Big engine no gas – Multi-Core OS with native support for the hardware we buy still a future prospect.

Well we can hardly say Multi-Core processors are new technology. Those who really know the ins and outs of the way applications run will tell you there is inefficiency in the way operating systems and the applications that run on them use the hardware. This inefficiency can actually make multi-core processors run slower than their single core predecessors for non-optimized applications. The most efficient applications are specifically designed to support newer technologies like Hyper-threading and Multi-Core but those are not the business productivity applications you would expect. Yes, it is game development that is most preoccupied with the specifics of … Continue reading Big engine no gas – Multi-Core OS with native support for the hardware we buy still a future prospect.

Best Kept Secret – VHD Native Support in Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Have you seen this? WOW. Native support for VHD disks offers huge potential. Think about creating Dual and Tripple boot systems with everything containted in one file per OS. Think about Back up to VHD… think about mounting VHDs for native read write in an OS and then sharing them with a Virtualized OS. This about syspreping an imaged OS for use across your network! Think about it and tell me you are not trying to reattach your jaw,,, Big Secret… now you know. Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

This blog post outlines supported and unsupported upgrade paths for editions of the Windows® 7 operating system. Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios   ·      Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:  ·      Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista® RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS ·      Windows NT® Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 ·      Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported. ·      Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported. ·      Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are not supported. ·      … Continue reading Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Download Location

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Download Location:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displaylang=en Brief DescriptionRemote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7. System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 can be installed on computers that are running the Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate editions of Windows 7. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows … Continue reading Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Download Location

Troubleshooting OpenVPN For Windows 7/Vista 64bit Operating Systems

From time to time you come across client requests to install software that is not setup for 64 bit operating systems even though the software does support 64bit processing. A recent client request to install Open VPN illustrates this point. The following is how I resolved the error messages. Troubleshooting OpenVPN For Windows 7/Vista 64bit Operating Systems. When installing OpenVPN save the installer file to a location of your choosing.Right click on the installer and select the “Run as Administrator” option. You need to open the config file and change the pointers to reflect the 32 bit location of files … Continue reading Troubleshooting OpenVPN For Windows 7/Vista 64bit Operating Systems