Changed permissions on your %windir%

On the second Tuesday of the month Microsoft introduces updates for it's products. As a system administrator you might keep distance from it the first week because of all the bad things that could happen to your systems. When you have changed permissions on the WinNT and Windows directories of your servers and workstations this should … Continue reading "Changed permissions on your %windir%"

File Server Migration Toolkit

Migrating a File server is not a difficult task, but for some reason people think this is impossible within a production environment without impact and without cost. With Microsoft's File Server Migration Toolkit migration is a breeze, but it may not be the tool you want to use. I'll explain how to use the File Server Migration … Continue reading "File Server Migration Toolkit"

Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)

According to rumours by Paul Thurrott (and others) you can find Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build 5536 on the Microsoft Connect website. This is however a Pre-RC1 build of Microsoft Windows Vista as announced by the Microsoft Windows Vista Team Blog. It is however the 'escrow' build, which means we will be seeing Microsoft … Continue reading "Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)"

Unsolicited Remote Assistance

With the release of Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft introduced a feature called ‘Remote Assistance’. Microsoft described this feature as the means to invite a person on another Microsoft Windows XP box to your Microsoft Windows XP box. You could use MSN Messenger, Windows Messenger or e-mail to send the invites. Although this is a nice … Continue reading "Unsolicited Remote Assistance"

ADModify .net

After Carlos Magalhaes blogged about the way the DisplayName is automatically formatted in the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC Snap-in (dsa.msc or ADUC as Carlos refers to it) for new users I remembered the time a customer of mine wanted to have the Display names in de Global Address List (GAL) within Microsoft Exchange … Continue reading "ADModify .net"