March 13, 2013

CASE WHEN “I need to learn more T-SQL” THEN GoogleTheResult() END

One of my favorite recent discoveries in my SQL Server work recently, is the awesome T-SQL “CASE…WHEN…THEN” statement. I can’t describe how much I love this […]
March 13, 2013

Backing up all SQL Server user databases to file

The ultimate lazy backup script. I wasn’t feeling to selective about which databases to backup, and I figured, it’d be best to back them all up, […]
October 31, 2012

Server Posterpedia Windows 8 Application

You’re designing a new SQL Server infrastructure for a client, but can’t remember if that high availability solution topology requires shared storage or not, and need […]
October 26, 2012

Windows 8 Without a Tablet? Nonsense!

Today, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to the masses. And I’m frustrated. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to play with Windows 8, blowing […]
October 24, 2012

Windows 8 Promo Videos

October 24, 2012

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Architecture Reference

I was lucky enough to pick one of these up in hard copy form at TechEd Australia 2012!! Very useful reference! Download the full copies from […]
October 22, 2012

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

I recently attended TechEd 2012 on the Gold Coast, and was pretty spoilt for choice as to what technologies I wanted to learn more about. I […]
September 5, 2012

System Centre Orchestrator 2012: why you should be using it

Firstly, what is Orchestrator? Orchestrator is a new member of the Microsoft System Centre suite, previously badged System Centre Opalis or Opalis Integration Services, and commonly […]
July 9, 2012

Enable Intel VT-x & EPT in VMWare Workstation

Following on from my previous post, I forgot that VMWare doesn’t turn this on by default. You absolutely require passthrough of the Intel VT-x and EPT […]
July 6, 2012

Building a Hyper-V Lab – cheaply!

I’ve been trying to build a lab at home for a while, but have continued to put the thought aside, over and over. Not because I […]
February 16, 2011

TMG 2010 – Export Some, Not All

Quick heads up. In TMG 2010, in the Toolbox sidebar, if you run “Export All” on a Network Object (e.g. Domain Name Sets or URL Sets), […]
January 5, 2011

Sphinx Search for Invision Power Board

I’ve toyed with Sphinx before. It blew my socks off… Until it broke. Sphinx is an Open Source indexing engine, which is supported out of the […]
December 2, 2010

WPAD & Proxy Timeout Issue

If you’ve been following, I’ve recently been playing with Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, the “new” ISA Server. Now, for all intensive purposes, everything is configured […]
November 25, 2010

WSUS, TMG & WPAD – Making the Proxy Bypass List Work!

I got tasked with a problem today which was plain weird… New servers being deployed, are unable to contact the WSUS distribution point to check for […]
November 24, 2010

My iptables “base” ruleset

I’m not 100% sure if this is correct in a security sense, but thought I’d post this. For my web/database servers, it’s a pretty basic setup […]
November 2, 2010

Makeshift Anonymous (aka always encrypted) Browsing

In light of all the “omg, people can hack into my Facebook/Twitter account now” rubbish that’s been headlining around the world in the last week, I […]
October 27, 2010

825mbps “Phantom DSL” – NBN Killer?

Exceeelllleeennnttttt. Puts Stephen Conroy’s NBN fibre network to shame, doesn’t it? Nokia Siemens Networks achieves world record copper DSL speeds Paris, France – 25 October 2010 […]
October 13, 2010

Better TCPViewer

I needed to show all the connections on a virus infected machine a while ago, and being a Microsoft tech, I normally used the Sysinternals TCPViewer […]
October 8, 2010

Forefront TMG Stuff – a bunch of handy scripts by a security consultant named Jason Fossen Microsoft tools for TMG 2010 – Technet Doco for TMG 2010 – […]