Following in the rich tradition of hidden commands in Windows, what are the hidden or not well publicized features in Windows 2008?

As always with these polls, please list one feature per answer.

For other 'hidden features' of other technologies and tools:
Hidden Features of Linux
Hidden Features of PowerShell
Hidden Features of Oracle Database
Hidden Features of Solaris/OpenSolaris
Hidden Features of SQL Server
Hidden Features of IIS (6.0 / 7.0)

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    Community wiki please. – Sasha Chedygov Jun 26 '09 at 5:29
  • No need to list the hidden features articles - that's what the tags are for. ;) – Kara Marfia Jun 26 '09 at 12:39
  • This question is similar to the "Hidden Features of" suite on stackoverflow. It gave birth to a real gold mine of information. I hope we can do the same here... – Wadih M. Jun 27 '09 at 4:05
  • Including R2 (this summer) or excluding it? – Oskar Duveborn Jul 1 '09 at 10:08

Enable the Vista Aero theme in Windows Server 2008.

  • Why? All it would do is leech up more resources than it needs to. – anonymous coward Jun 27 '09 at 7:13
  • @Charlie: win2008workstation.com - Use Windows Server as your workstation. – p.campbell Jun 27 '09 at 14:00
  • Or terminal services but I guess it needs 2008 R2 to work over RDP – Oskar Duveborn Jul 1 '09 at 10:08

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