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TU15 10 Things You Don't Know (and Can Implement Immediately) about Windows Server 2008 R2

March 15th, 2011

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Mark Minasi

IT Consultant, Author, Speaker


Okay, so maybe you've read about or even played around with Windows Server 2008 R2. You know a bit about Active Directory's PowerShell cmdlets, DirectAccess, BranchCache and the new backup program. It's all great stuff, but... did you know that R2's the first print server whose spooler service WON'T crash just because a print driver failed? Or that R2's DHCP server service has a cool new MAC filter feature, combined with helpful new support for split scopes? Well, that's just the start. Ever needed to resize a VHD? R2's got command-line support for that, as well as a whole new kind of built-in SMB cache. And of course you know that R2 shores up your system's security by blocking those scary old 1980's LM-type logons -- but did you know that R2's got the tools that you need to smoke out and stomp those persistent early 1990's NTLM logons?

Join server geek Mark Minasi in a fast-paced review of all the R2 features that haven't really gotten the attention they ought to, complete with demos and step-by-step instructions to try them out in your own network. Hey, what would be crazier than paying for a new server operating system and not squeezing all the juice out of it?