Converting EVT files to EVTX

I stumbled upon a good post on the Ask the Performance Team blog that explains howto convert EVT files(old event log files) to EVTX (the format used in Vista). The post provides several methods to undertake the task.   Technorati Tags: Microsoft, Windows 2008, Vista

Excel 2007 calculation issues fix

The fix is available and so is the KB article about the issue:

Can you say geek??

Did you ever had that feeling that you have too much money on your hands? Ever feel that the room in your wall safe is running out? If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, you should seriously check out the 24-carat gold MacBook Pro,with diamond studded Apple logo from Computer Choppers: If you answered ‘no’ to the above questions and you would still like to buy yourself something that iscool and geeky,check out the T-shirt that has a built-in WiFi meter/detector(from ThinkGeek):

Pre-SP1 Vista Patches

KB941229 (x86) (x64): This update addresses issues with Media Center for Microsoft Vista. KB941651 (x86) (x64): This is a reliability update. Install this update to improve the reliability of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista in certain scenarios. KB941600 (x86) (x64): This update resolves some reliability issues in the USB core components on the Windows Vista operating system. KB941649 (x86) (x64): This update resolves some compatibility and reliability issues in Windows Vista. By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios.   Technorati Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Vista

Windows 2008 (Rc0) Impressions (VI):DHCP

Technorati Tags: Microsoft, Windows 2008, DHCP For some reason I really like networking services, in the last few years most poeple takethese services as obvious-something that you have,that is presumably easy to configureand doesn’t need much attention. In my opinion these notions are wrong. Networking services are extremely important (I am biased), and as critical services (think networkwithout DNS) if you are not really familiar with it at the first sign of trouble you will be panicking. Installation The installation is carried by adding a new role to the server. A wizard will help you to installDHCP.  Note that when configuring … Continue reading Windows 2008 (Rc0) Impressions (VI):DHCP

Vista SP1 install fair

If you are in the neighborhood… The goals of the Install Fair are to: Update 100 Windows Vista RTM PCs or laptops with less commonly found applications, configurations and devices to Windows Vista SP1 Beta. Acquire valuable feedback about the Windows Update and stand-alone installation experience from the broader community. Send attendees away with a usable Beta version of Windows Vista SP1. Generate excitement about Windows Vista SP1 Beta. The full post on the Windows Vista blog.   Technorati Tags: Windows, Vista, Microsoft

iPhone runs everything as root?

This might be somewhat old but it still strikes me as odd. It seems that every processon the iPhone runs as root, which basically means that if one process is breached it willhave full access to the whole system. When looking at this situation, on one hand you might be confident that your softwarehas no security flaw, thus you have nothing to worry about or you have made a mistake. A process/user should not run with higher privileges then the ones he really needs, evenadministrators should be limited- if they need to use their admin privileges it should bedone in … Continue reading iPhone runs everything as root?

IE7 Open Last Closed Tab

There are a lot of advantages in using tabbed browsing,and then there are somedisadvantages…One of them is closing a tab by mistake,and having to look for it. The following free tool from the Windows Marketplace might help overcomethe problem: IE7 Open Last Closed Tab Technorati Tags: Windows, IE7, Microsoft

Active Directory Topology Diagrammer

As you know,documentation is imperative, and slapping a huge and complicated Visioon the wall of your office (to impress your boss) has it’s advantages to… 🙂 Take a look at:Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer Overview With the Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool, you can read your Active Directory structure through Microsoft ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO). The Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool automates Microsoft Office Visio to draw a diagram of the Active Directory Domain topology, your Active Directory Site topology, your OU structure or your current Exchange 200X Server Organization. With the Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool, you can also draw partial Information … Continue reading Active Directory Topology Diagrammer