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Michael Greene

April, 2008

  • Uninstall applications from Server Core

    There is no add/remove programs or programs and features dialogue, so how do you remove applications? Start by opening regedit and expanding to the section where all applications should publish their installation data ( according to the Windows Application...
  • What is the simplest command line to dcpromo *down* a Server Core machine?

    In my test environment I just discovered an issue and need to remove the Domain Controller role from one of my Hyper-V hosts which happens to be running Server Core.  This brought a question to mind, if I want to demote a DC running Core, what is...
  • Testing iSCSI Target Software

    In a recent blog post one of our IT Pro Evangelists shared two iSCSI target software solutions that offer trial editions of their software.  Free iSCSI Target Software [MSFT-BE] Arlindo's Blog - IT Pro Evangelist : Free iSCSI Target Software Several...
  • posting today - Vista SP1 for all 36 languages

    From the Vista team blog: Starting today, users will be able to choose to manually install Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update or download the standalone installer from the Microsoft Download Center ( x86 and x64 ) for any of the 36 supported languages...
  • Console connect to a VM without opening the Hyper-V mmc

    It is possible open the Hyper-V console for an individual VM without opening the full mmc.  You can do this either using the cmdlet that was just published by James O'Neill, or by creating a custom shortcut. PowerShell method See the recent post...
  • Isolation of Virtual Machine bus

    Good information from the Virtualization team blog: "Each VM has a separate instance of VMBus.  VMBus is a bus only in the sense that multiple VSCs inside a VM share the same instance of VMBus.  This means that a local, kernel mode compromise...
  • Manage Hyper-V from a workgroup machine

    Great post from Nicola Delfino: http://blogs.msdn.com/nicold/archive/2008/04/16/how-to-access-hyper-v-rc0-machine-workgroup-from-vista-sp1-joined-to-a-domain.aspx
  • Migration paths from 2003 – 2008 Clustering

    Due to feature changes between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, there is no support for a rolling in-place upgrade.  There is support for an in-place migration.  During a discussion last week on Server 2008, a question came up regarding...
  • What roles/features require 2008 Forest Functional Level?

    … and/or domain functional level?  There is a table on the following TechNet page that outlines this info.  It has been a re-occuring question in my recent trips!  Note that the domain functional level is the important factor for 2008,...
  • Subscribe to my blog as Email

    Thanks for the interest! Subscribing over Email is a simple one-time process. It does require an account on the Microsoft TechNet/MSDN Community Server. This account is not tied to Live ID or other communities, it is just a simple username/password and...
  • What is the quickest/easiest way to open the Network Connections page in Vista/2008

    In other words to get to this page. I’ll be honest, having to navigate through the Network and Sharing Center can sometimes be an extra step for me rather than a value-add.  At times it can be very helpful, at other times I just want to get to the...
  • MMS 2008 - are you an admin in Education?

    If so I would love to chat with you, have coffee, or setup a discussion with someone from a product team. Just send an Email to me using the form on my blog or stop by one of the Intro to Powershell hands-on-labs. I will be proctoring M, T, W, & F. I...
  • Minneapolis launch event today!

    I am at the Minneapolis launch event today for Windows Server, SQL, and Visual Studio.  You can find me in the Windows Vista booth, we'll be discussing SP1 and the "better together" features of Vista and Server 2008.  If you are attending...
  • Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V

    I mentioned in several conversations this week that we would have integration components for other operating systems besides just Windows in the future.  Here is the Connect site for the Suse 10 Linux Integration Components.  I wasn't sure whether...
  • Config tool for Server Core posted to community site

    I received a link to this site from one of our field resources.  Very nice GUI tool to kick off the command lines that are needed to manage server core.  Could be handy.  See the link below for details. Features: Product Activation Configuration...