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Multiscreen with microsoft terminal client

Since a few months I’m working in a new project where we have remote PC’s for developing. Since they updated the clients from Windows XP SP1 to SP3 we we have the new remote desktop client. Now it’s possible to show the terminal client on two monitors (or a monitor with a resolution over 1600×1200). We just had to do the following:

  1. create a Shortcut to mstsc.exe
  2. add as params
    • /w:2560 (The screen witdth)
    • /h:1024 (The screen height)
    • /v:hostname

The link will look like this: mstsc.exe /w:2560 /h:1024 /v:hostname
Our expirience was it works not bad. The only thing we noticed was, the client needs more power.

Baseline Security of Windows Networks

One of the hard tasks in the daily live of an IT administrator is to ensure that the network and the server are secure. The perfect security is not possible. There will always be some small leaks either provoked through the behavior of the user in version 1.0 or the administrator of the system. Not to mention design leaks in the software itself. Most environments are too large and too complex for a manual checkup of all security patches and service packs. One other factor is most users need some higher rights on their machine to do their work. This often results in disabling the windows firewall. These two scenarios are big the root of all evil.

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Windows Server Baseline Security

Part One. Today and in my next posts, we want to take a closer look at the security settings of windows server. One good way to start is the “Security Configuration Wizard” later called as SCW. The wizard was patched in the operating system with SP1. In the release 2 of windows server 2003 you don’t need to patch – it’s from start up SP2.

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Rumors about Windows Mobile 6.5

There are rumors going around on the internet about the release of windows mobile 6.5. Some say that windows mobile 6.5 is never going to be released but other strongly believe that the new windows mobile 6.5 will be released soon.

Not long ago people were blogging on the internet that Microsoft is probably going to focus on windows 7 and it’s integration into the newest mobile devices. But that has not been approved by Microsoft.

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PowerShell V2 installed by default

I’m quite sure you know Powershell – this incredibly fancy Shell that allows you to do things you couldn’t even imagine without 🙂

Version 1.1 of Powershell is now heavy on market – every new software from Microsoft must be powershell-enabled.

But the best thing is that Microsoft announced, Powershell will be installed by default on every copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. And as far as I know there will be support for Powershell in Windows Server Core.

Find the details here

Windows 7

It’s new, It’s hot, It’s Seven and It’s in Beta. The new version of the Microsoft Client Operating System. Since the 10 of January the beat version can be obtained from  www.microsoft.com. So lets take a short look to the new philosopher’s stone of Microsoft. In this little Video you can see the Installation of Windows Seven. Take a special look to the Hard drive Partitioning and to the new Homegroupe feature.

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