How to learn more about Windows than any classic training

Today I had some spare time, and totally randomly stumbled across those two blogs  The windows debugging team blog : The WMI  If you ever wondered if there was a WMIMON (like PROCMON) you may find this : interresting. Guillaume   


Create a CAB file for Windows Mobile from a certificate chain with Powershell

At his blog Scott Yost treated us with a very cool powershell script to create xml files reqiured to build a .cab and install root certificates on windows mobile. Since a customer just asked me for it, I thought I’ll finish his script to allow several certificates to be inserted and actually create the .cab file…


Powershell and writing files (how fast can you write to a file? )

Hi there, I’ve been working for some time on a tool similar to PAL from mike lagase in order to automate the analysis of loadgen runs. While doing this I had to write large files with PowerShell and was not impressed with the result. I thought I’d share the problem and solution with the community….


PublisherEvidence strikes again : create .config files everywhere !

My previous post about Exchange 2007 SP1 RU5 at () explained why Exchange Services where so slow to start after RU5 was applied : .Net code checks for the Microsoft Certificate Revocation List at each startup. As explained in, a .config file with <configuration> <runtime>           <generatePublisherEvidence enabled=”false” /> </runtime> </configuration> saves the day. Now you can…


Exchange 2007 RU4 quick update

Quick update from my previous post about rollups. RU4 still has the same CRL check behavior and the script I published has been rolled out nicely at several customers. So even though it is obviously not supported  by Microsoft in any way, you may want to try it knowing other did it without issues. Guillaume


Quickie : Gil Kirkpatrick posted the Windows 2008 Bluetooth guide

Hi there, Gil came up with a very clean way to activate bluetooth on Windows Server 2008 x64. For all those like me who need Hyper-V AND bluetooth on their laptop, this is an excellent news. The two attached file may help you collect the files if you are as lazy as I am and don’t…


Exchange Server 2007 rollups nightmares – automate the .config file modification

Most of you Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 admins or Loadgen users as have been confronted with the problem described here : (Exchange 2007 managed code services do not start after you install an update rollup for Exchange 2007). Those who read the above technote probably felt as I did that every solution given where stupid. You know…


How to use a smartcard within a Virtual Machine

As you may know If you see Microsoft field people from time to time, we cannot stay unconnected from the Microsoft internal network (also known as CorpNet,  so Big Brother of us huh?) for long. Our VPN is protected with a SmartCard using only Microsoft technology of course. So my next step is to make my…


Hyper-V and Windows 2008 on my laptop – how to deal with wireless networking

I received a few weeks ago my latest Microsoft laptop and as usual came the question of which OS to install it with. This time my focus was : go 64 bits and use our latest Windows Server OS, Windows Server 2008 which remarkably was getting out of the doors at that time. At the…