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November 11, 2007  6:01 PM

Sysinternals tools have been updated



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking

Sysinternals Tools have been updated. PSExec v1.90 improves handling of arguments,

November 8, 2007  10:52 PM

Windows Server 2008 Technical Overviews



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking

These technical overviews provide IT Professionals with information about how a Windows Server 2008 technology works. They may also cover design and planning considerations and basic setup and operating instructions. The download contains the following...


November 8, 2007  10:44 PM

Direct9.0c – Unattended (Silent) Installation



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

I've asked by one of companies, where i provide an IT consulting services, how to install directx on client's computers unattended? Equally, on internet existed a lot of articles about how to do this. Who use an old dxsetup.exe file, who try to edit an exe file in...


November 5, 2007  2:06 PM

SMB v2.0 in Windows Server 2008 & Windows Vista



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking

Server Message Block (SMB), also known as CIFS (Common Internet File System) is the file sharing protocol used by default on Windows based computers.  Windows includes an SMB client component (Client for Microsoft Windows) and an SMB server component (File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft...


November 3, 2007  7:03 AM

Installing DOS additions under VPC 2007



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

MS-DOS is no longer officially supported under Virtual PC 2007, as such the DOS Virtual Machine Additions are not included with Virtual PC 2007.  However - if, like me, you want to run DOS on Virtual PC 2007 - you can get the DOS Additions by following this easy process:

  1. Download...


November 3, 2007  7:02 AM

Disabling folder sharing / clipboard integration / etc… under Virtual PC



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

When you install the Virtual Machine Additions under Virtual PC you get a lot of benefits.  You get faster performance, integrated mouse cursor support, folder sharing, clipboard integration, drag and drop integration and dynamic desktop resizing.  There are times - however - when all this...


November 3, 2007  6:56 AM

Windows Server 2008 & SSLVPN aka Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) is a new form of (SSL-based) VPN tunnel with features that allow traffic to pass through firewalls that block PPTP and L2TP/IPsec traffic. SSTP provides a mechanism to encapsulate PPP traffic over the SSL channel of the...


October 21, 2007  2:36 AM

Get Serial Number of Main Board from Command Line



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Windows Computing

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 contain the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) Wmic.exe command-line utility. By using Wmic.exe we can get a lot of information about computer (server). To display the...


October 20, 2007  5:52 PM

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 - is an ideal, produc-tion-quality server for consolidating multiple workloads onto a physical server, allowing organizations...


October 18, 2007  10:28 PM

Managing Windows 2008 Server Core through RDP



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Networking, Windows Computing

As described in previous articles, Windows Server 2008 has an interesting option to install it with a minimal graphical user...


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