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    Play with Server 2008

    Any ideas folks where I could find some good guides on setting up Server 2008. I am keen on playing with the BETA version before the April deadline.

    If there are any step by step guides out there. Please let me know. #

    Thanks

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    It will probably be something similar to Windows Server 2003

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    ^ from what ive heard its not

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    Blast will that mean i will have to learn alot of new stuff?

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    Welcome to IT.

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    Been having a quick look round - got it in VMWare with an XP Client - looks like some good additions to Group Policy!
    In AD, OU's are automatically "Proctected" against accidental deletion too!!

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    "OU's are automatically "Proctected" against accidental deletion too"

    That might come in handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    "OU's are automatically "Proctected" against accidental deletion too"

    That might come in handy
    Indeed, In my 4th month in the job, and just being allowed to play a bit, I deleted the entire Year 9 during Sats week!
    3 hours later I had recreated the accounts from roll, and associated then with permissions!
    We live and learn!

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    I found that it offered to protect OU's and you could select yes or no it wasn't automatic. 2008 really isn't all that different, you turn features on or off like in Vista and the roles wizards that started in 2003 are used allot also there are hundreds of new GP's. The main difference is server core which is all command line but very few people will use this unless you are running infrastructure stuff in the DNZ e.g DNS or DHCP servers. Also the firewall is on by default but most of the roles wizards open the correct ports so it doesn't seem to present any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    I found that it offered to protect OU's and you could select yes or no it wasn't automatic. 2008 really isn't all that different, you turn features on or off like in Vista and the roles wizards that started in 2003 are used allot also there are hundreds of new GP's. The main difference is server core which is all command line but very few people will use this unless you are running infrastructure stuff in the DNZ e.g DNS or DHCP servers. Also the firewall is on by default but most of the roles wizards open the correct ports so it doesn't seem to present any problems.
    When you create the OU now in RC1 there is a checkbox underneath with a checkmark in it as in the attached thumbnail
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    ^^ 5yrs of development is paying off. Seriously, what new features are there.

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    Oh yeh that's changed, cool it's about time. The only problem is that it's not immediately obvious how you reverse the process to delete it you have to go into advanced permissions.

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    Allot of the changes are to the architecture. Hyper V is an obvious one, read only donaim controllers, Powershell, user profile service (nice touch), network access protection and terminal services is improved to a point where you can compare it to citrix.

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    I've been playing too, we're at the point where we're going to setup a 2008 domain and run it alongside our existing for a while.
    One feature that i really do like, and was surprised was so easy to setup is Terminal Services RemoteApp. I've got SIMS.net running on a 2008 server and shared as a remoteapp, and just to prove it:

    http://tt-s.co.uk/images/sims.jpg

    Matt

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    Where can you get a copy of 2008 from?

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