Windows Server

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How to monitor and log, centrally, OCS 2007 R2 desktop sharing logs

First, install an OCS 2007 R2 monitoring server, on a seperate server from the OCS pool.  Once that is setup using the MS directions in the link at the beginning of this post.  Create a new SQL View on the LcsCDR database with the following code below. USE [LcsCDR] SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER … Continue reading

Great OCS 2007 R2 lab setup guide

Go here for an excellent write up with screenshots on deploying OCS 2007 R2 into a hyper-v lab environment. http://tinyurl.com/7yf9fy I got OCS up and running into a production enviornment and love it, next up is connecting to the P BX.

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Free: MDT 2008 / SCCM 2007 OS Deployment Guide

This is a free CD with video’s on OS deployment.  Free only until May 16th. http://www.deploymentcd.com/ Some of the items covered are. – Installing the deployment server for MDT 2008 Lite Touch – Installing the deployment server for SCCM 2007 (Zero Touch) – Creating universal reference images using Lite Touch – Creating universal reference images … Continue reading

Internet TV FREE utility, much like RSS and Tivo

I just discovered this FREE tool the other day.  It’s kinda like Tivo and a RSS reader for Internet video.  There’s some great techie stuff out there.   Take a look, there’s over 4000 channel’s. Download http://www.getmiro.com/ Here’s a great Miro Channel https://miroguide.com/channels/4832

How to add Quest AD tools to your native PowerShell

Okay so I got the AD cmdlets working in the standard install of Powershell.  I didn’t want to use the Quest PowerShell command line interface, that’s just me though.  Also, it’ll be easier to run scheduled scripts through the native anyway. The first thing you need to do is install Windows PowerShell.  I’m using the … Continue reading

Windows 2003 Server R2 MMC Snap-Ins for XP ???

I wanted to be able to manage DFS using the newer R2 DFS Managment tools.  This is not included in the adminpak.msi from what I could find.  On the R2 media there is an admin folder with these such tools.  Find the media and find your tools.  Now I have the goodness running on my … Continue reading

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

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

Download: Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise

Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0818D425-CD47-4279-BE8D-24ABA14530A3&displaylang=en

Step-By-Step for moving to a new SAN in a Clustered Environment

Here’s a good site that someone posted on how to move clustered data from one SAN to another. http://msmvps.com/blogs/clusterhelp/archive/2005/08/05/moving-a-cluster-to-a-new-san-original-posted-jul-22-2005.aspx

Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Step-by-Step Guides

Step-by-step guides for Windows Server 2008 Beta 3.  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=518d870c-fa3e-4f6a-97f5-acaf31de6dce&displaylang=en&tm

Windows Dates To Remember

Vista Beta SP1:  Sometime this month, rumors say the week of the 16th. Vista SP1:  Sometime this November. Windows Server 2008 (delayed):  Hearing rumors of February next year.  Also I’ve heard SQL 2008 will be released at the same time.

It’s Official

Codename Windows “Longhorn” has been given its offical name.   Are you ready for this?  Windows Server 2008.  Microsoft has already updated there site reflecting the new name.

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Released

Download Windows Server 2003 Service Pack here.

How to Hide the Connection Bar in Windows Terminal Server

If you want to hide the connection bar in Windows Terminal Server so that it prevents users from hitting the “X” at the top right and so that they are logging off properly simply add this line into the users default.rdp file. displayconnectionbar:i:0

Generating A New SID For A Virtual Domain

Recently I built a virtual domain environment and ran across a small issue. My plan was to build two seperate servers. The first server I built was an AD domain controller and the other my SMS server. I ran across an issue when I copied the first vhd file over too a new location and … Continue reading

A Look At Windows Home Server

This looks like something I would try pending the cost. You basically setup a server in your house without a keyboard or monitor and tuck it away in a closet. All you need is an ethernet connection. This will be your central location for storing all your data and media. Also you are able expand … Continue reading