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System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Poster Rule and Monitor Targeting

You can download the PDF from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125048. The poster will help you understand the process and best practices for setting up rules and targeting. System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Targeting All Managed Computers EXAMPLE: You want to monitor failed logon attempts on Windows Computers DO • Use Windows […]


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 a differencing disk or chain of disks. If you want […]


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 be close to what I actually need but I will […]


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 who got their server (DC) infected with a virus and […]


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 available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have […]


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 Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive […]


Virtualization Webcast for All IT Pros – Online Training – What You Need To Know About The Hottest Virtualization Topics

Our team of IT Pro Evangelists including: Kevin Remde, Matt Hester, Chris Avis, Chris Henley, and Yung Chou is getting ready to start delivering a 20-part webcast series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions on January 14, 2009. The objectives of this series are not only to help you develop technical depth […]