Tag: Windows Server 2008

New AD Replication Status Tool

Microsoft has released a new Active Directory replication diagnostics tool called ADREPLSTATUS.  Features include: Auto-discovery of the DCs and domains in the Active Directory forest to which the ADREPLSTATUS computer is joined “Errors only” mode allows administrators to focus only on DCs reporting replication failures Upon detection of replication errors, ADREPLSTATUS uses its tight integration…

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Linux Integration Services V3.3 For Hyper-V

Version 3.3 of the Linux integration components was just released with support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It supports the following versions of Hyper-V: Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Microsoft® Hyper-V Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, and Windows…

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KB2345316: Prevent a DDOS Attack From A Hyper-V VM

Microsoft has released the second ever (since the release of Windows Server 2008!) security fix for Hyper-V.  “This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if a specially crafted packet is sent to the VMBus by an…

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Use Wim2VHD to Quickly Build a Lab Network

WIM2VHD has been around for quite a while now but I don’t know that many people realised what it could offer.  Mikael Nystrom (Server deployment MVP) has blogged a reminder.  You can use WIM2VHD to quickly create a VHD from a WIM file, e.g. the install.wim file in the Vista/Windows7/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2 installation media, and…

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User State Virtualization

What the hell is USV?  It’s simple; it’s using technologies to unbind user data from the PC.  You’re talking about features like roaming profiles, redirected folders and offline files. Believe it or not, most companies I encounter have not done this.  For them, a PC repair is the timely process.  A PC upgrade is a…

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