The project that consumed a lot of my life in 2007 was the new High Speed railway project (codename HS1). The common view is that this just consisted of Eurostar moving their train operations out of Waterloo International into St Pancras. Whilst Eurostar did complete this successfully overnight, we also opened a new maintenance depot … Continue reading IT Department of the Year 2008
Microsoft has posted on to Microsoft.com a chm file which details cmd line utilities and their syntax. Shame it's not a word document but it beats piping the output per command from the cmd line to a text file. Windows Command Reference http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5fb255ff-72da-4b08-a504-1b10266cf72a&DisplayLang=en
Something that I picked up from the Directory Experts Conference (www.dec2008.com) in Chicago last week was that Group Policy Preference's have shipped with Windows Server 2008 and have replaced the Desktop Standard product "PolicyMaker". The Application specific settings have been removed from the product (i.e. Microsoft Office) and they will be made available as a … Continue reading Group Policy Preference
System Center Essentials - Will not install. I have several clients for whom I provide Active Directory support and Windows Management for, one of these customers required a reinstallation of System Center Essentials, as the server we had installed it on originally was deemed to be not fit for purpose. When we originally installed System … Continue reading System Center Essentials 2007
After a lot of aggravation I managed to get the mass storage drivers working in my Windows Server 2003 unattended installation script. This then allowed me to create a master image for deploying to different Dell Servers. This is for a PERC 3/Di Controller, but should work on any controller if the relevant sections are … Continue reading Microsoft Deployment – Adding Mass Storage Drivers
Well I am back from Chicago where another great Directory Experts Conference (www.dec2008.com) has drawn to a conclusion for another year. The venue was the Chicago Hilton and as a conference venue it was okay; as a hotel it could do with some improvements/modernisation. The content was quite diverse, with much better co-ordination of session … Continue reading Directory Experts Conference 2008
Microsoft Systems Management and Monitoring is an area of Windows that I am finding myself working on more and more. To ensure that I am on the right path I currently intend to attend MMS 2008 (www.mms-2008.com) in April.