Filemon and Regmon No More, Long Live Procmon

I am working on content for a troubleshooting guide for System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Windows Sysinternals has launched on Technet, and the new site includes some invaluable TS tools. For example, Process Monitor 1.0, an advanced monitoring tool showing file system, Registry and process/thread activity. “It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and…


Free VHDs

In case you missed everyone screaming it earlier this week, Microsoft has sweetened the deal for those of you interested in Virtualization by making free VHDs available. Taking System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1 for a test drive just got a whole lot easier. I recently updated the SCVMM FAQ as follows (ital): How…


Translating VBScript to Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell week has started. If you haven’t signed up for the webcasts, you should run, not walk to the signup page. Completed casts are available on-demand – for example, yesterday’s Day 1 intro cast, and QnA transcript. But wait, there’s more. For example, you can find the tasy aforementioned Translating VBScript to Windows PowerShell…


How Microsoft IT Does Patch Management

My old team – IT Showcase – packages up great information for IT Pros on how IT works at Microsoft. For the latest on how Microsoft IT does patch management, see: The latest PPT presentation  and the earlier SMS PPT. And/Or you can read the 1 pager.  And finally