Funtastic: disk2vhd

Have you ever gotten your system to a state that you absolutely love – all your apps and utilities loaded, Visual Studio instaled, etc. – and find that you need to load Potentially Deadly Beta Software v0.8? Have you ever cringed at the thought that loading such software runs the risk of screwing up hours…

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SharePoint 2010 and Kernel Mode Authentication

When IIS 7.0 shipped with Windows Server 2008, one of the many new features included this new doodad called Kernel Mode Authentication. Enabled by default, KMA moved authentication operations performed by IIS out of user mode and into the kernel. This had tremendous performance benefits! Additionally, when KMA was enabled, IIS no longer used the…

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Trivia: Shared Service Providers

Every SSP that is created in a farm is represented to the world by a virtual directory configured beneath the Office Server Web Services web application that’s configured on every node within a SharePoint farm. The Office Server Web Services web application is associated to the OfficeServerApplicationPool. If you popped open IIS Manager, you’d probably note that the…

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