How to disable Time Synchronization under Windows Virtual PC

In some circumstances you need to disable the automatic time synchronization with your host which occurs per default every 15 seconds. I had tested the described scenario from Ben Armstrong (Virtual PC Guy) and it works as well for Windows Virtual PC under Windows 7. Find your *.VMC file of your virtual machine and search…

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DSAMAIN – Active Directory Database Mounting Tool

One of the new features from Windows 2008 Active Directory is that you can expose now your “ntds.dit” database snapshots which you had created with “ntdsutil” before. Here an example : dsamain –dbpath “C:\$SNAP_2xxxxxx\NTDIS.dit” –ldapport 33389 Now further more you can access the directory with any ldap browser just on a different port than usual….

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NTDSUTIL – Mounting Snapshots

What a great tool – NTDSUTIL ! Just an example here with snapshots and mounting these : As you can see a shadow of the whole C:\ drive is mounted under root $SNAP_xxx As this is sooo easy I’m also using this sometimes for a fast backup and restore scenario 😉 Here I need the…

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DCPROMO – Unattended Installation

Here is an sample dc.ini from which you can setup your own unattended file for automated installation of an domain controller and or DNS. This is an example for adding an DC to an already existing forest : ReplicaOrNewDomain=ReplicaReplicaDomainDNSName=contoso.comSiteName=Default-First-Site-NameInstallDNS=YesConfirmGc=YesCreateDNSDelegation=NoUserDomain=contoso.comUserName=contoso\administratorPassword=yourdomainadminpasswordhereDatabasePath="%systemroot%NTDS"LogPath="%systemroot%NTDS"SYSVOLPath="C:\Windows\SYSVOL"SafeModeAdminPassword=yourrecoverpassword1234; Run-time flags (optional); CriticalReplicationOnly=Yes; RebootOnCompletion=Yes dcpromo command syntax : dcpromo /unattend:dc.ini These scenario works with Windows…

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UNICEF – Junior Botschafter

Ein wunderschönes Programm der Unicef : “….Auch Ihr könnt aktiv werden: Welches Thema berührt Euch besonders? Was findet Ihr ungerecht – und was könnt Ihr dagegen tun? Was muss passieren, damit Eure Stadt zu einem besseren Ort für Kinder wird? Macht mit und engagiert Euch als UNICEF-JuniorBotschafter. Mit der stärksten Aktion könnt Ihr sogar "UNICEF-JuniorBotschafter"…

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How to create an DFS Replication on a Windows 2008 Failover Cluster ?

Here you can find some good posts around creating a DFS file replication service which is highly available on a Windows 2008 failover cluster : Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover Cluster – Part I: Explains how to create a new Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster. Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover…

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Windows7 – WindowsXP Mode –> Access to local drives via published applications ?

Is it possible to access my local drives within the virtual machine from published applications ? As the windows tools like explorer will not be published per default you cannot access your drives directly except via going to map a network drive. If required, you can start the explorer.exe from any published application which offers…

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Outlook 2007 and 2010 side-by-side ?

Is it possible to run more than 1 outlook instance in the same time ? Exchange Administrators should now what I mean here, normally this isn’t possible due to the MAPI issue. BUT if you are using Windows 7 (or any other application virtualization technology like MED-V from Microsoft) you can easily run that in…

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Microsoft Virtualization and Intel Quad Core Processors

Again at Youtube 😉 you can find some very interesting videos about Intel processor’s and their virtualization road.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y4lpaSyWMc&hl=en&fs=1&&hl=en] Jeff Woolsey – One of the best virtualization expert at Microsoft in discussion with Intel about Hyper-V [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDO6x9uJbzk&hl=en&fs=1&&hl=en] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5FreDy1fmM&hl=en&fs=1&&hl=en]

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AMD’s “ISTANBUL” Sixcore Processor is coming

AMD had published some interesting video’s about their new sixcore (aka hexcore) processors with the codename “Istanbul” – which I personally love. AMD "Istanbul" Upgrade Demo [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLbGQ8oraKg&hl=en&fs=1&&hl=en]   AMD "Istanbul" Demo: 24-Cores Operating & Virtualization [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D11uY5dOE2c&hl=en&fs=1&&hl=en]

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