Archive for December, 2008

Microsoft Top 10 ranking in Antivirus test

MTC ( has recently testet a lot of AV products and Microsoft beat up wellknown Antivirus products. (Trend Micro, McAfee and Symantec).

See total ranking here:


WS2008 R2 Failover Clustering will support DFS Replication

In the last 6-7 years I have worked with designing and implementing DFS based infrastructures. One of the big advantages in running DFS and DFS-R is, that you can replicate data from Branch Offices to a central datacenter and backup all data in the datacenter. A lot of companies are designing high available (HA) solutions in the datacenter to ensure that systems are running at all times! To do that many companies have implemented Microsoft Failover Clustering.
When designing replication I want to replicate my data to a Failover Cluster in the datacenter……but that’s not supported in Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 and R2 nor in Windows Server 2008! We (a colleague and I) have requested support for DFS-R on Microsoft Cluster for a long time and….. NOW IT’S COMMING. I cannot wait to the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 and not just because of this one thing but also because of:

Live Migration

..and so on!

Now we just need a solution to the “last save wins” problem with DFS-R/N 😉

Categories: Windows Server

Download and test SP2 for Vista and Windows Server 2008?

Categories: Windows Server