Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Incremental Backups not working as expected?

Whilst reading the Microsoft document Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 I read with interest this paragraph. NTFS File System Setting HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\isNtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate\ (REG_DWORD) 1 . This system-global switch reduces disk I/O load and latencies by disabling the updating of the date and time stamp for the last file or directory access. This key is … Continue reading Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Incremental Backups not working as expected?

Restoring legacy backups on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

If you have attempted to restore legacy Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 backups on Windows 7  and Windows Server 2008 R2,  you would have been unabled to until now.   Microsoft has now released an update for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 to enable the restoration of backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server … Continue reading Restoring legacy backups on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is for SA Customers, but…..

If you go to any Microsoft event and the topic of the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) is raised, they will always tell you that “The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack is only available to Microsoft Customers who have Software Assurance”, but what they always seem to fail to mention is that you must have Software … Continue reading The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is for SA Customers, but…..

Windows 7 Won’t allow you to natively burn an ISO?

Windows 7 ships out the box the ability to burn an ISO directly to CD by right clicking the ISO and selecting “Burn Disc Image” but what if “Burn Disc Image” is missing? This is because the Windows Disc Image  program needs to be associated with the IMG and ISO file extensions, when I had … Continue reading Windows 7 Won’t allow you to natively burn an ISO?

RODC/PDCe dependences.

The simple answer is there is not one, I was reviewing the Windows Server 2008 operations guide this evening (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=291bddb7-edc6-4e6d-9852-a9a14991d67c&DisplayLang=en ) page 180 states that, in order to have RODC's deployed the PDCe must be Windows Server 2008 - this little caveat was removed during the beta phase - expect the document to be updated … Continue reading RODC/PDCe dependences.