TechEd 2009 LA – I’ll Be There

Coming to TechEd in a couple weeks? Come say Hello! I’ll be hanging out at the MS Active Directory booth in the Technical Learning Center all week answering questions and talking to customers. I’ll be at the booth for sure in the afternoon every day, and I’ll probably be around most mornings (but no promises there). If you’re going to be at TechEd, come say hello. As far as Active Directory, 4th Ed goes, if you’ve got a copy and would like to get it signed, bring it with. If you don’t have a copy, I understand they will be … Continue reading TechEd 2009 LA – I’ll Be There

Recording of my Active Directory 2008 R2 Webcast Now Available

If you weren’t able to make the webcast that Laura and I did last week on What’s New in Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 R2, there is now a recording available that you can watch any time. Additionally, note the O’Reilly discount code at the bottom of this post. It’s good through May 1, 2009 for 40% off your order from www.oreilly.com! I’ve also uploaded the slides and you can find them here. We’re pleased to let you know that the recording of the recent O’Reilly webcast by Laura E. Hunter and Brian Desmond is now ready for viewing: … Continue reading Recording of my Active Directory 2008 R2 Webcast Now Available

WS2008 R2 Active Directory Webcast – Tomorrow, Friday 4/24

Tomorrow, Laura Hunter and I will be doing a webcast discussing and demoing the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as answering AD questions. We have a 90 minute slot and I expect we will spend ~45-60 minutes on R2 and the remainder taking questions on the presentation and AD in general. We’d love to see you there. The webcast is hosted by O’Reilly and is free to attend. If you can’t make it, a recording will be available. Here are the details: Registration Link – http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/1326 Date: Friday, April 24, 2009 Time: 10am PT, … Continue reading WS2008 R2 Active Directory Webcast – Tomorrow, Friday 4/24

Determining which VMWare Workstation VM is Using CPU Resources

I have a dedicated machine which I use for running virtual machines on top of VMWare Workstation. I have about thirteen VMs going right now which is typically no problem. I have been having sluggish performance all week and finally decided to look in the host’s task manager and discovered the host was running at 100% CPU. VMWare Workstation runs each VM inside a separate process so it’s easy to see which process was consuming all of the CPU. What’s not easy to do with Workstation (at least as far as I know) is figure out what VM a specific … Continue reading Determining which VMWare Workstation VM is Using CPU Resources

Exchange 2007 Protocol Logging – IMAP & POP

I had a question come across my desk the other day about how to enable protocol logging in Exchange 2007 for IMAP and POP. Protocol logging for these protocols generates comma delimited logs similar to HTTP logs (except for IMAP). In Exchange 2003 you enabled these with a couple of registry tweaks. These don’t however work in Exchange 2007. Exchange 2007 instead uses a couple of config files on the file system. To enable the logging for IMAP, you would do this: Browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\PopImap Open Microsoft.Exchange.Imap4.exe.config with text editor (e.g. Notepad) and scroll to the bottom Modify … Continue reading Exchange 2007 Protocol Logging – IMAP & POP