How To Turn Off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

I love my Lenovo W510 Laptop!  I use it to run Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.  I run all kinds of Virtual Machines on the W510 because it has 16GB of physical RAM.  There are however a few hiccups in the process of using a Windows Server Machine to do demonstrations.  This is one…

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How to Stop All of Those Unwanted Programs that Automatically Run at Startup!

  Download AutoRuns here. One of the things about being an IT guy is that everyone asks for technical support.  I have worked out a general understanding with my neighbors and friends that I will gladly help them with their technical support challenges, even making house calls, as long as they are willing to pay…

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Hyper-V: Microkernelized or Monolithic

Type 2 Hypervisors (Virtual PC, VMware workstation, Virtual Server 2005R2 etc.) all have one thing in common.  They all have 2 Hardware abstraction Layers (HALs,) which means in a nutshell that they are useless for any kind of infrastructure workload.  When I say infrastructure workload what I mean is any server workload that has a…

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Save $87.25 on TechNet Plus

I have said before and i will say it again, “TechNet Plus direct is the best value for money in the Microsoft World.”  If you are an IT professional or a budding Network guru you need a TechNet Subscription.  Full Version Microsoft Products! (Sorry No Visual Studio)  No time bombs! A ton of additional benefits!…

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Windows Server in an Amazon Cloud

This week Microsoft began allowing the modification of the terms of some of its Enterprise licensing agreements to allow large customers in the United States to run their Windows Servers in the Amazon Cloud.  Larry Dignan at ZDNET posted a great article on the details of the process and the potential costs of this operation.  …

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IT Pro Momentum Windows Server 2008 R2 – Exchange 2010

I get so excited about the IT Pro Momentum projects I thought I would share just one more with you.  Actually in this case it is more like 2 projects that are being set up in a single organization.  I met Rob at one of my live speaking engagements and he mentioned he was interested…

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IT Pro Momentum Pilot Project- Windows Server 2008 / Virtualization

I am hearing great things from the IT Pro Momentum Program.  Today our focus is on a school district who is using the IT Pro Mo0mentum program to pilot Windows Server 2008.  Like the two previous Momentum examples I shared with you I was able to ask some questions to the IT Pros running the…

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Thrive

 “In tough times, the good will survive, but only the best will Thrive!  Are you thriving?  Visit the Thrive site and learn how to enhance your technical skills, advance your career, and elevate IT as the business leader.  These strategies and skills will not only help you succeed now, but place you in a position…

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Clustered Virtual Machine

There are three main options for integrating server virtualization and high availability: •Failover clustering of virtual machines. Hyper-V enables the option to create a failover cluster, and then configure a virtual machine as a clustered application. With this option, when a node in the cluster needs to shut down, the virtual machine is moved to…

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