Sep 24

Microsoft 2015 Virtual CIO Summit, streaming LIVE from the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA!

Watch the Microsoft 2015 Virtual CIO Summit, streaming LIVE from the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA! Date: Tuesday, October 6th Time: 8:00am – 2:45pm PDT Hear from industry thought leaders, key Microsoft experts and your peers at this year’s CIO … Continue reading

May 03

Best of Microsoft Build Coming to a City Near You!

Many more details to follow.  Registration is open Event Date Location Event link 18-May Best Buy Theater, New York City https://newyork.build15.com/ 20-May Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta https://atlanta.build15.com/ 29-May Moody Theater, Austin https://austin.build15.com/ 10-June Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago https://chicago.build15.com/ 15-June … Continue reading

Aug 19

Assessing Current IT infrastructure with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) AND BONUS-Evaluate for Migration to Azure Cloud

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.  It … Continue reading

Feb 24

Huge Wave of Technology Events Coming to the North East

New Meetup Group created to simplify reporting and management of event notifications.  Please take a couple minutes to join the group at http://www.meetup.com/NEITPro/ Date Where / Registration Time Event Description 2/26/2013 Farmington, CT  Microsoft 9a-4pm IT Camp – Server 2012  … Continue reading

Nov 09

Windows Server 2012 Installfest Nov 16, Cambridge MA

We are pleased to announce that the Boston Area Windows Server User Group will be providing an Installfest and Full day of training on Windows Server 2012. The Event will be held November 16th 2012 at the Microsoft offices at … Continue reading

Nov 03

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

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

Sep 20

How to Find a Lost, Missing, Hidden or Removed Network Card (NIC) or Other Device and Even Remove it

In a scenario where you have physically removed hardware from a machine you can no longer see it in device manager.  This does not mean that it is gone.  Evidence of that is, if for example you had a network … Continue reading

Aug 30

Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 System Will NOT Boot After Making Changes To Boot Manager Using BCDEdit

I messed up.  It happens to everyone from time to time.  In my case, I was playing around with my system boot manager because I wanted to setup Boot To VHD.  Well being tired and not thinking to clearly, I … Continue reading

Mar 29

Allow Remote Desktop Services and Ping Through Firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

This post in in response to questions on how to turn maintain remote connectivity to a server running Hyper-V with the firewall enabled.  The first thing to consider is what inbound traffic you want to enable on the server.  If … Continue reading

Sep 30

iSCSI SAN for VERY Easy Storage Virtualization All About Storage From Virtualization Group Boston

A quick update on Virtualization Group Boston’s, “All About Storage” event. Thanks to our Community Sponsors: PerfectDisk, and StarWind Software. We had a great turnout with strong presentations from two big names in the industry, StarWind Software and PerfectDisk(Raxco Software).  … Continue reading

Sep 16

How to Extend Your Activation Grace Period on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (Activate Now Message)

Most of the content I use for webcasts and live events have virtual machines that have been created either by someone on my team or by someone at Microsoft corporate.  The virtual machines are not created with trial versions of … 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