Confessions of a Microsoft Consultant

Daniel Oxley is an Infrastucture Consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services in Madrid, Spain. He specialises, amongst other things, in large-scale deployments of Microsoft Windows using technologies such as BDD2007 and the Microsoft Deployment

October, 2008

  • Self-healing NTFS

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 contain an often overlooked feature called NTFS Self-Healing.  In a nutshell, it is basically an improvement to the NTFS system whereby Windows will detect a file system error and automatically fix it on-the...
  • Hyper-V going from strength to strength

    I saw an interesting article this morning regarding how Hyper-V is doing in the virtualization arena.  It was written by IDC, an independent think-tank who has no ties to Microsoft - so hopefully that should stop most people from claiming that the...
  • Decorating Windows Explorer

    This is a tip that someone recently showed me that I really liked.  It allows you to display in Windows Vista (I haven’t tried it on any other Windows OS) a unique background image in Windows Explorer for each drive (internal or external) that you...