Vista pre-release about to stop working

Today’s the day that the pre-release versions of Vista before the RTM (january 2007) will stop functioning. The Customer Preview Program versions of Vista stop working on May 31, this includes Vista Beta 2 and both release candidates. Starting Friday you can only log on for about two hours. After that Vista will automatically reboot without giving you the…

MOM optimization

In my ever continuing quest to reduce the number of (unwanted) events in our MOM and reporting database I turned my attention to the events that are entered in the database. From time to time I’m running some SQL queries on the MOM reporting database to check which servers are the top event generators. I know there are some…

Ticket to virtualization

I finally made, I finally have a ticket to the virtual world. Today I passed the Virtual Certified Professional exam from VMware. It’s all about virtualization on the VMware flagship product VI3 (Virtual Infrastructure 3), which contains ESX server, Virtual Center, DRS, HA and stuff like that. I’m not going into detail why virtualization is a must If you…

International Wielergala

I wonder if I have to walk the last kilometer to my house today. The annual police cycling race will be held in our village.All streets are blocked by traffic controllers. Last year it took me half an hour extra to get to my house But it is fun, a lot of people from all over Europe visiting and…

HD-DVD Processing key, the new storm on the web.

The AACS licensing authority is upset that the processing key for HD-DVD is published on the web and they are trying to hit companies like Google and news feeds to remove the numbers, unfortunately on a series of hexadecimal numbers you can’t get a copyright. Would be very silly if every network card would be stated with their MAC…