January 2009

MS Update on Licensing MS Servers In Virtual Environments

January 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Licensing Microsoft Server Products in Virtual Environments is an overview of Microsoft licensing models for the server operating system and server applications under virtual environments. Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to Run with Virtualization Technologies (Word file, 1.39 MB) describes [...]

Group Policy Reference Sheet For Internet Explorer 8

January 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Internet Explorer 8. The policy settings included in this spreadsheet cover Internet Explorer 5, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7 [...]

Core Configurator Is Back!

January 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sick of trying trying to learn messy NETSH commands and the like and just want to do your job of deploying W2008 Core Installation servers?  Back when W2008 was first released a free tool call Core Configurator was released to the Net.  Using a very simple and lightwight GUI, it translated your [...]

Tolly Report: Performance of SMB2 In Vista and W2008

January 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Tolly group has written a new report (there was a previous one back in the pre-RTM days) on the performance of SMB2 in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. If you didn’t know, there’s a serious amount of changes in the TCP stack and SMB2 to improve the performance of data and [...]

VMM 2008: Adding a SCSI Disk To A VM

January 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

I previously talked about SCSI virtual disks in Hyper-V.  Yes, you can have them but you can’t boot from them.  However, it’s worth while using them for other volumes to improve performance and resource utilisation, e.g. place database log files and data files on SCSI disks. How to [...]

What Is BizSpark And Why Should You Care? A Reminder

January 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft launched the BizSpark program last year to assist start up IT services businesses get off the ground.  The cost of buying development software, operating systems, applications and hosting services are substantial.  Every small business needs to focus it’s time and budget on [...]
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