Poster Win 8 app, available now

A new Windows 8 app is now available to enable you to see all the technical spec posters that we used to have to print out on A3.   If you’re running Windows 8, you can get it from the Windows Store here: https://aka.ms/sposterpedia   thanks Martin (aka the poster guy 🙂 http://blogs.technet.com/b/theposterguy/

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Event ID: 12294 Woes

I came across this great error today at a customer site: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: SAMEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 12294Date: 3/3/2003Time: 9:42:55 AMUser: (USERNAME)Computer: (COMPUTERNAME)Description:The SAM database was unable to lockout the account of ? due to a resource error, such as a hard disk write failure (the specific error code is in the error…

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ADPREP Challenges

I had an interesting challenge last month and figured that this is a great one for my blog.   Being based in England, I had never come across this issue before so it was very interesting.   I arrived on a customer site to help perform a Windows Server 2008 schema update and make sure that all…

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Registry.pol fun

Hi all,     This month, I ran into an interesting challenge to do with group policies.  Specifically, I was trying to figure out why a client was not getting a specific setting.   While it is was the Group Policy Object (GPO) and it the version of the GPT.ini in SYSVOL was in sync, the client…

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Virtualising servers

Hi All,              I have started collecting a list of whitepapers based upon virtualisation of domain controllers and services, I just figured that you may find these of use!    KB897615  Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;897615 KB: 897613 Microsoft Virtual Server support policy http://www.support.microsoft.com/kb/897613  KB: 897614 Windows Server System software…

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Poster Central

Hi all,           Ever wanted a change in decor in your house? rather than boring old patterned wallpaper, what about getting some great posters with core components of specific technologies to put in their place…  amaze your friends, impress your spouse..   check out the technical posters from Microsoft.  🙂   Overview Link Exchange http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FDCDF6E5-DE47-4B58-8086-282101BCDDE9&displaylang=en Active…

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Repadmin - THE tool of Kings

So, you are having trouble with Active Directory eh?  wondering what great secrets Microsoft have for troubleshooting AD?   When I first started to work for the big M, I was expecting to get a load of tools that would help me troubleshoot AD, tools that only the big M would have access to…  what dissappointment! …

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You want some tools - You cant handle these tools!

If you are trying to troubleshoot a Windows Platform, there are some great tools that you could install to help you get a better idea about that is going on.  Below is a list of some of these great Microsoft home grown tools: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en The Windows Resource kit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6EC50B78-8BE1-4E81-B3BE-4E7AC4F0912D&displaylang=en The windows support tools PsExec v1.90: This version…

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Welcome to the Windows 2003 Page

This page will contain everything you ever wanted to know about Windows 2003

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