Is this a virtual environment or physical. If it's virtual create snapshots of both DC's, if physical use your backup software and create a full backup in case of failure(I would recommend testing the restore process to ensure the recovery) After that you need to find out the domain functional level is it running Windows Server 2000 mixed or Windows Server 2003 native, etc...In order to migrate to Win2k8 R2 as DC's you need to be running in at least Windows Server 2003 native mode. You can find this out by opening AD Domains and Trusts and right click on your domain and select "Raise domain functional level". You can raise the level to Windows Server 2003(but once you do this you can't go back). After you raise the functional level, I would just use ntdsutil to find out the "FSMO roles" that each DC holds(you can google what I have quotes, you can also use MMC to find out all the information). Next you need to update the schema master on the 2003 DC's which can be done by using adprep32.exe /forestprep from the support/adprep off the 2008R2 CD. If everything successfully updates run adprep32 /domainprep, adprep32 /domainprep /gpprep and if you plan on having read-only DC's adprep32 /rodcprep. Again if you have no bumps in the road and everything was successful. You can prep your 2008R2 member server to be a domain controller. So on the 2008 R2 run dcpromo and join it to the existing forest, make sure you make it a DNS and Global Catalog server. After your server(s) are now DC's you can safely start to transfer over roles to the new DC's. This is where you can go back to the FMSO roles and see which servers had which functions and transfer those over to the new servers. For instance if your schema and Domain were owned by test-dc1 - transfer those roles to test2k8R2-dc1. Likewise if the RID, PDC, Infrastructure were owned by test-dc2 you can transfer those roles…
IT 221 REPORT #1
HYPER V FOR WINDOWS SERVER 2008
The Hyper V role enables you to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment by using a technology that is part of Windows Server 2008. The improvements to Hyper-V include new live migration functionality, support for dynamic virtual machine storage, and enhancements to processor and networking support.
Live migration functionality allows you to transparently move running virtual machines from one node of the failover cluster to…
Microsoft Server Product Portfolio
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CompTIA Server+ (2009 Edition) Certification
The CompTIA Server+ (2009 Edition) certification is an international vendor neutral
credential. The Server+ exam is a validation of “foundation” level server skills and
knowledge, and is used by organizations and IT professionals around the globe.
The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from an industrywide Job Task Analysis (JTA) and were validated through a global survey in…
Where the cloud meets the ground
Oct 23rd 2008
From The Economist print edition
Data centres are quickly evolving into service factories
Correction to this article
IT IS almost as easy as plugging in a laser printer. Up to 2,500
servers—in essence, souped-up personal computers—are crammed into a
40-foot (13-metre) shipping container. A truck places the container inside
a bare steel-and-concrete building. Workers…
With a host of new features to Microsoft Windows Server 2008, I believe that this utility will utilize Wingtips Toys IT investment more efficiently. Combining this new OS with powerful computer hardware and services solutions can result in a tremendous productivity boost from:
• Enhanced virtualization features that help you increase system availability
• Streamlined management over your remote systems
• Improved security to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity and…
Today, I will install Windows Server 2008 in a virtual machine. I will also install Active Directory in the server. I will then create three user accounts with different levels of authority, create three groups and three computer accounts all within the Windows Server 2008.
My plan is to walk you through the process with descriptions and snapshots of what is being done or configured.
I will first Start VMWare Workstation to start the server installation
You then select…
Microsoft SQL Server is an incredible relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It offers an excellent mix of performance, reliability, ease of administration, and new architectural options, yet enables the developer or DBA to control minute details when desired. SQL Server is a dream system for a database developer. There are at least a dozen different editions of Microsoft SQL Server aimed at different audiences and for different workloads (ranging from small applications that…
discuss one by
one the major components of a VICIdial system and how they work
together as a solution to your needs.
We will be tackling installation and configuration from scratch
using Ubuntu Server 8.0.4 LTS as my choice of distribution mainly
because most of my deployments are on Ubuntu Server. And yes we
will be installing from scratch.
At the end of this document you will be able to have an
understanding of how vicidial works, how to install it and how to start
Assignment 1. Client Server Configuration
I would recommend a SQL Client/Server database system.
Client/server systems are constructed so that the database can reside on a
central computer, known as a server, and be shared among several users. Users
access the server through a client or server application:
In a twotier client/server system, users run an application on their local
computer, known as a client, which connects over a network to the server
of Windows Server 2008 Server Core and Virtual Servers
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