Well known SID’s overview

A security identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. Their values remain constant across all operating systems.

This information is useful for troubleshooting issues involving security. It is also useful for potential display problems that may be seen in the ACL editor. A SID may be displayed in the ACL editor instead of the user or group name. Continue reading “Well known SID’s overview”

Version numbers Microsoft and McAfee products

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Don’t you find it anoying that some products are named RC1/SP1/V1 or something like that and when checking the product you only find a build number. This list i’m creating here is an overview of the most common Microsoft and McAfee version/build numbers. If you find something not in this list or wrong please let me know by sending a email to jack at jackcobben dot nl. Continue reading “Version numbers Microsoft and McAfee products”

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Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)

9780735693821f Here it is! Mitch Tulloch has updated his free ebook of last year; it’s now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, From the Desktop to the Datacenter in XPS format here and in PDF format here.

Six chapters adding up to 466 pages.

Here are Mitch’s acknowledgments:

This book would not have been possible without the support and assistance of numerous
individuals. First, I would like to especially thank Michael Cooper, Senior Product Manager
and Field Technical Community Lead for System Center and Virtualization Business Group;
Aurora Santiago, Product Manager for System Center and Virtualization Technical Readiness;
and Kenon Owens, Technical Product Marketing Manager for Integrated Virtualization, all
of whom helped drive this project forward and provided liaison with other members of the
virtualization team at Microsoft. Next, my sincere thanks to each of following experts at
Microsoft who provided key technical insights, peer-reviewed chapter content, contributed
Direct from the Source sidebars, and assisted me in many other ways with this project:

Aaron Holzer, Alex Balcanquall, Arun Jayendran, Balagopan Nikhil, Chuck Timon, Fei Lu, Isaac
Roybal, Karri Alexio-Tiernan, Max Herrmann, Megan Kidd, Mohit Srivastava, Peter Ballantyne,
Prashant Ketkar, Ran Kohavi, Ran Oelgiesser, Rick Kingslan, Vipul Shah and Wole Moses

Thanks also to Brett Polen of Xtreme Consulting Group, Rex Backman of Simplicity
Consulting, and Nicole Pargoff of iSoftStone who assisted me with certain topics covered in
this book. Special thanks to Bill Noonan, Mark Kitris, and the CTS Global Technical Readiness
(GTR) team at Microsoft for contributing their expertise to this project.

I’d also like to thank again others at Microsoft together with several Microsoft Most Valuable
Professionals (MVPs) who contributed their expertise to the previous edition of this book,

Anshul Rawat, Baldwin Ng, David Greschler, Edwin Yuen, Falko Gräfe, James O’Neill, Jason
Leznek, Jeff Woolsey, Kalle Saunamäki Kyle Beck, Michelle Foley, Ming Zhu, Peter Larsen,
Sean Donahue and Tim Mangan

Next, special thanks Devon Musgrave, the development editor for this project, and Valerie
Woolley, the project editor for this project, both of whom work at Microsoft Press. I’ve
enjoyed working with them on this book and hope to do so again on another one in the near

Thanks also to Steve Sagman of Waypoint Press who managed the editing and
production for this book, to Bob Hogan the technical editor for this project, and to the
ever-insightful Roger LeBlanc who copy edited the manuscript. Thanks also to Ken Jones who
was project planner for this title.

As always, heartfelt thanks to my friend and agent, Neil Salkind of the Salkind Agency, which
is part of Studio B Productions, Inc.

And last but never least, thanks to my wife, Ingrid, for her encouragement and support
during this project.

—Mitch Tulloch