Fix it automates steps described in Microsoft KB articles

Usually when you read a Microsoft Knowledge Base article you find a detailed description on how to solve a particular problem. In some KB articles you will find the following picture This indicates that the “Fix it Team” has provided a script / package to automate the system modifications required to fix the problem or change the system behavior. The fix it team has their own “fix it for me blog” where they list the Read More …

ToolTip – Another Picture Resizer

I blogged earlier about Image resizer utilities, but just found another one worth mentioning. Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows is as its name says a clone of the Windows XP Image Resizer Powertoy that runs on Windows Vista as well, in both 32 and 64 bit version. Once installed the utility adds an entry into the file context menu “Resize Pictures”. Enjoy

Google Search issues

Looks like Google has an issue, whatever word you enter in Google search, most results are being flagged with “This site may harm your computer“. Clicking on the link, brings you another message. So since a long time, we’re switching back to Altavista who let’s me surf wherever I want to go.

Intel vPro review

Okay, I must admit, I don’t believe in all Gartner is publishing, but while I was looking for some additional information around “DASH” I found the following interesting “Revisiting vPro for Corporate Purchases” article from Gartner, worth a read.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration Overview

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V will also support “Live Migration”. Today Hyper-V provides “Quick Migration” which still means a short downtime, with Live Migration a move from one to another Hyper-V system can be performed without any system downtime. A feature overview document can be found here. And a step by step guide can be found on TechNet here.

Online Group Policy University

Today Jeremy Moskowitz has launched the Group Policy Online University. Taking into account that many companies in these days have restrictive travel and training policies, the Online University seems to be an excellent way how you can further extend your knowledge around Group Policy Management without the need to attend a live training e.g. you can attend the training at any time, from everywhere. The only thing you need to do now is to convince Read More …

IE8 Group Policy Settings and more

Yesterday Microsoft released the Release Candidate for Internet Explorer 8 that of course contains a lot of new features that I am not going to rewrite here again, as others did so already. Reading the IE8 product group blog 100 additional group policy settings are being introduced to extend manageability of IE8 through Group Policy Management. The updated Group Policy Reference including the new IE8 settings can be downloaded here and updated Group Policy Settings Read More …

Shutting down or Reboot Vista when remotely connected

When you are logged on to a Vista Client through a remote desktop connection, you don’t see the option to shutdown or reboot the system within the Start Menu.   But if you are within the remote session and press CTRL+ALT+END you get the following screen allowing you to Restart, shutdown or putting into sleep the system. Another option is to enter the shutdown command at command prompt like shutdown /s that will shutdown the Read More …

Free Virtualization ebook from Microsoft

Confused about all the different solutions around Virtualization ? then get the “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions” eBook. The document gives you all the information you need to better understand the various Virtualization offerings Microsoft has available today and will release in the near future.

Windows 7 secrets

Tim Sneath has written a must read article on his blog called “the bumper list of Windows 7 secrets“.  The article describes many new handy features included within Windows 7. I take the freedom of copying one Secret into this post as it works well on Windows Vista too, and is really a must know for those that often use the command prompt. Command Junkies Only. One of the most popular power toys in Windows XP Read More …