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Hyper-V will support disks > 2 TB

Yesterday I had a chat with Mike Sterling from the Hyper-V product team at Tech Ed 2008. And guess what? When I told him about my issue with direct attached disks larger than 2 TB, he told me this will … Continue reading

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Direct Connect: death of the DMZ becoming reality

Last Friday, Steve Riley – security architect at Microsoft did an excellent session about various security subjects in Amsterdam. One of the subjects was a technology that I only knew of as highly secret within Microsoft and probably one of … Continue reading

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Hyper-V 2TB limit: A bug turned into a feature for the next version

A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade the storage system in my server. Besides the disks for the OS and VHD files, I have a RAID5 volume of four disks for data storage. As 1 TB disks are becoming … Continue reading

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Network issue with Hyper-V

Ok. I finished migrating my VMs to Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and installed my file server running Windows Server 2008 in a VM. I installed all VMs on my Dell Power Edge 2900 and at first I thought I … Continue reading

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The pain of upgrading to Windows Virtualization with Hyper-V

Last weekend I have had the experience of upgrading my main system – a Dell PowerEdge 2900 – to Windows Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V. In the same process I had to migrate my virtual machines running Windows … Continue reading

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Boxing and the case of the slow or hanging logon script in Vista

When you are in the process of implementing Windows Vista in an enterprise environment, you may run into the following situation: You have a logon script that writes a file to disk or queries AD with ADSI. For no apparent … Continue reading

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Group Policy Preferences: I truly like this feature

Last week Steven Bink got my attention with the announcement of the new Group Policy Prefences white paper on the Microsoft site. After reading the paper and a very interesting discussion with Jason Leznek, who is the product manager for … Continue reading

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Disable the “Set Network Location” dialog in Vista

This week I got a Windows Vista question that sounded easy, but turned out to be one of those things missing as a policy configurable option. Whenever Windows Vista is connected to a new network, the system presents the "Set … Continue reading

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Vista Language Interface Packs

Windows Vista offers two options to change the User Interface (UI) language: MUI (Multi Language Interface) Packs LIP (Language Interface Pack) The MUI packs offer the possibility to introduce multiple languages in a single Vista installation and choose a language … Continue reading

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Vista update training offering

Time for a commercial break. During the beta time frame of Windows Vista I was requested by a worldwide operating IT firm to train their consultants for Windows Vista. At the time I planned to run the standard update training … Continue reading

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