Merry Xmas Everyone

Well I Know 2009 has been a busy busy year. And for some of you a tough year too. Therefore I wish you all the best and I am taking a break  for the Christmas Holidays. I would like to wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Below is a…


High CPU on Wmiprvse.exe caused by memory leak DNSPROV.DLL Windows 2003

Certain customers have recently been experiencing an issue which I wanted to bring to your attention. Issue with Domain Controllers Windows 2003 sp2 Wmiprvse.exe consistently consumes a high percentage of  CPU on Domain Controllers and svchost.exe has a a high handle count of around 75000 and another svchost.exe hosting rpcss has 23000 handles. Impact: Servers…


How to modify a system owned object

Hello, I had an interesting customer request recently that I thought I would share with you. Prior to an upgrade to 2003 they had an account which was used for Remote Desktop Users. On upgrading to 2003 this account became replaced by a System Owned Object with exactly the same name. So their question to…


What a day Digigirlz Part Two

    Well once again we had a fantastic day at Microsoft on the 27th of November. We held our second Digigirlz event of the year. We had over 200 girls and teachers who attended our event here in Reading. It was a packed day full of interactive presentations . We had Andy Sithers and…


Interesting Question from Customer at Teched Europe 2009

Well even when you are working on the floor at Teched you have the opportunity to research and deal with customer queries. So I was busy doing my flipping between the Ask the Experts and the Hands On Labs  and a delegate asked me a question that deserves serious consideration.   The delegate was asking…


Women in Technology Session great Positive Feedback

Technorati Tags: Teched Europe,Technical,Women Well Rane Johnson and myself delivered our Women in Technology session at Teched yesterday. I can honestly say that it went very well and was well received by our ladies and gentlemen who attended. To say the least this was not run like a normal break out session and to the…


Teched Berlin 2009 Here and Working !

Hi Everyone, Well I am now here working in Teched Berlin and it is an amazing place. The Messe. I am due to help deliver the Women in Technology session on Tuesday at 17:00. We have some great givaways. Plus also some T-Shirts and Laptop bags. If you want to know the details of our…


Correction for Group Policy Settings added to Windows 2008

Hi Everyone, We want to let you know that there is a correction to the link to download “Group Policy Settings added to Windows 2008”. So if you are looking for it the link is here Apologies if you have had trouble finding it


Great Practical Use for Search Folders

Hi I recently had an interesting question posed by my customer with regards to search issues within Outlook 2007 and the way WDS works in Windows Vista and Windows 7 The user in question used outlook for around 80% of their working day. This involved them search for work orders and service requests and dealing…


Microsoft Teched Berlin 2009 it is going to be Great !

  Well the time for Teched Europe is drawing near and I am really looking forward to it. I have the privilege of working at it again this year and am looking forward to visiting Berlin which is a city I have never been to before. Although I realise I may have to pack a…