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"
Way back on August 12, 1981 IBM released the first Personal Computer (PC). It could have been a festive week for Hardware vendors last week. Some claim it wasn't… especially not for Dell, but I'm not so sure how to look at this week. Let me share my views on it.
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"
The Microsoft Exchange Team released a new tool last week to help Exchange Administrators troubleshoot typical problems that may occur. Typically they named it the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant, pet naming it ExTRA. Version 1.0 was found to be a good starting point for this new free tool.
One of the most specialised tools that I regularly use and absolutely love is the Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox Merge Wizard. (ExMerge) Lately I find myself pondering about the future of my old friend, which has been my partner in crime in the last past years.
In Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Microsoft introduced a feature called Deploying Printers with Group Policy from within the new and improved Print Management Console. I like the new feature, but I’m not using it, because it’s not a 100% solution to the printing problems many organizations face today.
I’ve been looking at Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2 today and the way it interoperates with the Active Directory. It won’t come as a surprise to see that Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 still relies on the Active Directory as its directory service (like Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003) but there … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2007 and the Active Directory, Part 1"
Just like VMWare's Virtual Server, the VMWare Player, Xen (and of course Microsoft's Virtual Server) Microsoft Virtual PC is now free!
Eldorado, spanish for “the gilded one” is a term becoming more and more appropriate for Microsoft Windows Vista, but I’m gonna give you a different angle to look at this, based on the 2000 movie ‘the road to Eldorado’.
I recently visited a customer, where the IT manager had second thoughts about an offer he received from his current IT partner and Microsoft.