Early Experts Windows Server 2012 Challenge

The Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge provides a FREE online study group with certification exam preparation materials for quickly learning about the latest version of Windows Server!  The Challenge involves a series of Knowledge Quests – starting with the Apprentice Quest below – and each Quest ends with a special completion certificate for you…

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IT-Pro Tech Update 2012 Event Coming May 2nd To Providence–Great Lineup And FREE!

IT Pro Tech Update 2012 On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, the IT-Pro User Group is hosting Tech Update 2012 an all day FREE event. Come join us for this FREE event and discover the next phase of Information Technology as we discuss Windows 8 in the business environment, Virtualization, Security, Interoperability, and Systems Management. Here…

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IT Pro Tech Update 2012 – Call for Speakers and Sponsors–Southern New England

      Mark your calendar for Wednesday May 2, 2012!  Join us for the first annual IT-Pro Tech Update 2012.  This event will focus on the next phase of information technology with topics including:  virtualization, Windows 8, interoperability, security, and private cloud.    This is a multi-session, multi-track event so it will draw a…

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How to Run Any Program Including PowerShell with Elevated Privileges (aka Administrator Permissions)

To run any application with elevated privileges (as Administrator) simply right-click on that program from the menu and select Run as Administrator. An example of this would be if you wanted to run a PowerShell window with elevated permissions just click Start then type PowerShell then Right-Click on PowerShell icon and select Run as Administrator. …

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Free TechNet Webcast Series–Private Cloud

Free TechNet Webcast Series – Private Cloud kicks of today! Click the individual sessions below to register.  Notice times are listed in PST time zone! You will NOT want to miss this… 1/18 : Register: TechNet Webcast: Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud (Level 200) on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST….

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70-659 Certification Series – 1.1.4 Enable Hyper-V Role

Several Ways to Enable the Hyper-V Role… Command Line: DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V Startup ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V PowerShell: Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V GUI: Server Manager – Add Role – Hyper-V May use remote management to install via GUI on Server Core SCVMM – Add Host – Adding host will automatically add th Hyper-V Role Command Line, Powershell or…

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Launch (Run) Internet Explorer From Command Prompt or Batch File

It is super simple to launch IE from a command prompt.  But hey, if you do not know how, it may not be so easy to find.  Went looking online for the answer and was surprised it was not a well documented process.  So here is the process. You actually have to launch the executable…

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Almost Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft Private Cloud (Including, Hyper-V, Networking, HA, SCVMM, SCOM, SCO, The Rest of System Center and MORE)

Some of my friends and peers in the Central Region of the US have collaborated to put together a great blog series Cloud on Your Terms: 30 Days about the Cloud.  This has some really incredible information so I wanted to make you have the opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge they have…

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How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through … Architecture: Hardware Requirements: Software Requirements:…

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Resolving Network Issues-You Might Not Have Permission To Use This Network Resource

I sometimes get error messages when I am working that have to do with Network Communications.  The most recent was an Open Folder Error \\ServerName is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  Logon Failure: The…

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Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More

Key To Almost Infinite Knowledge – Passive Listening… Do you make the time to keep up with technology?  If you are not expanding your knowledge, you are falling behind.  With the job market the way it is, you would be smart to keep learning.  I know we are all busy and doing more now than…

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Virtualization + Cloud = lots of buzz but what does it mean to IT Professionals

Virtualization + Cloud = lots of buzz but what does it mean to IT Professionals? News and Notes from Your Senior IT Pro Evangelist – Dan Stolts (ITProGuru) The following will be covered:   Virtualization + Cloud = lots of buzz but what does it mean to IT Professionals? Virtualization => Cloud: Definitions and Progressions…

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How To Add SCSI Controller To Hyper-V Guest Server

How to add a SCSI controller to a virtual guest on hyper-V We add the controller, add a drive to it, start the VM and initialize and format the drive.   You can download the video below if you prefer that over the embed http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/video/ITPROGuru-2011-06-Adding-SCSI-Controller-To-Hyper-V.wmv The procedures to do this using SCVMM would be almost…

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System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Poster Rule and Monitor Targeting

You can download the PDF from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125048.  The poster will help you understand the process and best practices for setting up rules and targeting. System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Targeting All Managed Computers EXAMPLE: You want to monitor failed logon attempts on Windows Computers DO • Use Windows Operating System to target all…

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Introduction to PowerShell and Azure–Must attend for ITPros

This coming Thursday at NERD there is a Boston Azure meeting that I think will appeal very much to the IT Pro! It is an opportunity to learn both about PowerShell and Windows Azure in one night. Joel Bennett – a PowerShell MVP from out of state – will first give a PowerShell tutorial/overview, then…

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