Internet Explorer Security Patch

This isn’t something that I would normally bother blogging on – and from the lack of recent posts you can glean that I’m pretty busy – BUT I’ve just had an e-mail from my better half’s Mother (and a fine woman she is – just in case she ever reads this!!) asking if she ‘should…


Hyper-V Host "Needs Attention" after SCVMM 2008 RTM install

This post is as much for my reference as yours! I’ve just had to find these patches again in order to update a host that I have in my ‘production’ VMM install.   If you see the error that a host needs attention I suggest you reads Keiths post and install the two components linked….


Application Virtualization 4.5 Documentation

There has been a host of documentation and announcements around Application Virtualisation recently. I would suggest that you read the App-V team blog here. Of note though are several whitepapers that have been produced to help you evaluate, and deploy App-V and integrate it with SCCM R2. See for more details.


Do you want a demo of Virtual Machine Manager?

Virtual Machine Manager is a member of the System Center family of Management tools and is responsible for managing Virtualised Server environments, such as Hyper-V, Virtual Server and now VMWare… Watch a demo here…


Concerned by Sinowal?

Like me you may have read on the BBC’s web site today about a ‘Trojan virus steals banking info’ ….now I normally pass these articles by knowing the truth BUT I’m aware that to some they will take this as ‘read’ and worry. So here’s the background. It seems that the BBC and other sources…


New Infrastructure Planning & Design guides issued

SOLUTIONACCELERATORS – Act faster. Go further.   Infrastructure Planning & Design Release Announcement   I repeatedly forget to mention these in my talks – and that’s bad because these documents are excellent.  For each topic you get a ppt and doc. Here’s the approach behind each document: This guide is one in a series…


Save money – Decommission your RAS architecture!

Ok, so I’m exaggerating but I have been using a Microsoft implementation of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services a *lot* recently. It’s effectively meant that I don’t need to remote into the Microsoft Corporate network when working away from the office anymore. The functionality and implementation are documented here. There is full documentation on the…


Out of Band Security Bulletin released

Folks, just in case you’ve not picked this up elsewhere you should know that we have released an out of band security update. As you know this isn’t usual and therefore you should carefully review the information here. It’s worth noting that for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 this is a Critical level patch,…


Watch This: Windows Vista Performance…under the hood

Vista performance is something that I often discuss with customers that I meet. Therefore, let me recommend good use of one hour and suggest that you watch this webcast from the Springboard series of Vista Resources. Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance…Need Answers? Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of industry…


Technet Magazine for November is published online

As reported HERE Novembers Technet magazine is available. And as you can see below there’s quit a few interesting articles to read. FEATURE ARTICLES                                                                  Monitoring Windows Server 2008 with OpsMgr 2007 As you deploy Windows Server 2008 into your environment, you’ll need a way to manage and monitor its health, performance, and availability. Fortunately, you…