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How to move WSUS 3.0 to a new server

In this article I will outline how to migrate WSUS 3.0 to a new server using a local SQL Express instance and without downloading all of the updates again. 1. Install WSUS on new server with local express database. 2. During configuration wizard choose "Synchronize from another WSUS server…", enter the name of the existing […]

September 22, 2008

Windows 7: Everyone gets a ribbon!

A screenshot of the MS Paint application running on Windows 7 has appeared on the web, and it backs up the rumours that every application in Windows 7 will be getting an Office 2007 style ribbon interface.

September 17, 2008

The cure for fat fingers by Spellr.us

Over at CraneFactory.com I’ve written a quick guide to setting up a Spellr.us scan of your website to detect and report spelling mistakes.  This is a great service, free to use if you’re just a small blog or website, and is made by Australian software company Melon Media. If you’re anything like me and you […]

September 15, 2008

Thinking of upgrading to iTunes 8? Think again.

Ed Bott of ZDNet takes a deeper look at reports of iTunes 8 causing crashes on Windows computers.   Once again, Apple is using its automatic update process to deliver massive amounts of new software to users, including a device driver that has a long and checkered history of causing the Blue Screen Of Death […]

September 11, 2008

Steve Riley on hypervisor attacks

  You have to ask: is there malware on my system? You can be 100 per cent certain there is no malware that you can detect, but less than 100 per cent certain that there is no malware at all. Now, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t this true of every computer we already have? There is […]

September 5, 2008

Windows Server 2008 activation gripe

Here is a tip for Microsoft, if you’re going to pop up and remind me to activate my Windows Server 2008 installation, give me the option right here to enter my product key so that when I hit “Activate Windows online now” it doesn’t fail.

September 5, 2008

Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 on Windows Server 2008

In this post I’ll show you how to install Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 with Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008 server. Install WSUS pre-requisites First, install the WSUS operating system pre-requisites.  These pre-requisites are listed on the WSUS 3.0 release notes and can be installed using the ServerManagerCMD.exe command line tool. […]

September 3, 2008

New aggregated virtualization RSS feed

The Microsoft Windows Virtualization Product Group announced the launch of the new Virtualization Feed, an aggregation of 18 independent and 14 Microsoft bloggers who write about virtualization. If virtualization is your bag of nuts then you should subscribe now.

August 28, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 is now supported for hardware virtualisation

We’ve been virtualising Exchange Server 2007 since it was first released but this week Microsoft has announced their official support policies for virtualised Exchange environments.  It is a bit heavy on the Hyper-V but also references the list of support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualisation.  When I checked this earlier in the week VMWare was […]

August 22, 2008