Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Precision Guide to Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration Review

Kurt Dillard's Study Guide for the 70-640 Exam helped me to pass and obtain the Microsoft MCTS Active Directory 2008, Configuring certification. After studying several Microsoft reference materials and practice tests, and still having trouble in a couple of areas, I picked up Kurt's Study Guide. Kurt explains the relevant facts to focus on for the certification test and presents it in a simple to understand format. At the end of each chapter, Kurt has questions and answers for you to check your comprehension. This is a great value and will surely help you to achieve your next certification! I look forward to referencing Kurt's other study guides.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Disk Management for Windows 7

Partitioning Disks
Master Boot Record (MBR) Disk:
  • Contains the partition table for the disk and a small amount of executable code called the master boot code.
  • The computer BIOS examines the MBR to determine which partition on the disks is marked as active and returns the information so you can boot up.
  • 2 terabyte (TB) limit.
  • You can have four partitions for each hard drive. The boot.ini contains the the list of operating systems and points to the one you want to boot (‘multi-boot’ systems). Virtualization does away with ‘multi-boot’, not needed.
  • Active partition contains the OS startup files.