Clive Watson's Blog

Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

January, 2006

  • Security Configuration Wizard - Blogcasts

    Steve Lamb has started a Blogcast series on Security Configuration Wizard (SCW), so if you need to know more on this technology that was introduced with Windows Server 2003 SP1, take a look here .
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Beta 2 – Part1

    I finally managed to get my hands on some x64 servers to run Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Beta 2 (actually I didn’t get my hands on them as they are in Redmond, which is a few thousand miles away from Reading, UK where I work). We have a great...
  • Windows Server ABE and SIS

    The Windowsserver blog has an article on Windows Server 2003 Access-based Enumeration (ABE) and also details of Single Instance Storage (SIS) for Windows Storage Server R2. The ABE tool is well worth the read and a download, and if SIS can save you 60...
  • MCE - what I missed the first time

    Slightly off topic this - so if your not interested in Media Centre then stop here. You know sometimes that you have a feature wish and search and search then you find it's been there all along....well that what happened to me with TweakMCE . I installed...
  • DFS-R and Shadow Copy

    John has kindly demonstrated that DFS-R is a replication technology, and that shadow copies can be enabled as a method of providing backups, I must say I’ve done a similar thing to John whilst prepping for a demo; fortunately the files were small and...
  • New Year, more Windows Server R2

    Sorry for the delay in posting (life wasn’t that hectic but I didn’t seem to find the time to post – poor excuse – sorry!!) Anyway, this year has kicked off and the discussions I seem to be having are mainly around Windows 2003 Server R2 and Virtual...