Aug 07

Deploy SQL Server 2014 VM on Azure Cloud and Configure with Adventure Works DB–Step-By-Step

Part 1: Creating SQL Server Virtual Machine on Windows Azure (using the new portal) Step-By-Step   1. Login to Windows Azure Portal   2. Click New in the lower left corner 3. Click SQL Se3rver 2014 Standard  4. Enter Host Name, … Continue reading

Sep 17

Download Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V) Free

Launch the FREE Trial Preview Page for Windows Server 2012 To request a FREE Windows Server 2012 Trial with the appropriate evaluation resources, launch the FREE Trial Preview Page using the link below: DO IT: Launch the Windows FREE Trial … Continue reading

Apr 11

NVIDIA display driver stopped responding and has recovered, here’s a simple fix that’s worked for many

Ah, the dreaded “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” message, aka, TDR error. The story: Last summer, I bumped into a Windows 7 video driver problem that was particularly difficult to cure. Moving graphics cards around and upgrading drivers didn’t … Continue reading

Mar 26

Virtual Memory Management: Dynamic Memory-Much Different Than Memory Over Commit – Become a Virtualization Expert (Part 3 of 20)

Hyper-V 3 which is built into both the Free Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter) which you can evaluate for free (free ISO, free VHD), has some really awesome capabilities. You can read more about Hyper-V … Continue reading

Feb 27

Solution To UEFI issue Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 installation may fail with error message The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key (Unable to install OS)

In the coming weeks, I will add step by step instructions and a video walk-though as well as more information as to what is going on and why.  For now, I just want to get the information out in the … Continue reading

Feb 12

Windows Task Manager auto-started as an effective CPU monitor in your system tray

Overview: You can use Windows Task Manager as an effective CPU monitor left running in the system tray as a notification icon. It’s light on system resources, and safe to leave running full-time. Discreetly shows you how busy your system … Continue reading

Feb 05

Setup A Windows Azure Web Server For Your Windows 8 Privacy Policy in Five Minutes (or Less)

One of my friends on the developer side of the house created an outstanding post on how to create a Windows Azure website to host a privacy policy for a windows 8 application.  Jim really made this very complex problem … Continue reading

Nov 15

How To Subscribe To RSS Feed Using Outlook 2010 or Internet Explorer IE9 Step-By-Step Detail with Video

  You can download the video from: How To Subscribe To RSS Feed Using Outlook 2010 or Internet Explorer IE9 Video Click video link above, it should open your default reader… if not, right-click above link and save target as.  … Continue reading

Mar 07

Remotely Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 and More with Remote Server Management and Administration Tools for Windows 7

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer … Continue reading

Apr 03

Network Trashed on My Lenovo W510 And The NIC Driver Will Not Install–So SIMPLE If You Know The Secret

Thanks to Keith Combs for his post as it provided me the solution. Install the Intel Ethernet driver from 6irf24ww_764. You are running the installer but it does not really install it. However, it does put the driver on disk … Continue reading

Apr 02

How to Solve Connectivity Issues Connecting To SCOM, SCVMM, AD or Any Other Service–Here is the Easy fix

I have been in the technology industry for more than 25 years now and I have dealt with my fair share of connectivity issues. In the last decade or so a good 85% or more of the issues I have … Continue reading

Apr 02

How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive C” Forever

Before following these instructions… PLEASE backup your machine. The best way to get a good backup of a machine is to do an export. So please, export the machine or at the very least test your backup procedures to make … Continue reading

Apr 02

How To Merge a Chained Differential VHD Disk So It Can Be Extended and Expanded

In my post Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003 I showed how to expand a drive but these instructions do not work if you have … Continue reading