O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: 03.08

Mar 27, 2008

smug - first meeting of 2008

smug, (un)commonly known as the southeast management user group will have its first meeting april 1st, 2008.  if you're in the area, please join us if you can.  here's the agenda:

9:30 - 10:00

  welcome reception and registration

10:00 - 10:45

  powershell

10:45 - 12:00

  what's new in configuration manager (sccm 2007)?

12:00 - 1:15

  [lunch] what's new in operations manager (scom) 2007?

1:30 - 2:00

  data protection manager and virtual machine manager

2:00 - 3:00

  1e suite of products for power & patch management

 

register here!

performance counters for measuring active directory relative to exchange

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998798.aspx
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/09/06/428839.aspx

Mar 4, 2008

misc: shellrunas!

just when i thought i was stuck in crappy runas shell mode forever with vista, windows sysinternals does it again.  this time, they released a new tool called ShellRunas which does exactly as the name implies.  it operates the way xp did with an integrated explorer component that would allow execution of things in a different user context.

this has just increased vista's viability for me since i operate with multiple user accounts for varying access levels.  :D  i'm not a "heavy explorer user" as the introduction suggests this tool is for.  there are certain scenarios, though, when things executed from runas do not work... and executing things from an elevated cmd shell fail to work as well.  hoping this fits the gap.