Tag Archive: WindowsServer2008R2

Sep 19

Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) Information

The RODC is one of the most interesting new features of Windows Server 2008. RODCs provide the following: Read-only Active Directory Database – Read-only copy of Active Directory provides a more secure option for distant locations such as a branch office. Changes attempted against the RODC are referred to the next upstream DC. Read-only DNS Server …

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Jul 21

Microsoft DirectAccess

Microsoft DirectAcess has made great strides in Windows Server 2012. Key Points: First available with Windows Server 2008 R2. Built-in client support for Windows 7 and newer. Provides always-connected connection to corporate network (connects before the user logs on). Leverages IPV6 and 6to4 tunneling (additional configuration required when using Windows Server 2008 R2 as the …

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Feb 28

KMS Part 2

This is an addendum post to the original KMS info post with a bunch of useful info I gathered recently. Useful KMS and Windows activation commands: Change Windows 2008 R2 license key type from Retail to KMS activated: Slmgr /ipk 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y Clear cached KMS host: Slmgr.vbs /ckms Disable KMS host caching: Slmgr.vbs /ckhc Flush local …

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Feb 13

Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) Details

KMS Introduction The Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) is part of the Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 solution managing Windows OS activation keys and performs activation for supported clients automatically. Starting with Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista, Microsoft switched to an online activation system where every Windows OS requires activation.  KMS shifts the activation requirement …

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Feb 01

Microsoft KMS Server

The KMS Server is the Key Management Server for Microsoft product activation, primarily OS activation. An organization can configure a KMS Server to service all activation requests in the enterprise.  In order for the KMS Server to activate Windows 7, the easiest method is to install KMS on a Windows 2008 R2 server (Windows 2003 …

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