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Getting remote Mount Point information with PowerShell

In a previous post I showed how to get remote disk information with PowerShell. The script works nice untill you execute it on a server with Mount Points. When executing the following script on a server with Mount Points:

Get-WmiObject win32_logicald…

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Compressing files with NTFS compression by running compact from the command line

You know that you can right click on a file/folder, select properties, click advanced and then compress contents to save disk space(see image).

Did you know that you can call this from the command line also? I just saw this on Raymond Chen’s b…

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Windows 7 SP1 RTM available for MSDN and TechNet customers

If you are a TechNet or MSDN subscriber then you can download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Window Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 today.

Below is an image of what is available

If you have been patching your Windows 7 machine then you already…

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Virtual Lab Tip: Notifications from Windows Event Log

There are a number of environments or situations where large-scale systems monitoring is either not cost effective or simply not available. Windows 7 and 2008 include a feature for sending notifications when specific events occur in the event log.

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Windows Server 2008 – How To Enable Telnet

By default, Telnet is disabled on a Windows Server 2008 installation and if you try to run it you will see an error something along the lines of:

So, here’s a very simple walk-through of the steps I had to follow in order to enable Telnet on a Wi…

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Virtual Lab: 2008 R2 Domain Controller – Basic Tasks

In the previous article we covered the creation of a basic Domain Controller for our Virtual Lab. Using this basic domain controller and a basic SQL Server machine, we will look at the creation of a basic user account, creating a service account, and ad…

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Virtual Lab: Creating a 2008 R2 Domain Controller

A virtual domain controller (DC) can be both a powerful and lightweight addition to your virtual lab. A central AD implementation not only gives you another set of services to work with, it also provides a more realistic environment with the power of do…

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Building the Virtual Lab: VMWare and MS Windows 2008 R2

Asking me what I do for living could net you different answers, depending on what day you ask. Over the years, and through the course of several jobs, I have had a wide range of responsibilities that often stretched well beyond my current organizational…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Released To Manufacturing

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have both RTMed!! Build 7600 was declared as RTM Below is a picture of Steve Ballmer and Steven Sinofsky. Steve Ballmer is holding the gold disk, he must be feeling relieved. When will you get Windows 7 RTM? That is the big question isn’t it? Developers with MSDN […]

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Using Windows Server 2008 as a Desktop OS

I recently built a new PC, and I needed to get a 64 bit operating system. I had a copy of Server 2008 sitting around from MSDN, so I thought why not use that? If I did, I could run Hyper-V and some of the other cool server gadgets, and the tradeoff in user experience […]

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