In Windows 7 you an create VPN connections for PPTP, L2TP or SSTP. To delete a connection you can not just right click and press delete. But it’s still very simple, but a lot of people can’t find where you can remove VPN connections, because it is a kind of hidden .
Some time ago I made a post about how you can boot from a VHD. Now some days ago I found a very cool series of blog post from Dan Stolts (Microsoft Sr. IT Pro Evangelist) about booting from VHD. He has also created some video tutorials which are great if you are just getting started with VHD boot.
- Part 1: Overview of Native Boot To VHD
- Part 2: Load OS to VHD On Bare Metal
- Part 3: Load OS on VHD with OS already Installed on Metal
- Part 4: BCDEdit is the Magic – Deep Dive Boot Configuration Manager
Watch what happens when you try to buy a cloud solution from the wrong company.
Microsoft pokes fun at VMware with “VMlimited man“.
In the first post I wrote how you can enable SSH on the ESXi 5.0 host. In this post I show you how you can enable or activate SSH on the ESXi 5.0 hosts via the vSphere Client.
- First start the vSphere Client
- Select the ESXi host in the configurations tab
- Select Security Profile
- Click on Properties in the upper right corner and you will get the a popup with all the services on this ESXi 5.0 hosts. Select the SSH service and press the Options button.
- Now you can start the services and set the startup options
- press okay and you are done..
As in VMware ESXi 4.1 you can enable or activate SSH on VMware ESXi 5.0 very simple. VMware ESXi 5.0 is also known as VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
This quick blog post shows you how you can simply extend a Hyper-V R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster Shared Volume without any downtime. First you expand your LUN in your OEM SAN management software. This is mostly of the time nothing special. But after that you have to expand the Cluster Shared Volume.
- In your OEM SAN Management Software expand the size of the LUN or disk
- Open the Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager and check the CSV coordinator for the disk or LUN you have expanded. The CSV coordinator is the disk owner in the cluster
- Login to the CSV coordinator machine
- If you are using the GUI version you can use the Disk Management under Storage in the Server Manager. You can now rescan for disks and then expand the Disk or LUN.
- If you are using Hyper-V or Windows Server Core you can use diskpart
- First start the cmd and open
- now type
list volume, to list all volumes
select volume IDNumber, the IDNumber is the number you could see with list volume in the previous step.
- now you can type
list volumeyou can see the results
In some environments sometimes if you need to expand a Cluster Shared volume it makes more sense to create a new one and move the Virtual Machines with Storage Migration but this cannot be done without downtime.
HP Elitebook 8460w boots with OCZ Vertex 2 SSD. Needs something like 16 seconds for off to Loginscreen. This is not a clean Windows installation, so maybe with a clean Windows installation the 8460w cloud boot up even faster.