Columbus, OH Questions and Answers SQL 2005 (10-6-2005)

Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you for attending my TechNet event in Columbus!  Also thank you for a lot of great questions, this is a long post with lots of great information, please take time to let me know what you think! I am glad everyone was able to participate and I think we had a…


Surface Area Configuration (SAC) tool Command Line Utility for SQL Server 2005

I normally do not post an entire article, so I apologize for the length.  For this posting specifically, I had no choice the online article was not working properly with the links so I decide to bring this directly from the books online for SQL 2005.  I hope you enjoy the article, the SAC Utility…

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Dayton, Ohio Questions and Answers SQL 2005 (10-4-2005)

Good Morning everyone, Once gain thank you for all that attended the event in Dayton!  It was a fantastic event and I am glad I got to come back.  I also had a chance to attend the DANPA user group on Tuesday night.  That was fantastic as well, and the subway sandwiches where great!  If…

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Free Geek T-Shirt and Improve your Infrastructure Management and Have Fun Doing it!

So, you think about operational effectiveness and security all the time.  You go home at night wishing you could push a magic button and have your infrastructure instantly automated and secure Never fear!  The TechNet webcast team has put together a very thorough webcast series lead by the Keith Combs and an occasional appearance by…


Lord of the HALO rings!

Have I mentioned I love XBOX and did I mention I have a huge DVD Collection.  So when I saw this announcement: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9599563/ I started doing my happy dance! BTW I call dibbs on playing Master Cheif in the movie!   🙂


Virtual PC Guest OS Performance Tips Part 3 of 3 — Boot VPC’s in a Minute!!!!

So here’s the trick to boot your VPC’s in a minute, for VPCs you can set them up so that you can close them and when you restart you are resumed to with a save state.  I did have one initial problem with using a variable in the original batch file(%0), but I hard coded the…

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Scritping Week 3 Is Coming

Scripting Week 3 is coming! Oh yeah, and you could Win a Trip for Two to Seattle … And Dinner with the Scripting Guys! Let me repeat that:  you could Win a Trip for Two to Seattle!!!  Just by attending a web cast and filling out the Eval!!  How cool is that!? I kid you…


Why is my XBOX TV named Maui?

I LOVE XBOX!!! Even if I did not work for Microsoft, I would still own one, it beats any system on the planet.  Although I still feel a bit nostalgic for my old Atari and my TI 94a with voice synthesizer (nothing better than Parsec with the computer voice, totally awesome!)  For all of my video…

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Virtual PC Guest OS Performance Tips Part 2 of 3 — Happy, Healthy Drives – Defragging & Compacting your Drives

Background on Fragmentation: The computer writes information disk into concentric circles on the hard drive, called tracks.  Each track is divided into small sections, called sectors.  When a file is written, the computer puts it into the first open sector.  If the file is bigger than the sector, it gets written across multiple sectors.  When…

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Houston Texas Questions and Answers SQL 2005 (9-15-2005)

Good afternoon Everyone!  Thank you for coming to the event, and I apologize for the mix up in directions, I was on Dunvale Rd. at 6:30 am.  🙂  Here are the questions I took down at the event.  Please comment if you have any further questions or if I missed any. Q: How do you…

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