Interview with a Forefront Identity Manager MVP: Peter Geelen – Wiki tips, experiences, & tips on becoming an MVP

This week’s Monday Interview is with…  Peter Geelen, FIM MVP: Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? I’ve been working in ICT since 1997, with a solid experience on the Microsoft Windows Server platform, running IT & network projects, Microsoft server management and network support, 2nd & 3rd line troubleshooting, presales, enterprise…

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Interview with Arnie Rowland, SQL Server MVP, About the Wiki and Its Governing Council

Today’s interview is with: Arnie Rowland What is the wiki for? The wiki is a place to surface information for customers. But it’s different from the knowledge base or the typical white paper. It’s a place where people who are working with the products can tune that information. In that sense the wiki provides an…

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Remote Desktop Connection Manager Download (RDCMan) 2.2

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a great tool to consolidate multiple RDP connections into a single window to prevent desktop clutter. Update 19-11-2014: RDCMan 2.7 is now available. Please see here. Update 29-3-2017: 2.2 is no longer available for download – please use the 2.7 download link.   The tool can be downloaded from…


Rights needed for user account when precreating a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin here again.  In my previous blog, Rights needed for user account to create a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster, I explained what rights were needed for an account in Active Directory when allowing the Failover Cluster to create the Cluster Name Account (CNO).  In…


Could your comedy caption win a bundle of TechNet goodies?

Valentine’s Day photo caption competition – fill our comments box with your hilarious efforts.   We just couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without spreading a little love on the UK TechNet blog. To show our affection we’ve got a bundle of TechNet goodies to give away in return for the winning caption for this ‘adorable’…


How to resolve the issue “Remote Desktop Disconnected” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal Server)”

NOTE: This is an old post. To learn about RDS in Windows Server 2016, please visit our documentation page   One of the recurring issues seen in product support is why a client cannot connect. Specifically, errors such as “Unable to RDP,”  “Remote Desktop Disconnected,” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal server)”  are…