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June, 2009

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June 23, 2009  4:23 AM

DPM 2007 Agent Deployment



Posted by: Brien Posey
Data Protection Manager 2007, DPM 2007

I am flying to Orlando in the morning to speak at the TechMentor conference that I mentioned in my blog a few days ago. At the last minute, I decided that I wanted to do a demo in one of my presentations that shows how you can backup Hyper-V with Data Protection Manager 2007. Unfortunately, I...

June 19, 2009  2:58 AM

A New Critical Update



Posted by: Brien Posey

It seems that the spammers are getting to be a little bit slicker with their phishing scams. Most of the time phishing messages are pretty easy to spot. Today I got one that was a little bit trickier to figure out. The E-mail message claimed to be from Microsoft Customer Support...


June 17, 2009  12:17 AM

Virtualization Training



Posted by: Brien Posey

I want to take a break from my usual blog posts to let everyone know that I will be presenting three sessions on virtualization at the TechMentor conference in Orlando next week. My sessions will focus on Hyper-V and will center around gaining control of virtual machine sprawl, capacity planning,...


June 10, 2009  2:39 AM

An Update on Some Recent Posts



Posted by: Brien Posey
Data Protection Manager, DPM 2007, Wi-Fi, Windows 7, Windows Vista

I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on a couple of my more recent blog posts.

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June 6, 2009  9:32 PM

Windows Experience Index Drama



Posted by: Brien Posey
Vista, Windows Experience Index

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post talking about how a recent hardware upgrade had maxed out my machine’s Windows Experience Index. Last night I received a very rude E-mail message in regard to...


June 5, 2009  11:22 PM

DMP Inconsistencies, Part 2



Posted by: Brien Posey
Data Protection Manager 2007, DPM 2007

It's been 24 hours since my last post. At this point, it seems as though disabling the virtual memory on my DPM 2007 server was only a partial solution. My protected volumes have remained consistent, but my Exchange storage groups have become inconsistent, and I am unable to make them...


June 5, 2009  2:32 AM

Data Protection Manager Inconsistencies



Posted by: Brien Posey
Data Protection Manager, DPM 2007

Even though I operate what is essentially a one man shop, I use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) to protect my data. Although my DPM server has been working relatively well for quite some time now, I have been getting a lot of errors lately due to inconsistant replicas. I spoke...


June 4, 2009  2:38 AM

The Windows Experience Index



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows Experience Index, Windows Vista

When Microsoft first introduced Vista, one of the new features that was introduced along with it was the Windows Experience index. The basic idea was that the performance of various system components was rated and assigned a numerical score. The lowest score represented your overall Windows...


June 2, 2009  1:52 AM

Automated Installation for Windows 7



Posted by: Brien Posey
Application Compatibility Toolkit, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Microsoft Deployment toolkit, User State Migration Tool, Windows 7

It's kind of funny how timing works out sometimes. About a week ago I mentioned in one of my blog posts that I hadn't seen an automatic installation kit for Windows 7 yet. Today Microsoft sent an E-mail message to beta testers asking them to try out some of the new Windows 7 tools. Among these...


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