Offline VM Servicing Tool – v2

Check out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8408ecf5-7afe-47ec-a697-eb433027df73&DisplayLang=en The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines do not receive operating system updates. The tool provides a way to keep offline virtual machines up-to-date so that bringing a virtual machine…

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Remote admin of 2008 Server Core (and Hyper-V Server)

Going insane without your familiar MMC snap-ins?  http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/06/05/how-to-enable-remote-administration-of-server-core-via-mmc-using-netsh.aspx I recently built up a handful of Hyper-V server boxes and realized exactly how poor my cmd line skills are these days.  I think my new years resolution (*rolls eyes*) will be to learn the wonders of powershell, and re-learn netsh, etc.

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Backup & Restore of NTFS / Share perms..

Looking for a quick way to capture the permissions on your existing file server in prep for a server move?  Give this AskDS post a look:   http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/11/24/how-to-back-up-and-restore-ntfs-and-share-permissions.aspx   ..good stuff 🙂

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Debug logging primer for Directory Services..

Check out this post on the EPS DS team blog that Ned Pyle posted up..  http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/04/02/directory-services-debug-logging-primer.aspx  That covers the vast majorty of advanced logging you’ll ever need to do from the directory side of things; a good reference to keep handy.

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Vista SP1 Remote Server Admin Tools – Released to the web

After a long wait..  Too long for most; the Vista SP1 admin tools have made their way to microsoft.com You can grab them here: Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista for x86-based Systems http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ff6e897-23ce-4a36-b7fc-d52065de9960&DisplayLang=en     Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d647a60b-63fd-4ac5-9243-bd3c497d2bc5&DisplayLang=en  

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