Giving Non Administrators permission to read Event Logs Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Apologies for not blogging for sometime. I have been away on vacation, out of the country on training plus work commitments so add that up and it equals and enforced hiatus. Plus of course do not forget the Volcano :). Well I am back now and have an interesting information around Event Log access and…

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Microsoft Desktop Player This has potential !

Apologies for not blogging recent weeks. I have been tremendously busy plus working out of the country My good friend Justin Zarb showed me this the other day. Microsoft Desktop Player This is a great utility that gives you a platform to search for technet content based around . You can either use the online…

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Changing you Colour Scheme in Office and Outlook 2010

Well my friend and Colleague Justin Zarb showed me something funky in Office2010 beta today. He was running his installation with a great “Black” colour scheme in Outlook, similiar to below; The way he set this up was to go into options in word and choose optimize ribbon. Then you have a choice of either…

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A couple of cool downloads for your Win 7 Platform

I had a couple of informative emails today bringing my attention to some great new tools and utilities. The first one is the Windows System State Analyzer as blogged about by the  Ask the Performance team. I never realise this functionality existed . As they state on their blog. “The basic functionality of the System…

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A great initiative and offer Home Access

As part of my training for BETT I learnt about the HOME ACCESS programme. This looks a really fantastic initiative to open up access to computing to children and parents who are less privileged. As I sat at home watching my two boys using Xbox 360, ps3 etc . Plus moving through applications and surfing…

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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…

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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…

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Scalable Networking Pack revisited for 2008

A customer of mine has been enquiring about the current situation of Scalable Networking Pack in relation to Windows 2008. Out of my research I have come up with the following information plus also some recommendations. After Windows 2003 SP2  this setting was enabled by default. Many customers experienced some issues http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948496/jp. This was related…

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Bite size Learning Snacks

well this is a rather neat addition to our methods of learning. If you really want to just dip your toe into a subject and have a “snack” then please see the following range of  “Learning Snacks” For other Windows Server 2008 Learning Snacks, please visit: Windows Server 2008   Introducing Branch Office Server in…

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If you need to record a demo then I recommend this

I have been doing a fair amount of technical writing and also recording of demos recently, of both technical content and also professional internal development initiatives. The product that I have found really useful in doing this really easy. 1. Editing my videos and recordings and taking my live meetings and editing and converting to…

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