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Booting a Windows Server Backup VHD in Hyper-V

  I recently helped a friend on an issue with Windows Server Backup and want to share an interesting experience.  Many of you may know that the Windows Server Backup feature stores the backup file in VHD format.  Microsoft touts the recoverability of these files to be used for bare-metal recovery, which means you are…

App-V Sequencer Preparation Scripts

If you have ever sequenced an application using Microsoft App-V, then you should be aware that there are a few tasks that must be performed to the machine prior to sequencing. These include: creating a dummy printer, creating dummy ODBC’s, and stopping all unnecessary services. In an effort to automate these tasks, I have written…

Finding SCCM Sub Collections

I was recently working in a SCCM environment that has over 2,000 collections. Of these 2,000 collections only 97 of them were at the top level. The rest were all sub collections. As you can image it could be quite an adventure trying to find a particular collection. To solve this problem I have created…

What’s New with SharePoint Online?

Not much, unless you consider the below items important: Enterprise Readiness – support for up to 500,000 Active Directory User Objects (up from 20,000) Recycle Bin Enhancements – Now the Recycle Bin and management of it will be available in the SharePoint Administration Center PDFs – PDF documents will open directly without requiring a download…

Office 365 Saturday in Redmond 2/25/2012

I am working on my presentation and lab environment in preparation for the Inaugural Office 365 Saturday Event this Saturday, February 25th, in Redmond, WA. I was very honored to be selected as a session presenter for this event! My session is dealing with an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment using the new Hybrid Wizard with…