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  • Blog Post: IIS 7 PowerShell Provider

    I always wondered why the IIS team didn't have any PowerShell provider or Cmdlets to manage the IIS platform through PowerShell, I know they had the AppCmd commandline tool to manage IIS from the commandline. But now the IIS team released their PowerShell provider to manage IIS servers. Here is what...
  • Blog Post: Notes from the field: Hyper-V @ Hosting company Hostbasket

    I found this onto the Virtualization team blog and thought let’s share this because it’s a Belgian Customer Hi, my name is Bert Van Pottelberghe, business unit manager at Hostbasket , which is the leading hosting company and SaaS-provider in Belgium with over 30,000 SMB customers. In a recent survey...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Roadshow

    As from January 2008, you can discover the platform for yourself! In three hours of technical presentations and demonstrations, you can be ready when the launch comes. To make it easy for all of you to attend, we’ll be on the road for a week. During this roadshow we are going to talk about the...
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Administration Tools for Vista SP1 has been released to the web for ALL server languages!

      Language X86 X64 German German - Germany German - Germany Japanese Japanese - Japan Japanese - Japan Spanish Spanish (Traditional Sort) - Spain Spanish (Traditional Sort) - Spain French French - France French - France Chinese Chinese - China Chinese - China Italian Italian - Italy Italian - Italy...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1 RTM!!!!

    Another major milestone for Microsoft, the RTM Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1 has just been announced. for the past 3 years more than 5000 people have contributed to those products and finally we are ready to ship. Started downloading as I speak (write). Have a look at the Windows Server blog for...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Showcase

    If you are already part of the Belgian IT Pro Momentum program you definitely know that we are looking for evidence of what you as an IT Pro has accomplished with one of the following technologies: Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 IIS7 Forefront Edge Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Windows Server Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 - Server Core - Change Default Prompt

    If you are planning to deploy Windows Server 2008 - Server Core installations in your network I would strongly advise you to use the following tip. In all my Server core installations I change the default prompt to something like this: Imagine you have more than one Server core box and you are connecting...
  • Blog Post: Starter Group Policy Objects available to download

    A few weeks ago when I was presenting the Windows Server 2008 overview session at our launch event in Ghent I talked about the fact that with Windows Server 2008 and the new admx Group policy administrative templates we would be introducing something called "Starter Group Policy Objects". Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI API's publicly available

    Hyper-V WMI APIs . Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. The Hyper-V WMI APIs are publicly available here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc136992(VS.85).aspx Important: This documentation is preliminary and is...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: 10 Reasons to look at Windows Longhorn Part 1

    In my previous blogpost I talked about which 10 reasons I would blog. Now the first one is Server Management Improvements. Server Management Improvements - Installation and Initial Configuration To start I wanted to point out that we've simplified the Server Installation procedure. My Longhorn server...
  • Blog Post: December Edition of TechNet Magazine Online

    Interop: Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory Many IT shops are divided into two camps—the Windows team and the Linux team—but we all have the same ultimate goal of providing high-quality and cost-effective IT services. One way you can do this is by sharing core software infrastructure. Think...
  • Blog Post: May edition of TechNet magazine online

    Windows Administration: Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 and the new Windows Server Backup utility bring many changes and welcome enhancements to backing up. Here is an in-depth guide to backing up and restoring Active Directory in the new server OS. Windows...
  • Blog Post: HP Interex UG meeting Sept 26th: Windows Server 2008 Overview and Security

    September 26th I will be presenting at the HP Interex User Group meeting about Windows Server 2008 and there is also a second session planned about Security technologies in Windows Server 2008. This session will be delivered by Jan De Clercq from HP. Jan has been a speaker at several Microsoft and security...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} - Windows Server 2008 Security and Compliance

    In this third session my colleague Erik de Bondt talks about the Windows Server 2008 Security and Compliance Technologies. He is also doing a demo on Network Access Protection. Here is the TechNet Chopsticks Session: Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008 , Security , Network Access Protection , NAP ,...
  • Blog Post: Remotely manage Hyper-V from WS2008 32 Bit edition

    I’d like to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System. How do I do this? Can I do this on Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86 Editions? Yes you can. Here are the steps: 1. Launch Server Manage from the Start Menu 2. Click Add Features 3. Under...
  • Blog Post: How to boot from a VHD with Windows 7

    One of the new functionalities of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is that you can boot directly from a VHD file. Next to that you will also be able to natively create and mount VHD files using either the diskpart command or the Diskmanagement mmc console. In this post I”ll explain to you how I created...
  • Blog Post: MCTkring Event: Windows Server 2008 Technical Overview

    When: Nov 6th - 19:00 Doors open - 19:30 Session Starts In this session we focus on key Windows Server 2008 RC0 features and the development philosophy behind these features. We will take a close look at Server Manager, Security, Failover Clustering, Server Core, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7...
  • Blog Post: Another Major Milestone - Windows Server 2008 RC0 is Here

    I'm really excited by this one because Windows Server 2008 RC0 has been Released to Web. And for the first time YOU will be able to start learn and test Windows Server Virtualization (WSV). WSV has been added as a Server Role so now YOU will be able use our Hypervisor based virtualization technology...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} – Windows Server 2008 Overview

    I delivered the Windows Server 2008 Overview session during the Heroes Happen {Here}. Here is the recorded session on TechNet Chopsticks : http://www.microsoft.com/belux/technet/nl/chopsticks/default.aspx?id=366 In this session I cover a few of the improvements in Server 2008 like Server...
  • Blog Post: Terminal Services in Longhorn

    I still do love the Server Based Computing technology and we are making the product even better within the next release of our server product longhorn. Last week there was a chat with our Terminal Server Product team, unfortunately I missed it. If you also missed it I found a good article on Brian Madden...
  • Blog Post: How-to Upgrade to Hyper-V Release Candidate

    A few weeks ago we've released Hyper-V Release Candidate we've made quite some improvements read them on the virtualization blog , the one I want to focus on are the additional guest OS support and how to upgrade your beta environment. Additional Guest OS support : Hyper-V RC now includes support for...
  • Blog Post: New Infrastructure Planning and Design guides

    I had this in my mailbox for a while now but because of the high workload I had lately I didn’t manage to blog about it. Now that I do have a bit of spare time I wanted to inform you about a few new Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 The...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn:: What's new in Longhorn server blogpost series

    In the next couple of months I will be focusing onto Windows Server Codename "Longhorn". What will I do? First of all I will have some speaking engagements at different events. The first one will be on March 7 during the TechNet Evening - Overview of What's New in Windows Server "Longhorn" (I'll post...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Professionals – Early bird registration

    You might already know that I am together with my my colleague Dave Northey the track owner for the Windows Server track at TechEd IT Professional EMEA. On Tuesday we had our track owners meeting in London where every track owner had to present their track. We spent the hole day going through all the...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection

    Harness the Combined Power of Microsoft Forefront Client Security and Network Access Protection Many of your customers have deployed Forefront Client Security, the comprehensive anti-malware software that provides unified protection from viruses, spyware, and other current and emerging threats. But if...