How to run Windows Explorer as a different user (so I can do admin work)

As you probably know from my old posts, I log into my Windows computers with a normal user account (I’m not an Administrator and I’m not a Power User). I recently came across a nice switch for Windows Explorer: “/separate”. It allows me to run Windows Explorer in a separate process using different credentials, in…


What do you want to know about transactions?

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MSDN Product Feedback Center

You’ve found a bug in a Microsoft product, and you don’t know where to report it? Use MSDN Product Feedback Center to submit it. You can collaborate with Microsoft developers, MVPs, and beta testers to identify problems and workarounds, and then track feedback online. You also get notifications of changes and fixes.

MSDTC and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate

The Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is available for download at The MSDTC changes are similar to the ones described at In addition we have a new interface called IDtcNetworkAccessConfig2 that allows the management of the new configuration settings: inbound/outbound network access and the authentication level. If you have questions…


Windows Server Roadmap

Bob Muglia presents the Windows Server roadmap: He also mentions Indigo twice.

The History of… Microsoft Windows

I always enjoyed reading history. I like to see how things evolved. Sometimes there are funny stories, sometimes there are sad stories. But there is always something to learn from history. It is sad we don’t have the time and physical capacity to learn the entire history of humanity. Now I wonder: oh really, what…