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Posted by | August 3, 2015
Turn off Automatic Updates on Windows 10 Professional

Call me weird, but when I create and maintain virtual machines for demonstration and training, I like to be in control of if/when Windows updates are installed. This is fit...

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Posted by | July 3, 2012
TFS #loc.MinimumNetFXVersion and Windows 2012 0x0000005D

A tale of two error in the path to RC install. I wanted to install the RC of TFS2012 to do some upgrade proving. To  keep up to date the...

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Posted by | May 29, 2009
Microsoft Learning’s new Hardware Level 6

I ran across this document today, which details out Microsoft’s virtualization strategy on implementing 64-bit (Hyper-V) virtualization in the classrooms. As virtual machines do more, and require more resources, so...

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Posted by | February 21, 2009
General Access Denied error when using Hyper-V with existing VHD images

I’ve really been enjoying my Samsung 128GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Flash-based Solid State Drive (NSSD). Per Doug Seven’s advice, I’ve been copying over my existing Virtual PC 2007 hard drive images...

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Posted by | December 30, 2008
New Visual Studio Team System 2008 VPC Images Available

Brian Randell recently announced the availability of new Visual Studio Team System evaluation VPC images. These virtual machines are very handy sandboxes that contain Team Foundation Server and Team Suite,...

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Posted by | December 29, 2008
Using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation OS, Part 3

This article lists the steps I used to setup Windows Server 2008 (WS2008) Standard Edition as a workstation operating system on two different laptops. First, if you plan to use...

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Posted by | December 27, 2008
Using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation OS, Part 2

Way back in July I wrote a blog post explaining why I switched from Windows Vista to Windows Server 2008 (WS2008) as the primary OS for my laptop. Well I’ve...

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Posted by | December 22, 2008
Virtual Networking in Hyper-V

Getting a virtual machine connected to the outside world in Hyper-V is a non-intuitive process. I had to bumble around with it a bit before finding the secret combination that...

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Posted by | July 14, 2008
Using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation OS, Part 1

I just replaced Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on my laptop with the 64 bit version of Windows Server 2008. What prompted the change? Well, I was hoping to improve the...

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Posted by | April 26, 2008
Problem downloading from Sharepoint to Vista

I recently ran into a problem with our new Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 instance running on Windows Server 2008. I'm running Windows Vista x64 on my laptop, which has...

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