Jane Lewis's Weblog

Platforms, Active Directory,Administration, Management,Women in Technology, Random Thoughts

Jane Lewis's Weblog

  • Interesting Question from Customer at Teched Europe 2009

    Well even when you are working on the floor at Teched you have the opportunity to research and deal with customer queries. So I was busy doing my flipping between the Ask the Experts and the Hands On Labs  and a delegate asked me a question that...
  • Women in Technology Session great Positive Feedback

    Technorati Tags: Teched Europe , Technical , Women Well Rane Johnson and myself delivered our Women in Technology session at Teched yesterday. I can honestly say that it went very well and was well received by our ladies and gentlemen who attended. To...
  • Teched Berlin 2009 Here and Working !

    Hi Everyone, Well I am now here working in Teched Berlin and it is an amazing place. The Messe . I am due to help deliver the Women in Technology session on Tuesday at 17:00. We have some great givaways. Plus also some T-Shirts and Laptop bags. If you...
  • Correction for Group Policy Settings added to Windows 2008

    Hi Everyone, We want to let you know that there is a correction to the link to download “Group Policy Settings added to Windows 2008”. So if you are looking for it the link is here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID...
  • Great Practical Use for Search Folders

    Hi I recently had an interesting question posed by my customer with regards to search issues within Outlook 2007 and the way WDS works in Windows Vista and Windows 7 The user in question used outlook for around 80% of their working day. This involved...
  • Microsoft Teched Berlin 2009 it is going to be Great !

      Well the time for Teched Europe is drawing near and I am really looking forward to it. I have the privilege of working at it again this year and am looking forward to visiting Berlin which is a city I have never been to before. Although I realise...
  • Scalable Networking Pack revisited for 2008

    A customer of mine has been enquiring about the current situation of Scalable Networking Pack in relation to Windows 2008. Out of my research I have come up with the following information plus also some recommendations. After Windows 2003 SP2  this...
  • Interesting Issue with Major Implications

    Hi , I had an interesting issue with a customer recently. After a recent promotion of a couple of Domain Controllers , it came to light some time later that users were able to set their passwords to 0 e.g. minimum password length = 0. On investigation...
  • Windows 7 Party…in UK Style

      Microsoft MVP Mark Parris is hosting a Windows 7 (Public) House Party on 26th October in the Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower Public House, Ashtead, Surrey. Mark will be raffling off a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate with all proceeds go to Help for Heroes...
  • Bite size Learning Snacks

    well this is a rather neat addition to our methods of learning. If you really want to just dip your toe into a subject and have a “snack” then please see the following range of  “Learning Snacks” For other Windows Server 2008 Learning Snacks, please...
  • Checking if you Conficker

    Hello Again, I got a really good tip from a Colleague Richard Diver the other day which helps verify whether a customer had the conficker virus. This was a tip passed on to him by Lesley Kipling a Senior Support Engineer within Microsoft Security team...
  • Get on the Bus comes to Europe

      Hi Everyone, This is a great opportunity to “GET ON THE BUS” and take advantage of getting your hands on the latest Software, Training, and excellent guidance and information from top technical experts. There are also some great giveaways of Windows...
  • Connected Women in Technology a Great Day at Dell !

    Well our 4th Connected Women in Technology Event went really well on Weds 30th of September. It was Dells turn to host the event at their HQ in Bracknell, and I was pleased to say over 200 women from Dell , Google, Microsoft, Nortel , Cisco , IBM, Intel...
  • Gui for 2008 r2 Recycle Bin

    Hi just a quick post while I think of it. I have just found a GUI to our Recycle Bin Powershell command line. Check it out and download from  here. http://www.overall.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40:adrecyclebin&catid...
  • Making things a bit clearer about Security Essentials

    I had a few “Hit the button at the wrong time” issues :) with my post about Security Essentials the Other day. So I wanted to make a few things clear.   1. This is the replacement for ONECARE – although we will be supporting customers until the end...
  • DNS 6702

    Working with my customer today on a funny little error that keeps reappearing in their DNS Logs Event Type:        Error Event Source:    DNS Event Category:               ...
  • Free Antivirus “Security Essentials”

    I am really chuffed with this. This looks an excellent product and will be great to get installed on your home Computers, plus it is Windows 7 Compatible too !. Some of its Key features are ; Comprehensive malware protection Simple, free download* Automatic...
  • If you need to record a demo then I recommend this

    I have been doing a fair amount of technical writing and also recording of demos recently, of both technical content and also professional internal development initiatives. The product that I have found really useful in doing this really easy. 1. Editing...
  • Interesting install issue with AGPM V3.0

    Hi there everyone, I have been doing quite alot of studying around AGPM v3.0 recently and have come across this interesting installation issue as reported on the following technet alias and highlighted by Michael Kleef to us. Problem and Symptons Attempting...
  • The North East VBUG meeting Great Line up Planned

    This has been in my inbox for a while and I overlooked it. Which is not suprising because my Outlook triage skills are awful. My colleague Richard Diver is trying to put me back on the straight and narrow and introduce me to the art of time-slicing and...
  • Good Evening and Meeting of Old and New Friends

      Hi Everyone, I had a great evening last night at Cardinal Place Microsoft in London. I was presenting at the ADUG ( Active Directory Users Group ) meeting as run by Mark Parris . My session was on AGPM V.30 plus also highlighting some of the key...
  • Great Info On AGPM4.0

    If you are looking to get some good information around the forthcoming next version of AGPM  Version 4.0, then look no further that Technet. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee382452.aspx I was very pleasantly suprised at the amount of...
  • Group Policy Settings Spreadsheet Windows 7

    Hello Everyone, I am now back after my summer holidays and various excursions abroad. So I intend to get back to some regular blogging. The Group Policy team have been busy and have now updated collated and made it easier to download the Group Policy...
  • Thank you for your Support !

      A huge big thankyou from the Connected Women in Technology Team   Thank you for your support and sponsorship and support for the British London 10K run that we we ran in aid of Sands Stillbirth Trust . It was a brilliant day with over 27,000...
  • Digigirlz – WOW ! what a day

          On the 19th of June I was very proud to be part of a “Digigirlz” day held at Microsoft. So what did this day involve ? We invited 10 schools from around the local area of Reading and Bracknell of up to 20 girls per school to an Action...