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Step By Step: Building a Windows Cluster in VMware Workstation 6.5


I needed to do some testing with Exchange 2003 using a Front-End / Back-End setup.  I found this step-by-step article with screenshots on how to setup the Windows clustering part.  Check it out, it works great.  I added some shared storage and was able to successfully fail one node over to the other and vice … Continue reading

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DFS Slowness, caused by VMware Workstation…huh???


It’s been a while since I posted anything here, sorry ’bout that.   I thought I would submit this quick post as it’s been driving me crazy for sometime now.  If you are running a Windows DFS environment and all seems well except on a few machines, check to see if you have VMware Workstation 6.x … Continue reading

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

Free PowerShell Commands for Active Directory


Just stumbled upon this today.  I need to write some stuff for AD and thought these might be a good place to start. http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx

Free Windows Vista book to be mailed


https://www.microsoft.com/canada/windows/vistaready/default.aspx

New! Windows PowerShell Owners Manual


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/winpsh/manual/default.mspx

PowerShell Scriptomatic tool


Looks good. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/tools/psomatic.mspx

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

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