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  • Blog Post: Released: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    Just released: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d Handy if you manage your servers running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003 from a Windows 7 client on which you have put service pack 1. Doug
  • Blog Post: Great blog for file system related stuff

    I don't often get involved with storage issues unless it is affecting one of my customer's websites in some way (usually performance, though could be a hang). During an issue I am currently working on, I came across the FileCab blog of the Windows Storage team. There are lots of great articles there...
  • Blog Post: Learn IIS7 : short tutorial videos available on IIS.NET, plus more

    There is a lot of great information available to help you learn IIS7 over at IIS.NET . Also available are short video tutorials. Unless I am missing something there is no overall list of the available videos so here is one I've created... Installing necessary IIS7 components (10 minutes) Serving new...
  • Blog Post: Yeah! I passed!

    And the reason I was trying to view an XPS document was because I wanted to print my MCP transcript which you can download in either XPS or PDF format. And the reason I wanted to do that, was because.. I passed my "TS: Windows Internals" exam ( I did the beta ). So I am now a "Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Local dump collection in Windows Server 2008 and Vista Service Pack 1

    Here is a neat new feature added to Windows Error Reporting (WER) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 - you can now have WER generate and keep full user mode dumps of crashing applications . HTH Doug
  • Blog Post: Does DEP/NX affect web applications?

    A while a go when I posted about the .NET Framework 3.5 and 2.0 SP1 being available for download, Kima posed an interesting question in the comments. Kima asked whether the new enforcement of NX compatability by the C# compiler after the application of 2.0 SP1 would affect ASP.NET applications? Specifically...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate

    Developers interested in preparing for IIS7 and Orcas will be interested to know that the Release Candidate (RC) build of Windows Server 2008 is now available . Of course, this release includes an updated version of the .NET Framework 3.5. The core 2.0 runtime bits get updated to version 2.0.50727.1416...
  • Blog Post: Time to be a grumpy old man...

    Here goes - I don't like the copy replace dialog in Windows Server 2008. It's too big, there's too much detail and the things you are meant to click to do something are not obviously clickable until you hover the mouse over them. Hmm. Looking at this I might be forgiven for thinking that I only have...
  • Blog Post: Vista Performance article

    Came across this interesting article about measuring performance on Windows Vista . Contains various nuggets of information about what goes on under the covers. Doug
  • Blog Post: LogParser, event logs and Longhorn Server

    I am a frequent user of LogParser and when I recently started using Windows Server 2008 beta as my desktop OS I ran into a problem with it. One of the things I use LogParser for is extracting the information I need from my customers' event logs which are often quite large and usually from Windows Server...
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