I was just doing some catching up on some blog reading and saw that Keith Combs from Microsoft has an excellent screencast on Windows Server 2008 Password Caching on Domain Controllers. In fact he just doesn't show you how to set it up he takes it to a whole new level by first installing Server 2008 Core and installing AD on it. Then he uses that DC as a Read Only DC (RODC). AWESOME stuff to see!
Back in January of 2007 I posted that TechNet Magazine had a really cool poster that showed Active Directory as a Jigsaw puzzle. I noticed in my latest copy of TechNet Magazine that it included two new posters. One of them was another Active Directory poster that showed all the cool new stuff in Windows Server 2008 and the other was one of the Windows Server 2008 Components. I just saw that the both of these are now available to download from Microsoft. This is something you will want to get your hands on and if you don't get TechNet the magazine this is a great way to print it out too.
Here is a look at the Component Poster.
Jose Barreto just informed me that he has an excellent list of what has changed between Server 2008 Beta 3 and Server 2008 June CTP. The link shows what changed with Enterprise Edition and Server Core. What I really enjoy about this list is that:
- It is simple to read and understand (follows the KISS rule)
- It shows what is new from Beta 3
- Shows the newly renamed features
Thanks for the update Jose this is something I have been waiting to see!
I read a few weeks back that Microsoft extended their warranty on the XBOX 360 for an additional 3 years. I was kind of surprised that Microsoft did that since it is rare to see a company react that way to customer complaints. Not that I think Microsoft is a shady company, but it does show how much they care about their image.
Most of my friends have 360s but I haven't heard a single complaint about this Red Lights. To be honest I hardly ever play my 360 now that I have my Wii. However we do use it as a DVD player for the girls to use to watch their movies. The girls don't actually put the movies in as they are still a bit too young to give that responsibility too. My friends play the heck out of their 360s!
Well just the other day Sami turned it on to put a movie in and sure enough we had the infamous Red Lights!!! I quickly did a search on the Internet and knew that it wasn't looking good. I ended up calling them up and they are now sending me the UPS shipping info to have me ship it back for a replacement. L
My 360 is not the only device I'm having problems with. For the longest time my Wii also has had a 1 pixel horizontal line all the way across the screen of my TV. I called them up and they also have sent me the shipping info. L
For the next few weeks the McCann family will be without all console joy!!! Hopefully they hurry up and send them back home.