Can’t install BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer on Server 2008 SP2?

If you can’t install the “BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory Users and Computers tool” on Server 2008, it’s probably because you’re running SP2. Sigh.

When you try to run the Windows6.0-KB928202-x64.msu or Windows6.0-KB928202-x86.msu file you’ll get the error message:

“The update does not apply to your system”

This is because it doesn’t seem to support Server 2008 with SP2.

Full details here

Oh, and sorry for the lack of posts. Life’s a bitch ain’t it 😉

What’s new and shiny in Win 7 for IT Pros?

If, like me, you’re eagerly anticipating Win 7, you could do a lot worse than check out what’s new in Win 7 for IT Pros.

If you prefer video/speech to reading, there’s a very good video available for download as well 🙂

An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Project

My colleague Dave just pointed me to an open-source alternative to MS Project:

OpenProj is a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project. The OpenProj solution is ideal for desktop project management and is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows. OpenProj is a complete desktop replacement of Microsoft Project and even opens existing native Project files. OpenProj shares the most advanced scheduling engine in the industry with Project-ON-Demand. The OpenProj solution has Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams (PERT Charts), WBS and RBS charts, Earned Value costing and more. You can get more detailed information on OpenProj or download now!

Sounds promising. If it really is a viable alternative, it’ll save us a good £350ish per volume licence! Now, to find a few willing Project Managers to try it out… 😉

Windows 7 Server == Server 2008 R2

Quite interesting.

Kind of explains why Windows 7’s tentative release date is “so soon” after Vista.

Microsoft’s 8 year old strikes again

It seems Microsoft is still employing that pesky 8 year old.