Category Archives: Best practices [Old]

Page files in Server Core

Every Windows Server has a page file and Windows Server 2008 Server Core installations are no exception. Neither should they be an exception when it comes to tuning the page file for optimal performance and reliability.

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Deploying and managing FireFox centrally

As an IT Professional you might get the question to deploy Mozilla’s FireFox browser on the workstations of your users. I must admin FireFox is a pretty good product and Mozilla does a good job building and promoting it. In fact: In my opinion it’s the only company I know that effectively took on a […]

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Active Directory on separate volumes

I had and have seen numerous discussions with people on the benefits and drawbacks of putting Active Directory files and folders on a separate volume or even on several separate volumes. Time to makes some things clear!

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Deploying Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft today released a couple of documents to aid in the deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. These Microsoft Word compatible documents (no XPS documents this time) provide descriptions and overviews of features, guidelines for planning, and steps for deploying an Exchange 2007 organization. They correspond with the predefined four supported deployment scenarios.

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Conserving energy with Active Directory

Treehugger magazine has a very clear statement on Microsoft Windows XP and its “high-performance” yet “energy-consuming” default settings this week. They boldly state Microsoft Windows XP wasted $25 billion of Energy with the help of Foreign Policy.

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Deploying Windows Vista centrally

Microsoft Windows Vista has been designed from the ground up to be easy to deploy. The guys introduced a couple of new technologies to help you accomplish an organization wide deployment. Along with the technologies that we already had to our disposal, these are bundled in the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment. (BDD for short)

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