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How Do I: Reduce WAN costs with Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and BranchCache? Windows Server 2008 R2 & Windows 7 really are better together, especially when you have branch offices that utilize already saturated WAN links. The historical solution to improving the performance of these link has either been to go for bigger links or to buy hardware accelerators, both option ... More...

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Windows 7 BranchCache™ Explained  | TechNet Edge One of the key capabilities delivered in Windows 7 for enabling people to be productive anywhere is BranchCache™. It not only speeds up access to data and documents from Web and file servers by reducing web and file access over a WAN link, it frees up bandwidth over the WAN link for other uses. With... More...

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Install and Configure Hosted BranchCache for Web Services - SRV311 Part 4 of 5 | TechNet Video This is part 4 of a 5 part series of demos from the TechNet Webcast: How Windows Server 2008 R2 Affects Your IT Infrastructure. BranchCache is a new capability available as a part of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. BranchCache helps increase the network responsiveness of applications, giving u... More...

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Install and Configure Distributed BranchCache for File Services - SRV311 Part 5 of 5 | TechNet Video This is part 5 of a 5 part series of demos from the TechNet Webcast: How Windows Server 2008 R2 Affects Your IT Infrastructure. BranchCache is a new capability available as a part of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.  BranchCache helps increase the network responsiveness of applications, giving ... More...

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Virtualization Moves Datacenter Functionality to the Branch Office | TechNet Video Do WAN access issues and costs keep you from providing the datacenter services in branch offices that benefit your corporate users? Learn how Microsoft IT uses Windows Server 2008 R2 and virtualization to deliver datacenter functionality to branch offices. Services at the branch office level include... More...

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Windows Server 2008 Read Only Domain Controllers - Password Replication Policies Read-only domain controllers (RODCs) are a new feature in Windows Server 2008 allowing domain controllers to be deployed in locations where security might otherwise be a concern (e.g. branch offices). In this video Mark Wilson takes a look at the password replication policies that are used to contro... More...

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Creating a Read Only Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 Core Using the Install From Media (IFM) Option In Windows Server 2008, the combination of a Server Core installation and the Read Only Domain Controller role is ideal for Branch office deployments, but what happens if you have bandwidth constraints and don't want to replicate all your AD data across the wire? Gordon Ryan will show you in this vi... More...

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Windows Server 2008 Read Only Domain Controllers – preparation and deployment Read-only domain controllers are a new feature in Windows Server 2008 allowing domain controllers to be deployed in locations where security might otherwise be a concern (e.g. branch offices). In this video Mark Wilson shows viewers how to prepare an existing Active Directory for Windows Server 2008... More...

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Securing Branch Office User Accounts In this demo you will see several ways that user accounts in a branch office can be secured. Branch offices traditional are a place of high risk for domain controllers. Placing domain controllers in branch offices good for functionality and productivity, but bad for security. This demo shows how you... More...

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