Tip of the Day

Tiny amounts of knowledge for a fast paced world!

October, 2013

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  • Tip of the Day: EZ Screenshots

    Today’s tip… Running Windows 8 and need to take a screenshot of something? Windows logo key + PrtScn The screenshot is automatically saved for you. No more pasting into Paint in order to save a screenshot!
  • Tip of the Day: User Dumps

    Today’s tip… Need a quick user dump of a crashing process on Windows 8/8.1 or Server 2012/2012 R2? Keep the in-box Windows Error Reporting (WER) in mind! Windows Error Reporting > Using WER > Collecting User-Mode Dumps http://msdn.microsoft.com...
  • Tip of the Day: Windows To Go

    Today’s tip… Windows To Go is a feature of Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise.  It allows you to boot Windows  from a WTG certified USB drive.  When thinking about this feature consider the following scenario.  You create a “tools box” install...
  • Where's Media Center?

    Today’s tip… Enterprise customers may ask, “Where’s Media Center”? The Media Center binaries are not shipped with Windows Enterprise or Pro VL (volume license). In a nutshell, high decoder royalties paired with a steady decline in the associated technologies...
  • Tip of the Day: PWA

    Today’s tip… PowerShell Web Access (PWA) works off a "whitelist" security model whereby permissions must be granted for users to access machines. PS C:\> Get-PswaAuthorizationRule Id     RuleName     ...
  • Tip of the Day: Controlling the Number of Columns in Storage Spaces

    Today’s tip… In Storage Spaces and Pools, when a virtual disk mirror set is created, the data copies will be configured to use the maximum possible columns up to 4. If you want to create a mirror set with greater than 4 columns you must use Windows PowerShell...
  • Tip of the Day: Partition IDs

    Today’s tip… A shift exists in the way Microsoft is marking its partitions.  Previously, a partition would have an ID in the partition table that denoted what file system type would be stored in it.  For example 06 for FAT and 07 for NTFS. ...
  • Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Windows Azure Backup

    <Sorry for the gap in blogs. I’ve been out, sick.> Windows Azure Backup helps you protect important server data off-site with automated backup to Windows Azure. http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2013/10/23/windows-azure-backup-is-now-at-general...
  • Tip of the Day: Hyper-V Replica

    Today’s tip… Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V gives us the ability to replicate VMs from one host to another and it is known as HYPER-V REPLICA. Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V will give us the ability to replicate VMs to an additional site. 
  • Tip of the Day: CheckSUR Inbox

    Today’s tip… You no longer need to run the CheckSUR utility (KB947821) for servicing related issues in Windows 8/8.1 or Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 as it is now inbox. You can find the same functionality by using the command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image...
  • Tip of the Day: VHDs on File Shares

    With the help of SMB 3.0, we can now keep VHD's on a file share.  But since SMB 3.0 is a requirement, this limits the functionality to Hyper-V 3.0 only.