I'm proud to be selected as one of the Speaker Talents for the upcoming Technet Live event in Amsterdam next week! This means you can meet me live if you are one of the attendees for Technet Live.
I really like the Community Solutions articles in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase, written by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP's). They are insightful, at times slightly ironic and sarcastic and sometimes they make me laugh and almost wet my pants. You recognize these articles immediately when you look at the Knowledge Base article number: they all start with 555.
I can imagine that after reading part 1 of the 'Big Drive Problem" one essential question remained unanswered and haunted your thoughts: How big should I make my C: drive if I move every dynamic, sensitive or performance related piece of data from it? I intend to answer that question in this post.
PrintMig 3.1 is the short name for the tool that is better known as Microsofts 'Windows Server 2003 Print Migrator 3.1'. You can use this tool to backup and restore print server settings and printer settings in migration scenarios. This allows you to migrate printers within minutes, while preserving settings, like seperator pages, spool folder, ports, … Continue reading "PrintMig"
It's not uncommon to find big drives in new servers. Some people might suggest to format it with one NTFS based C: drive, but I suggest you don't listen to them. Not placing dynamic data on your C: drive is a best practice. This practice requires you to make other disks, volumes or partitions.
There were numerous hints this would be the period in time in which the shrouds get lifted, the veils get ripped of and the curtains tucked away on the new shiny name and logo for Windows Server Codename "Longhorn".
To server core or not to server core seems like a valid question. Especially when deciding to install Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" Domain Controllers. With the advent of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" Beta 3 we can finally take a deep dive into installing Server Core Domain Controllers.
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and Windows Vista Enterprise Edition offer BitLocker Drive Encryption as a method to encrypt the contents of your hard drive. While working with BitLocker Drive Encryption I experienced a couple of imperfections and weaknesses.
When I checked into my MSDN subscription this morning I found a nice little download called "Windows Server Longhorn Standard Beta 3 Escrow". Despite its appearance this is the April 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP). Robert McLaws already predicted last week this download would be available this week.
I've been wrestling with Dutch localized versions of Windows Vista for a little while now. My conclusion so far: I don't consider it to be a finished product. (Yes, I know you've heard it before) Furthermore I think it's a disgrace Microsoft markets the Dutch version of Microsoft Windows Vista as fully featured, while it's not.