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    By Richard Siddaway, Microsoft Practice Leader, Centiq Ltd With each new version of the Windows Server Operating System there are new possibilities for automation to help make the administrator’s job easier. Automation brings increased efficiencies but also brings the possibility of bigger mistakes...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft Support resources

    Blake has compiled an amazing collection of all of the support resources, newsgroups, how to articles, team blogs and tips and published it here ... This must have taken an amazing amount of time to review and research and is just about the most comprehensive collection of resources on one page that...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2008 protection from Accidental deletion

    Many thanks to Richard Siddaway for his article on protecting AD objects from Accidental Deletion. Well worth a read if you've ever deleted the wrong thing from AD.
  • Blog Post: Migrating WSUS to a new server without downloading updates

    Mark Wilson has written an interesting and comprehensive article on his blog which he's kindly given me permission to reproduce here. It not only talks about migrating the content and configuration from one WSUS server to another, but also includes a script to switch the modes of the server from replica...
  • Blog Post: A fresh approach to a technology refresh

    Mark did some work for a local authority in the UK when they were going through their technology refresh recently. His article briefly summarises what would normally be a multi page case study of how a customer brought technology to bear in order to reduce the total cost of IT ownership, achieving more...
  • Blog Post: The Formula One car of Systems Management

    Gordon has written an article explaining why MOM 2005 is like a Formula 1 racing car. It's a good analogy Read about it here...
  • Blog Post: MOM - a solution for the SME Managed Service Provider

    Microsoft Operations Manager A Solution for the SME Managed Service Provider Background The expansion of broadband availability in the UK is having a significant impact on the complexity and penetration of IT systems and technology in the Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and Small Corporate...
  • Blog Post: Why do we test?

    Andy Taylor A few years ago I was working for a major UK outsourcing company and I was involved with a key account within large UK organisations. I was given a project to upgrade a customers McAfee virus scanner to CA’s eTrust version 6 (like I said it was a few years back J ). The project looked...
  • Blog Post: Migrating WSUS to a new server without downloading all the updates

    Mark Wilson I’ve spent the last day or so decommissioning my old domain controller, which also doubled up as a DNS, WINS, DHCP, print, RIS, anti-virus and WSUS server (okay… so a bit more than doubled up then!). Migrating Active Directory/DNS/WINS services was straightforward - it just involved setting...