Tag Archives: Windows Server 2008 R2

How to create a Windows 8 VM quickly?

Use Convert-WindowsImage and create a Windows 8 VM quickly.

Written in PowerShell, Convert-WindowsImage is a tool to quickly create a Windows installation on a VHD virtual hard disk or VHDX, from a Windows installation ISO file.

This tool can be used from the command line or GUI, it’s your choice. No installation required since it’s a PowerShell script.

In terms of compatibility, it can be used in Windows 8, but is recommended for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Then you can work with the ISO Supported OS, specifically Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer OS. read more

Administration of Windows Server 2008 R2

A plethora of new features should cause IT pros to adopt this much improved version. It is necessary that you can effectively manage your infrastructure Windows Server 2008 R2. The Server Manager console (Server Manager), introduced in the original version of Server 2008, offers a single management environment for almost any task on a server.

Many wizards simplify the configuration of new server roles and features. IT pros can manage most of these tasks from the command line, via servermanagercmd.exe. Since we are talking about the command line, Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with Windows PowerShell 2.0 enabled by default, which is a good thing. With PowerShell management environment, you can manage 500 servers as easily as if there were only five. read more