Microsoft releases Attack Surface Analyzer to developers

Microsoft has issued a new tool that helps developers analyze whether newly developed applications will change the way cybercriminals can target vulnerabilities and gain access to Windows. Called ...

Real Effect of Removing Single Instance Storage in Exchange Server 2010

When Exchange Server 2010 was released a lot was made of the decision by Microsoft to remove Single Instance Storage (SIS) from the Exchange database engine. Plenty of articles have ...

PowerShell Cmdlets for SharePoint

The set of cmdlets which come with PowerShell is restricted to generic cmdlets and those intended for managing aspects of the Windows Server OS. If you are unfamiliar with using PowerShell ...

ERROR_PROCEDURE does not return a schema name

A recent blog entry I read reminded me again that I wanted to rant about an issue in SQL Server for quite some time now… SQL Server 2005 introduced the separation between user ...

Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services – Video

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) is an information protection technology that works with AD RMS-enabled applications to help safeguard digital information from unauthorized ...

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service Part 3

This article continues the discussion of the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service by demonstrating the procedure for creating an AD LDS instance and a corresponding application ...

How to create a flash drive version of Windows

My laptop’s DVD-ROM drive recently gave up. Discs wouldn’t read or even spin up from it, and its laser kept making a wheen-wheen noise whenever the computer booted. I attached ...

Adjusting the fill factor to tuneup the SQL Server performance

SQL Server table indexes have a kind of voodoo to them that can be alienating. The bigger the table and the more commonly it’s accessed, the greater the need for a properly tuned ...

Quick tips for monitoring SQL Server performance issues

Doing any kind of performance tuning on SQL Server can be tricky. In fact, I wrote a whole book about it back in 2000, called The Definitive Guide to SQL Server Performance Tuning ...