May 23

How To Enable Snipping Tool, Windows Media Player and more Desktop Experience Tools on Windows Server 2008-2012 R2

Are you annoyed that you cannot play videos or use some of the cool windows tools like snipping tool with windows server?  Well, you can, they just have to be enabled before you can use them.  Below are instructions for … Continue reading

Nov 03

Microsoft Virtual Labs Available NOW! System Center, Windows, Virtualization, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, And Lots More!

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 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

Mar 23

Blue Screen Booting to VHD–You May Be Out Of Space On The Underlying Drive

When you are using Boot to VHD you must have enough capacity on the underlying disk to fully expand the VHD. If you do not have enough capacity you will get a blue screen (aka Screen of Death). If you … Continue reading