Windows 8 for the IT Pro: The New Plumbing

Hi folks, Ned coming to you from the secret underground redoubt, where the cable is out, the wife is at grad school, and the dogs are napping as autumn finally reaches North Carolina. I’m not a fan of blog posts that only aggregate links and don’t offer original thought. Today I make an exception, as… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Gargamel Edition

Hi folks, Ned here again. This week we talk about 10 reasons not to use list object access dsheuristics, USMT trivia nuggets, poor man’s DFSDIAG, how to get network captures without installing a network capture tool, and some other random goo. Oh yeah, and friggin’ Smurfs. The downsides to List Object Access dsheuristics USMT differential… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Not Particularly Terrifying Edition

Hiya folks, Ned here again. In today’s Mail Sack I discuss SP1, DFSR, GPP passwords, USMT, backups, AD disk configurations, and the importance of costumed pets. Boo. Win7/R2 SP1 RC in production USMT ramp up Daily DFSR health reports Recommendations for separating AD folders and files onto different disks GPP admin password maintenance DFSR read-only… Read more

Service Pack 1 Beta out for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Ned here again. You may have missed this on Monday, but the Beta version of Service Pack 1 for Win7/2008R2 was publically released. Besides offering the usual bevy of hotfixes and security update rollups, SP1 also offers servers two big new features: Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2… Read more

File Services Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 – Beta now open

Hi all, Ned here again. We’ve gotten word that the SCOM 2007 management pack for file services has reached beta and is available to the public on our Connect site. Here’s the info: Overview The File Services Team is proud to announce the beta release of our File Services Management Pack for System Center Operations… Read more