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Windows Server 2008 R2


February 3, 2014  4:08 PM

January in review: the top Windows Server content



Posted by: Toni Boger
Azure, cloud backup, open source, Patch Tuesday, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2

In our monthly feature, we round up the Windows Server content that was most popular with our readers in the previous and share it with you. For the first month of 2014, Windows Server admins were interested in backup options for Windows Server 2008 R2, updates to Microsoft certification exams...

April 12, 2013  5:10 PM

Microsoft recalls security update from April Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Toni Boger
Patch Tuesday, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Just a few days after releasing it, Microsoft recalled one of the security updates in this month's Patch Tuesday after discovering it was causing problems. Microsoft released an update for MS13-036 after receiving reports of applications...


February 26, 2013  8:27 PM

Microsoft releases minor updates for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

It's not Patch Tuesday, but there are updates admins should look for this week as Microsoft delivers updates across its portfolio of recent operating systems. A tool is now available for Windows Server 2008...

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October 4, 2012  7:19 PM

October brings one critical, six important fixes for Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Toni Boger
Microsoft Office, Patch Tuesday, SharePoint, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Halloween entails kids trick-or-treating for candy, but administrators will get some treats from Microsoft in this month's Patch Tuesday to avoid potentially harmful tricks. According to an advance security...

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September 24, 2012  7:22 PM

Windows Server 2008 gets extended mainstream support deadline



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

We’ve heard it from plenty of IT pros in the last year: they like what they see in Windows Server 2012, but they’re just not ready to jump ship. If they needed another reason to stay within the confines of Windows Server 2008, today they got one more. Microsoft extended the support end-date...


July 11, 2012  4:16 PM

Windows Server gets access to new Azure services



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Azure platform, cloud computing strategy, Microsoft, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2, windows server 2012

Weather.com may only be able to give an accurate forecast for the next 10 days, but Microsoft has already given IT pros a hint of what to expect this fall: Clouds. Lots of clouds. When Windows Server 2012 releases in September, it will come with tighter ties to the company's Windows Azure cloud...


June 26, 2012  6:30 PM

Splunk App monitors Active Directory



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Active Directory, splunk, Windows Server 2008 R2

This week, users looking to monitor Active Directory got another option. San Francisco-based Splunk, Inc., an application management and security company, released the Splunk App...

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March 9, 2012  4:07 PM

Microsoft to issue six fixes on a light Patch Tuesday



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

It's said that March comes in like a lion, but this month's patch bulletin from Microsoft looks more lamb-like. Among the six fixes to be released on...


February 10, 2012  5:24 PM

Microsoft’s Valentine’s Day bulletin to include nine patches addressing 21 vulnerabilities



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft may not be able to patch that hole in admins' hearts on Tuesday, but it will take care of a number of other vulnerable spots. According to an advance notice, the company's

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December 20, 2011  7:33 PM

Microsoft’s Bulldozer patch snatched back



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

When chip-maker AMD released its latest Opteron server chips, based on the Bulldozer architecture, hopes were high that the powerful processor...


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