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Windows Server 2003 R2

Welcome to the Windows Server 2003 R2 section of Labmice! Here you'll find a list of 25 of the editors' favorite Microsoft links to help you with various R2-related tasks. From Terminal Server to UNIX interoperability, from DFS to the File Server Resource Manager, there's quite a bit here to send you down the right track.
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What's new in Windows Server R2 
This page provides an overview of benefits, new features, and improvements in Windows Server 2003 R2.

R2 – Better than C3-PO 
"Professor Windows" provides a great intro to the new features in R2.

Identity Management for UNIX 
Provides an overview of the new Identity Management tools for UNIX in R2, including Server for NIS and password synchronization.

Deploy printers by using Group Policy 
This is one of those features that we've been waiting for forever. Describes the process of pushing out printer settings using Group Policy in R2.

Administering Windows Server 2003 R2

Licensing Terminal Server in Windows Server 2003 R2 
Describes the licensing model for Terminal Services clients and servers in Windows Server 2003 R2.

Single Instance Storage in Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2  
This white paper describes the basic architecture of the Single Instance Storage (SIS) feature of the Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system. This feature helps organizations reduce storage needs for file servers by identifying duplicate files within hard disk volumes and providing an efficient mechanism for consolidating them. The paper also examines the benefits of using SIS, based upon deployment by the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group for Microsoft branch offices and data-center servers. The paper closes with a collection of best practices.

Introduction to DFS Replication  
Describes the changes in DFS for Windows Server 2003 R2, particularly the new Remote Differential Compression algorithm for DFS replication.

Step-by-Step Guide for File Server Resource Manager  
Step-by-step procedures to create file quotas, file screening templates, and other tasks associated with the new File Server components in Windows Server 2003 R2.

ADFS Step-by-step Guide 
This guide provides instructions for setting up Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) in a small test lab environment. This guide walks you through setup of a claims-aware application and a Windows NT token–based application (either Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services or Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Portal Server 2003) on an ADFS-enabled Web server. It also explains how to configure two federation servers that authenticate and authorize federated access to both types of applications.

Delegating DFS replication in Windows Server 2003 R2 
This article describes how to directly modify the permissions on the configuration objects for DFS replication groups.

Administering an ADAM instance 
Provides an introduction to ADAM, a step-by-step guide to ADAM administration, as well as a troubleshooting guide and FAQ.

Identity Management in Windows Server 2003 R2 ADFS  
This technical session is based on the Identity Management scenario in Windows Server 2003 R2. After briefly reviewing Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) and UNIX Identity Management features, it then segues into significant depth and detail about Active Directory Federation Services.

Windows Server 2003 R2 Helps Integrate the Branch Office 
A collection of resources for Branch Office deployment and management in Windows Server 2003 R2.


UNIX Interoperability in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2  
This white paper outlines the new technologies for UNIX interoperability that are delivered in Windows Server 2003 R2 and discusses the key scenarios in which they can be used to solve a number of business challenges.

FSRM quota information does not appear in the NTFS file system Quota Entries window  
FSRM and NTFS quotas do not interoperate, and should not be used together to configure disk quotas in R2.

Tips and tricks

Not all DFS namespace folder targets replicate data with the other targets as expected in Windows Server 2003 R2  
Not all DFS folder targets replicate data with the other targets as expected if the folder target is not an R2 server, or is a share on a server cluster, or was added to the DFS namespace using a tool other than the DFS management snap-in.

Multiple files are created when you copy a file that has NTFS alternate data streams to an NFS shared folder  
When you copy a file that has alternate data streams to a Network File System (NFS) shared folder by using Microsoft Client for NFS, the NFS file system creates multiple files, one file for every stream.

Event ID 1013 occurs when you install Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications and Services for NFS on an R2-based computer  
When you install Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) and Microsoft Services for Network File System (NFS) on a server that's running IIS, you receive an error message in the Event Viewer and SUA does not start successfully.

When you use the "Active screening" or "Hard quota" setting on a volume in Windows Server 2003 R2, the setting reverts to the previous setting in File Server Resource Manager  
An active screen configured on the system partition or the boot partition reverts to a passive screen. Likewise, a hard quota configured on one of these partitions reverts to a soft quota.

An update is available to support the DFS Namespaces Client failback feature  
This article describes an update that is available to support the DFS Namespaces Client failback feature on computers that are running 2003 SP1 or Windows XP Service Pack 2.

How to upgrade Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 to Windows Server 2003 R2  
This article discusses how to upgrade Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows Server 2003 R2.

How to determine the version of Windows Server 2003 R2 that is running on a computer  
This article discusses how to determine the version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 that is running on a computer.


Technet Webcast: Branch Office benefits in Windows Server 2003 R2  
Describes how new technologies in R2 such as the Distributed File System and Print Management Console improve WAN and remote management capabilities for Branch Office environments.

Deploying and Managing Active Directory Federated Services 
This webcast discusses how to plan for, deploy, and manage an ADFS deployment. We cover deployment best practices and show how to configure your federation servers, federation server proxies, and ADFS Web agents for optimal performance.

UNIX Interoperability with Windows Server 2003 R2 
This webcast presents the twelve things everyone should know about authentication and authorization when using the new capabilities in Windows Server 2003 R2 to implement UNIX interoperability.

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