TS: /console is dead, long live /admin

The Terminal Services Team blog has a great explanatory post on the changes to remote administration using mstsc.exe with the release of RDC/RDP 6.1. Bottom line: going forward, you won’t be able to use the /console switch on mstsc.exe, you’ll use /admin instead. The good news: you won’t need /console. Read the post for a…


Terminal Services Free Webcasts

I have just joined the WS08 Terminal Services team, and there are a ton of webcasts I just missed. I’ll be checking these out to ramp up, you might find them useful too: TechNet Webcast: The Significance of the Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Release to Market (Level 200) TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 Terminal…


HPC on the Edge

Great new interview over on the Edge with Kyril Faenov, the general program manager of HPC: http://edge.technet.com/Media/An-interview-with-Kyril-Faenov-on-High-Performance-Computing-HPC–Windows-Compute-Cluster-Server/. Check out this site for follow up: http://windowshpc.net


VMM: Ops and Planning and Deployment Content Released

New in the SCVMM library today: Planning a Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Deployment Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Tutorial: Getting Started Creating Virtual Machines and Operations You already knew about Virtual Machine Manager Scripting Guide Windows PowerShell Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference right? Note a couple of new troubleshooters as well… Troubleshooting “Not Responding” Status…


Edgey: Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Overview

You already knew that *IT Pros have their own “Channel 9” now, right? It is out on the Edge. Check out Matt’s Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Overview. Actually, the Edge is not C9, and it is not Facebook for IT, but it IS the place IT Pros can build to be their Microsoft-sponsored community….


Holidays Come Early for IT Pros: $100 Off TechNet Plus Subscription

Thanks to chenley, who notes on his blog and in his webcast (Deploying Remote Programs with Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services) that you can get $100 of TN+ sub using the code: TMSAM03  This subscription also includes 2 free support calls to the Microsoft Help Desk (generally valued at more than $200 each), and a host…


VMM: Scripted Backup

Chris Wolf published an article on scripting backup of VMs here (vsbackup.vbs), based on Jeff Trumbull’s VB backup script.  His vsbackup.vbs script is shown in the code here:Set objShell = CreateObject (“WScript.Shell”) ‘Load current date (formatted as mm-dd-yyyy) ‘into variable strToday strTime = Month(Now) & “-” & Day(Now) & “-” & Year(Now) &_ “_” & hour(now)…


Workplace Writing Tips for IT Pros

According to this MSN article: “No matter what field you’re in or position you hold, the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and credibly in writing is a required and important skill for advancement in any organization.” “The next time you’re writing, follow Moore’s five steps to ensure mistake-free text: 1. Take a break before trying…


Virtualization: And Oracle Makes Three

Is it just me, or is it getting crowded in here? According to this story: “Customers can download “Oracle VM” for free starting on Wednesday, the company said. Oracle will sell service contracts for the product ranging from $499 to $999 per year.” According to www.oracle.com/virtualization: “Oracle is the only software vendor that combines the benefits…


VMM: IPD For Virtualization

The IPD for Virtualization is available in the donwload center. Infrastructure Planning and Design guides include: Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process. Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations. Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics….