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Random bits of (hopefully) useful technical information on Windows, with a focus on understanding and troubleshooting.

May, 2010

  • Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 – What to expect from SP1?

    Windows Service Packs are traditionally roll-up packages of hotfixes into a single, manageable package for easier updating of the OS to a known (minimum) state – they almost certainly contain extra changes that were not in any package delivered through...
  • Hyper-V VMs in a Lab Environment

    Before I start, a note on “differencing disks”… these are .AVHD files which contain a list of the changed sectors when compared with a parent VHD, and their data, and they are always dynamic. Without its parent, a differencing disk is useless – they can...
  • SCVMM Console-ation - Addendum

    Update to my blog entry from March 30th , there is now a public KB article describing the issue. Exactly the same information (I did the tech review), but it’s a more “official” article.