Get current RDS-CAL details via PowerShell. Run this from your 2008 RDS Licensing server.
# Filename of the export
$filename = RDS-CAL-Report.csv
# Import RDS PowerShell Module
# Open RDS Location
Set-Location -path rds:
# Remove previous reports (Optional)
remove-item RDS:LicenseServerIssuedLicensesPerUserLicenseReports* -Recurse
# Create new RDS report
$NewReport = new-item -path RDS:LicenseServerIssuedLicensesPerUserLicenseReports -Scope DOM -Name Report
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This is just a screenshot slideshow of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (Full) installation.
Microsoft Press release free eBooks often and this is a nice one to have if you are responsible for maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2 (or just curious!).
Free eBook Article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2009/10/20/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx
Download eBook Direct (PDF): http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/C/0/5C0BD0AB-040D-4C56-A60B-661001012DDA/Windows_Server_2008_R2_e-book.pdf
Here is the book’s Content at a Glance:
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I had a virtual 2008 R2 Standard server that I upgraded memory on to 64GB and realized (forgot) that it only supported up to 32GB RAM. Here's what I did to upgrade to DataCenter to overcome the 32GB limitation.
[stextbox id="info" caption="Note" collapsing="false" collapsed="false"]A reboot will be required![/stextbox]
To determine the installed edition, run:
DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition
To check the possible target editions, run:
DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions
To Start upgrade;
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Here's some of the things I do to a new Server 2008 R2 install (physical and/or virtual settings are mixed in; (VIRTUAL ONLY) specifies I only do configuration change on Virtual systems).
Disable Screen Saver, Personalize -> Screen Saver -> None
Sound, Do not start Audio Service -> Sound
Display Performance, System -> Advanced System Settings -> Performance Settings -> Adjust for Best Performance
Power Options -> High Performance
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Here is how to enable ICMPv4 echo from the command line using netsh in Server 2008 R2
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=ICMP Allow incoming V4 echo request protocol=icmpv4:8,any dir=in action=allow