ATLSMUG User Group Meeting Friday 3/28/14 Register Now!

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

We are finalizing the Agenda this week and I’ll post it once it is completed here. It should be a great meeting. If you are interested in attending please register for the event here, which is at the Microsoft Alpharetta facility.

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Silect MP Author SP1 now available!

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment

If you have not had a chance to try out Silect MP Author app now is a great time as they have released service pack 1 for that product. For more information please go to their web site

MP Author is free, you just have to register and a link will be emailed to you to download the application. Don’t forget the MP Author Support Portal

Happy MP Authoring!

Windows 2008R2 running out of disk space?

March 6, 2014 1 comment

One of the fun parts about keeping up my own lab is being able to be my on sysadmin. This posting is as a reminder to myself of how to fix this problem with out having to use a search engine to find the command line below. Yesterday a few VMs that I maintain for ongoing support reasons, ran out of disk space on the C drive, that is running Windows 2008 R2. Naturally the WinSxS folder was huge, so I found the following command line to get rid of some of the extra fluff in that folder that maintains hot fixes downloaded from Microsoft. This not intended to be an all about post for DISM as there are better resources for that, if you are not sure what this utility does please use your favorite search engine to learn more about what this utility does. After Running DISM you will not be able to uninstall Service Pack 1 anymore on Windows 2008 R2.

From an elevated command prompt issue the following command:

DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded

If I create another gold Windows 2008 R2 image to run VMs on I’ll run this command to make the master image smaller. SCORE!

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New Guide for SQL 2012 and System Center 2012

February 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Another great piece of work from the MVP Community!

Paul Keely started a great guide for SQL and system Center integration. This guide has been updated to include SQL 2012, and has about 200 pages of content. To boot Pete Zerger and Robert Hedblom did sections on SQL in Azure for System Center and backup for SQL with DPM. Check it out now!

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SCU2014 Event for ATLSMUG Folks

January 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Due to the snow and ice problem this week in Atlanta, we had to cancel our event at the Alpharetta Microsoft campus today. As the SCU event is virtual, we will just watch it from home!

Enjoy the art!


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New poster series Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage Poster and Mini-Posters

January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

New poster series available for download.

Hyper-V and Failover Clustering mini poster

Scale-Out and SMB Mini poster

Storage Spaces and Deduplication mini poster

Understanding storage architecture mini poster

Virtual Hard disk and Cluster Shared Volumes mini poster

Virtual Hard disk sharing mini poster

Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage


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SCU 2014 Simulcast Event Jan 30th 2014

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

If you are thinking about coming to this event please register on event bright to ensure we order enough food for breakfast, lunch and snacks! To register for the Atlanta SCU 2014 Simulcast, which will be at the Alpharetta Microsoft complex please register here:

The agenda for the event can be found here

Hope to see you there!


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