You either love or hate “Local Service”, “Network Service”, and “Local System”. Have you ever avoided setting up individual Service Accounts for SQL Server, IIS, SharePoint, or other enterprise applications and simply defaulted these built-in accounts? Perhaps you didn’t know that it’s “best practice” to use domain accounts for these services. Or, perhaps you knew [...]
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How I Use VMware Workstation to be More Effective - Personal History and Tips
Whether you are an advocate for VMware’s Workstation, Sun’s VirtualBox, Microsoft’s Virtual PC, or Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology, I think you will concede that VMware delivers a mature, top-notch product for virtualizing the desktop.
Personal Virtualization History
Many years ago, I started virtualizing my desktop [...]
Passing along this exciting and free product for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7: Stardock Fences; an incredibly well designed utility for organizing your desktop. The default settings should immediately make your desktop easier to manage. I’ve seen many 100+-icon desktops in my career and I have always avoided abusing my desktop for that reason. [...]
My very first experience on a Sogeti USA laptop was with Windows 7. Since then, I’ve grown accustomed to its many productivity enhancements over Vista and XP; so much so, that I was considering posting a short video tutorial describing the great features I’ve been enjoying. I am much, much happier with 7 than I was with Vista. Well, Microsoft has [...]