Year 2008

About Windows Vista’s built-in hypervisor

Brian Madden wrote an interesting article about offline VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). However, I strongly disagree with the main point of his article; i.e., that we need a bare-metal client hypervisor for desktop management. One of the major disadvantages of desktop virtualization is that that the end user’s device requires a permanent connection to the […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, December 16, 2008 - 5 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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Windows in the cloud – First impressions of Amazon EC2 – Part 2: My view

In my last article about Amazon EC2 I outlined how a Windows server is installed in the cloud. The result of my efforts was quite unspectacular. It was a Windows Server 2003 machine with a Dual-Core AMD 2.60 GHz CPU, 1.6GB RAM and about 150GB of available disk space. I downloaded software through Internet Explorer […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, December 15, 2008 - 4 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Windows in the cloud – First impressions of Amazon EC2 – Part 1: Installation

Cloud computing is currently the number one hype topic. Many believe that it will replace on-premise computing over the long run. I guess most analysts who make such predictions never managed a server in the cloud. It sounds so easy: Just tell your cloud provider how many virtual servers you need and you are done. […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, December 11, 2008 - 6 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Process Lasso – improve the responsiveness of Windows

Low responsiveness is the most common reason why people think that their computer is slow. Usually they blame the operating system, and in particular Vista. However, assuming that the hardware is as modern as the operating system, the real culprit is usually an application that had gone mad. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the program […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, December 10, 2008 - 5 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Cpukiller 3 – generate CPU load artificially to slow down Windows

Do you think that Windows Vista is too fast? Then Cpukiller 3 is the solution to your problem. It helps you to slow down your Windows machine easily. You think, I am kidding? Not really. There are indeed situations when you require artificial processor load. One typical scenario is that you want to test an […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, December 9, 2008 - 7 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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