Upcoming TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 File and Storage Solutions

If you were unable to attend my presentation on “Windows Server 2008 File and Storage Solutions” during TechEd 2008 EMEA, I will be delivering it again as a TechNet Webcast: Title: Windows Server 2008 File and Storage Solutions (Level 300)  Event ID: 1032399197Language:  English.  Product:  Windows Server 2008.  Audience:  IT Professional.Date:  Wednesday, January 14, 2009… Read more

IPD Guide for DPM 2007 SP1 available for download

Jason Buffington just blogged about the release of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (DPM 2007 SP1): “We are just a few days away from releasing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007, and part of the release is updating our existing content and adding new materials. The… Read more

SMB2, a complete redesign of the main remote file protocol for Windows

Introduction SMB (Server Message Block) is a remote file protocol commonly used by Microsoft Windows clients and servers that dates back to 1980’s. Back when it was first used, LANs speeds were typically 10Mbps or less, WAN use was very limited and there were no Wireless LANs. Network security concerns like preventing man-in-the-middle attacks were… Read more

Apply these Windows Server 2008 hotfixes to avoid known Hyper-V issues

If you are building a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V server from scratch, you will need a few updates to get the latest fixes in your server. One of these is the KB950050 update, which brings the Hyper-V code from the beta version to the released (RTM) version. That Hyper-V RTM update is on Windows Update… Read more