Had to migrate a few sites today from Server 2000 to Server 2003 IIS6. Microsoft has a tool called iismt that will assist in migrating. First thing I had to do on the Server 2000 server was enable DCOM so I could remotely transfer the files. Access DCOM configuration in 2000 from Start -> Run…Read More IIS Migration Tool
If you’ve ever modified your boot partition information before in a Vista+ computer, you’ve realized Microsoft does not store this in boot.ini. Instead, it’s edited via a command called bcdedit which is a command line tool. I ran across a tool called EasyBCD which is a GUI front-end essentially. This tool is endorsed by Microsoft,…Read More bcdedit – GUI’fied
Microsoft released their own hardware assisted virtualization (HAV) tool. Previously, I used Steve Gibson’s tool over at http://www.grc.com/. You can grab Microsoft’s tool it’s about 173KB. Note: For Microsoft’s tool, XP Professional SP2 and SP3 is supported along with Vista SP1 and SP2 Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate. Grab Steve Gibson’s tool…Read More Microsoft HAV – Hardware Assisted Virtualization detection tool
A blocking tool is available for organizations that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update. This tool can be used with: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (valid until May 19th, 2009) Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (valid until April 28th, 2009) Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (valid for 12…Read More Microsoft Windows Service Pack Blocker
I’m sure when you look at your running processes in Task Manager you see a few svchost.exe processes running. I’m also sure that you’d like to know what is running inside the wrapper. Here are a few methods to help you find this information out. First, the easiest/quickest, is to use a built-in Windows tool…Read More svchost – What’s running inside it?
After you convert a drive to a virtual hard disk and mount it in Virtual PC 2007, during bootup it may just give you a blank screen. The only solution I’ve found to get past this is by replacing hal.dll with halacpi.dll from the operating system’s source CD. Start up your Virtual PC 2007. Select…Read More Disk2VHD Fix Blank Screen Bootup in Virtual PC 2007