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September, 2012

  • Fun Verbiage Corner: Tenants on premise

    “We want to talk about our tenants” Sure, it might be cloud computing, but tenants inhabit a space; tenets are articles of faith, or principles. “On- premise ” Sounds like they’re saying “on message”, but probably really mean “on- premises ”.
  • On that replacement Exec Laptop scenario with DJOIN

    The Volume Licensing website allows Win8 Enterprise to be downloaded to the new laptop, which should go some way to fixing the Enterprise Edition client requirement. It’s not quite slap-black-amex-down-and-join-domain, but then again that’s...
  • DJOIN with a client TXT file failing with error 0x57

    Incorrect function or parameter is incorrect. Long story short: DJOIN.EXE is finicky about its text formats. Understandable, really. Don’t re-save a text file with Notepad – if you can download the file as a file, you’ll be happier. Experimenting with...
  • Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V hanging on boot

    Breaking it During the week, I tried a straight upgrade for my Hyper-V box from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012, and wandered off. Noticing the Internet hadn’t come back a half hour later (TMG VM), I found my server hung at the new Windows...