ReadTip: Enhanced Branch Office Productivity and WAN Bandwidth Savings with Microsoft BranchCache

For those who are in the decision making process of using BranchCache, I strongly recommend to read the Enhanced Branch Office Productivity and WAN Bandwidth Savings with Microsoft BranchCache Report from Edison. Microsoft commissioned the Edison Group to create and run a series of tests designed to provide quantified data to illustrate the effects of the file transfer acceleration provided by using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with BranchCache enabled. The result of Read More …

Enable Wireless (Wi-Fi) in Windows Server 2008 (R2)

I was just about to drop a post on how to enable Wi-Fi in Server 2008 (R2) as I just bumped into this when installing a Server 2008 R2 on a HP 8730p notebook and found out that by default this Service isn’t enabled, which makes sense as usually Servers don’t use a Wireless connection. But why rewrite something others did already. Read more about enabling Wi-Fi on Server 2008(R2) here.

Office 2010 KMS Server Requirements

Although I have been working with Office 2010 for a while, I wasn’t aware of the KMS Server specific requirements until today when we were asked to load the Office 2010 KMS key into one of our customers KMS servers. A dedicated server is not needed to run KMS for Office 2010. A KMS host is a lightweight service, and you can co-host an Office 2010 and Windows KMS host. However, only Windows Server 2003, Read More …

Choosing the right Server Edition for your BranchCache deployment

Windows Server 2008 R2 is available in multiple editions. If you’re planning to deploy BranchCache it’s important to consider installing the right server edition as there is a difference in the provided functionality between the different server editions. Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache Features   Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-differentiated-features.aspx BranchCache Content Server Source repository, located at the main office, for the content that is accessed by client computers in branch offices. Content may reside on either a Read More …

Windows Server 2008-R2 Multilanguage Packs

When I recently browsed through the Windows Download Center I noticed that there is a download for “Windows Server 2008 R2 Multilingual User Interface Language Packs”. Having worked with Multilanguage Packs for the Windows Client operating system since these were introduced with Windows 2000, I was astonished to see these in the public download center, because for Windows Clients you must have a Software Assurance or other Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft to use Multilanguage Packs. Read More …

Windows Server 2008 R2 Documentation & Resources

Learn more about Windows Server 2008 R2. All documents can be downloaded from here