The musings of an IT Consultant:

Windows Server 2008


March 15, 2009  9:04 PM

Using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop OS

Posted by: Raj Perumal
desktop OS, laptop, Raj Perumal, The musings of an IT Consultant, using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop operating system, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

Hi folks, as you know I have been trying out various OS' as of late on my laptop to see how things work. I used to use Windows XP Professional for the longest time on my laptop but finally got bored of it and wanted a change. The next thing I tried was Suse Linux but unfortunately it couldn't do...

February 27, 2009  8:39 PM

My Experience with Windows 7

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Beta, beta test, laptop, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

Hi folks, so I tried out the recent beta of Windows 7 on my laptop having been absolutely fed up with my Vista 64 bit installation. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My...

July 28, 2008  8:03 PM

VMWare’s ESXi vs Hyper-V, the details on what free really means

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, virtual machines, Windows Server 2008

I was speaking to a co-worker today and he pointed me towards Mike's blog at After reading through it, it was obvious he...

July 10, 2008  2:02 PM

Windows 2008 and Itanium Feature Support

Posted by: Raj Perumal
64 bit, Hyper-V, ia64, Integrity, Itanium, Windows Server 2008

I recently tried to implement Windows 2008 on an HP Integrity server and wanted to share a bit about my experiences. One of the things that Microsoft says is they support Windows 2008 on an Itanium box.

 I was able to install Windows 2008 in Full installation mode on the Itanium box....

July 4, 2008  1:54 PM

VMWare Tools in Windows Server 2008 Core

Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant, Microsoft Windows, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMWare tools, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Core

Hi folks, if you have ever used VMWare before, then you will be familiar with the VMWare Tools. This is a set of tools you can install into a guest os in VMWare to allow better functionality with your virtual machine. However this is a graphical install and it isn't exactly clear how to run...


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