Category Archives: Windows

How to solve the screen flickering on a XPS 13 (2015)

  I’ve been using a beautiful Dell XPS 13 (9343) for the last 3 months as my primary machine. Not only has it a decent processor (i7), it also has a beautiful high resolution screen. The brightness and contrast is much better than on the Lenovo X1 Carbon that I’ve been using previously. But the […]

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The case of the missing IP addresses

In a VMware vSphere 5.5 environment we discovered a strange issue with most VM’s. After a reboot they would lose their network connectivity. It doen’t matter if they run 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2, they all show the same behavior. They are unreachable over the network In vSphere they show the correct IP address […]

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Slow client Hyper-V in Technical Preview

I decided my life was too easy. I’ve replaced Windows 8.1 update with Windows 10 Technical Preview on my primary machine. Overall this works pretty well, but I did run into a performance problem with client Hyper-V. When setting up a demo virtual machine with Windows 8.1 I noticed it was very slow. I use […]

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Who says the command line isn’t sexy?

Recently I have been doing a lot with Powershell. There is just one issue… a blue window with white text on it, it’s not really cool is it? Especially when you are running lenghty scripts, it just looks cool for geeks like myself. How cool would it be if the PowerShell window could be transparant? […]

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Connecting Mobile Devices to Exchange 2010

My colleague had problems connecting his brand new Samsung Galaxy Advance, running Android 2.3.6, to the Enterprise mail server. After configuring his device he received the message: Congratulations! After connecting your mobile device to Exchange Server 2010, you can now send text messages from Outlook 2010 and Outlook Web App on your computer. You can […]

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DirectAccess breaks after installing UAG SP1 Update 1

Last week Microsoft released Forefront UAG SP1 Update 1 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27604). After installing the update our DirectAccess clients lost corporate connectivity. A quick look on our UAG server learned that the DirectAccess Monitor reported the DNS64 as Not Healthy. Looking through the UAG services I discovered that the Microsoft Forefront UAG DNS64 Service was not running […]

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Teched Day 1

Today was the keynote session at Teched 2010 in Berlin. During this session Brad Anderson welcomed everybody and explained Microsoft’s vision. A lot of that vision is about the cloud and how the cloud can enhance the user experience.

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Taking the Dell Latitude XT2 to 7 (and back again)

Last week I’ve received my Dell Latitude XT2. Standard the XT2 is equipped with Vista business and receives its multi-touch capabilities through the N-trig driver. Since Windows 7 has native support for multi-touch I decided to install Windows 7. Before staring the installation I made a manual full backup with my Windows home server and […]

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Making Core a bit less “hard”core

With the introduction of Windows Server 2008 the option has been introduced to do a Core installation. On a Core installation you will have no graphical interface and only limited roles and functions are supported. Why would you choose a Core installation? Reduced maintenance. The amount of supported roles is limited, there for the installation […]

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Is Windows 7 what Atom needs?

Last weekend I decided to install Windows 7 RC on my Kohjinsha SC3. The SC3 is an Intel Atom powered UMPC that comes standard with Windows Vista and is equipped with a 7″ rotatable touchscreen. I’ve always been a bit disappointed with the performance of this combination; the device was a bit too slow to […]

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