it. Today we’ll focus on Server [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 13, 2009 ⋅ 10 comments
Ready to learn about Active Directory Users and Groups? Great! Now, I’m going to assume that you already installed Server 2008 and Active Directory and have your server set up and ready to go. Today we’ll start with a quick review of Active Directory so you can get a good idea of what’s new in [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 12, 2009 ⋅ 6 comments
Today we’ll start with Installing Windows Server 2008 and Active Directory. Here’s what I cover in this video: The scenario — I’ll start off by introducing you to the scenario that we’ll be working with all throughout this training Quick edition check — we’ll go through the different flavors of Server 2008 and the requirements [...]
By Ben Culbertson ⋅ February 11, 2009 ⋅ 11 comments
If you’re thinking about making the move to Server 2008 or want to learn more about it, then you’ve found the best place to start! I created this free 6 hour introductory video series for people just like you. This free mini-course is divided into 10 lessons and covers the essentials of Server 2008. We’ll [...]
By Kasia Lorenc ⋅ March 13, 2008 ⋅ Post a comment
Want to get a head start on Windows Server 2008? Well this is your chance to learn more about this new platform for free. Our Windows Server expert put together an introductory level video course that will help you get acquainted with the new 2008 version. If you’re considering making the move to Server 2008 [...]