I spent this past week in Windows Desktop Risk Assesment Program (WDRAP) training which was actually pretty fantastic. If you are a Microsoft Premier customer talk to your TAM about getting one scheduled. A large portion of ours was taught by a Senior PFE Yong Rhee.
Many applications require an SQL Server database, and connection through a TCP/IP port is a common configuration. SQL Server Express Edition uses dynamic ports by default. Dynamic ports are awkward when the application needs to know what port is being used. This article explains how to disable dynamic ports, and how to determine or configure the TCP/IP port that is used by SQL Server 2008 Express Edition.
I have installed the Windows Developer preview of Windows 8 (client) on my lab. Time to check what’s new in the Remote Desktop Client in Windows 8. See the first screenshot below. Besides some minor design changes the client seems to look the same.
Is dcpromo gone for good? Well it is in the latest Windows Developer Edition of Microsoft Server 8. The team at AdminNation.com decided to try and install Active Directory Domain. We noticed right away Dcpromo no longer worked. Instead you are greeted with a message stating:
Microsoft released Windows Server 8 Developer Preview (pre-beta version) at the BUILD conference yesterday. While we don’t’ know when the actual release date will be, we wanted to share with you what we do know. Windows Server 8 is designed to manage groups of systems, and not individual systems. We are told that there is a PowerShell command for every action that can be done in the GUI.