Andrzej's "IT Thoughts" Weblog

Loose thoughts about IT management&operations

May, 2006

  • Monitoring file/directory creation/deletion in MOM

    If you want to monitor file/directory creation or deletion you can create a custom WMI provider for that. Example: SELECT * FROM __InstanceDeletionEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA ‘CIM_DirectoryContainsFile’ AND TargetInstance.GroupComponent...
  • Windows Virtualization demo at WinHEC

    Jeff Woolsey demoed some interesting things regarding Windows Virtualization during Bill Gates’ Keynote at WinHEC: http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx The interesting things: - 64bit support for guest OS - Multiple processors...
  • Network Access Protection

    When we think about network layer security, we tend to limit ourselves to thinking about firewalls to protect us from the “outside” world. But what about your own employees bringing in “infected” laptops with all kinds of viruses/spyware/adware programs...
  • MOM Summary Reporting Pack Reports Fail

    The issue you might experience when using MOM SRP on a Windows Server with regional settings different then US (I had the problem on polish locale). The problem is in the reports and the way they handle dates. The error is: An error has occurred...
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – from a newbie’s perspective

    Recently I had a chance to set up Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. I didn’t have a chance to use most of the features (yet), but what I found really nice about it is that using source control from VS 2005 team explorer and importing a new ASP...
  • Monitoring Group Policy in Windows Server

    Lot of people at MMS asked about this functionality. There are a couple of companies offering solutions that enable complex auditing of Group policy: Quest , Desktop Standard , NETIQ (see the links for details about each product). Unfortunately the built...