Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 transition / migration to Server Standard 2008 R2

(First appeared here)

This is an action plan from Microsoft tech support.  I’m going to be testing this in my Lab over the next week or so.  I’ll post any significant notes or corrections that I find.

1.       Run ADprep on SBS 2008 with the Windows 2008 R2 disk.

·         Insert the media for Windows Server 2008 R2 into the Small Business Server 2008 server.

·         Browse to the following folder:

·         <DVD drive >:SourcesAdprep> Adprep /forestprep

·         Press C, and then press ENTER. Wait for the process to complete.

·         <DVD drive >:SourcesAdprep>Adprep /domainPrep

·         when this step completes, you should receive a message: “Adprep successfully update the domain-wide Information” Continue reading “Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 transition / migration to Server Standard 2008 R2”

Nexus S will sell at Best Buy after December 16

After December 16, Nexus S will be sold unlocked and carrier-independent initially through Best Buy stores in the U.S. and after December 20 at Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK.


  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)

Great tool to make USB flash drives bootable

I just got a new Asus netbook and it came with Windows XP Home installed. First thing I wanted to do is install Ubuntu Netbook Remix and not having a built in CD-Rom on this thing is not that easy.

This tool called UNetbootin makes it really easy. Not only that it makes any flash drive bootable, but it can also download the ISO file for a lot of popular Linux distributions for you. It’s very easy to use and very lightweight. Windows version comes as one executable file and it’s about 3mb. Continue reading “Great tool to make USB flash drives bootable”