For those XP (ers) out there sp3 download site is now available

Hello, I have had a few people expressing difficulty in finding the download site for Windows XP SP3. Here tis !


RSAT Tools for Vista SP1 now available in All Languages

Sorry for the break in blogging. However I have been away on my holidays to a lovely part of the U.K. Lincolnshire  Wolds. Very nice but very cold. Good news for RSAT Client is that it is available in all languages now. Please see below table for details of downloads.   Language Code X86 X64…


2008 what has been removed

I was asked by a Customer recently does 2008 support for "Services for Macintosh" so I did a bit of routing around. So see below for the list of Networking Services that are no Longer Supported on a Windows Vista and Windows 2008 platform. Bandwidth Allocation Protocol (BAP) X.25 Serial Line Interface Protocol (SLIP) SLIP-based…


Often Overlooked but VERY important

I have seen quite alot of Windows 2003 Active Directories recently where all the Domain Controllers are Windows 2003 and all the Domain Functional Level are set to Windows 2003. However one key part has been overlooked that is the FOREST Functional Level. This is often been left at Windows 2000 mixed. So what is…


Great "Grab it while you can offer"

Being a school Governor I am always interested in great offers for Software now Staff at colleges and Universities can take advantage of a Great Offer which was formerly only open to Students. If you are interested Read On ! Students of colleges and universities have been able to buy Office 2007 Ultimate Edition for…


Windows 2008 RODC Tick List for Deployment

Well I am sat in the departure lounge of Aberdeen Scotland Airport after a really interesting and enjoyable Customer Engagement around all things Active Directory. Aberdeen has enjoyed some lovely Spring Weather,while I have been there and is very pretty in the Sunshine. Anyway I have also been doing some studying and deeper research around…


Recommendations for Running a Domain Controller Virtualized Environment using Virtual Server

I have been visiting a few customer sites where they are virtualizing their Domain Controllers. This always makes me a little nervous as this should always be coupled with strong control and management of this environment. If this is not well managed this can cause serious implications to your Active Directory Forest. If this is…


Another Tool to add to your Group Policy Vista Troubleshooting Kit

Well I have been talking quite a bit around Group Policies recently. Well that is because I have been involved with some colleagues in putting together some material for a new Group Policy Course that will be hopefully available soon to Premier Customers. One of the tools that I came across in my research was…


RSAT Tools now fully released and available for download

Hi there. After a refreshing Easter Break being blown around the Gower Peninsula in Wales. Which is absolutely beautiful part of the United Kingdom Wales. I come back to work and the biggest news for me of the day is that RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is now available for download from Microsoft’s Web site….


Windows 2008 Launch Birmingham ICC U.K. – WOW !

Well it went with a Bang not a Whimper and I can proudly say I was part of it. The Windows 2008 Launch on the 19th of March was I feel a great success and was a real testament to the team who put in alot of hard work to make it go seamlessly. So…