Windows Server 2008

1. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 2. WINDOWS 2008 Editions 3. WINDOWS 2008 Server Core 4. APPROX. COST OF WINDOWS SERVER 2008 5. Upgrade / Migrate 6. Upgrade from previous OS 7. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 INSTALLATION 8. Windows Server 2008 Activation 9. Activation Method 10. RAID 11. BACKUP and RECOVERY 12. Wbadmin 13. BACKUP Utility 14. Windows Recovery Environment 15. Server Roles for WINDOWS SERVER 2008 16. IP-ADDRESSING and IPV4 17. IPV6 18. Remote Desktop Connection 19. Steps for Remote Desktop Pc from Client PC 20. Remote Desktops 21. MANAGING SERVER CORE 22. TERMINAL SERVICES (TS) 23. TERMINAL SERVICES MANAGER 24. MANGAING FILE AND PRINT SERVERS 25. Share Folder 26. Attrib (Attribute) 27. Windows Registry 28. Disk Quotas 29. Disaster Recovery Tools 30. MMC 31. Remote Assistance 32. Signed & Unsigned Driver 33. Hardware Profile 34. CHKDSK.EXE(Check Disk) 35. Disk Defragmenter (DFRG.MSC) 36. ACTIVE DIRECTORY REVIEW 37. Introduction to AD 38. TRUST 39. FSMO 40. GC (GLOBAL CATALOG) Server 41. Site 42. AD replication 43. Backup of Active Directory (DC) 44. Understanding USER, GROUP & COMPUTER 45. Create Local User & Multiple Users 46. GROUP SCOPE 47. Public and Private key encryption 48. Trust concept of CA working 49. ETHERNET CARDS 50. Availability and Security 51. General Server Security Issues 52. OSI MODEL 53. Data Encapsulation 54. TCP/IP or DoD Model 55. Protocol Working at Host to Host (Transport) layer 56. NETWORK MONITOR 57. Internet Information Services 58. Monitoring Tools 59. DNS [Domain Name System] 60. DNS ZONE 61. Remote Access Authentication Process 62. Remote Access Interview Question & Answer part 1 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 2 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 3 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 4 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 5 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 6 Tutorials Interview Question & Answer part 7 Tutorials
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Upgrade from previous Operating System tutorials


Previous Win 2003 OS

Upgrade Path

Win Server 2003 Standard

Win Server 2008 Standard Edition

Win Server 2008 Enterprise Edition

Win Server 2003 Enterprise

Win Server 2008 Enterprise Edition

Win Server 2003 Datacenter

Win Server 2008 Datacenter Edition

Win Server 2003 Web Edition

Win Server 2008 Web Edition

Win Server 2003 Itanium Edition

Win Server 2008 Itanium Edition


  • To upgrade from Win 2003, it must have SP 1 or later installed.

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 can be upgraded to Win 2008 directly without any other SP

  • You can not directly upgrade from any edition of Windows 2000 Server to Win 2008

  • You can not upgrade to Server Core from any edition of Windows Server 2003.

  • Upgrade requires more free space be available on volume compare to Clean Install

  • Implementing BitLocker on a computer upgraded from Windows Server 2003 is very difficult.

  • There are some units of 2008 OS labeled as being ‘Without Hyper-V’. This indicates that files required to install Hyper-V role are not included with sold installation media. You can thereafter download files require to install Hyper-V from Microsoft web site.


  1. If you upgraded from Windows Server 2003, then you can plan for Roll back if upgrade failed. It might be successful but lets say application that were deployed on Windows 2003 are not working properly on Windows Server 2008.

  2. This is not same as we rollback drivers for devices. We need to do follow.

  3. Create ASR Backup from Windows Server 2003

  4. Perform Full back up of all Data, including System State Data.

  5. Install Windows Server 2008 and try to upgrade, if it fails

  6. ASR will not restore your data files. It will only used to restore failed OS component.

  7. To recover from a system failure using Automated System Recovery Make sure you have the following items before you begin the recovery procedure:

    1. Your previously created Automated System Recovery (ASR) floppy disk.

    2. Your previously created backup media.

    3. The original operating system installation CD.

  1. Insert the original operating system installation CD into your CD drive.

  2. Restart your computer. If prompted to press a key in order to start the computer from CD, press the appropriate key.

  3. Press F2 when prompted during the text-only mode section of Setup. You will be prompted to insert the ASR floppy disk you have previously created.

  4. Follow the directions on the screen.

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