Authoritative Restores

So I’m working on a project which involves some documentation around disaster recovery and I flagged a word in the text for the technical reviewers to suggest a better word (BCD40). The feedback I got really made me laugh: Share this post: email it! | digg it! | bookmark it! | live it!

Update on the MCSE Upgrade

I was complaining (more or less) several weeks ago about the amount of work it was going to take to upgrade my MCSE to the latest version. The good news is I went and did the Windows end of things and now I’m apparently an “MCITP: Enterprise Administrator”. Now compared to MCSE, no HR person is going to know what that means. Most folks are trained to look for MCSE and it’s going to be a long time before that mentality is changed I suspect. Personally if someone asks me if I have an MCSE or if I’m certified on … Continue reading Update on the MCSE Upgrade

Running with a Third Screen on my Desk

Scott’s post prompted this post as I’ve found that unlike Scott, my recent upgrade to a third screen is really helpful. I run with two PCs under my desk. One PC is a simple Dell tower with 4GB of RAM, a dual core chip in it and a couple of SATA spindles – it’s a few years old at this point I think [1]. This is what I call my personal machine – I do email, IM, and pretty much everything else on it – all my files are stored here. My second machine is a fairly high end Dell … Continue reading Running with a Third Screen on my Desk

Unblocking Windows Update

If you’ve ever gotten the error below when you go to Windows Update on a machine or Windows Update is completely missing from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, it’s fortunately an easy registry change to temporarily back out. Network policy settings prevent you from using this website to get updates for your computer. If you believe you have received this message in error, please contact your system administrator. Read more about steps you can take to resolve this problem (error number 0x8DDD0003) yourself. This is generally set as a group policy setting and thus will get refreshed, but, you … Continue reading Unblocking Windows Update