Troubleshooting Windows Update

Issues with installing Windows Updates? Then have a look at the following Microsoft Support Articles: KB971058 How do I reset Windows Update components? KB947821 Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

The confusion around Hyper-V

When talking about Hyper-V with customers or colleagues, I notice that there is quite some confusion around the definition of Hyper-V Server and Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V. Hyper-V Server 2008 / 2008-R2 The Hyper-V Server is a stand-alone product, which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model and virtualization components.  What’s important to know, the Hyper-V Server comes for FREE!. No, Hyper-V Server is not just Windows Server Core + Hyper-V, the Read More …

Fundamentals of Volume Activation

If you are looking for a very easy 5 minute video that explains Volume Activation for Windows 7, then click here Additional sources TechNet Volume Activation Volume Activation changes in Windows7 Windows 7 Activation Improvements

Enable Active Directory Services tools on Windows 2008

I just connected to our fresh installed Windows 2008 server that we intend to use as a remote system management console. The server is a member of our Windows 2003 Active Directory domain, not a DC itself. I wanted to launch the Active directory users and computers console, but did not find it under the Administrative tools. Okay, this must be something similar like with Windows Vista when you install the RSAT tools I thought, Read More …