John Howard - Senior Program Manager in the Hyper-V team at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division.

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  • Blog Post: Blogcast on Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT) - Part 3

    If you missed my two previous postings in this series of blogcasts walking you through a VSMT migration of an NT4 server into a virtual machine running under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, part one can be viewed here , and part two can be viewed here . This blog provides links to the next two blogcasts...
  • Blog Post: Scriptomatic (revisited)

    The Scripting Guys released version 2 of their "Scriptomatic" tool a couple of weeks ago. Don't be put off by the somewhat frivolous name - it has some very true value. One such example I frequently use is for the WQL queries in WMI filters when building Group Policy Objects - this tool saves a lot of...
  • Blog Post: NT4 Server and Windows Server 2003 Interoperability - Technet Evening Session

    I'm co-presenting a free Technet evening event with Dave Sayers tomorrow night (Tue 23rd Nov) at the Microsoft office in Reading, UK discussing "NT4 and Windows Server 2003 interoperability". The session starts at 18:30 with registration opening at 18:00. Click here for the registration site. Remember...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast on Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT) - Part 1

    Blogcast, podcast, mini-webcast.... What's in a name - well quite a lot judging by some of the reactions I've had. Leaving the name issue to one side, I've recorded a series of eight clips which walk through the process of migrating an NT4 server into Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 using the VSMT ...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast on Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT) - Part 4

    I'm "virtually" (no pun intended) at the end in the series of blog entries walking you through a VSMT migration of an NT4 server into a virtual machine running under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. If you've missed out so far: Part one can be viewed here (links to 2 blogcasts) Part two can be viewed...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Active Directory in the Real World

    For those of you who are available on Monday (27th June), this is a reminder that there is an all-day Technet event running at Cavendish Conference Centre in London about how you can deploy, manage, migrate-to, secure and extend the value of your directory platform. Myself and two colleagues from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New windows not opening in IE? Use the Knowledge Base - it knows a lot of stuff!

    Internet Explorer on my test Windows Server 2003 box has been playing up for a couple of days - every time I clicked a link which opened a new window, I got a blank window with nothing in the address bar. Annoying, but sometimes you don't have time to sort it out, so you end up working around the problem...
  • Blog Post: Windows Task Manager - Alternate View

    This is one of those small almost unheard of "things you can do in Windows" tips. The left image below is a "normal" Windows Task Manager screen shot. If you double-click anywhere in the graphical part of the tab, it changes appearance to the screen on the right. Click image to enlarge. You...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast on Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT) - Part 2

    I hope you enjoyed the first two blogcast demonstrations of VSMT I blogged about yesterday. Today, I'm publishing part two which contains the next two blogcasts in the series. The third VSMT blogcast walks through validating the XML file describing the hardware which the server being migrated...
  • Blog Post: Blogcast on VSMT (Virtual Server Migration Toolkit) - Part 5

    As promised, here's the last blogcast installment walking through a VSMT migration of an NT4 server into a virtual machine running under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. This blogcast walks through deploying the disk image into the blank VM and seeing the final result. It can be viewed by clicking here...
  • Blog Post: Do I have local admin rights? Find out how in three mouse clicks (or two keys plus a mouse click)....

    I use this quick-tip frequently to determine if I'm a local administrator. The trouble with some tips is that you just know them, they're so simple so you don't bother to tell people as you're under the assumption they "must have known that". This exact circumstance happened today in the office when...
  • Blog Post: Virtual NT4 Guest Server auto power off after shutdown under Virtual Server

    I know from the presentations, customer meetings and emails I get, many of you are running NT4 server as a guest under Virtual Server 2005. While NT4 itself as a guest is supported, remember that this doesn't increase the supportability of the NT4 OS itself. However, here's a useful tip if you find...
  • Blog Post: Blogcasts - surely a typo I hear you say.

    No, it's not a typo! A "blogcast" is probably a new term to you as it's been made up by the IT Pro Evangelism team in the UK (not quite true, but it's nice to think we got there first). A blogcast in this context is a webcast delivered through blogs. So what's new about that I hear you ask? The answer...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Webcast series

    Matt Hester recently finished a great series of 14 webcasts about the ins and outs of Group Policy. If you missed these the first time round, or just want to know more about group policy, they're available for re-run on the Microsoft Technet site .