Using findstr to simplify output

This might be an oldie to some of you but I still like it so here we go. It is rather annoying when you receive a large output from a CLI based tooland you need to go through it manually in an attempt to find what you are lookingfor (consider an output from netstat). By using findstr you can filter the display to provide you with the line on which the informationyou are looking for is displayed. This is achieved by piping the output to findstr:   This is one example of what this tool is able to do. Keep … Continue reading Using findstr to simplify output

The new fashion – Badmouthing Vista

This is starting to get ridiculous, everywhere I look somebody is saying how much Vista has failed. Every RSS feed I look at (even if its’ about food) screams how miserably Vista has failed. I have one thing to say,get over it. Find a different topic. I don’t want to go into defending Vista or saying why it’s better. I won’t say that Ihave sales information about Vista to prove that it’s selling great, I simply find it tiresomethat every Mac or Linux loving editor that has a stage feels the necessity to write an “in-depth” article with about why Vista failed.[I … Continue reading The new fashion – Badmouthing Vista

Focusing on the goal

Being involved with different projects (mostly IT and some software) my experience is thatit is very easy to lose track of what is being done and why it’s being done. Most IT and software projects begin because someone identifies a problem. Someone pointsout that there is either something missing or a better way to do things.Once the problem is stated a solution can be devised (which in itself is not a simple process). Once the solution is devised, it turns into a project that is broken down into smaller pieces whichin most cases are technical by nature. Based on my experience, this is the point where there is atendency to drop the ball. … Continue reading Focusing on the goal

FTP 7 for Windows 2008 (Rc0)

FTP 7 has been released and can be downloaded at: FTP 7 (x86) Installation Packagehttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=87847 FTP 7 (x64) Installation Packagehttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89114   According to the post on Robert McMurray’s blog it has the following new features: This new FTP service incorporates many new features that enable web authors to publish content better than before, and offers web administrators more security and deployment options. Integration with IIS 7.0: IIS 7.0 has a brand-new administration interface and configuration store, and the new FTP service is tightly integrated with this new design. The old IIS 6 metabase is gone, and a new configuration store … Continue reading FTP 7 for Windows 2008 (Rc0)

Windows 2008 (Rc0) Virtualization Document

This document provides a glimpse at how Microsoft perceive virtualization. It’s not a technicaldocument,it provides a very high level description of the virtualization services included with Windows2008 and how they could be used. Download here.

Set permissions on a specific service (Windows)

[There are two types of service permissions,permission used by the service an permissions set tocontrol the service. This post deals with permissions that apply when manipulating a service] In my opinion, messing around with the permissions of a specific service is not a good idea,solving the problem you are dealing with in a different manner might be a better idea. In some cases, and since it is possible, you can set permissions on specific services. This mightcome handy when you have to allow someone control of a specific service. Setting permissions on specific services can be achieved by using the sc command … Continue reading Set permissions on a specific service (Windows)

Gathering Performance data from the command line

When troubleshooting a performance issue it may be beneficial to gather performance data fromthe command line in several cases: You may want to avoid logging on to the server directly You may have a problem with using the GUI of performance monitor You may want to export the information to a text file or to a database To gather performance data from the command line the typeperf command can be used, it can tapinto the counters that can be used with perfmon providing the information on the command line. The syntax is relatively simple (it can be viewed as a path … Continue reading Gathering Performance data from the command line

ISA Server 2006 Supportability Update package

The ISA Server 2006 Supportability Update package provides ISA Server 2006 with the functionality that was introduced in ISA Server 2004 Service Pack 3. This functionality includes the following: •Improvements to the ISA Server Management console. These improvements include a new Troubleshooting node. •Improved log viewing functionality. •Additional log filter functionality. •Diagnostic logging. Over 200 new diagnostic logging events are provided. •Integration with Microsoft ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939455