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What Have I Been Up To? Windows 2008, Drive Backups, VS2008 Web Programming, SSIS Stuff

I have been pretty busy lately. I have some posts that I want to write up, but it seems they are getting bigger and bigger, longer. More stuff 🙂

Just a highlight, this weekend I decided to do a full drive backup and create a restore cd, I followed this process.

I just didn’t stumble upon that. I did some research on drive backups, etc and found Drive Image XML. From there I did a backup to USB. But then I needed a way to restore, so I followed the BartPE tutorial for Drive Image XML and got that all set up. Just gives you a sense of confidence, knowing you have a full backup. Why did I decide to do this? Because I wanted to try Windows 2008 Server on my laptop, as a workstation, so next I did that.

Installed Windows 2008, set it all up. I am liking it, but there are some caveats so far. Wifi is off by default, you need to install some extra stuff. Turn on audio services, etc.

IE is totally locked down, but I installed Firefox right away anyways. Windows Live Writer won’t install, but yea you can get it to work – you need to get the MSI –

The OS doesn’t find the iPhone, so I will have to figure that out. I haven’t installed the "Desktop Experience" yet, I want to try not installing it for as long as I can. Win2k8 flys with everything turned off by default.

Also have been working on some side projects, web site and other blogs/projects. Getting deep into VS2008 and .NET 3.5, which is fun. Ran into some debacles with the ProfileBase auto generation stuff, probably another post.

Also, so cool stuff in SSIS that I probably could write up, we will see.

I am all over the board right now, I know, but it is fun, doing Programming, Database, Web 2.0 blog stuff, System Admin, the whole gamut. I love it.

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

One reply on “What Have I Been Up To? Windows 2008, Drive Backups, VS2008 Web Programming, SSIS Stuff”

How do you find the time? With three kids, i can’t seem to get enough ‘work’ done to not be behind! On top of the various other side/freelance stuff I try to do in the evenings!

time!!! where’s the time??!?!?!?!?!?!


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