Jun 22

Free Technology Training from TechEd NA 2012 Available NOW

TechNet 2012 – North America has wrapped and what a great show it was.  I was able to attend but had to work so I did not get the opportunity to sit in on many sessions.  However, now I am … Continue reading

Jan 27

Live IT Time Private Cloud Chat–Get Your Questions About Cloud or Virtualization Answered By THE Experts

Have you built your first cloud yet?  If not, now is a great time to build out a lab.  Go ahead,  grab a server (or laptop) and setup you proof of concept.  If you have not done it already, it … Continue reading

Nov 25

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment. Hope this is helpful. First lets look at the system requirements. If you want to setup your … Continue reading

Nov 22

Almost Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft Private Cloud (Including, Hyper-V, Networking, HA, SCVMM, SCOM, SCO, The Rest of System Center and MORE)

Sep 12

Announcing TechNet “Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud” Events in US East Region

We are kicking off our TechNet event series, Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud, in the US east region. Here’s the registration information:   State City Date Registration FL Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 9, 2011 Event Info FL Tampa … Continue reading

Aug 29

The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get … Continue reading

Apr 01

How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server. I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory. Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to … Continue reading

Mar 31

How To Hot Add Storage To A Hyper-V Guest–Super Simple And No Service Interruption

Hot Add Storage was added to Hyper-V at version 2008 R2. From the Hyper-V Manager Right-click the machine you want to add storage to, select Settings. This will bring up the settings window. Click On SCSI Controller in the left … Continue reading

Mar 20

Cloud For The Masses–The ITProGuru Answers Is the Cloud a Fad or a New Paradigm

The buzz with the cloud is it is that the Cloud is going to be huge. Much, much bigger than virtualization is/was. One has to say “Come On, this must just be marketing hyper right?”. With this in mind, the … Continue reading

Mar 10

Remote Desktop Services–How To Change Settings For All Users

Have you ever wanted to change some settings for all users in a Terminal Server or Remote Desktop Services Session environment? Do you know there is a really cool command line tool that is used to install application called “Change … Continue reading

Mar 07

How to Install PowerShell on Windows Server 2003 and Enable Remote PowerShell Management–All Servers Should Have This Done

PowerShell is an incredible tool that will allow you to run scripts or commands on your server. PowerShell is included with Windows Server 2008 R2 but it has to be added to Windows Server 2003. I recently had a customer … Continue reading

Mar 07

Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7–Part 5- Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure

Tips and Tools for Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure 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 … 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