Richard's Weblog

Charting with PowerShell

You may be aware that there are some 3-rd party add-ins for PowerShell that allow you to create...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 04/28/2009

Protecting Removable Drives with Bitlocker

In a recent post, I explained how easy it was to use Bitlocker to secure your drives in a dual-boot...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 10/06/2008

Programming Hyper-V with WMI and C# - Getting Started

You may have seen from a recent post that I received a new laptop that was capable of running...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 08/11/2008

(Virtually) Everything You Need to Know About Hyper-V

Following on from my post last year on general virtualisation resources, here is a similar one just...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 07/21/2008

Vista, Server 2008 and the Case of the Bitlocker Dual Boot

This week, I received my shiny new work laptop, which I'd been anticipating for some time. ...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 07/18/2008

Manipulating Performance Monitor Logs

If you need to monitor or troubleshoot performance problems on a Windows system, chances are you'll...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 04/08/2008

Viewing Your MSDN Product Keys Off-Line

If you have an MSDN subscription, then you'll know that the subscription includes a set of product...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 03/09/2008

Forcing Theme Settings in Windows Vista

Recently I was working with a customer to find a way to automate forcing a specific Aero theme in...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 08/17/2007

Service Security in Windows Vista

After a long break from blogging due to holidays and a heavy workload, I've finally got round to...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 06/27/2007

Windows Vista File and Registry Virtualisation

Windows Vista is designed to be more secure than previous versions of Windows. Part of the...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 05/18/2007

Clustering Best Practices: Checking Hotfix Compliance

Do you use Microsoft Clustering? Are your clusters configured according to the current Microsoft...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 05/03/2007

Professional Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a reference to an unpublished Virtual Server book buried...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 04/17/2007

(Re-)Start Me Up ...

As I mentioned in a recent post, I'm currently working on a Windows Vista workshop. As part of that,...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 04/12/2007

Windows Vista Resource Kit Released

If you're a long-time Windows Admin, then you'll know how invaluable the Windows Resource Kit has...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 04/04/2007

How to Interpret Windows Installer Logs

[Updated: 4 April 2007] If you have a problem with the Windows Installer or an MSI package you're...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 04/02/2007

Winlogon, What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?

If you are having issues with slow startup, logon, logoff or shutdown, it is possible to enable...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 03/26/2007

Following on from my last post on vitualisation, I've compiled a similar "one-stop-shop" list for an...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 03/19/2007

(Virtually) Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Virtualisation Technologies

For a recent customer presentation on Virtual Server, I created a handout CD that contained a lot of...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 03/12/2007

Windows Installer Best Practices

As a first post on my shiny new blog, I thought I'd post something old! Here is a set of Installer...

Author: UniqueName1 Date: 03/06/2007