Tag: Windows Server 2008 R2

Importing Data From Oracle to MS SQL Server Databases Via SSIS

If you’ve been following the blog then you might remember that I have had a couple of failed attempts (first article and second article) at getting connectivity going between an Oracle database as a source and a Microsoft SQL Server database as a destination. Not to be dissuaded from finding a solution I have found something that I have …

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How to get the Fitbit Base Station Working with Windows Server

Admittedly, this is perhaps a narrow topic but something I would share given power saving efforts at home. Given that I don’t want to leave a desktop and/or a laptop computer on for the off chance that I might walk past wearing my Fitbit I thought it’d be best to piggyback off the home server …

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Open a Command Prompt Quickly in Windows 7

Windows 7 - Open a command prompt from Windows Explorer

Particularly for those of us who work a bit with a command line it can often be a pain to manually change directories if you want to wade more than about four folders deep. Luckily, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 contain a handy little feature to get to a folder quickly. Simply hold …

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Reclaim Space – Remove Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Backup Files

Removing backup files created during service pack installation

One of the hot topics today is the general release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 to the public. Whilst it isn’t a ground breaking update in terms of adding new features to Windows 7 (a lot more of the action is related to Windows Server 2008 R2) it does contain a few important …

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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Imminent

Just a quick update for this evening. The rumour mills are in full swing with reports of the first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released very soon. Furthermore, there have been leaked copies of pre-release builds of the unified service pack floating around on the web. As a …

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Windows Home Server – Vail is Fail After Abandoning Drive Extender

Windows Home Server Vail Fail

In a hark back to the flop of the Windows Vista “wow is now” campaign Microsoft has seemingly shot itself square in the foot by announcing that the second version of Drive Extender (or DE) technology from Windows Home Server was being dropped. For those of you wanting to know about the original Windows Home …

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Windows 7 – No Worries Mate!

I thought I would post about Windows 7 given that in two weeks time, the Release Candidate version (which I happen to run on my desktop) will start shutting down every two hours until it expires on 01/06/2010. I backup my computer daily so for me to format and reinstall isn’t such a big deal …

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