Microsoft Knowledge Base – What’s new ?

So often you find yourself with a technical problem and after long searching you might come across a Microsoft Knowledge base article. Especially with new products so called quick fix engineering updates are provided on a regular basis, so I was wondering how do you get to know about such QFE’s ?. I finally came across the website which is scanning the Microsoft Knowledge Base every night.

Windows PowerShell – Free booklet

As it looks like, Windows PowerShell will become part of Windows7, so it’s about time to start learning this powerfull scripting language. After i had downloaded PowerShell v1.0 (v2.0 is currently in CTP), i’ve started collecting and searching the documentation and learning guides. I’m not goig to list them all here, most resources and further links can be found on the Microsoft Technet Script Center. But there is one i would like to reference as Read More …

It’s about time to install MS08-067

If you haven’t done so yet, it’s about time you get the MS08-067 patch installed on your Windows clients. According to a recent post on the Microsoft® Malware Protection Center blog, another wave of attacks has been identified. By the way for those still running Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft indeed seems to have a patch for that retired OS but companies will have to pay to get it.

Windows and Memory Limitations

it was the second time this week i came across the Windows RAM topic, once by reading and once by a question a colleague asked me. So enough reasons to to look for something that describes it in detail. The Memory Limits for Windows Releases are described in detail on MSDN.

InstEd – Free Windows Installer database editor

For those dealing with application packaging here’s an interesting tool you should know about. For more details check out the InstEd site and read theblog.

Vista SP1 download using BITSADMIN

I wrote about BITSADMIN earlier, use the below command line to directly download Vista SP1. Note that you have to create the c;\download folder yourself or define an other path. BITSADMIN /TRANSFER VSP1 C:\DOWNLOAD\Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0.exe

Remote Control your Mobile Phone

The task for this Saturday was to remote control my mobile phone. After a short search on the web I found MyMobileR The first good ting about this application is that it is FREE ! Second it’s easy to install, within seconds i could remotely manage my mobile phone. Using this application allowed me to perform an e-mail account configuration in just a minute, because you can use your PC keyboard to enter data, and Read More …

Cloud Printing

We all have heard about Cloud Computing, now there is Cloud Printing ! Check out HPs CloudPrint. It’s still in BETA but worth to take a look.

Vista SP1 cleanup tool VSP1CLN.EXE

If you have installed Windows Vista SP1 on top of your first Vista installation and have no plans to uninstall it, you might want to give the following command a try “VSP1CLN.exe”. The Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) Files Removal Tool (VSP1CLN.exe) can be used to remove the files that are archived after Windows Vista SP1 is applied. Running this tool is optional. Installing Windows Vista SP1 increases the amount of disk space that is used by the operating system. This Read More …

Improve Vista Deployment time

I just read a blogpost from Michael Niehaus i think those deploying Windows Vista are interested to know about. The article describes how to shorten the OOBE process.