Yes, you CAN run Windows on your Mac!

Yes, that’s right, running Windows on a Mac.  This isn’t new to those of us who have been using virtualization, but with the introduction of the Intel-based Macs, users have a whole new area to explore running Windows or Windows based applications. For virtualization, there were many options to run on the older Mac OS… Read more

How to configure Windows Vista to support running Virtual Server R2 SP1

If you’re trying to run Virtual Server on Vista, you need to do two things. STEP 1: Enable IIS and the correct settings. To do this, go to Control Panel and under the Programs category click on Windows Features to Turn Windows features on and off. Here you will see a long list of features… Read more

So what does Cluster Recovery actually recover anyway?

The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit introduced a handy, easy-to-use utility that even warranted its own download link on However the name “Cluster Recovery” can lead to misunderstanding and taken at face value makes quite a bold statement. So what exactly does this handy utility actually recover? ClusterRecovery.exe in fact performs two completely independent… Read more

Symptom based cluster disk failure troubleshooting

One of the most common issues with Windows Failover clustering deals with the storage attached to the cluster. This post is meant to give a very high-level overview to disk troubleshooting methodologies and how to narrow down the source of problems even before any logs or diagnostic data is gathered. This post will deal particularly… Read more