Year 2009

Djoin.exe – Offline domain join in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

One of the interesting features of the new Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 is the possibility of performing an offline domain join of computers with the command line tool djoin.exe. Here, offline means that there is no network connection to the Active Directory at the time when the client joins the domain. I […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, December 16, 2009 - 0 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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FREE: H2bench – Benchmark hard disks

Recently I wanted to check the performance of some of our servers. I was especially interested in the speed of the built-in hard disks versus the speed of our SAN. A quick Google search revealed a few free benchmarking tools. The data I was looking for is not supposed to hold any scientific standards, so […]

By Alexander Weiss - Tue, December 15, 2009 - 0 comments

Alexander WeiƟ currently heads up an IT department, and my main interests include IT governance, cloud computing and IT architecture. Read my blog about Amazon cloud computing.

FREE: NetSpeedMonitor – Monitor network speed and data transfer

NetSpeedMonitor is a very simple freeware tool that allows you to monitor the network speed and the amount of data transferred. The utility comes with a systray icon that displays the current up and downstream speed. If you click on the icon, NetSpeedMonitor will show you the amount of data that has been transferred in […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, December 14, 2009 - 0 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.

DOSBox – Run DOS programs on 64-bit Windows

Who says that WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS doesn’t run on Windows 7 x64? I was tempted to write this blog post with WordPefect, because I once was a great fan of this text processing software. Well, of course it doesn’t run natively on a 64-bit Windows. I used the free DOS emulator DOSBox. I suppose, […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, December 11, 2009 - 23 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.

Interview with Rocky Heckman, Senior Security Architect at Microsoft Australia

At Tech.Ed Australia 2009 I caught up with Rocky Heckman, Senior Security Architect at Microsoft Australia with the ACE (Assessment, Consulting & Engineering) Team and the Security track owner for Tech.Ed 2009 in Australia and New Zealand. We had a long chat about the latest security features in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 which […]

James Bannan By James Bannan - Thu, December 10, 2009 - 0 comments

James Bannan is Senior Technical Consultant who specializes in deployment, virtualization and management.

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