Top Ten Windows Server Tips

Now is the perfect time for desktop support technicians to upgrade their skills to Microsoft Windows Server. Everyone is going TO THE CLOUD!

Learning how to administrate a Microsoft SharePoint site is a great way to get ready for moving to the Cloud. Are you ready?

Make your life easier – upgrade your Server 2003 servers to Windows Server 2008 R2 using an in-place upgrade.

To get better security capability, install a Certificate Authority on a server that doesn’t have a large load. You can distribute certificates for encryption.

Distribute certificates to user AND computer accounts with an Enterprise Certificate Authority and Auto Enrollment Group Policy. Set it and forget it!

Use the Problem Steps Recorder to create training documents for your users. Open up the document it creates in MicroSoft Word and replace the word Problem with Action.

The AppLocker Group Policy in Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise will allow you to control who can use which application. And, it’s easy.

Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 have new Group Policy Preferences which will make tasks that used to require scripts super easy.

Upgrade all your Domain Controller Servers to Server 2008 R2 in order to use all the new toys like Active Directory Recycling Bin.

You can download an Active Directory Recycling Bin GUI from

Hate Server Core’s lack of GUI but love the security? Download an easier to use GUI for configuration of Server Core at

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