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How to promote a Windows 2008 server to a Domain Controller

How to make a server a Domain ControllerIn this article we will explain step by step, how to convert a Windows 2008 server into a Domain controller. We will be using a Windows 2008 32 bit (NON R2) server for our demonstration purposes. This demonstration also assumes that this DC will also be the DNS server for the domain, if you have existing DNS servers, you can very easily substitute for those in the setup. Since we are assuming that this is going to be the first Domain Controller on the forest, it will also function as the Global Catalog Server. Windows 2008 Domain controller has a lot of new features as compared to a Windows 2003 server or 2003 R2. They are outside the scope of this article but I will try and mention them briefly.

How to perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade

Windows Seven Anytime Upgrade Step by StepIn this article we will show you step by step how to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade utility to upgrade to your earlier version of Windows Vista or from a lower version of Windows Seven to a higher version of Windows Seven. Windows Anytime Upgrade is a perfect, non destructive way to perform an upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows Seven or from within Windows Seven to a higher version of Windows Seven (for example from Windows Home to Ultimate etc). The upgrade path only allows from a "lower" version to a "higher" version of Windows, so for example, you will not be able to upgrade a copy of Windows Vista Business to Windows Seven home, but you can upgrade from Windows Vista Home to Windows Seven Professional.

How to install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or MDT

How to install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or MDTMicrosoft Deployment Toolkit also called Deployment Workbench or MDT for short is a great tool in deploying Windows Seven or Server 2008 machines in your organization. It comes in very handy if you have enterprise level deployment infrastructure technologies such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). The tool is very versatile to work with other smaller solutions such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS). Microsoft recommends Microsoft Deployment Toolkit as the the preferred way of automating desktop and server deployment tasks. In this article we will demonstrate step by step, how to deploy this solution accelerator called Microsoft Deployment Tool or MDT

You are unable to search Outlook in Windows Seven when configured as RPC over Http

How to search Outlook from Windows Seven when Outlook is configured as RPC over Http If you have been using RPC over Http method for connecting to your Outlook Mailbox, you will notice that starting in Windows 7 you will not be able to do the "Find" or "Advanced Find" on your mailbox or its folders from within Outlook. This happens because Mailbox Search is integrated with Windows Search in Windows Seven and Windows Search can only search or index items which are cached. By default, Outlook is not configured for "offline" or "cached" mode. You need to enable the "Offline" or "Cached" mode in order for Windows Search to Index and Search your mailbox

How to capture an image using WDS

How to capture an image using WDSWDS or Windows Deployment Services is the new way of rolling out Windows Seven Desktop and Server 2000 images to machines. It is a neat way of managing your corporate "images" from one centralized location using Windows Deployment Services running on Windows Server 2008. Windows Deployment Services is the successor to the old Remote Installation Services (RIS). In this step by step article we will show you how to capture an image from a workstation using Window Deployment Services server running on Windows 2008 server, the workstation you are capturing an image of is assumed to have been Syspreped.