Musings of an IT Pro Evangelist

Random musings of a Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist in Redmond, WA.

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  • Blog Post: Remote Server management from Vista for REAL!

    Another crazy week, but we have some seriously good stuff coming out of Redmond today.  We have officially released to the web the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT).  So what the heck is RSAT?  Well basically it's the next version of ADMINPAK.  Yep you can actually manage...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Security Guide - Beta now available

    One of my favorite documents for Windows Server 2003 is now available in beta form for Windows Server 2008.  If you have never reviewed these guides I strongly recommend them.  The guide makes it easy to tailor the security configuration to accommodate the needs of your organization. ...
  • Blog Post: Powershell to the rescue

    It's been a couple of weeks since TechEd and I'm finally getting caught up.  A good friend and fellow Geek Gordon Ryan (Gordo) and I were having a chat about Powershell before one of my sessions.  As we were chatting he mentioned some work he was doing with Data Protection Manager (DPM) and...
  • Blog Post: Server Manager Command Line

    I have posted my first entry over on Edge about Server Manager Command Line .  A great tool in Windows Server 2008 that allows for command line based installation of roles and features on a Windows Server 2008 Server.  Give it a look and as always comments are encouraged.
  • Blog Post: Catching up

    Okay I've been very bad at keeping this blog updated over the past three weeks, but it's been a bit hectic with the Windows Server Launch , an internal conference, and getting settled into the new home here in the pacific northwest.  We've got a bunch of great content hitting Edge in the next week...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Migration and Windows Server 2008

    About two years ago I was the lead on an Active Directory migration/consolidation project where we collapsed several domains and restructured two others.  It was a monster of a project and I don't know that we would have had the success that we had without the use of the Active Directory Migration...
  • Blog Post: It's time to start...

    WOW where did the time go? It's time to start preparing for the big launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008! Registration is now open for launch events all over the country. I LOVE launch events! I remember the first one I ever attended. It was for the big Windows 95 launch...
  • Blog Post: Power Management and Windows Server 2008

    Green IT is a a phrase that's buzzing all around the various publications and being uttered by those executives who help determine the direction of your IT department.  Well what can you REALLY do to improve the power efficiency of your data center?  Last week Adam posted a video with Francois...
  • Blog Post: SP2 Customer Preview for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista now available.

      Customer Preview Program (CPP) availability for Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista was announced today over at the Windows Client Springboard TechCenter .  MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download the SP2 CPP now, the rest of you will get access on Thursday.  ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Deployment

    Today's post on Edge is an interview I did recently with Michael Niehaus and Jeremy Chapman regarding Vista deployment .  These guys have done a TON of work around making deployment (not just Vista) much easier to handle.  Check out the interview.  For even more good stuff on deployment...
  • Blog Post: An attempt to cure the Superbowl hangover

    WOW!  An amazing game to watch, even though the Pats fell short of making history.  So I've been noticeably absent the last few days as I've just gathered up the wife, kids, and dog and made the big move from Houston, Texas to Redmond, Washington.  It's a bit crazy living in temporary...