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New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization — Get Certified! Register NOW!

Microsoft Learning is hosting a brand new class in the popular “Jump Start” series. Because we received such rave reviews from the “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” Jump Start delivered earlier this year, our latest course is sure to be another smash. Here are the details: Course: Exam 70-659: Windows […]


How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through …


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 Dec. 7, 2011 Event Info GA Atlanta Nov. 3, 2011 […]


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 great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like […]


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 […]


Configure Email or Instant Message (IM) Alert Notification in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM)

From SharePoint Saturday Boston Question and Answer on my session Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 with Operations Manager 2007 R2.   “How to configure Email or IM alerting in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM)” To send notifications of alerts, Operations Manager 2007 can use a variety of mechanisms, such […]


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 […]