How to Create a Standard User Account in Windows Vista

Okay, this post is for the less technical among us. As part of a team project, I created a nice, little Camtasia recording a while back to help people make a standard user account in Windows Vista, but I never had the opportunity to publish it. So, since I’m on vacation and I can do whatever…


How to Use the Powershell 1.0: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re already convinced that the Powershell is right for you, skip ahead to the section: “Getting Started with the Windows Powershell”. However, if you still need some convincing, read on. So, in case you haven’t had a chance to use the Windows Powershell yet, I’m here to tell you – It is a nice…


How To Create a Bootable DVD for Windows Vista (or any Windows for that matter)

If it’s been a while since you’ve needed a boot disk for your Windows machine, you may just be struggling with how exactly to do it. It’s not like the old Windows 98 boot floppy where I could just go into Windows Explorer and make one with a couple of quick clicks of the mouse….


Flat Stanley visits the Alamo

I’m presenting two TechNet events and two Angelbeat events in Texas this week, and I’ve gotta say – the folks I’ve met have been wonderful. Generally, they’ve been friendly, forthright, and enthusiastic – not to mention saavy when it comes to technology. Another reason I’ve loved the people here: the attendees at my Fort Worth…


Check out my Security Viewpoint!

I’ve been published on the TechNet website! If you get a chance, please take a look at my security viewpoint article, "Security: Less is More," when you get a chance. It’s a quick read. Thanks!


.WIM images: Applying Updates and Editing the Registy – Quick Links

How to apply updates to .wim images when they are NOT running Okay, so, when you find someone who is doing it right, like Mark Minasi with his Windows Networking Newsletters, you just have to let people know. His Newsletter #65 came out a while ago, in September of this year, but I wanted to…


Get $100 off a NEW TechNet Subscription!!!

I’ve got a cool opportunity for everyone. For a limited time, you can use the code at the bottom of this post to get $100 off a new TechNet subscription. This code is good even if you were a TechNet subscriber in the past and have let your subscription lapse. (Sorry, this is not valid…


FSSMC to RTM on October 10th

The Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) is set to release to manufacturing on October 10th! It will be available solely through Micorosoft’s volume licensing program around that time. FSSMC stands to be a very solid and necessary addition to the Forefront suite of products. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the FSSMC, essentially it…