Daily Archive: July 29, 2005

Branch offices and Longhorn

A few of the longhorn technologies seem great for branch offices which we can assume to lack physical security and the high levels of management required for enterprise class service integrity.  if we string together Secure Startup (lack of security), read-only Domain Controllers (lack of service integrity, but resiliance to network outages)...

Longhorn stripped to the core

For years, in fact since the beginning,  Microsoft have been critisised over the complexity of their serviver operating system and recently over the resulting large attack service.  The response is Longhorn Server Core: Server Core is a new minimal server installation option for Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 1. Server Core...

Longhorn – secure startup – this looks important

Boot volume security has previously relied on third party products, that have a lot of limitations for example support for suspend and hibernation, and general concerns over stability and management.   Secure startup in Longhorn for the system volume combined with EFS for data volumes looks like a very promising solution...

Whats new in Longhorn Windows Desployment Services

WDS replaces RIS and adds the following: Windows Deployment Services for Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 1 includes several modifications to RIS features. These modifications support the deployment of Microsoft Windows Code Name “Longhorn” and Windows Server “Longhorn” operating systems. These changes include the following: ·      Native support for the Windows...

Seamless windows comes to Windows Terminal Server

One of the big plus factirs for Citrix Presentation Server has always been support for seamless windows, well longhorn server will have a simillar capability: Remote Programs are programs that are accessed remotely through Terminal Services and behave as if they are running on the end user’s local computer. Users...

Terminal Server proxy – wow

This has existed in Small Business Server for a while, and I considered deploying SBS in my home lab for this reason alone,  but this is a grown up implementation.  It will take a bit more reading to see how it compares to Citrix and Tarentella’s alternative solutions.  For more...

Whats New in Windows Server – Longhorn – Offline Files

For anyone who has fought – and in my case given up trying – to use offline files, Longhorn seems to have made some major improvements.  I use RoboCopy for all of my synching because it lives up to its name “Robust” but easy its not!  Here are some of the...