Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server 2008 R2’

DAMNIT! What the hell is this BDEDRIVE It’s keeping me from expanding my C:!

February 14th, 2014

So there you are, you notice that your VM is running out of disk space on the C: so you take the obvious action of adding additional disk space to your VM.

OMFG WHAT THE HELL IS THIS I CAN’T EXPAND THE DRIVE BECAUSE OF A BDEDRIVE

OMG WTF IS A BDEDRIVE

Yea, that’s right. The stupid BDEDrive which is created as part of the MDT.   You got it solid that this is the clear reason you’re prevented from actually expanding the space on disk!   So what do you do?   Rather than lie to you as I walk through the steps, instead I’d like to refer you to this awesome blog post by Joy Banerjee who does all of the work I’d normally put into a blog post!

I know this happens enough that I wanted to share the link to that blog post because the answer is at your finger tips! 

So be sure to hit up Joy’s blog post and BOOM your problems will be solved! :) <3

http://aikitsupport.com/bde-drive-removal/

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Get On The Bus Strikes Back!

July 22nd, 2009

Get On The Bus Strikes Back!

*Heavy Breathing* Ken, I am your father, err, Sorry about that.. but welcome back the BUS, Euro-style!

That’s right! For those of you who missed it the first time, this time it’s back, and more euro than ever!   But what does this mean?

Oh, I have no idea! But my thoughts are, a rocking cross-multi-country bus tour across Europe which if you knew about the first tour at all… should ROCK!   More details will come as I find out about them!

Watch this page for updates, and find out how you can join us on the bus for a free trip to TechEd Europe! Oh, and watch my blog for my take on things too!

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Posted in Baltimization, Blog, Career Express, Christopher Kusek, Education, Get On The Bus, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Server | Comments (0)

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have RTM’d?!?

July 22nd, 2009

Booyah! Did you hear that? Booyah!

And my good friend Rick Scherer has said:

Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 have been RTM

The Windows Blog has said this:

Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

While the Windows Server blog has said:

WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 REACHES THE RTM MILESTONE!

So what does this mean? Well, here is a little caption borrowed from the Windows Blogs

The RTM code will be delivered to our partners within the next few days who will then start preparing to deliver some amazing new products timed to hit at General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 on October 22nd. And going forward, I expect to be showcasing MANY of these new products here on The Windows Blog.

What does this mean for me? As soon as it hits TechNet (hopefully in the next 7 days) I’ll be reloading my production machine I use 99% of the time with Win7, using my SSD drive.  Oh, did I mention Booyah? yea!

*Update!* Word on the street is, TechNet subscribers get it on August 7th.. so there we go!

Press Release: Microsoft Releases Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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Posted in Baltimization, Blog, Christopher Kusek, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Technology, Windows 7, Windows Server | Comments (0)

Windows FireStarter (virtual) Conference on Dec. 12th

December 8th, 2008

Totally hijacked from Dave Bost @ The Mind of a Developer Evangelist

On December 12th, the Microsoft Evangelist team on the West Coast is hosting a (virtual) Windows FireStarter event. This is a great chance for developers to learn “straight from the horses mouth” (so to speak) guidance, best practices and tips&tricks for building applications on top of the Windows platform.

They are holding this FireStarter event *LIVE!* in Redmond, but they are also streaming it live online to the rest of the world.

This would be a great opportunity to secure a conference room for the day, post the agenda around your office, and join us live on December 12th. I’ll see if we can also open up an IRC channel or something to carry the communication online during the sessions.

Be sure to register for online participation or if you can happen to be in Redmond on the 12th, you can participate in-person. Seats are limited!

Agenda: (all times are PST)

8:30 – 8:45, Kick off, Mithun Dhar

8:45 – 9:30, Keynote/Why Vista!, Chris Henley

9:30 – 10:45, The Case of the Unexplained, Mark Russinovich

11:00 – 12:15, Building Differentiated UI Applications Using Composite WPF, Glenn Block, Bob Brumfield & David Hill

1:00 – 2:00, Best Practices for Developing for Windows for Windows Standard User, Crispin Cowan

2:00 – 3:00, Windows Security and Bitlocker, Byron Hynes

3:15 – 4:00, (Windows 7 + Windows Server 2008 R2) Teaser Session, Byron Hynes

4:00 – 5:00, Windows for everyone!

 

I highly encourage you check this out if any of this applies to you, especially Windows 7, Server 2008, Mark Russinovich, AppDev, Security.. any of it!

Also, be sure to check out Dave’s Blog and the Thirsty Developer, by far one of the most consumable podcasts (which just happens to be about development and architecture!)

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Posted in ASP, Baltimization, Christopher Kusek, Geek, General, Informational, Microsoft, Technology, Windows Server | Comments (0)

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