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  • Creating and Managing Simple and Spanned Volumes on Windows Server 2008 - Techotopia
    appear as a dynamic drive in the Disk Management interface Converting Basic Disks to Dynamic Disks from the Command Line Basic disks can also be converted to dynamic disks at the command prompt using the diskpart tool Type diskpart at the command prompt or in a Run window to invoke the tool Once started a DISKPART prompt will be displayed The first step is to identify the disks on the system This information is obtained using the list disk command DISKPART list disk Disk Status Size Free Dyn Gpt Disk 0 Online 30 GB 0 B Disk 1 Online 10 GB 0 B For the purposes of this tutorial we will be working on disk 1 To select the required disk use the select disk command DISKPART select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk With the disk selected the conversion can be performed simply by using the convert command DISKPART convert dynamic DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format Creating a New Spanned Volume using Disk Management A new spanned volume can easily be created using the Disk Management interface For the purposes of this chapter we will be creating a spanned volume which spans two physical disk drives In this example we will work with a system containing three disk drives Disk 0 is the system drive containing the Windows Server 2008 operating system Disks 1 and 2 are both initialized using the MBR partition style and have been converted to dynamic disks but have yet to have any volumes created on them The objective of this tutorial is to create a spanned volume which uses the entire capacity of disks 1 and 2 Assuming that the Disk Management snap in is currently running right click on the first disk drive and select New Spanned Volume from the popup menu This will invoke the New Spanned Volume Wizard Click Next on the welcome screen to proceed to the disk selection screen as illustrated in the following figure google WIN28BOX google This screen provides the option to select disk drives from which the spanned volume is to be constructed By default only the drive on which the new volume is being created is listed Consequently the Maximum available space value reflects only the space available on the current disk In this example however the volume is going to span both disks 1 and 2 To enable this we need to select disk 2 from the left hand list of available disks and click on Add to add it to the selected disks Having done so the amount of space from each drive may be selected up to the maximum combined space from both disks With the desired total volume size configured by selecting each drive and selecting the amount of space to be allocated the Next button may be pressed to move the drive letter or mount point allocation screen Select either a suitable drive letter or mount point and click on Next to proceed

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  • Mirroring Windows Server 2008 GBT and MBR Boot and System Disks - Techotopia
    tool Begin by listing the disks attached to the system using the diskpart list disk command DISKPART list disk Disk Status Size Free Dyn Gpt Disk 0 Online 30 GB 15 GB Disk 1 Online 17 GB 17 GB In the above output disk 0 is the current system disk and disk 1 is the disk to be used as the shadow system disk If the disks are not yet dynamic they need to be converted before the remainder of the mirroring set up and can be completed DISKPART select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk DISKPART convert dynamic DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format DISKPART select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk DISKPART convert dynamic DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format Next we need to select the system volume on disk 0 To obtain a list of volumes select the disk and use the list volume command DISKPART list volume Volume Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info Volume 0 C NTFS Simple 15 GB Healthy System Volume 1 D DVD ROM 0 B No Media In the above example the system volume is listed as Volume 0 To mirror this volume select the volume and then add disk 1 as a mirror using the add disk command DISKPART select volume 0 Volume 0 is the selected volume DISKPART add disk 1 DiskPart succeeded in adding a mirror to the volume This will initiate the resynching process which may take some time depending on the size of the system volume When a list volume command is run during this process the volume status will be listed as Rebuild until the resynching is complete DISKPART list volume Volume Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info Volume 0 C NTFS Mirror 15 GB Rebuild System Volume 1 D DVD ROM 0 B No Media When the Status changes to Healthy the mirroring is complete Next time the system is rebooted the mirror will be listed in the boot menu as Microsoft Windows Server 2008 secondary plex Mirroring Boot and System Volumes on a GPT Disk The process to mirror a GPT based system disk on Windows Server 2008 is a slightly more complex process since the EFI and MSR partitions must be created manually on the mirror disk For the purposes of this tutorial we will be working with a system containing a GPT system disk and a new disk numbered as disks 0 and 1 respectively The objective will be to mirror the GTP system disk on disk 1 The mirroring process will be performed from the command prompt using the diskpart tool which can be launched by opening a command prompt and typing diskpart Once started diskpart will present the DISKPART prompt where commands may be entered The first step is to list the disks on the system using the list disk command DISKPART list disk Disk Status Size Free Dyn Gpt Disk 0 Online 30 GB

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  • Configuring and Managing RAID 5 on Windows Server 2008 - Techotopia
    Disk Selection screen This screen contains a list of disk drives available for inclusion in the disk array together with a list of selected disks Currently only the current disk is included in the Selected list Two more disks must be added to the selected disks before the RAID 5 array can be built Select disks from the Available list and click on the Add button to add the disk to the selected list Once sufficient disks in this case disks 1 2 and 3 are selected the Next button will activate to allow the remainder of the configuration to be completed Note that disk 0 the system disk is not included in the RAID 5 array With the disk selections completed the Next button proceeds to the drive letter and mount point assignment screen Once these settings are configured click Next to proceed to the Format Volume screen Select the appropriate file system and compression options and click on Next to proceed to the Summary screen Review the information displayed and click on Finish to initiate the RAID 5 creation process During this process the Disk Management graphical view will list the disks as Formatting and then Resynching The amount of time these phases will take depends on the size of the volumes in question Once the process is complete the status will change to Healthy and the RAID 5 volume is ready for use Configuring RAID 5 from the Command Prompt using DiskPart In addition to configuring RAID 5 from within Disk Management the configuration may also be implemented from the command prompt using DiskPart DiskPart may be launched either from a command prompt or a Run dialog simply by typing diskpart Once invoked DiskPart will display the DiskPart command prompt and is ready to receive commands The first step in the configuration process is to identify the disks attached to the system using the list disk command DISKPART list disk Disk Status Size Free Dyn Gpt Disk 0 Online 30 GB 15 GB Disk 1 Online 8 GB 8189 MB Disk 2 Online 8 GB 8189 MB Disk 3 Online 8 GB 8189 MB For the purposes of this chapter disks 1 2 and 3 will be used to create a RAID 5 configuration Each of these disks needs to be converted to dynamic disks before the configuration can proceed This is achieved by selecting each disk in turn and executing the convert dynamic command DISKPART select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk DISKPART convert dynamic DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format DISKPART select disk 2 Disk 2 is now the selected disk DISKPART convert dynamic DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format DISKPART select disk 3 Disk 3 is now the selected disk DISKPART convert dynamic DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to dynamic format Once the disks have been converted to dynamic disks the next step is to create the RAID 5 volume using the create volume

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  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services - Techotopia
    application access through terminal services open the Control Panel System and Maintenance System Remote settings and click on the Select Users button to invoke the Remote Desktop Users dialog illustrated in the following figure google ADSDAQBOX FLOW google Note that users with administrative privileges do not need to be added to this list by default they already have Remote Desktop access To add additional users click on the Add button to display the Select Users dialog Enter the name of the user in the text box entitled Enter object names to select and click on Check names to list names that match the name entered Select the appropriate name from the list The following example shows user Bill on server winserver 2 Click on OK to apply the change The new user will now appear in the list of users with Remote Desktop access on the Remote Users screen Click OK to close this screen and click on Apply in the System Settings screen The specified user will now have remote Terminal Services access to the system Accessing Terminal Services from the Client With Terminal Services installed and configured on the server the next step is to ensure the services can be accessed from a remote client Terminal services provides both remote desktop and remote application access Under remote desktop access an entire desktop session running on the server is displayed on the client The user then interacts with the desktop to launch and interact with applications details on installing applications for use with Terminal Services is covered in the chapter entitled Installing Applications for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services In the case of remote applications the remote application running on the server appears in its own window on the client desktop to all intends and purposes looking like a local application to the user Remote applications are covered in detail in Configuring RemoteApps on Windows Server 2008 With the appropriate configuration tasks completed on the remote system the next step is to launch the Remote Desktop Client on the local system To invoke the Remote Desktop Client select Start All Programs Accessories Remote Desktop Connection or enter the following in the Run dialog or at a command prompt mstsc Once launched the following initial screen will appear requesting details of computer to which the client is to connect google WIN28BOX google This can either be an IP address or a computer name If previous connections have been established the User name field will be populated with the user name used in the preceding session If you need to log in as a different user this option will be provided on the next screen which appears after the Connect button is pressed In this screen enter the password for the selected user note that remote desktop access is only available for user accounts which are password protected If a user other than the one displayed is required simply click on the Use another account link and enter the necessary details

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  • Installing Applications for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services - Techotopia
    Panel then the operating mode is automatically switched to Install mode during installation and then back to Execute mode on completion If an installation needs to be performed from the command prompt the mode can be changed using the switch user command The following example switches to Install mode performs the installation and then reverts to Execute mode C Users Administrator change user install User session is ready to install applications C Users Administrator setup exe C Users Administrator change user execute User session is ready to execute applications In addition the current mode may be queried using the query option C Users Administrator change user query Application EXECUTE mode is enabled Installing Terminal Server Applications using Control Panel Once Terminal Services are installed on Windows Server 2008 an Install Application on Terminal Server option will appear in the Programs section of the Control Panel To install an application for Terminal Services invoke this tool by clicking on the icon If the application to be installed is contained on CDROM or DVD media insert the media into the appropriate drive and click on Next If the installation executable is on a disk drive or network location click on Next and wait while the tool searches for the installation media When none is found the tool will provide the option to browse for the installer Click on the Browse button and navigate to the installer Once selected click on Next to begin the installation The installer will then run as usual Once installation is complete click on the Finish button in the Install Application on Terminal Server wizard google WIN28BOX google If the application is designed for multi user use it is now ready for use by remote users via Terminal Services Applications which are not multi user compatible may need

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  • Configuring RemoteApps on Windows Server 2008 - Techotopia
    the user Location The physical path to the executable which launches the application Alias A unique identifier for the program or application typically set to the executable name minus the exe or other extension RemoteApp is available through TS Web Access Controls whether the application is available to be launched via TS Web Access For details on TS Web Access read the chapter entitled Configuring Windows Server 2008 TS Web Access Command Line Arguments Specifies the rules for providing the application with command line arguments Change Icon Allows a different icon than the programs default icon to be specified After making any property changes click Ok to close the property dialog and click Next to proceed to the Review Settings screen and Finish to complete the configuration Upon completion the applications will be listed under RemoteApp Programs as illustrated below Once the RemoteApps are configured they need to be made available to the remote users This is achieved via TS Web Access Windows Installer Package or Remote Desktop Protocol RDP file Each of these approaches will be covered in detail in the remaining sections of this chapter Making RemoteApps Available to Users via TS Web Access By default RemoteApps are configured to be accessible via TS Web Access for details on installing and configuring the TS Web Access service role refer read Configuring Windows Server 2008 TS Web Access As outlined above this setting can be checked during the RemoteApp configuration process by verifying that the RemoteApp is available through TS Web Access box is set in the properties dialog This setting can be modified at any time by right clicking on the RemoteApp in question on the TS RemoteApp Manager RemoteApp Programs list and selecting Properties Assuming that the RemoteApps are configured for TS Web Access simply open a browser window and enter the URL of the TS Web Access page the format of is typically as follows where server is the name or IP address of the Terminal Server system http server ts When a connection has been established the browser will prompt for the user s login and password credentials before displaying the TS Web Access page To launch an application the user simply clicks on the icon for the required application First to appear will be the RemoteApp Starting dialog This will be followed by a settings dialog which allows the user to decide which resources on the local system such as drives devices keyboard mouse printers ports etc should be made available to the application running on the remote system This can be particularly useful for example if a user needs to print from the remote application onto a local printer or save a file onto a local disk or USB drive google WIN28BOX google Once the connection is established the remote application will appear in a window on the local desktop just as a local running application would appear Making RemoteApps Available to Users via Windows Installer Packages One alternative to providing RemoteApp access

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  • Configuring Windows Server 2008 TS Web Access - Techotopia
    next to review the IIS services being installed unless IIS is already installed on the system Click Next once again to move to the confirmation screen and click on Install to initiate the installation During the installation process it will be necessary to restart the system and log in as the same user to complete installation of the TS Web Access role service and any dependencies Accessing the TS Web Access Page Before accessing the TS Web Access web page it is important to note that the service makes use of JScript Microsoft s implementation of JavaScript Internet Explorer versions 7 and later disable JScript support by default so it will be necessary to enable this support to add the TS Web Access page as a trusted site To enable JScript support launch IE open the Tools menu and select Internet Options In the Internet Options dialog select the Security tab and click on Custom Settings In custom settings scroll down to Active Scripting and click in the Enable toggle Apply the changes and restart IE Once JScript has been enabled the TS Web Access page can be reached using the following URL http systemID ts Where systemID in the above URL is the name or IP address of the system running Terminal Services On successful connection the browser will prompt for the user and password credentials Once entered the TS Web Access page will appear listing any remote applications available for access on the local system configuring RemoteApps for TS Web Access is covered later in this chapter Clicking on the Remote Desktop tab will display a form allowing the user to establish a virtual session with a desktop on any systems to which they have appropriate permissions Configuring RemoteApps for TS Web Access To configure applications such that

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  • Deploying a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server Farm using TS Session Broker - Techotopia
    of this chapter a configuration consisting of two Terminal Servers named winserver 1 and winserver 2 respectively and one TS Session Broker named winserver 3 will be used Note that the TS Session Broker server must belong to a domain otherwise it will not be possible to install the enable the Broker service To install the TS Session Broker on a server open the Computer Management tool and select Roles from the tree in the left hand panel On the roles screen select Add Role and select Terminal Services from the list of roles and then Next to continue On the resulting information screen click Next to proceed to the Role Services screen where the TS Session Broker option needs to be selected Click Next and then Install on the final screen The installation will begin and will likely require a reboot Once the system has reboot log in as the same user to complete the final phase of the installation process Adding Terminal Servers to the TS Session Broker When TS Session Broker is installed on a server it creates a new group called Session Directory Computers Before a Terminal Server can be added to the terminal server farm it must first be added as a member of this group on the TS Session Broker server system As mentioned previously the TS Session Broker server must be part of a domain Depending on whether the server is a domain controller or not will govern how the Session Directory Computers group is managed If the TS Session Broker server is not a domain controller open the Computer Management tool Start All Programs Administrative Tools Computer Management and select Local Users and Groups from the System Tools category in the tree in the left hand panel From the list of objects right click on Session Directory Computers and choose Properties from the popup menu to display the following properties dialog Click on Add to open the Select Users Contacts Computers or Groups dialog As indicated above only Users and Groups are currently configured for addition In order to be able to add the Terminal Server computers click on the Object Types button to invoke the Object Types dialog and select the Computers check box as illustrated in the following figure Click OK to close the Object Type dialog and then enter the names of the Terminal Services servers and validate them using the Check Names button Once all the servers are added as members click on OK in both the Select Users Contacts Computers or Groups and Properties dialog boxes If the server on which the TS Session Broker service is running is a domain controller the Session Directory Computers group may be modified using Active Directory Users and Computers Start All Programs Administrative Tools Active Directory Users and Computers Once opened select the required domain from the tree followed by Users Right click on the Session Directory Computers item in the list and select Properties Once the properties dialog has

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