It Snows Up North

I seem to have a habit of alternating between technical and non-technical posts, and this seems to be little different.   I was scheduled to fly up to Anchorage Alaska on Sunday to visit a customer.   Last Friday I was talking to one of my teammates who was onsite with the same customer 3-weeks ago and…

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Moving in to a new laptop – Windows 7 x64 Goodness

One of the great things about the Premier Field Engineering group at Microsoft is that we have a fairly aggressive hardware refresh cycle for our engineers in the US.   To keep us with a solid experience as road warriors, our laptops are refreshed approximately every 2-years.   When luck is on our side, we can even…

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Granting access to DNS Management MMC to a non-admin

While teaching the Windows Server 2008 Directory Services workshop this week a student asked me, “How can I grant access to the DNS MMC to a user that I don’t want to put into the DNS Admins group because I only want them to be able to view the contents of the zones?”   He mentioned…

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WinRE, Page files, and GPMC Scripts

Since this blog is hosted on Technet, it is probably good to talk about technologies from time to time.    So I wanted to mention some things that I’ve come across recently.   While some of these are anything but new pieces of information, sometimes you don’t come across them until well after they’re available on the…

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RTM of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 reached RTM today.   More info on that at the Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Team Blogs.   So what does this mean for me?   Well, I’m thrilled about the new version of Hyper-V, the new version of Media Center, and…

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My July 2009

I almost titled this “My 4th of July was better than you’re 4th of July” but thought better of it. So I realize that it has been awhile since I last posted on this blog…OK, ‘awhile’ is an understatement, the first two posts were in April 2007 and there has been nothing since then.  But…

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