Its been a while but I am back now

Apologies for my long abstinence from blogging.. However I had a close family bereavement which meant that I was not quite myself for a while. However I am back now and raring to go. As you know I am cycling across Madagascar for Computer Aid International. The great news is as you can see from…

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Dual Booting your Laptop with Bitlocker

Hi, Sorry for the delay since my last post. I have been Mad busy but things are getting onto a bit more of an even keel. Anyway alot of us within Premier Field Engineering use our Laptops for Everything including Demos utilising a range of Vhds. Plus we are all ensuring we are fully ramped…

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This made me chuckle !

It is amazing how new gadgets when they are really useful really catch on. Since I have been totally Unified Communicated with my mailbox and phone it has been great. I have been using it Anywhere and Everywhere. It was especially useful out in Teched in Orlando. It saved me\Microsoft an absolute fortune in phonecalls…

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I am Mad for Madagascar and I need your help !

Well I have finally gone bonkers and anyone who knows me personally knows what a determined tenacious person I am . On September 27th 2008 I am partaking in a Computer Aid International Event across Madagascar. So what is this amazing event. I am taking part in the computer aid Madagascar Cycle Challenge in September…

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Virtualization of Domain Controllers part Deux

Hi a few weeks ago I blogged about recommended best practises of Virtualizing your Domain Controllers environment. I am currently working with a customer on quite a complicated scenario that touches on virtualization and through my research  and pointers from my Colleague Mark Empson have come across an excellent Blog Post posted by  Gavin Mcshera…

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We do the double

Well I was lucky enough to be at both Teched in Orlando last week and also at Teched I.T. Forum Last November. One of the things that really put a smile on my face in both places was the speaker Idol contest. Last November a friend of mine Ilse Van Criekinge won speaker idol contest…

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Teched Orlando Wish me Luck

Well here I am with my colleague Mark Empson busily preparing for our Session "Power of Windows 2008" at Teched in Orlando Florida. So Please have a quick prayer on our behalf to the Demo Gods so they will look kindly down on us. I am also working on the TLC Demo Booths for Server…

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RODC Windows 2008 Compatibility Pack released

If you are going to be utilising RODC in mixed environment (XP and 2003 ), then you need to download the Windows 2008 RODC Compatibility Pack. The Product Group and Dev Team, have been working exceedingly hard to get this released. It addresses the following issues as described by Product Group. "To provide support for…

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Great Couple of days in the Emerald Isle

Apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks but I have been head down doing lots and lots of 2008 preparation for a series of gigs I have had coming up over this month and early next month. Last Friday 23rd May I spent a great day @ Microsoft Ireland. This was partaking in…

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New switch for Repadmin specifically for RODC

Hi, I have been doing allot of Research around Rodc Servers in recent weeks. I have in my studies come across a new switch for Repadmin. Repadmin /prp This switch reveals a huge subset of commands enabling you to fully control modify add list and delete your Password Replication Policy’s. For example the following command…

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