• Thu, Aug 26 2010

    National Archives: New Security Service files released

    Wow check this out, archives, we love archives! Lots of stuff on WWII in there, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/487.htm
    • Tue, Aug 24 2010

    From Patching Profile to Parked

    Yep I've done it again, using my expert language skills, witnessed by Chris, Omar and Paul (who were in sheer awe of my creative ability), I've come up with yet another jaw-droppingly inspiring, entirely focused and understable term! We wanted to stop all SMS and SQL services on a server so we can take her down and perform some hardware maintenance ... switching her off, stopping and disabling services, these...
    • Mon, Aug 23 2010

    ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1 - VHD Test Drive

    Check out the latest VHD release for ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1 , awesome that you don't have to deploy the infrastructure and layer eveything on to test drive the product, just fire this thing up as a VM or even boot off it: Hello everyone, we wanted to get this information to you as soon as possible. We now have released a fully configured virtual machine for ConfigMgr v.Next Beta 1. Based on a Windows Server 2008...
    • Sun, Aug 22 2010

    And along came Henry …

    On the 17th of August, 05:42am BST Henry Marshall put in an appearance, after spending several months exploring a small space, much to the annoyance and often frustrations of his loving mother, he came out a healthy baby weighing 3.5Kb (7.71lb) and working those lungs like a 10 year old working a Nintendo DS. Here he is, moments after delivery   And his first few days at home   Its been an Incredible experience...
    • Thu, Aug 12 2010

    Is this a new term?

    I just thought up (without any RedBull, other energy drinks or Omega 3 supplements) a great new term on how to describe the patches that need to go on to a machine. Let's posit that The patches that need to be installed on a target machine are dictated by the applications installed ... We all know that right, but have any of us verbalised it beyond saying "patches"? I have, and I call it the "Patching...
    • Thu, Aug 12 2010

    Windows Internal database - what is it being used for

    Just had to perform an interesting task, was asked to check out why a few machines still have the Windows Internal database still installed (messes with compliance funnily enough) ... The Windows Internal database seems a bit unapproachable unless A) You are me and a total genius (arf arf I know, you gotta have a good sense of humour ...) or B) you have SQL Server Management Studio Express installed. I didn't...
    • Mon, Aug 9 2010

    MIT Open Courseware

    Fancy taking a MIT degree without attending? Mighty handy for those of us not living in Massachusetts and able to attend the Institute of Technology :-) http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm View the courses here: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ Plenty to choose from ... this one looks like fun! I know a few people like that, hard to get rid off, almost like a pathogen :-) Or this one on Rome, or maybe this one on unified...
    • Fri, Aug 6 2010

    Home security project

    I’ve been looking in to setting up a home pc security system. I just need to monitor the car parked outside the house and the entrance hallway, the first to catch anyone damaging the vehicle, the other to spot burglars coming or going ... so i just need a couple of cameras and some home security software to manage them. I found this, Zone Minder, free bit of software, runs on any Linux distro and is...
    • Fri, Aug 6 2010

    August 2010 Patch Day looming

    I've fallen out of the routine of announcing the patches each month, I felt that if it wasn't a notable release, well, then there is no reason to duplicate what a zillion other folk are happily duplicating, instead I assume you've signed up to the bulletin announcement mailing list and are getting these announcements straight from the horses mouth (Microsoft). To sign up for an email announcement, click here...
    • Thu, Aug 5 2010

    Yes! ConfigMgr R3 is RC!

    Wow check this out: 1. Monitoring and Planning : Power Management collects information about computer usage and power settings for computers in the origination. Reports are provided to allow the administrator to analyze this data and determine optimal power management settings for computers. 2. Enforcement : Power management allows the administrator to create power plans which can be applied to collections of computers...
    • Mon, Aug 2 2010

    Steve Rachui: Direct Access – SCCM – Managing internet clients

    Steve rattles out another quality write up , this time on Direct Access and ConfigMgr (please stop calling it SCCM folks!) Do you have internet based clients that you want to manage? Does the idea of switching to SCCM native mode to manage those client make you nervous? Do you have Windows 2008 R2 servers in your environment and are the internet systems you want to manage running Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate)...