RDP to Windows Server 2012 from Windows XP

I came across an annoying little issue today.  Whether it be down to the default settings of Windows Server 2012, or one of the hardening settings of our corporate build, I don’t know, but it’s annoying either way.

My corporate provided laptop operating system is mandated at Windows XP.  I regularly (90+% of every day) use it to remote control servers, and this is normally through RDP (I prefer RDP over vSphere client for Virtual Machines too). Continue reading “RDP to Windows Server 2012 from Windows XP”

How to make yourself sad…

To begin, spend at least a week creating documentation for a procedure to install a complex messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange 2010.  Don’t bother saving it to a server or somewhere that’s backed up – it’s still just a work in progress.  Save it to a nice folder on your computer desktop instead. Continue reading “How to make yourself sad…”

Introduction

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Then let us begin.

First of all, I’d like to welcome you on t’internet, and say thank you for coming to the site.  If you’re reading this post, you’re likely an early visitor, someone who knows me (including but not restricted to a spouse), or you’ve clicked on a really old link!  Hey, maybe the site is widely known and you’ve clicked through the archive to find out how this awesome place got started.  However you got here, hello, welcome and thank you!

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