Mitch on RunAsTechNetRadio!

This has been a busy week for me on the Internet airwaves!  On Wednesday my interview with Richard Campbell for RunAsRadio.com went live… In Show #242 Richard and I discussed System Center Essentials 2010, which brings the power of the System Center family to small and mid-sized business.  This was my fifth appearance on RunAs... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA):

Occasionally there is an announcement or new offering worth calling special attention to and the teams at Microsoft wanted me to make sure everyone saw this one: Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA): http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ MVA has been around for a few months and we are trying to raise awareness about its existence to the broader community.  I... Continue Reading →

Creating a Virtual Machine from VM Templates and ISOs using System Center (Video)

If you are starting to use System Center Essentials (or, for that matter, System Center Virtual Machine Manager) to manage your virtual environment, then you can save a lot of time creating virtual machines by using VM Templates to build and configure the virtual machines, and ISO files stored in Virtual Machine Libraries to deploy... Continue Reading →

System Center Essentials: Microsoft monitoring and management for SMBs

Most of you know that Microsoft’s System Center family of products are the leading solutions for IT systems management.  They have come a long way in the past seven years, to the point where it is a rare company that does not have at least one System Center product installed in their organization. Although there... Continue Reading →

System Center Essentials: Installation Gotchas

A few months ago I received HP’s branded System Center Essentials (HP Insight with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010) to prepare for my current tour.  As with any server-based application, the best practice is to make sure that your host operating system is patched with the latest Service Pack, Security Patches, and Critical Patches.  Additionally... Continue Reading →

Uninstall the VMM Agent from Server Core

I found myself with a weird problem this morning. Most of the time I manage my virtualization environment with System Center Virtual Machine Manager.  However because of a client project I have re-implemented System Center Essentials 2010, which has most of the VMM components that I use integrated into it.  In order to add virtualization... Continue Reading →

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