Windows Server 2008 Tutorials

8 tutorials
Updated February 26, 2016

Windows Server 2008 was officially released on February 27, 2008. Many of the features included in Windows Server 2008 are Server Core, AD roles, Failover clustering, Self-healing NTFS, Hyper-V, Server manager, DNS, DHCP, etc. I this section you will find tutorials related to Windows Server 2008 and all its components.

How To Install Active Directory On Windows Server 2008

As you probably know Active Directory stores information about objects on the network and makes this information available to users and network administrators. AD uses domain controllers to give network users access to permitted resources anywhere on the network through a single logon process.  In this article I will go through the installation of active directory on Windows server 2008.…


Installing DNS On Windows Server 2008

In the last post we installed Active Directory on Windows 2008, and we were advised by the AD installation wizard to install DNS right after the reboot. DNS is a required component in order for active directory to work properly. Is highly recommended that you have a healthy DNS server running on your network before you start playing with active…


Installing Microsoft Server 2008 On VMware Server 2.0

Today I will be installing Microsoft Server 2008 on VMware 2.0 for my testing lab; this server will eventually be my testing domain controller. Read my previous article How To Create a Virtual Machine on VMware 2.0 to get up to date on what we have been up to. Getting The Server Ready If you don’t have Windows Server 2008, download the…


Domain Password Change Policy In Windows 2008

I will break this entry in two posts. on the first post I will show you how to create and enable a password change policy on your domain using Windows server 2008, and in the second I will show you how to remind users to change their password when their password is about to expire. I assume your domain is…


Hyper-V 2008 R2 Setup

Hyper-V 2008 R2 can be ran as bare metal or hosted hypervisor. the bare metal hypervisor is free and can be downloaded from the following link and the hosted hypervisor requires a Windows 2008 license. both hypervisors use Windows 2008 OS, the difference is that in Hyper-V bare metal Windows 2008 is customized to only run Hyper-V in server…


Setting Up Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 To Install Ubuntu 8.10

Ubuntu is probably the most popular Linux distribution, and if you work in the IT field, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get familiar with it. Ubuntu can be run from a Live CD so you don’t need to install it to start using it, but another alternative is to run it from a virtual PC. Today, we will…


Antivirus For Windows Server 2008

After installing Windows 2008 on my VMware Server virtual machine, the first thing I did was to install an anti-virus software. I won’t be browsing the Internet on this server, but it will be always connected to the network, so just in case a Trojan horse tries to find a haven on this machine, is better to have an anti-virus installed. …


Change Product Key On Windows Server 2008

If for some reason you can’t change the product key of your Server 2008 under the My Computer Windows Activation option: Do the following. Open the command prompt and change working directory to System32 directory Type in slmgr.vbs -ckms (this clears and KMS entry you may have) Type slmgr.vbs -upk (this removes any product key installed) Type slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx…