How to Create a Bootable Windows CD after Slip Streaming a Service Pack

written by Ian Matthews June 3, 2005 There are many articles which reference slip streaming and many of them provide the basic instruction.  However, most of them do not tell you how to make the resulting Windows + SP CD bootable; the process below will: copy the entire Windows CD to a folder on your PC (i.e. c:\origdisk )   extract the contents of the service pack to a different folder (i.e. c:\spack (see below…

30 Minutes of Search Engine Optimization

By Ian Matthews November 16, 2008, updated August 28, 2010 I am regularly asked by clients how to optimize their web site.  The first thing to know is that, with few exceptions, Google is the only engine you need to optimize for.  Today, all of the other engines will follow their lead.  Below are some of the critical search engine optimization “rules”. The first rule of Search Engine Optimization is that you cannot be indexed/ranked…

What is RAID 10, 0, 1, 5 and 6?

This document is reprinted from “Intel:Build a Real Server” section of a Microsoft “How To Technology Fair” handout dated Aug 2000. Updated by Ian Matthews of Up & Running Technologies on August 28 2010 to include RAID 6. We also have a very simple explanation of SAN, NAS, DAS, iSCSI, FiberChannel updated in November 2016 Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. The term was coined in 1988…

Invisible File Extensions in Windows

Invisible file extensions on Windows By Floydman, Bachelor in Computer Sciences floydian_99@yahoo.com Floydman@hacker.am May 7th, 2001 Abstract The goal of this paper is to present the research I made on invisible file extensions on the Windows operating systems. After I published my initial research material on various places on the internet, many people pointed me to bits of information that were already known on this topic, but that I didn’t know about. However, the experimentation…

How To Renew a Terminal Server / Remote Desktop SSL Certificate

CREATE A NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST: Launch IIS Manager and click the SERVER name (not the websites or virtual directories) In the IIS section, click SERVER CERTIFICATES (if you don’t see this, you are likely not at the server level, go click on the server name at the top of the IIS Manager CONNECTIONS tree) Click CREATE CERTIFICATE REQUEST and complete the form. Note that the only things that really counts is the certificate name (like tsg.commodore.ca)…

Windows Server 2008 SKUs, Part Numbers, and Prices

Microsoft has been VERY slow to get part numbers, sku’s and pricing to market on Server 08. I have collected the following list from many retail and wholesale sources. WINDOWS SERVER 2008 STANDARD EDITION RETAIL w/10CAL = P73-03882 $1125 RETAIL w/5CAL = P73-03883 $950 OEM w/5CAL P73-04001 $750 Open License w/0 CAL’s P73-00499 $1400 Academic w/5 CAL’s P73-03881 = $500 WebServer -Unlimited CALS – LWA-00078 = $400 CLIENT ACCESS LICENCES (CALS) OEM – 5 User…