• 22Oct

    Error 25007. Error occurred initializing fusion. Setup could not load fusion with LoadLibraryShim().

    If you received this error I was able to resolve this issue by doing the following recommendation.

    Back up all relevant .NET files and removing .NET.  Then run the Windows update and Install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update.

    I have provided a link to Microsoft’s website find the correct version for your operating system and install it.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959209

    It is important you install it with the Family Update because this will install the previous versions of .NET to your system correctly.

    – Harry Caskey

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  • 25Sep

    I would highly recommend checking out the Server 2008 R2 trial, Microsoft is giving a 180 day trial of Server 2008 R2.

    There are so many robust features such as:
    – Active Directory Administrative Center
    – Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
    – Active Directory Recycle Bin
    – Active Directory Best Practices Analyzer
    – Active Directory Web Services
    – Managed Service Accounts
    – Offline Domain Join

    All these features are huge upgrades to Windows Server 2003 R2, you have 180 days to check out the trial.  It’s worth it!

    Check out the trial here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/try-it.aspx

    – Harry Caskey

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  • 24Sep

    Windows Server 2008 R2 is finally here, and it’s packed full of goodies.  The first thing I noticed was the similarity with Windows 7, the tool bar is designed and operated the same as in Windows 7.  I am very excited about the x64 bit platform, I just setup a New Print Server and even though one of our printers does not have a x64 bit driver the system still accepted the x86 bit driver.  Which is awesome!  Good job Microsoft I am looking forward to the other features that are in this Server OS.  I do plan on working with the new Hyper-V, one thing I am concerned about is the compatibility with Server 2008 (Non-R2).  I tested the beta of R2 and the Virtual Machines were not compatible for R2, I am going to test this out in the near future and see if there is a upgrade path I can take.  Look back for more updates.

    – Harry Caskey

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  • 02Apr

    I am very excited about the next Microsoft server operating system (Server 2008 R2). Microsoft has pushed that the next server platform will only be in 64-bit. What does this means? Faster software will not interface faster hardware, to overall make a system faster than anything we’ve seen. Accessing a server will output faster processing requests. Which means SQL processing, file sharing, system services, websites, email, will all be faster. What this means to everyone? The ripple effect will start when this becomes widely used.

    We’ve needed a push like this a long time ago, but the hardware wasn’t there to support the software. But now the hardware can fully take advantage of the software and the time for it is now. Intel’s recently made a new mandate with their hardware the new i7 processor line only supports triple channel memory and a minimum Front Side Bus (FSB) of 1066MHz. This mandate increases the possible maximum memory allocation to be up to 128GB! Right now you can only purchase a 2GB memory stick so for most desktop computers you can have up to 12GB of ram. The bottleneck you have with 32-bit operating systems is even if you had 12GB of ram; the operating system will only use up to 3GB of the ram because of the hardware’s limited technology of 32-bit. But if you go with a 64-bit operating system you can use up to 128GB of ram. One of the problems with the 64-bit platform is getting developers to create their software for it. But now the push to 64-bit is here it shall push them to develop in both if not just 64-bit.

    That is the next mandate that Microsoft needs to push is the operating system platform be 64-bit. Microsoft is not doing this with Windows 7 but hopefully with Windows 8 the 64-bit demand will be the only platform going forward.

    – Harry Caskey

    Check out the article here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2.aspx

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