April, 2007

  • Professional Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

    The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a reference to an unpublished Virtual Server book buried in the middle of my recent list of virtualisation resources . At the time I compiled the list, the book wasn't actually available, but it is now, so I thought...
  • (Re-)Start Me Up ...

    As I mentioned in a recent post , I'm currently working on a Windows Vista workshop. As part of that, I've created a simple application that demonstrates the basic interaction of the Windows Installer with Vista's new Restart Manager (RM). I thought I...
  • Windows Vista Resource Kit Released

    If you're a long-time Windows Admin, then you'll know how invaluable the Windows Resource Kit has been for the various Windows versions over the years. Now the Windows Vista version has been released and with 1,500 pages of in-depth technical information...
  • How to Interpret Windows Installer Logs

    [Updated: 4 April 2007] If you have a problem with the Windows Installer or an MSI package you're installing, it's a sure bet that you will be told by some smart person to "enable logging". That's great advice, except ... what do you do with...