Category Archives: Microsoft

Clear Virtualization Licensing from Microsoft

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Here’s an update to my previous post about Microsoft licensing on virtual infrastructure. Mark Wilson has posted an outline of the current Microsoft licensing stance when it comes to virtualization. Thankfully it just reaffirms what I’ve thought to be the case all along, but it’s great to get it confirmed… Read more »

Search for Free! Search Server 2008 Express Announced

Looks like this could be a free option instead of the Google appliance. I’m still trying to tell if it requires SQL 2005. Today Microsoft released a new Search offering – Search Server 2008 Express.  This is on top of the recently announced Search Server 2008, and of course Microsoft… Read more »

Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs

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After just coming back to XP (link) This is a great list of new free software to try.   Description: I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to… Read more »

Can your backup solution do this?

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We’ve been looking for a new backup solution. I think we’ll have to take a look at this.   No? Well then you need to head on over to the DPM Team blog or Jason Buffington’s blog and start learning about Data Protection Manager 2007 and the other magic he… Read more »

Hacking SAM database on offline Windows

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I found too much good information on my 600 feeds in feed demon to not pass some of them onto you…Here’s a nice tool to reset the local admin account if you forget it. Today I had presentation for my colleagues – they had to prepare few vmware machines for… Read more »

Recommended Audit Policy

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  I?m frequently asked what the best audit policy is Windows. As you know there are 9 different audit policies you can enable for Success and/or Failure. While I recommend some of those policies be enabled no matter what … Recommended Audit PolicyThu, 17 May 2007 13:22:00 GMT [tags]windows, security[/tags]

Active Directory Explorer v1.0

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  On the Sysinternals page over at Microsoft, there’s a new tool called Active Directory Explorer. You could describe it as ADSIEDIT on steroids. An interesting feature is the ability to save snapshots of Active Directory and compare them. A similar snapshot feature  will also be part of Windows Server 2008…. Read more »

Microsoft details Windows licensing for 3rd party virtualization platforms

 After reading this article is sounds likes like using the datacenter version of windows is the cheapest method using ESX. As I read it you can license one copy of datacenter and run as many VM’s as you want on that machine, including on ESX…..anyone else read this the same… Read more »