Office Installation on RDS/Terminal Servers

If you have a terminal server/RDS server you probably know that there are specific rules that Microsoft puts in place regarding software licensing for use on such a box.  The short description of those rules is that you have to…

Disaster Recovery for the smaller organization – Part 1

I have published many posts on backup and on virtualization, this post will bring both areas together for “the win”.  And what is the win, you may ask?  That’s simple, it is Disaster Recovery that even small businesses can afford! …

A (Non) Profitable Journey – Part 4

Things continue apace at Swan Lake.  I’ve been fooling around with various things and I’m slowly rolling in the changes that I and they want to see in place.  It’s a slow process as I have to grab time to…

Active Directory–Where did my GPO templates go????

This is a short post to highlight something I stumbled across the other day. One of our customers has been bought out by a much larger company and the new parent company is in the process of transitioning my customer’s…

How to save your butt when an old system starts to fail

Almost all of us in the IT world have been faced with the “emergency” of an old yet critical system that starts to fail and that cannot be easily replaced.  The scenario usually revolves around old line of business software…