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HOWTO: Where is winmsd in Vista?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

After switching to vista, I noticed winmsd did not work anymore.   This is a very handy utilty to quickly review the specs of a particualr machine such as the CPU speed, installed ram, video card specs, etc. In Vista, this tool has been renamed msinfo32.exe  typing msinfo32 in the run or search dialog boxes should […]

HOWTO: Transfer files and VM’s to ESXi server

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

ESXi server by VMWare is a very powerful on-the-metal virtual machine environment.   However, it is somewhat confusing to many first time users.   Unlike most Operating Systems, or even hosts, there is no User Interface on the actual server- Instead everything is done remotely. The question then becomes, how do you transfer pre-existing vm’s to the […]

Review: VMWare 2.0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Recently VMWare set version 2.0 as the current latest release of their vmware server product.  Unfortunately, after trying the product for a while, it is safe to say I am back to version 1.7.  Why?  The product is still plagued by a number of bugs including datastores that disappear and a confusing and difficult to […]