Meeting Questions and Answers:
Subject: Windows Server 2008 R2 and why it matters to
Start Time: 02 October 2009 11:00:00 GMT+1:0
xxxxxx Asked: If we were to use the MS Office LIve Meeting Client what is the Meeting ID,
Entry Code and Location?
xxxxxx Answered: this is in the meeting ruequest you would have received.
xxxxxx Asked: Thought I'd get in first as I have a question that's been niggling me for a while
- perhaps you can point me in the right direction if it's too big to go into here. Currenly
running XP and a few Win7 desktops in the lab. I have w2003 (but an open license to
upgrade to win2008r2) ... my question is about Group Policy. How/where do I get the Win7
GP settings - can I put them onto my existing W2003 servers? Or (as I suspect), need one
W2008r2 and then up the functional level? I've yet to find Win7 GPs ... perhaps you'll cover
this at some point.
xxxxxx Answered: not today and I will need to check and get back to you. So can you ping
me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details
xxxxxx Asked: do i need the full live client to hear what is going on?
xxxxxx Answered: yes
xxxxxx Asked: can you run over the Windows licencing with Hyver V.. I was under the
impression that Windows hosts was free is this true
xxxxxx Answered: standard runs one guest vm, enterprise 4 vm's , data center unlimited
xxxxxx Asked: Is R2 equal to SP2?
xxxxxx Answered: no service packs fix bugs, While r2 is a set of features that extends the
capabilities of Windows Server
xxxxxx Asked: Is the version of Hyper-V in R2, the same as R1 ?
xxxxxx Answered: no we have added a bunch of features like live migration, and improved
xxxxxx Asked: how do i get audio - is there a quick link you can send me to Office Live
xxxxxx Answered: click on voice and video icons, and the client is installed when you click on
xxxxxx Asked: You talk about cost savings - so why do I need to rebuy all my 2008 TS licenses
for R2 ? My reseller tells me this is so ...
xxxxxx Answered: I'm goign to need to look into that in more detail can you ping me
(afryer@Microsoft.com) with the details
xxxxxx Asked: there is no icon for voice the window just says i need the client - there is no
xxxxxx Answered: Can you send us your email address please (email@example.com) and
we will send you the link
xxxxxx Asked: Do you recommend to run a 2008 R2 Domain Controller on a physical
machine or in a VM ?
xxxxxx Answered: [Name], no reason not to, but I wouldn't recommend joining the physical
machine running the domain running on a guest vm
xxxxxx Asked: I've got my "need help" flag turned on but is anyone responding to them? i've
got no audio
xxxxxx Answered: and your audio is definitely un muted
xxxxxx Asked: What is the upgrade path to R2 ?.... is it a second CD / DVD, as with W2K3
xxxxxx Answered: yes separate install like vista to windows 7, but simple upgrade even if
machine is a DC, running Hyper-V etc.
xxxxxx Asked: Just to confirm, a "Clean" installation would be a 2 CD process... but a 1 CD
process if the server is already W2K8 ?... if so, then is the W2K8 pre-req SP1 or SP2 ?
xxxxxx Answered: no you just install R2 on a clean machine, think of it as win 7 but for a
xxxxxx Asked: powershell, would that equate to a manual GPO via the active directory?
xxxxxx Answered: [Name], don't understand the question, you can completely control GPO
through Powershell and some things in AD can only be done in Powershell like the recycle
xxxxxx Asked: Sorry, but your second answer contradicts your 1st answer...... Question:
What is the upgrade path to R2 ?.... is it a second CD / DVD, as with W2K3 R2... ? Answer:
yes separate install like vista to windows 7, but simple upgrade even if machine is a DC,
running Hyper-V etc. Question: Just to confirm, a "Clean" installation would be a 2 CD
process... but a 1 CD process if the server is already W2K8 ?... if so, then is the W2K8 pre-req
SP1 or SP2 ? Answer: no you just install R2 on a clean machine, think of it as win 7 but for a
server .............. I'm sorry, but I do not understand the "simple upgrade" if it is a new install
xxxxxx Answered: [Name] R2 is an install in it's own right so separate DVD separate install,
there is no dependency on having windows 2008 installed already.
xxxxxx Asked: is there a schema update required when upgrading from 2003 forest to 2008?
xxxxxx Answered: you can upgrade schema but you don't have to
xxxxxx Asked: Can this utilise two factor authentication such as RSA
xxxxxx Answered: xxxxxx Direct Access you mean?
xxxxxx Asked: do you need the enterprise flavour of W7 for direct access
xxxxxx Answered: no standard is OK and you only need one R2 server running the
DirectAccess feature whihc can then work with yoiur existing infrastructure
xxxxxx Asked: with all the new featues of windows 2008 does it require the complete
domain / forest to be native 2008 ?
xxxxxx Answered: no e.g. directaccess only needs one r2 box, and win 7
xxxxxx Asked: Would it be possible to add w2k8 R2 dc to an existing w2k3 domain with w2k3
xxxxxx Answered: yes
xxxxxx Asked: Is there a schema update to W2K8 befor running DCPromo on a W2K8 R2
machine ?........ you previously had teh following question....Question: is there a schema
update required when upgrading from 2003 forest to 2008? Answer: you can upgrade
schema but you don't have to Prepare your Active Directory® environment with Windows
Server 2008 R2 updates. Before you add a domain controller that is running Windows Server
2008 R2 to an Active Directory forest or upgrade an existing domain controller to Windows
Server 2008 R2, run Adprep.exe from the Windows Server 2008 R2 media on your existing
domain controllers to prepare your domain and forest.
xxxxxx Answered: [Name] I am pretty sure you can leave the schema where it was and
upgrade to R2 schema later, but can you ping me (AFRYER@MICROSOFT.COM) and I'll get
the detail back to you
xxxxxx Asked: Can you migrate vm to hw and hw to vm in Hyper-v?
xxxxxx Answered: hw to vm simply use windows backup to create vhd whihc is the file
format for hyper-v storage. vm to HW use windows restore
xxxxxx Asked: is r2 available in 32 bit
xxxxxx Answered: r2 is only 64 bit
xxxxxx Asked: do you need R2 to run exchnage 2010 or will it run on 2008, also do you need
an R2 domain for exch 2010
xxxxxx Answered: exchange 2010 will run on windows server 2008 or windows server 2008
xxxxxx Asked: When will R2 be released in the UK?
xxxxxx Answered: R2 available now on vloume license
xxxxxx Asked: Is there an upgrade path from 2008 to 2008 R2?
xxxxxx Answered: yes inplace upgrade is fully supported
xxxxxx Asked: Is there a Feedback form for this presentation ?..... also, no 32-bit version....
your website states "this table applies equally to 32-bit and x64-based versions. However,
cross-platform upgrades (32-bit to 64-bit or the reverse) are not supported. "... which
implies that there is a 32-bit version.....
xxxxxx Answered: there is no 32bit version of windows server 2008r2 so send us the link
and we'll fix that (firstname.lastname@example.org)
xxxxxx Asked: is there any advantage of running exchange 2010 on R2 over standard 2008
xxxxxx Answered: if you're on newer hardware you will get some perf improvements, but
otherwise can't think of any off hand
xxxxxx Asked: You just replied with the answer " an iplace upgrade is fully supported", but
you replied to my Q with Answer: no you just install R2 on a clean machine, think of it as win
7 but for a server ..... Can you please clarify.....
xxxxxx Answered: [Name] you can (a) upgrade from windows server 2008 by doign an
upgrade or (b) by a new box and do a clean install all form the same dvd etc.
xxxxxx Asked: That statement about no CAL cost actually annoyed me and I think it's
misleading .... "Hi [Name], I’m afraid you will have to buy new TS CALs if you want to run
Windows 2008R2. They’ve snuck this rule in with the new release and they justify it because
of the ‘increased functionality you get with R2’. You could add them to your OVS agreement
now or you could buy them perpetually again. I have quoted both for you to see."
xxxxxx Answered: Windows Server 2008 TS CALs are functionally equivalent to RDS CALs,
and can be used for connecting to Windows Server 2008 R2 Session Hosts and RD
Virtualization Hosts. A Windows Server 2008 R2 RD License server can issue and track both
TS CALs and RDS CALs, but a Windows Server 2008 TS Licensing server needs to be running
either Service Pack 2 or have the QFE described in Microsoft KnowledgeBase article 968074
installed to be able to manage RDS CALs.