Clive Watson's Blog

Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

March, 2007

  • Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

    This utility will enable backups made with NtBackup under XP or 2003 to be restore to Vista or Longhorn. It's available on the downloads website now. Technorati tags: windowsserver
  • More MMS info..SCVMM and WSV

    Take a look here for details on what has been announced so far at MMS. SCVMM beta2 release will be ready in 45 days!!!! :-) and WSV, Codename "viridian" both get a mention Technorati tags: scvmm , virtualization , virtual server
  • It is a pretty big day....

    And now for the biggie: At the Microsoft Management Summit in San Diego today we announced that Windows PowerShell will be included in Windows Server code-named “Longhorn” and will be available in Beta 3 of “Longhorn”. That's right, every version of Windows...
  • I'll never have to explain /3GB again...

    ...I Hope! Well done to the performance team for their recent Windows Server articles, in particular Memory Management 101 and my favorite Memory Management - Demystifying the /3GB switch . Also of note, they explain why PST files on a network are a no...
  • Virtualization whitepapers added

    Thanks to Dugie for the tip (once again!) here are a few more papers you may enjoy (it's good to see his recent 30 hour flight there and back to Seattle haven't done him in). Virtualization.info picked up on these whitepapers - they also speculated on...
  • SCVMM by Ben

    Ben wrote to me last week to chat about SCVMM after reading my SCVMM blog series (sorry Ben but it took me a while before I read the email, as I've been v.busy this week). Ben has produced some PowerShell and SCVMM scripts - you can take a look over at...
  • Why don't I see 4GB?

    This is often reported and answered, but as 3 people asked about this today, I thought I'd blog it (sorry if you've seen this elsewhere a few times) Symptom If a computer has 4 gigabytes (GB) of random-access memory (RAM) installed, the system memory...
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 has been released

    I think the title says it all, more details here , the highlights are here as well. Top 10 reasons to upgrade: Security Updates/Hotfixes Windows Server 2003 SP2 will get all of your Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Editions up to date...
  • That just about covers it all (for MS virtualization)

    Richard in his second and latest post (of course he may have other blogs) has provided a comprehensive list of Virtualization resources available from Microsoft. I'll forgive him for not mentioning my last post with the link to the WSV forum :-) Technorati...
  • Forum's for Longhorn & Virtualization

    I'll admit I just assumed we didn't have a forum for Virtualization hosted on Microsoft.com, but actually the Technet guys do (thanks!). So if you're as surprised as me and are interested, head over to the Windows Server Virtualization forum. There is...
  • Longhorn: Windows Server virtualization 'hypervisor' demo video

    I'm very sure you've all seen this by now...just in case you haven't, you can get more details from Arlindo's blog. As well as seeing the virtualization features you'll also get to see SCVMM and PowerShell.