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Mount SkyDrive As A Virtual Drive In Windows Cloud Dektop   Leave a comment

The microsoft Skydrive is very handy 25 gb lots of space, easy to put 25000 pictures in the drive.

But how do you get them off , one by one ;-( pictures are easy with the live photo manager but what about files ??

Well I found the tool for this. my cloud desktop 

You can mount you skydrive as a windows drive.


*Gladinet Beta testers may receive a free license with one year free upgrade
*Some features may be disabled during Beta testing
*Please check the product for the exact list of integrated cloud storages/applications

There are 3 versions Check it out !

Posted May 5, 2009 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Skydrive, Windows, Windows Live

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Network Monitor 3.3 is now available   Leave a comment


Please download Network Monitor 3.3 from Visit the Network Monitor 3.3 Release Blog to get more information about this release.

To provide feedback, go to our scenario voting page, and let your opinion be heard.

What’s New in Network Monitor 3.3?

· Ability to capture on WWAN and Tunnel interfaces on Win7.

· Critical fixes to NM3.3 to operate correctly with Hyper-V.

· Right-click-add-to-alias. Right-click a frame in the Frame Summary window with an IPv4, IPv6, or MAC address to add that address as a new alias.

· Right-click-go-to-definition: Right-click a field in the Frame Details windows and select Go To Data Field Definition or Go To Data Type Definition to see where the field is defined in the NPL parsers.

· Auto-scroll. See the most recent traffic as it comes in. In a live capture, click the Autoscroll button on the main toolbar to have the Frame Summary window automatically scroll down to display the most recent frames as they come in. Click Auto-scroll again to freeze the view in its present location.

· Experts available online: Experts are stand-alone applications that analyze Network Monitor capture data. Various experts are available online at

· Frame Comments: Attach comments to frames in a saved capture file. Select the Frame Comments tab in the lower-right window to add, view, edit, or delete comments.

· API Extensions: API methods have been added to enable access to conversation information, properties, field display strings, and comments.

· Ability to open ETL files and correlate information by Network Tracing scenario.

· Set of core parsers to improve parsing performance. These can be accessed by changing the Common and Windows set of parsers to stubs:

From the Tools menu, select Options

· Go to the Parsers Tab

· Select the folder you want to stub out (Common or Windows)

· Click on the Stubs button on toolbar

· See our Release Notes for a complete list of new features and known issues.

· Experts: Experts are stand-alone applications that analyze Network Monitor capture data. Network Monitor 3.3 provides a simple interface for registering experts with the product and invoking them on a saved capture file. We have made some initial experts available online. Do you have a network troubleshooting need that is not currently met by Network Monitor or our available experts? Why not suggest your own expert? Please use the feedback link on the left to submit a description of the analysis task you want to solve (you must first join our connection) and we will work with you to create an expert for the community to enjoy.

Posted April 22, 2009 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Network Monitor, Windows

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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)   1 comment


Enhancing deployment and management for Virtual PCs in enterprise environments

MED-V v1 has released

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) provides deployment and management of virtual Windows desktops to enable key enterprise scenarios. MED-V 1.0 helps enterprises upgrade to the latest version of Windows even when some applications are not yet compatible.

MED-V builds on top of Microsoft Virtual PC to run two operating systems on one device, adding virtual image delivery, policy-based provisioning and centralized management.

MED-V is one of the six technologies in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Read MDOP 2009 announcement.

"MED-V saves us time in standardizing our desktop across the multiple entities of the Belgacom group", says Eric Opitom, Office Automation Domain Manager at Belgacom, a provider of integrated telecommunication services, "With thousands of users in our environment, MED-V will significantly reduce the time required for testing and migrating the applications we have."

The challenge of legacy applications

Incompatibility of legacy applications with newer versions of Microsoft Windows can often delay enterprise upgrades to the latest version of Windows. Testing and migrating applications can be time consuming, and meanwhile users are unable to take advantage of the new capabilities and enhancements offered by the new OS. By delivering applications in a Virtual PC that runs a previous version of the OS (e.g., Windows XP or Windows 2000), administrators can remove the barriers to OS upgrades.

Read the EMA case study

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization: Advantages
  • Centrally create, deploy, and update virtual PC images throughout the enterprise

  • Provision virtual images and user policies according to business affiliation and requirements

  • Accelerate the upgrade path to new Desktop OS-legacy applications continue to run in a virtual environment with a previous OS version

  • Simplify IT integration of new subsidiaries by running two IT environments concurrently (i.e. the corporate one and the acquired company’s one)

Read more about MED-V features in the datasheet (PDF, XPS) or in the Architecture white paper


Source :

Posted April 3, 2009 by Robert Smit [MVP] in MED-V, Windows

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Robert Smit received Microsoft® MVP Award!   Leave a comment

Today I had a email with the ultimate award.  Thank you Community, In this time of my life I can use this to get new powers to ban bad things out of my life. Sometimes people keep yelling that they are the backbone of the community and pushing and pushing to believe they are right , but they are not. I think this kind of power is wrong and if you fight this correctly they will pay believe me they will.

Not always is Microsoft the best solution but think about why this will not fit in your organization most of the times it is policy and not that the software is bad.  This MVP status is great and I will continue helping the community and it may not always your solution to the problem but he I’m not in control of your system. I give you my opinion and hopes it will help you to solve your problem.



Microsoft is pleased to recognize you as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for your exceptional contributions and commitment to technical communities worldwide over the past year. Microsoft is happy to present you with the MVP Award as our special way of saying thanks for making a difference.

As the independent voice of users worldwide, your influence on technical communities is felt in many ways—enhancing people’s lives and contributing to our industry’s success. We’re deeply grateful to you for sharing your feedback, comments, answers, and expertise with technical communities. In recognition of your commitment, Microsoft is pleased to honor you with the Most Valuable Professional Award. Thank you for empowering the community with your outstanding leadership!

Steven A. Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer
Microsoft Corporation

Thank you for your exceptional contributions to technical communities! It gives us great pleasure to present you with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for the technical expertise you generously provide to others. By sharing your knowledge, experience, and objective feedback, you inspire and help people to solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. We are honored to welcome you as a Microsoft MVP.

Rich Kaplan
Corporate Vice President
Customer and Partner Advocacy
Microsoft Corporation

Windows Cluster File share Settings   1 comment

Sometimes I see troubles with file sharing and clustering, default windows uses caching.

and in clustering you don’t want to do caching so you can turn it off

image  Just go to the caching TAP and check the checkbox.

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There is also an  Issue with the previous Version page.

You can set this in a GPO below is a sample how to make a ADM file for this.



CATEGORY "Windows Components"

CATEGORY "Windows Explorer"

POLICY "Disable Previous Versions Tab"


KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer"

VALUENAME "NoPreviousVersionsPage"







PVHelp="\nThis policy allows you to disable the Previous Versions Tab (used for Shadow Copies) in Windows Explorer.”

Posted March 30, 2009 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows, Windows Cluster

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