LAB – Install SQL 2008R2

My personal minimalistic notes of a SQL 2008R2 installation. System Requirements Hardware Settings Memory – 512 MB Dynamic Processor – 2 Virtual processors Hard Drive – (IDE) System 40 GB, (SCSI) Data 500 GB – Dynamically Expand Prerequisite Software Operating System Windows 2008 R2 Standard Accounts Create Domain User “sasqlagent” – SQL Server Agent Create Domain Administrator “sasqldatabaseengine” – SQL Server Database Engine (To register SQL SPN) Create Domain User “sasqlreporting” – SQL Server Reporting Services Install IIS Windows Server Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 – Add Role – Web Server (IIS) Add Role Services – ASP.NET .NET Extensibility ISAPI Extensions ISAPI Filters IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility IIS 6 WMI ...

LAB – Install SCVMM 2008R2

My personal minimalistic notes of a SCVMM 2008R2 installation. System Requirements http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764328.aspx Hardware Settings Memory – 512 MB Dynamic Processor – 2 Virtual processors Hard Drive – (IDE) System 40 GB, (SCSI) Data 500 GB – Dynamically Expand Prerequisite Software Operating System Windows 2008 R2 Standard Included with W2008R2 Windows PowerShell 2.0 Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 Installed by SCVMM Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) 1.1 Accounts Create Domain User – sascvmm Add lab\sascvmm to “Local Administrators” Install SQL 2008 R2 Server LAB – Install SQL 2008R2 Install IIS Windows Server Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 – Add Role – Web Server (IIS) Add Role ...

Howto: Print PDF protected Files

To print protected PDFs I prefer to use GhostScript and GSView. First download GhostScript and GSView here: http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ To print a PDF, simply open the PDF with GSVIEW and convert it to a new PDF. Tweet

Howto: Extract files from a .msi file using the Windows command line

msiexec /a PathToMSIFile /qb TARGETDIR=DirectoryToExtractTo Tweet

Ninite, the easy software installation site

The next time you want to install your favorite browser, update iTunes, or get the latest security release for Flash, do yourself a favor. Skip the vendor’s site and go straight to Ninite.com instead. This cleanly designed web service offers immediate access to more than 80 programs, utilities, and runtime environments in a dozen categories. It’s completely free for personal use (a Pro version is available for businesses). Ninite will save you time, and it guarantees that you won’t have to deal with the potentially misleading dialog boxes that can result in unwanted third-party software being installed on your machine. Here’s how Ninite works: Tweet

LastPass, the last password you will ever need.

Of all the password management utilities out there, I consider LastPass the most elegant compromise between convenience and security, and if you’re not using it already, I recommend you start. It’s mostly free, plugs into nearly any browser or smartphone and just works. Why LastPass? Universal: LastPass offers extensions for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There are a few gaps (Opera, mainly), but they’re covered in large part by free auto-filling bookmarklets (covered below) and desktop, portable USB apps, and mobile software, offered to LastPass’ premium subscribers. Simple: LastPass has a multitude of options, settings, tools, and other knobs to twiddle. If all you want, though, ...