Here are a few updates about McAfee products:
Memory leak in MFEVTPS.EXE
Recent Microsoft security updates for Windows XP SP3 introduce a memory leak for the VirusScan Enterprise process MFEVTPS.EXE. The leak is actually from a Windows binary, Crypt32.dll, that MFEVTPS.EXE utilizes. A fix for this issue is available from Microsoft.
For more information, see KB73018: Continue reading “McAfee updates”
I found this white paper about the new SMB 2.2 protocol which Microsoft uses in the new Windows 8 OS.
This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the performance capabilities of the Server Message Block (SMB) 2.2 file sharing protocol with 10 gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Multi-Channel feature, introduced with SMB 2.2 in Windows Developer Preview, enables the use of multiple physical network interfaces in an SMB 2.2 client and server. This paper assumes the reader is familiar with the basics of SMB file sharing, networking technologies, and file system performance measurement with the Iometer tool.
This information applies for the following operating systems:
Windows Developer Preview
Windows Server Developer Preview
Included in this white paper:
Hardware Shifts and Trends
SMB Connection Scaling
Multi-Channel Performance (Preliminary)
Here’s a top 5 of Sysinternal tools which you can’t live without in admin land.
1: PsList and PsKill
I listed these together because I typically use them in this order. The goal here is to see processes on a machine — with PsList, I find the process ID, and then I use PsKill to terminate the process.
There are quite a few ways to return information with PsList, and the best part is that it works on local and remote machines. PsKill works similarly to PsList except it is used to terminate processes by process ID.
Unfortunately Microsoft has decided that they scratched the “DCPROMO” command from Windows Server 8 tin install and configure Active Directory.
You now need to install and configure AD through the “Server Manager”. I’ve made an installation guide how to install and configure Active Directory on a Windows 8 Server.
1. DCPROMO “error” message. When you type in “DCPROMO” and try and run it you get this message:
Continue reading “Install AD on Windows 8 server”
The Windows 8 preview is now out for a couple of days. Anyone wonder where the shutdown/ restart button went?
Well don’t search no more. It’s been hidden a bit. But i’ll explain where it went.
Go in the Metro skin to the left down corner and select settings. From there you’ll see on the right hand side a column appearing. Select the power option and you can choose between the shutdown and restart option. Here are some screenshots how to shutdown or restart the windows 8 computer. Continue reading “Windows 8 shutdown/restart option”
Here’s an overview of a few Build sessions which have to do with either Server 8 or virtualization in Windows 8. Enjoy and a full list can be found at the end of this post.
Windows Server 8 Topics
Windows Server 8 Continue reading “Windows 8 server session list”
As promised earlier today here’s a post how to install Windows 8 Server in a Virtual Machine. I’ve used the following specs for the VM:
Processor: 1 2,4 GHZ Xeon
Mounted preview server ISO and booted from ISO. Continue reading “Install steps Windows 8 Server as VM”
If you’re already sick and tired of the Metro start menu (or you can’t find anything you want) you can stop it and reclaim your Windows7 start menu with the following commands.
1. Use the following key commands “Windows key + R” to get into the run command
2. Type regedit.exe and press enter
3. In the registry editor, browse to the following key:
4. Change the value of the key “RPEnabled” from “1” naar “0” (zero).
5. Close the registry and you’re finished. (Reboot is NOT required, at last !!!)
If you want to enable the Metro start button just change the “RPEnabled” key back to the value “1” and your on your way again.
** UPDATE 06-03-2011 **
With the release of the consumer review (aka beta) this option through the registry is removed. It is not possible to disable the metrostyle UI with this key. I’ll keep looking for another way to disable the Metro styple UI and report back to you.
** End update **
Just received the MCP Flash and it had a little article which stated that the wallet cards will be available as of October this year. Here is the article:
“Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the new launch date of the Microsoft Certified Professional Wallet Cards—and the wait is now over. You will have the opportunity to order your new card starting mid-October. The October MCP newsletter will have detailed instructions on how to order your card, so stay tuned!” Continue reading “MCP Wallet cards”
I’ve downloaded and installed Windows 8 Server (Windows preview developer) from the MSDN site and it installed quite quickly (about 25 min). The look and feel is very different with the tiles als start menu. But “behind the scenes” is the well known explorer. The server manager has a new interface and lay-out and looks very nice. It’s a improvement on the server manager we know from Windows 2008R2 but it is intuitive. Here’s a screenshot of the new lay-out. Continue reading “Windows 8 server (Windows preview developer)”