Windows “8” Server Beta?

Recently being able to have access to Windows “8” Server Beta, I’ve been toying with the idea of creating an “Active Directory Basics” tutorial for it. I am learning the basics of Windows Server 2008 R2, and am replicating the same tools/policies in 8. As a result, sometime soon I should be posting a tutorial with plenty of step-by-step snapshots.

Otherwise I will do an off-the-wall post outside of technology.

:UPDATED: In the meantime, if you feel like it would be worth going through the motions, you can register and download a copy of the server from Microsoft. Otherwise, as a student with access to MSDN (Microsoft Software Developer Network) AKA “DreamSpark”, you also get access to downloading it. The version I am limited to using is Datacenter, though I am not sure what you are able to access through the Microsoft registration. Though, it shouldn’t matter because the Active Directory services I will be running should be configured similarly across versions.


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