MAC address filtering (DHCP) Part 2

After my previous post on the subject, I started thinking (happens once in a while):If all you need to do is copy/create the files, create some “informative” registry keysand then simply restart the service…then the service was looking for the “informative” keysand the DLL all along. In other words since Windows 2003 can use this feature, it has actually been there yet notimplemented. So I discussed this with T (shortly…he never has time for me… 😉 ) and heclaimed that there might be a potential change to the DHCP service during the installationprocess (MSI file). I ran FILEMON and REGMON … Continue reading MAC address filtering (DHCP) Part 2

Converting a Web Widget to a Sidebar gadget

Easily convert millions of web widgets, games and videos – designed to live on home pages,blogs or MySpace – into gadgets for your Sidebar. If you like widgets on the web, you’ll lovethem on your Sidebar. http://www.amnestywidgets.com/GeneratorWin.html

MAC address filtering (DHCP)

This is a feature I have been waiting for way too long. Up until today if you wanted to have some control over who is entitled to receive an IP address from your DHCP youeither had to configure reservations (for each of your systems) or had to use some lowerlevel device to filter out unwanted systems.Finally that is over now. The Microsoft DHCP team has posted a new DLL called “DHCP Server Callout DLL” on their blog. This DLL can be used on Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 DHCP servers to limit the scope ofsystems entitled to receive an IP address from the … Continue reading MAC address filtering (DHCP)

Linux Losing Market Share to Windows Server

As usual, you have to take this information with a grain of salt but still… “Linux growth in the U.S. x86 server market has, over the past six quarters, startedto falter and reverse its positive course relative to Windows Server and the market asa whole.” “The same holds true for worldwide Linux x86 server shipments, which dropped from the huge annual growth rate of about 45 percent is 2003 to growth of less than 10percent in 2006, the IDC figures show. “ For the full story from eWeek.com:http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2207368,00.asp

Obtaining a hotfix Quickly

I will start with a disclaimer: I am providing this information as is, I do not recommendthat you use this method of obtaining hotfixes nor do I vouch for it. Personally, I thinkthat you might be nuts if you will apply a hotfix that has not been obtained officially fromMicrosoft to your production environment (or any environment). Yet-desperate times call for desperate measures. Robert pointed me to this site when Ineeded a hotfix for an issue I was experiencing: http://thehotfixshare.net/board/index.php? I say again,be careful!

Windows Movie Maker

Windows always comes with a few “built-in” tools (productivity tools), one of my favoritesis Movie Maker. Using Movie Maker you can create your own movies from your media.With the advent of digital technologies most of us have pictures and movies taken by digital cameralaying around in their raw form, with Movie Maker we can transform the raw material into a prettierform (with a little imagination you can get pretty cool results). The major benefit provided by Movie Maker is that it’s simple to use(you don’t need to read threebooks before you can start using it),it’s basically point and click. Matt Hester made a short … Continue reading Windows Movie Maker

Facebook and Microsoft Expand Strategic Alliance

This is somewhat old news(24/10), yet I was happy to see it, and felt like I need to mention itsince I saw a few posts about it where the sentiment was that it is very surprising that Microsoftmanaged to close the deal before Google beat them to it…I mean guys, you are talking about asoftware company that is around since 1975, even though at times they may make questionabledecision, you don’t get to stick around as a leader for so long if you don’t have a clue… Anyway,this is the official press release:Facebook and Microsoft Expand Strategic Alliance

Sync Toy V2.0 Beta

SyncToy 2.0 Beta for Windows is available as a free download from the MicrosoftDownload Center. The easy to use, customizable application helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers. White paper:SyncToy White Paper Download:SyncToy v2.0 Beta

Microsoft SharedView Beta

Work smarter Create, convey, and communicate across physical boundaries—through firewalls and down to the smallest details. Share simply No more need for massive e-mails beforehand. Now you can just pass out materials at your meeting, to up to 15 participants. And you can share applications like Microsoft OneNote, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint, so everyone can see it even if they don’t have it on their computers. Keep track Remember who changed what long after your meeting is over. With Microsoft SharedView Beta, changes are color-coded and marked with the name of the participant who made an edit. *Microsoft SharedView Beta … Continue reading Microsoft SharedView Beta

Harry Potter fan,head stuck in a cone…

This was too funny to pass up…and yes I know,I laugh when people fall down,hurt themselves or do stupid stuff…I am a horrible person. A Harry Potter fan,three years old, decided to wear a plastic cone as a wizards hat.And then the cone got stuck on his head!!!!![Then came the firefighters…] The pics: A And the story from the UK Daily Mail:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=489003&in_page_id=1770