Happy Holidays

I love my job. Actual e-mail from my manager…. “Where Santa Stores His Elves in the Off-Season” Happy Holidays to you and yours.


Answers to Top Support Calls

One wishes that what the SQL Server Tech Center has done would be replicated throughout TechNet, no? An updated list of answers to top support calls, with and RSS Feed! If you’d like to see more TechCenters on TechNet offer this – let them know through your favorite feedback channels. Here’s wishing you success! ??…


Video: How to Deploy BranchCache Server in Hosted Cache Mode

James McIllece has posted two new TN Edge videos demonstrate how to deploy a BranchCache server in hosted cache mode . Part 1, which is six minutes long, demonstrates how to install the BranchCache feature, configure the BranchCache service mode, and create a self-signed certificate using Internet Information Services (IIS). Part 2, which is five…


Happy Holidays from the Scripting Guys

For grins: Hey Scripting Guy blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/ Watch the blog for a holiday special series staring 12/19/10.


Protect Your Hotmail Account Now

Hackers, such as the one that posted this YouTube video “How to Hack any Hotmail,” are going after your Hotmail account in increasing numbers. NOTE: You SHOULD NOT click on links on video pages, especially this one, as they often do bad things. In this case, the link downloads malware that attempts to crack your…


Remembering Paddy Crean

One of the things I remembered this past week when counting my blessings, was the wonderful few weeks I spent in the 80’s in Stratford Ontario with fight renowned fight master (and Errol Flynn double)  Paddy Crean. I think it was ‘85 or ‘86 while filming the short-lived Kay O’Brien series, which we were shooting…


The Case of the Pending VM Snapshot Merge

The case of the pending merge. Guest post from reader Jeremy Hagan Recently I had a virtual machine stop responding. Upon investigation I noticed that the machine was paused. This usually happens when the underlying disk has run out of space and it was the case in this instance as well. I thought this was…



Most web pages you find print out all the extra crap in the “gutters” (there is a appropriate feature name if ever there was one…), like this: On the TechNet Wiki, we figure you just want the information please, thank you very much. So, when you print from IE your TNWIKI page looks like this:…


Worm:Win32/Visal.B Inoculation

Recently (9/3/2010) a new worm called Worm:Win32/Visal.B was spotted in the wild. As an IT Pro, you know that you must move aggressively and early on this kind of security risk information, or regret it later. Microsoft Malware Protection Center Threat Research & Response Blog is a great resource, and covered the issue and technical…


Poster Guy Poster New Release: RDS

The Poster Guy has released a new poster: Remote Desktop Services Component Architecture Poster. Check it out!