Posts tagged server 2008
Installing WordPress on Windows Server 2008 and IIS is quite an easy process now. It’s basically an automated process.
For this post I’ll be showing you the easy version and cover the more difficult installation in my next post.
The installation requires about 100MB of HDD space. Windows Server 2008 with the IIS role installed.
Firstly, we need to install the IIS role, we don’t need to add anything during this, all the other components will be added during the automated installation that Microsoft has made.
So, to install the IIS role we open the Server Manager, select the Roles on the left.Google+
Yes this post has to do with Apple Mac but also it involves Active Directory.
A few weeks ago we introduced three MacBook Pro’s to our work network which was a bit of a challenge to join to our Windows Domain. After going through numerous tutorials and walk-through’s and still not being able to get it working, I just changed one little setting that seemed to be the key to solving the problem, turned out that it was exactly what needed to be changed.Google+
Server 2008 does not have the backup feature enabled by default so we have to manually add this. It’s made easy though, with the use of the Add Features Wizard. As the name suggests this tool is used for backing up anything on the server, this includes the system state and also the Exchange email databases if you are installing this feature on an Exchange email server.
The problem with Windows Server Backup is that it cannot backup to tape. It can backup to DVD or to folders, this includes network folders. It won’t backup to the partition that you are making a backup of, so you should have a separate partition to backup to or a network folder on a different machine.
You wont be able to restore backups from the old ntbackup.exe that was used on Windows Server 2003.Google+
Background info on Shadow Copy
Shadow copy on Windows Server 2008 allows your server to make snapshots of a selected drive as a way to protect you from any accidental data loss that may occur. In my experience it saves a lot of time if you have this feature enabled. You might want to consider a server that has quite a bit of space on it.
For example: A user deletes a file stored on a file server, this server must have the File Services Role installed so that it can serve files to the users on your network.
- If you don’t have shadow copy configured on the server, your only means of recovering that file would be to restore it from a backup image.
- If you do have the server configured with shadow copy then it’s easy and quite simple to restore that file from the properties menu in the affected folder.