Friday, October 29, 2004

Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (BETA)


Microsoft released the VSMT (Virtual Server Migration Toolkit )

VSMT automates the migration of an operating system and installed applications from a physical server to a server running within a virtual machine that is provided and managed by Virtual Server 2005.

Virtual Server is Microsoft's virtual machine software for servers based on the software the Microsoft acquired from Connectix Corp.

The toolkit supports migration of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 systems to virtual machines running on Virtual Server 2005.

Use the Virtual Server 2005 from anything like development, testing, migration to data center like server apps hosting. Click the title of this post to the microsoft site for full details.

Note: Remember to read the licensing information when using Virtual Server 2005.


Wednesday, October 27, 2004

A Microsoft MVP writes about the Dark Side of SP2


I know there has been too many articles about sp2. I read this and realise
this was different as it contained a very comprehensive list of how to
prepare for a SP2 nightmare.

The MVP here is, Brien M. Posey. The aricle is at:

Sunday, October 17, 2004

GMAIL's virtual drive in "MY COMPUTER"

I  know some folks who have obtained a GMAIL email account. After a few weeks and months, it was still at 1-6% or so  usage out of the total 1000Mb. Now there is a great way to use that extra space. I am talking about GMAIL drive shell extension.
Go to to download software, what is required and quick explanation about GMAIL's drive shell extension.

Stop using passwords ?!!

A blog by Microsoft's senior member of the PSS Security Incident Response
team, Robert Hensing, says so.

Migrating to or Interoperating with Microsoft Products?

I get lots of questions with regards to migration and interoperating with
Microsoft products.

Did you know there is such a website at Microsoft TechNet dedicated to this

If you have issues like migrating from Netware or interoperating with AD or
loads of other issues with regards to migration or interoperating, and we are talking about
developers too (.Net and J2EE interops, migrating ASP or JSP etc) , then this is the URL.


Saturday, October 16, 2004

A detailed review of Windows XP SP2 (non-Microsoft)

As mentioned by Bruce Schneier in his CRYPTO-GRAM newsletter "Long and interesting review of Windows XP SP2, including a list of missed opportunities for increased security which is definitely worth reading:

Then there was a follow up at which of course is worth reading too.