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Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Eeek: R2 beta & ADAC... in Technical; Definitely not in a hurry to play with the 2K8 R2 beta, but I've skimmed the rev. guide and amongst ...
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    Eeek: R2 beta & ADAC...

    Definitely not in a hurry to play with the 2K8 R2 beta, but I've skimmed the rev. guide and amongst other things it shows the new Active Directory Administrative Center (another standard 3-pane layout thingummy).
    Not sure I can cope without ADUC, but maybe it's still there... anyone want to play and find out?

    AD Recycle Bin might be handy, but OTOH I don't delete things accidently (and deleting OUs purposefully can be hard enough already coz of the standard 2K8 accidental deletion thing).

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    most of the core roles (AD, IIS etc) now have PowerShell functions...

    PowerShell has a graphic interface and I thik you can create your own...?

    Windows 7 is a big thing for R2...

    HyperV2.0 has VMWare VMotion style functionality - transfer VM without loss of connection

    and DHCP failovers...

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    Just to go slightly OT - found out the other day that in Win2k8 - you can also protect objects (eg Computers, users, etc) in the same way as OU's - handy for objects that you REALLY dont want to delete!!

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    Oh I didn't realise that. I guess it's just another object attribute.. I'll go look later.. have just made some plans to set protection via script/whatever on some set-in-stone AD objects. If nothing else, it will mean no one can claim it was an accident..

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    ADUC is still there.

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    AD Recycle Bin... I didn't know about that!

    Could be handy for when 1st Line make a mistake EEK!

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    R2 sounds good - and 64bit only at last

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    Think I'm going to have to get R2 installed this afternoon and have a play with it

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    Not got a technet accont so I cant play

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    You don't need technet its open to anyone.

    This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 30 days. If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, the initial 30 day evaluation can be extended to August 1st (at which time the OS will become inoperable) by entering the product key below for your selected edition.

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Product Keys for Evaluation

    # Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Enterprise (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)
    TFGPQ-J9267-T3R9G-99P7B-HXG47


    # Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Standard (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)
    2T88R-MBH2C-M7V97-9HVDW-VXTGF


    # Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Datacenter (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)
    GQJJW-4RPC9-VGW22-6VTKV-7MCC6


    # Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta for Itanium Based Systems (7000.0.081212-1400_serverenterprise64_en-us-GB1SIAIFRE_EN_DVD.iso) CQ936-9K2T8-6GPRX-3JR9T-JF4CJ


    # Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Beta (7000.0.081212-1400_serverweb_en-us-GB1WXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)
    GT8BY-FRKHB-7PB8W-GQ7YF-3DXJ6
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    R2 sounds good - and 64bit only at last
    64bit only!?
    So there will be no 32bit version, at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmer View Post
    AD Recycle Bin... I didn't know about that!

    Could be handy for when 1st Line make a mistake EEK!
    Annoyingly tho, there is no GUI for it. Whist I like that we can use the powershell for things if we want, they should always have a GUI version as well.
    They did this with exchange 2007 which was stupid and we had to wait until SP1 to get important bits of the GUI back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomam View Post
    64bit only!?
    So there will be no 32bit version, at all?
    From what I heard nope, about time too

    http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserv...r-2008-r2.aspx

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    I still don't understand, is the codebase for Windows 7 the same as Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Then why is Windows 7 not Windows Vista R2 or the new server version not called Server 2009 ...

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    I still don't understand, is the codebase for Windows 7 the same as Windows Server 2008 R2?
    Yes

    Then why is Windows 7 not Windows Vista R2
    The Vista brand is damaged goods, best to market it as a new product and call it Windows 7

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