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TechNet ON: Maximizing Windows Server 2008

Time Saving Tools

An overview of the new management and administration tools in Windows Server 2008 that make essential maintenance tasks faster and easier.

TechNet Magazine: Proactive Windows Server Maintenance

We introduce you to some of the freely available utilities and best practices to help you minimize downtime, enhance performance, and prevent problems before they occur.

What's New in Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008

Improvements to failover clusters (formerly known as server clusters) are aimed at simplifying clusters, making them more secure, and enhancing cluster stability.

TechNet Magazine: Backup Basics in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 offers a new set of backup tools, and I want to show you how easy it is to use them with the new Windows Server 2008 R2.

TechNet Magazine: Plan Carefully for Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers

Read-only domain controllers (RODCs) are a new feature of the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in the Windows Server systems. They represent a fundamental change to how you’d typically use domain controllers (DCs).

TechNet Magazine: The Cable Guy -- DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP)

The two together are a formidable combination. DirectAccess with NAP lets you specify that only DirectAccess clients that meet system health requirements can reach intranet resources across the Internet.

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Windows Server 2008 broadens your ability maximize performance, minimize downtime, and prevent problems. Find guidance for getting the most from these new capabilities to simplify your management tasks.

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