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New Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtual Labs

Check out these new Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual labs: TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows Server 2008 R2: Best Practices Analyzers, IIS, ASP.NET and Server Core TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory and Server Manager Remoting TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory Recycle Bin, PowerShell V2, and Remoting TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows Server 2008 R2: Direct Access and Power Management TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services TechNet Virtual Lab Express: Windows Server 2008 R2: Branch Caching There’s a little something for everyone here – and I’m sure there are more coming in the future. Check out these labs and let me know what you think! Thanks! Tom Thomas W Shinder MD, MCSE, MVP [email protected]

Public Preview of Windows Essential Business Server Now Available

The cat is out of the bag! Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) has been in alpha and beta for quite some time, and I've been running it in a parallel production environment for the last six months. What is EBS? EBS is a midsized (actually, a small/medium) business solution that includes the following components: Exchange 2007 Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Forefront Security for Exchange System Center Essentials Advanced Installation Wizards Advanced Configuration Wizards Default Security Best Practices configuration EBS requires that you have three physical servers. One for the Management Server, one for the Messaging Server (Exchange) and one for the security server (TMG firewall). The installation routine includes three DVDs, and you just insert one DVD in at a time and follow the on-screen instructions. The installer collects all the information about your environment and automatically installs and configures all the components of the solution. The EBS team really raised the bar when they developed the EBS installer! Best of all, you don't have to deal with any nightmarish PowerShell commands. Do what the wizards tell you, and it just works. I'm very impressed with the EBS solution so far. While there are some performance and stability issues that continue to plague it through the beta and RC builds, I'm confident that the EBS team will work out these issues before the EBS collection goes RTM. While the wizards are great and do most of the heavy lifting for you, there's still a lot you can do to optimize the environment. Any knowledge you have regarding

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