June 18, 2008 at 7:07 am (Technology)

Got some spare time this week and decided to setup few VHDs and play around with Windows Server 2008 and Forefront Client Security. My stars are not shining in my favour or whatever, I am just not able to get things right with this setup.

One thing that frustrated me the most is trying to get VMRC Plus work. It is supposed to be more user friendly and feature rich client app to manage a Virtual Server environment. I don’t know how good it is to use but I can tell you that it is certainly not easy to get this tiny piece of software to work.

I wasted 2 hours trying to figure out what could be wrong, the first 30 minutes of which was wasted in understand this thing can’t work remotely. (what use is a virtual control app if it can’t work remotely? Lame!)

Anyway, I installed it locally and still it failed with weird authentication errors. One of them looked like this, “Either a required impersonation level was not provided, or the provided impersonation level is invalid.”

I’ve officially given up now. Can’t waste too much time for a fancy UI which is ridiculously difficult to setup. I am going to stick to the good old Virtual Server web administration which will do the job for me now.

Bubye, VMRC Plus. You may be a really good Virtual Machine Control app, but you must learn to “just work” first.


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Prizefight : Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs

June 16, 2008 at 4:33 am (Personal)

This is more on a lighter side of this never ending comparison dating back to 1980s. No stats, no tech talks and no boring stuff here.

My favorite among the 10 rounds, comparing “apples” to “oranges” :)

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Am back. Again :)

June 13, 2008 at 7:23 am (Personal)

Its been a while since I posted anything around here :(

But I’ve decided to shed the lazy attitude and spend more time here going forward. Am sure I have enough excuses to say I don’t have time.. like am married, jobs kind of busy since it is year end of Microsoft now… and more..

But now, no more excuses. We’ll meet often here, keep reading.

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