Jun 16

Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About SQL Azure-Get Smart On SQL Azure Here

Recently a great series of 15 introductory videos have been completed and made available up on Microsoft Showcase, all focusing on SQL Azure. Here are the episodes: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic Architectural Considerations with … Continue reading

Jun 08

How To Open Firewall Port 1433 for SQL Server Database Engine For Use With SCOM (or anything else)

In this very short video, I walk you through the step by step process of opening the 1433 firewall port for SQL Server.  I am doing it because I am setting up a new System Center Operations manager server but … Continue reading

Mar 06

Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003

Revised 4/2/2011 to add merge change instructions link and link to simple way to do this using diskpart. I documented the process at: How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast … Continue reading

Jan 19

Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 4-Desktop Deployment

Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down … Continue reading

Jan 13

Using Differencing Disk and Sysprep Image to Create Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 By Dan Stolts

Video Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg269420 If your on Twitter please let me know what you think about this post @ITProGuru. Otherwise, Please place a comment on my blog.   Using a Sysprep image gives us the capability to create any number of … Continue reading

Apr 09

Microsoft Desktop Player Is A One-Stop Search Tool For Technical Resources And Connections On Your Desktop

Very Cool: A one-stop search tool for technical resources and connections On your desktop!     Microsoft Desktop player allows IT Pros and Developers to access technical content ( videos, webcasts, podcasts, white papers etc.) and links to resources ( … Continue reading

May 26

Where To Download ISO Images For The Latest And Past Versions Of Microsoft Software Including SQL Server 2000 x64

I had a customer ask me today if it was possible to download SQL Server 2000 x64.  I am posting here so others can benefit from the answer.  If you have an MSDN or Technet subscription you can download the … Continue reading