Java 6 – Vista compliant

Looking for a Java runtime environment edition that is Vista compliant, go and download version 6 from here…


Upgrading Reporting Services farm? Check the IP Address binding

Doing an upgrade from SQL 2000 Reporting Services to SQL 2005 Reporting Services in a scale-out deployment is not that tough task however while I was doing an upgrade in a Scale-Out deployment where the nodes are configured in a Network Load Balance farm I faced a problem where the setup generates an error in…


How to setup QMS on backend cluster

I was trying to install Exchange 2003 Quota Message Service “QMS” on a backend cluster and I found that I need to go beyond what is written in the document that ships with the tool. After asking folks inside MS here are the steps: On the passive node, install the QMS and follow the instructions…


Group Policy Settings Reference Windows Vista

This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Vista (RTM build 6000).


Final release of the new ISA firewall client

Vista users, the final release of the ISA firewall client is released. Go and download it Enjoy


Running IIS 32-bit Applications on IIS 64-bit

Do you have IIS on Windows 64 bit and want to run application that is for 32 bit. No problem. From the Inetpub admin scripts run the following: “cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 true” Here are the details. Windows Server 2003TM, Service Pack 1 enables IIS 6.0 to run 32-bit Web applications on 64-bit Windows using the Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64) compatibility…


Large Logical Unit Support and Windows Server 2003 SP1

today I got a question about the maximum size for a partition that windows can see and that it is always known that it is limited to 2TB… This is no moreJ. Read this. This article describes changes in Windows operating systems that will support disk logical unit sizes larger than 2 TB. In past…


Ports required for external trust using ISA 2004/2006

You want to establish an external trust between two domains where there is an ISA 2004 or ISA 2006 in between.  Establishing trust requires Kerberos, LDAP, DNS, CIFS & the big problem is the RPCs… one idea is to strict the RPC port on the DCs using registry and open this specified range on the…


Enabling SSL in SQL 2005 cluster

  Did you tried to enable SQL encryption between the client and your SQL instance? I thought that configuring SQL 2005 cluster to encrypt its traffic is simple however I discovered that it is not that straight forward and you always get this error “The server could not load the certificate it needs to initiate…