Time to make your IIS website SSL only

You may have noticed that more and more websites are now coming up as SSL secured. We recently secured https://millennia.it on a permanent basis, and going forward will not provide any content unencrypted over standard HTTP. Because of open encryption offerings like...

Cure those RDSH printing blues with TSPrint

Anybody out there fed up to the back teeth with firefighting printing problems on your remote desktops? Bet it’s most of you. I have found that a good deal of my management time in an RDSH farm is taking calls from users that can’t print from their remote...

Beware Windows Disk Caching

This is a problem that is probably as old as Windows but still catches a surprising amount of people out, and can be incredibly troublesome – especially to any system that uses constant logging, such as databases or journalling file systems. The default option...

DISM Windows Server 2008 R2 Change Edition

This is useful to know when you hit that 32GB limit and don’t want to go to trouble of migrating to a new server. Of course this isn’t an issue now in 2012. Originally posted on Rick’s Tech Gab: Hit a little issue in my lab today, It happens that I...
Windows crumbles under own update system

Windows crumbles under own update system

Once upon a time when you updated Windows you would test an update and leave it for a couple of weeks in case there were any reported problems, and then install to your production environment. This usually went well, and with the advent of virtualisation you always...