Archive for April 10th, 2012

Playing with Windows Server 8 Beta

April 10th, 2012 No comments

Couple days I installed Windows Server 8 and I started to play 🙂

There is weird desktop in new Windows. It’s not as pretty as it is in Windows Server 2008. It’s kinda forced to use touch screen, but who would use touch screen to administer servers? Not me 🙂

Normal stuff

  • I couldn’t find any way to restart/shutdown Windows Server 8. Only way I could use is command line (shutdown.exe). But there is a way via Metro…upper right corner…Settings…Power…Restart (
  • I don’t know how to turn IE ESC off. I couldn’t find any setting to enable/disable it
  • It is nice to be able to team network interfaces, but there is no help what each setting means


Active Directory

Nice article about changes


They have imported DNSSec into DNS server.

Security tab for DNS server settings is running faster 🙂

Windows Update Service

I received errors after installation and I couldn’t run WSUS console.

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