MED-V Trim Transfer

Today I have spend some time in taking a look at MED-V. I reviewed MED-V already about a year ago, but had not touched it since then. Microsoft just recently released an updated version of MED-V as part of the MDOP suite. While configuring a Workspace, my attention was caught by the “Clients should use Trim Transfer when downloading images for this Workspace” setting that is shown within the Virtual Machine Tab. The documentation describes Read More …

ToolTip: SoftPerfect Connection Emulator

Today’s ToolTip is about SoftPerfect Connection Emulator SCE. As the name says the software allows you to emulate different connection types. Unfortunately the tool is not for free, but I found the software nice enough to give it a try and eventually buy it especially since I haven’t been able to find a free alternative yet. SCE allows you to simulate different network speeds such as modem, ISDN or DSL. You can either choose one Read More …

WatchTip: Creating a Firewall Rule to Allow ICMPv4 Echo Requests

Windows 7 with the Firewall enabled by default does not allow ping requests, hence when you ping a remote Windows 7 client it will not respond. In this WebCast John Baker explains how to configure the Firewall to respond to ICMPv4 Echo Requests. Watch the WebCast here

ToolTip: Rogue DHCP Server Checker

If you ever experience an issue where clients don’t get correct IP addresses or your PXE Service might not work or respond, then before knocking on the Network guy’s door, you might want to run the RogueChecker utility. The RogueChecker utility is a nice little FREE tool that can help detecting rogue (misconfigured or unauthorized) DHCP servers in your network. To get the tool reporting a rogue server I enabled both the Microsoft DHCP server Read More …

ToolTip: SoftPerfect Network Scanner

Just found another nice FREE Utility. As the name says SoftPerfect Network Scanner allows you to scan your network and allows you to find any IP, NetBIOS or SNMP enabled devices. The tool also supports Remote WMI, Registry and Service access that can be customized to your own needs. The Tool does not require installation. Download SoftPerfect Network Scanner from here

ToolTip: Network Lights

Network Lights developed by Igor Tolmachev is a Windows program, which blinks keyboard LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) indicating outgoing and incoming network packets on network interface. Network Lights lets you monitor network activity (upload/download) from your keyboard ScrollLock and NumLock indicators. Each LED will flicker when network traffic is detected. Network Lights can be downloaded from here.