At our office, all machines are using a local Windows DNS server for their outgoing DNS queries. This allows us to make internal zones like .ipaperlan that points to all of our internal systems, while setting up the DNS server to forward all unknown queries to Google DNS. One feature I’m missing in the standard Windows DNS server is the option to partially forward individual zones. However, there is a workaround that will allow you to setup partial DNS forwarding using individual Windows DNS zones.
On numerous occations I’ve had a need for synchronizing directories of files & subdirectories. I’ve used it for synchronizing work files from my stationary PC to my laptop in the pre-always-on era (today I use SVN for almost all files that needs to be in synch). Recently I needed to implement a very KISS backup solution that simply synchronized two directories once a week for offsite storing of the backup data.
Before attempting to optimize code or fix any kind of load issue, you should first gather data and become aware of what bottlenecks you’re experiencing. A great way to do this is through the Performance Monitor application. Recently I tried monitoring my ASP.NET applications, but all my counters had a value of 0. As I thought initially, it’s a simple problem, but the solution was not easily found.
I spend a lot of time architecting for scalability, availability and security during my daily work. Currently I’ve got a distributed system consisting of several windows services communicating across machines using WCF and authenticating through Active Directory.
So, tell me, do you notice anything unusual in the picture below?
This is a reply to the Top 5 sins of Vista blog post written by Steve Wiseman.
In an effort to get my HTC TyTN Windows Mobile 5 based PDA to synchronize with my Vista system, I downloaded the newest release of ActiveSync (4.2). This is what happens when you try to install ActiveSync on Vista:
Ok, so I’d promised myself that I would at least give it a month before I’d install Vista on my desktop computer as I simply will not be able to cope with having major problems here. For work purposes I simply have to have a functional desktop computer.
It seems Logitech has some pretty functional SetPoint drivers out for Vista already (SetPoint is the all-purpose driver software for all their keyboards and mice).
I am now officially running Vista! Although I have been somewhat skeptical about Vista so far, I must admit that my first impression of Vista is quite positive.