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Virtualization EcoShell

Virtualization EcoShell For those of you who manage a VMware environment this FREE tool is a must. It’s all written on top of Microsoft’s PowerShell and is eventually going to be built right into PowerGUI. Very very cool. Download here

BlackBerry: Free Voice Control of your device

Have you ever wanted to control your BlackBerry device by talking to it. Let’s say you want to add a new task. All you have to do is say “New Task” get milk. After that you will now have a new task labeled get milk. Very cool and FREE. http://www.vlingo.com/index.jsp

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 update

A new version of MS Virtual PC 2007 just came out in order to support the following. Additonal Guest Operating System support: Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Server® 2008 Standard Windows XP … Continue reading

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope

You gotta check this out.  It’s an application to look at images from a telescope. http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

Mouse pointer integration with Virtual PC 2007 and XP SP3

I decided to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 in a Virtual PC 2007 session.  Everything came up fine but the mouse point integration breaks with XP SP3.  Mouse point integration is when you can simply drag your mouse from your host to guest and back out again without having to hit the ALT key.  … Continue reading

GUI Operating System Slipstreaming

The new version of nLite came out in support of Windows XP Service Pack 3.  This is an excellent tool to slipstream Service Packs, Hotfixes, drivers, etc.  Give it a shot.  I built my new XP SP3 bootable CD in about 10 minutes. http://www.nliteos.com/

Simple steps for setting up Hyper-V in a Core installation

You can setup a server to use Hyper-V with a Windows Server 2008 “Core” installation.  Use these easy steps. http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2007/12/26/installing-the-hyper-v-beta-in-a-core-configuration.aspx

Remote control your phone from your desktop

This looks like it might be worth trying. http://on10.net/blogs/larry/Free-Windows-Mobil-Remote-Admin-App/

Finally, remote server tools for Vista

Wow, it took a Service Pack to get these out.  Oh well……at tleast they are here. Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Now Available for Windows Vista SP1 http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/03/25/remote-server-administration-tools-rsat-now-available-for-windows-vista-sp1.aspx

Windows Server 2008 Launch Slides

Here’s the PowerPoint slide decks from the launch sessions. http://www.technetevents.com/2008-launch-resources.aspx

Latest SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 cleans out Load Balancer Event Logs

This latest version of SoftGrid 4.1 will fix that annoying issue when you have two servers behind a Load Balancing device.  I tried this today and sure enough the Event Logs look much better.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938497 Errors in Event Viewer (From Microsoft) The log level of the “Error reading from socket” message is now Debug. Therefore, … Continue reading

Vista Service Pack 1, detailed information

You can finally find out what SP1 for Vista really includes.  Some of this stuff looks pretty good. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107921

Having a bad day?

Well so are these people. http://glumbert.com/wii/view.php?name=baddayoffice

Sysprep Freezes on latest Q35 Intel Chipset

I recently ran into an issue with the latest Intel Chipset, Q35, during the Sysprep mini setup when the video was installing.  I created a Sysprep’d image and included all my drivers in the OEMPnPpath thingy.  When the machine unwrapped it would ALWAYS freeze.  This was for both Dell models and Lenovo models running the … Continue reading

How To Change Your Screen Resolution From A Command Line

This freeware tool is very cool if you need to change your screen resolution size from a command line for automation.  I recently ran into an issue with the latest Intel chipset, Q35.  If you Sysprep a machine and force your image to 1024 x 768 resolution the onboard Intel Video will revert back to the … Continue reading

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Windows XP SP3 Overview Whitepaper

Some good information in this whitepaper on what to expect with Windows XP Service Pack 3. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&DisplayLang=en

Latest GUI ImageX tool

This is to cool!  For those of you who deal with WIM images and running imagex.exe from a command line.  Check this out.  http://blogs.technet.com/richardsmith/archive/2007/11/20/gimagex-imagex-gui-updated-version-now-available.aspx

Mount WIM Images in Explorer

Very cool little tool. http://www.windows-now.com/blogs/robert/archive/2007/11/04/mounting-wim-images-from-windows-explorer.aspx

Convert Any Web Widget for the Vista Sidebar

This is a cool tool that will convert any google widget or web widget to work in the Vista Sidebar.  http://www.amnestywidgets.com/GeneratorWin.html