Windows 2008 (

Ok,so it seems that I am in that mood today…one more marketing websiteI found (and liked) is the . It showcases Windows 2008in a very original way… [once a week it helps out in HR…] good one…

Shell RunAs

The guys(specifically Mark Russinovich) at what was Sysinternals and is now Microsoft havecreated a new goodie called ShellRunas. What this small (50k) tool does is to add the optionto start an application with a different users credentials from the GUI. The download is a command line interface tool that allows you to register the GUI shortcutwith the following options: Simple registration process: And Viola:

Group Policy Preferences – Client Side Extensions

If you want your clients to be able to process GPO Preferences then you will need thefollowing client side extension: GPP CSEs for Windows Vista (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows Server 2003 (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows XP (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB943729)   For an overview on Group Policy Preferences click here.

New user interfaces

Approximately a week ago, I wrote in a post that the next revolution in computing will be in the way that we interact with computers. One of those major changes are already under way and they are multi touch devices. One such device is the Microsoft Surface. Nothing new there,except a new demo given to ‘Sarcastic Gamer’ showing off the multi-touch abilities in a small game of firefly gathering:

Tarantion Mashup – James Hyman

By chance I stumbled upon this masterpiece of music, which is actually made out of 55 pieces of music, commentary and original pieces of Tarnation’s movies. Anyway what I am trying to say is that it has been a long time since something managed to get a rise out of me-all I can say is WOW. This mashup/mix is quite old (circa 2004 but if you are a Tarantino movie lover you have got to hear it. It’s everything you like about Tarantino movies transferred into one continuous audio track.   And we can’t really signoff this post … Continue reading Tarantion Mashup – James Hyman

The Recruitment Process at Microsoft (R&D Israel)

If you ever wondered what the process is, Microsoft (Israel) created a new websitecalled a that describes the work and people at the R&D center. On thewebsite they have a short(but funny) movie about the process: Since the website is targeted at the Israeli market the movie is in Hebrew…

Bitlocker – The Theory (Part 1 of 3)

I will start with a disclaimer. I know, not a good way to start a post… I intend to write a series of posts about Bitlocker, starting with the theory and turning that theory into practical implementation. I am writing these posts based on my own personal research and knowledge. I have no connection to the people that wrote Bitlocker so I may make mistakes here…If I do,please send me a message or leave a comment pointing out the mistakes and I will make sure to fix them. I decided to write these posts since I couldn’t find any documentation … Continue reading Bitlocker – The Theory (Part 1 of 3)

TCP/IP port range in Vista and Win2k8

According to KB929851 the dynamic range of TCP/UDP ports to be used byapplications on Vista or Win2k8 has changed from 1025 to 5000 to 49152 to65535. The port ranges can be viewed by using the following commands: •netsh int ipv4 show dynamicport tcp •netsh int ipv4 show dynamicport udp •netsh int ipv6 show dynamicport tcp •netsh int ipv6 show dynamicport udp In addition to that the port ranges can be changed by using the followingcommands: •netsh int ipv4 set dynamicport tcp start=X num=Y •netsh int ipv4 set dynamicport udp start=X num=Y •netsh int ipv6 set dynamicport tcp start=X num=Y •netsh … Continue reading TCP/IP port range in Vista and Win2k8