SPinaBox – SharePoint in a Box – Alpha One release

SharePoint 2010 is an Enterprise class environment, and as such presents a wide range of installation options.  SPinaBox (which can be pronounced as spin a box) provides an extensible installation meta-framework for simplified SharePoint installations in small configuration environments.  It installs and configures all the SharePoint required infrastructure (such as Active Directory and SQL Server),…

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Enabling TCP/IP on multiple interfaces using PowerShell (part of hands free SQL Server installation)

In trying to install SQL Server completely “hands free” I struck a snag  – by default the TCP/IP protocol is installed, but the interfaces are all “Enabled=false”, which would require a manual step to enable them. Naturally – PowerShell to the rescue! To view the basic post-install state, open up the SQL Server Configuration Manager (below)…

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How to enable Remote Desktop on the Windows 8 CTP

Windows 8 looks terrific, however I’m running it in a virtual machine – and the screen speed is slow.    So – how do I turn on Remote Desktop?  – Answer – use “SystemPropertiesRemote.exe” Here’s how: Move the mouse to the bottom-left of the screen (diagonally left) – a “start menu” will popup Click on…

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