Category - Windows Server

  1. Server Unleashed on Silverlight Spotlight

    The Server Unleashed web site that I built has been added to the Silverlight Showcase on

    Granted I submitted it, but still it is pretty cool to see something that I worked on listed on this site.

    I have recently finished the second update to the site and hopefully it'll be going live soon.

    There will be at least one more major update and that will be for the content regarding Hyper-V!

  2. Goodbye Windows Server Longhorn

    Hello Windows Server 2008. Looks like the TechNet France web site spilled the beans. Microsoft is officially naming the next version of Windows Server, "Windows Server 2008".


    I personally am going to miss the Longhorn code name. It has treated us well. The code name, as I understand it, came from the fact that Server 2003/Windows XP codename was Whistler (a mountain in Canada with great skiing) and the follow up version was originally called Blackcomb (another mountain in Canada with great skiing). But the decision was made to create a version of Windows that was somewhere between the two. It just so happens there's a bar halfway between Whistler and Blackcomb called the Longhorn Bar. Thus the name.

  3. Enable Terminal Services on Longhorn Server Core Beta 3

    Longhorn Server Beta 3 finally arrived this week. I'm currently in the process of replacing all of my Longhorn Servers with Beta 3. I started with my Server Core install.

    The guidance documents that I've seen are all based on beta 2, and a lot has changed since beta 2. To enable terminal services on server core follow these steps:

    1. Enable Terminal Services with this command:
      • Cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /ar 0
      • if you need to connect from a non 6.0 Remote Desktop Client also run this command:
        • Cscript C:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /cs 0
    2. Open the firewall with this command:
      • netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="TS" protocol=TCP dir=in localport=3389 action=allow

    Remote Desktop should now work.