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 […]


Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 2–Application Compatibility

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 into several steps (or categories of steps). While writing all […]


Using Differencing Disk and Sysprep Image to Create Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 By Dan Stolts

Video Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg269420 If your on Twitter please let me know what you think about this post @ITProGuru. Otherwise, Please place a comment on my blog.   Using a Sysprep image gives us the capability to create any number of servers with the base install done once.  In this short […]


System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Ready For Download

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 provides a set of tools that enable the site administrator to manage and monitor the power consumption of computers in the enterprise. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 features improvements to operating system deployment for pre-staging boot image and .wim files. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 introduces Active Directory […]


Improving Your Brand from NERD Women in Technology Event

At the Women in Technology event at NERD last week, I sat in on the improving your brand sessions and took some notes. For those that attended and for those that wish they could have attended… As Presented by Alesia Latson and Susan Hodgkinson Your Brand… If you do not […]


Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Component Architecture Poster Windows Server 2008 R2

Check out this poster for a visual representation and definition of how Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) works! This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Remote Desktop Services technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It explains the functions and roles of: Remote Desktop Session Host Remote Desktop Virtualization […]


Virtualization Technical Resource – Almost Everything You Want to Know About Microsoft Virtualization

In case you missed it, You might want to check out this post first… Virtualization Gets Lots of Attention by Microsoft US East Region Evangelists – Great Resources! Operating System Virtualization Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Deploying a Virtualized Session-Based Remote Desktop Services Solution Whitepaper Deploying Virtual Desktops using RDS Deploying […]