Windows 7

How to: Boot Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 from a VHD

I have now done this multiple times and was recently requested to write a quick how to on my blog so here it is. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 both support being booted and installed as a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk). Rather than being installed physically on the…

Powershell scripts for SharePoint 2010 services – ‘Stop & Start’

We all now know that SharePoint 2010 is resource intensive, especially intensive with its ram usage. I originally installed full blown SharePoint 2010 on my laptop (which has 4gb of ram) only to see most of that ram being used up and none left for visual studio to run. I…

How to: Install SharePoint 2010 ‘Standalone’ on Windows 7

Since getting my hands on the Beta 2 version of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint foundation I’ve read countless guides and blog posts about how to install it on Windows 7. The problem is finding one that gives you the correct install procedure and this often means trawling through the comments…