Rob’s TechNet Ragg…. Tech Talk & Cool Toys for Grown up Boys & Girls

Is Microsoft eating lunch?

I saw this headline today and I just had to take a look.  Microsoft hungry to eat VMWare's...

Author: Rwagg Date: 08/31/2010

More about Windows Intune…

I had this great idea to create a number of videos on Windows Intune so that I could show you how to...

Author: Rwagg Date: 08/05/2010

Windows Intune Beta 2, How Do You Sign Up?

We just released Beta 2 of Windows Intune, so I wanted to take a few minutes to show you how to sign...

Author: Rwagg Date: 08/03/2010

Windows 7 Template Creation Error

I tried to create a Windows 7 template in SCVMM and it kept failing, but it would not give me an...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/11/2010

Why is our Licensing so Complicated?

I often ask myself why our licensing has to be so hard to figure out. I heard a great quote this...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/11/2010

Extend your Server 2003 Active Directory Schema for Windows Vista and Server 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 include additional group policy settings that give the...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/11/2010

Improve your Virtual Machine Performance

One of my peers just purchased a very impressive server class machine. He's really proud of it, and...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/11/2010

What is BitLocker? What does it do? What does it not do?

What is BitLocker? BitLocker lets you encrypt the hard drive(s) on your Windows 7 and Vista...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/09/2010

How big Should PageFile.sys be on a Server 2008 Hyper-V Server?

I received the following question: Thanks for the article. What do you do about your host system's...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/08/2010

Eliminate UAC for Printer Driver installation

During the IT Pro Conference, someone asked if they could eliminate the UAC (and the local...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/08/2010

Let's answer a few questions...

I saw this post: http://ts2blogs.com/forums/p/2624/81847.aspx#81847 and thought I would take a shot...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/03/2010

Other Forms of Encryption You Need to Consider...

We've already talked about BitLocker, but I wanted to provide an overview of the other encryption...

Author: Rwagg Date: 03/02/2010

What is Best of Breed??

I don't have an answer here, but this question has bounced around in my head for years, so I thought...

Author: Rwagg Date: 02/25/2010

Want help setting up Hyper-V for High Availability?

I have a series of screen casts (here) that talk about setting up Hyper-V, but I wanted to let you...

Author: Rwagg Date: 02/25/2010

Eliminate UAC for Printer Driver installation in a Domain

I've already talked about how to eliminate UAC for a stand alone Vista machine, now I am going to...

Author: Rwagg Date: 02/24/2010

Managing Virtual Machines without Domain Administrator Credentials

I received another really good question, so I want to share it. My servers will be running Windows...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/28/2010

How do I change the Disk Witness in Quorum

I received the following question: Hi, I have been following your video on setting up Hyper-V server...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/25/2010

We are Running out of IP Addresses!

I read the following article today and it made me think. Hmmm… Available IPv4 addresses dwindle...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/20/2010

Part 13 - The Hyper-V NIC teaming debate

I’ve seen a lot of back and forth on the NIC teaming discussion and I decided to check it first...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/13/2010

Part 12 - SCVMM 2008 R2 and the Power of Templates

As you’ve read, I’ve been using SCVMM for a while and I still learn new things about it. I mentioned...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/12/2010

Have you looked at Office 2010 yet?

I’ve been putting it off, but I finally had time to install Office 2010. Now I did spend a little...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/12/2010

Part 11 - An Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

I wanted to continue my discussion on Hyper-V so I decided to show you some of the additional tools...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/11/2010

Part 10 - So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! – Live Migration

So I’ve finally done it! Here’s a short screen cast on Live Migration. This one is only 5 minutes,...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/10/2010

SQL Server Licensing in Hyper-V Environment

I received a question a few days ago about how to license SQL (per processor) within a Virtual...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/10/2010

Part 9 - So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! What’s New in R2 -- Part 2

As I mentioned in my prior post, I split the screen cast into two parts and here’s the second part....

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/09/2010

Part 8 - So You Want to Get Started with Hyper-V? Start here! What’s New in R2 -- Part 1

I’ve upgraded to the Release Candidate of Windows Server 2008 R2 and I wanted to share a little bit...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/08/2010

Part 7 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

A look at Quick Migration Now that we have our cluster set up, let’s take a look at how we can move...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/06/2010

Part 5 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster I spent some time in one of our Microsoft...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/05/2010

Part 6 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster This screencast discusses the do’s and don’ts of...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/05/2010

Part 4 - How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008

I was talking to one of my partners that has spent a lot of time with VMWare and I was showing him...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/04/2010

Part 3 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Virtual Machine Network I’ve already created one screencast to talk about setting up a...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/03/2010

Part 2 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Installing the Hyper-V Role This is part 2 of our discussion on setting up the Hyper-V role on your...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/02/2010

Part 1 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V How many times have you said “I’d love to learn how to use Hyper-V,...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/01/2010

Which version of Hyper-V should I choose?

I’ve talked to a lot of partners about Hyper-V, and the same question always comes up. Which version...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/22/2009

Windows 7 Dual Boot works without Hardware Assisted Virtualization (HAV)

I received a question about one of my old screen casts, and I thought I should share it, and the...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/10/2009

Hyper-V Live Migration between Processor Generations

I’ve talked before about the fact that we cannot Live Migrate from an AMD CPU to an Intel CPU or...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/10/2009

Hyper-V Server – How to setup a High Availability Cluster with just one copy of Windows Server 2008 Part II

This is the second part of setting up the Microsoft Hyper-V Server Cluster. This time I will cover...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/06/2009

Hyper-V Server – How to setup a High Availability Cluster with just one copy of Windows Server 2008

As you know by now, I’ve spent a lot of time with Hyper-V and I continue to learn new things. I love...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/03/2009

If you’re using the new Intel CPUs for Hyper-V, get this fix.

I’ve been honored to work in Intel lately on some of their technical trainings they present to their...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/01/2009

Live Migration doesn’t work (from an Intel to AMD CPU or AMD to Intel)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to show you the error you receive when you try to Live...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/01/2009

Now, what am I going to do with this hardware?

As you saw from my earlier post, I've been loaned some new hardware and I have a plan for it as...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/01/2009

A Big Thank You to Dell, Crucial, and Intel!

I’ve spent a lot of time with Hyper-V. I’ve put together a lot of blogs, screen casts and...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/01/2009

So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary

By now you’ve seen my multi-part series on Hyper-V. I will keep this posting current so it can serve...

Author: Rwagg Date: 12/01/2009

More Memory makes your Computer Faster

While I understand that the Windows Experience Index is not the most accurate measure of a...

Author: Rwagg Date: 11/30/2009

Everyone has an opinion… What's Kerfuffle???

I’ve been watching an interesting “discussion” take place over the past few weeks via blogs, and...

Author: Rwagg Date: 06/10/2009

How you can dual boot between Windows XP and Windows 7

Now that you've downloaded the Windows 7 beta, let's talk about how you can configure your machine...

Author: Rwagg Date: 01/15/2009