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  • Need a quick primer on using InfoPath

    I'm going to be away from the office in July on some training, but need to give access to my manager to one of the tables in SQL Server.  Originally I was thinking of using MS Access for this.  I've used Access for simple database editing for bajillions of years, but the more I think about it, the less I like the idea of opening up the table to an untrained user.  Then I thought of Microsoft's InfoPath.  That should make it possible for her to do the simple edits that will be required, while I'm away at training.  At least, that's my understanding of InfoPath.  The only problem is I know very little about InfoPath.  Where can I get some quick tutorial information on InfoPath?

  • Have I got SP1 for VS 2010 installed?

    @spivonious: OK, great, that's what I got.  Thank you!

  • Have I got SP1 for VS 2010 installed?

    I'm pretty sure I've got service pack 1, for Visual Studio 2010 installed, but just to double check, when I do a Help | About I see:

    Version 4.0.30319 SP1Rel

    That means that I've got service pack 1 for VS 2010 installed, correct?  (Or is that some sort of release candidate?)

  • How do I get a Windows XP Mode VM to join our AD?

    @blowdart: Thank you for explaining MED-V.  In our environment it doesn't make sense, but now I know and so won't pursue it.

  • How do I get a Windows XP Mode VM to join our AD?

    , AndyC wrote

    Assuming you've got networking working on it properly, you just boot the VM in VirtualPC and domain join it as per usual.

    I'm not sure whether it's officially a "supported scenario" or not though, as various domain policies may well break some of the XP Mode functionality. I think that MED-V was the preferred route for scenarios that needed domain-joined XP VMs (it's been a while since I looked into it).

    I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you earlier.  I was very busy standing up a new web server, migrating all of the web sites to it, etc.  I'm only now checking my RSS feeds.

    MED-V? What's that?  Should I stop work on the Virtual-PC, delete it, and start all over with MED-V?  Being able to join our domain is essential, so I've got to get this right.

  • Will applying updates make sure that there's enough space to apply the update?

    I've got a server that is very low on disk space, on the C: drive.  It's a critical server, that we're working on replacing, but still need to rely on it.  In order to free up disk space, I've rebooted it in an effort to get a couple 100 MB back.  Normally this works, but today when I attempt to do it, for some stupid reason it is installing some update (I have no idea which one, how large, etc).  I'm concerned that there might not be enough disk space on C: to install this update, that it will sit there for hours, perhap says, attempting to install this update, etc.  I'd like to know, as a rule, do updates that insist upon being installed, always make certain that there's enough disk space to install, or do they totally ignore irrelevant things like making certain there's enought free disk space so they can be applied?

  • How can I determine if a backup occurred?

    I'm having to do sys admin work, without the training.  (Long story.)  We've got a tape drive in one of our Windows 2003 R2 servers.  The former sys admin setup a backup job in the Windows Backup and Restore utility, which we've been running, by hand, for a long time.  Last week I couldn't be there to fire off the backup job, so I tried to schedule it within the Backup and Restore utility.  How do I determine that the job ran?  I got onto the server, and got into the event viewer, looked at Applications for the relevant time period, but didn't see anything.  Does that mean it didn't work?  Or do I have to look elsewhere?

  • How do I get a Windows XP Mode VM to join our AD?

    The subject line/title says it all.

  • Stored credentials under my user profile when setting up Windows XP Mode

    @fabian: OK, I've gone ahead and stored the credential information in a folder on my D: drive. 

  • Stored credentials under my user profile when setting up Windows XP Mode

    I'm working on getting Windows XP Mode installed on my 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine.  I've made sure that the BIOS is OK, downloaded and installed both Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode.  Next I started setting it up.  I got a message  talking to me about where to set up the credentials, an administative account, etc.  My problem is that my C: drive isn't big enough for how large I want to make my virtual PC.  However, my PC does have 2 HD's, and my secondary HD (my D: drive) has plenty of free disk space, so I want to put as much as possible onto my D: drive.  My question is how do I make certain that as much as possible gets onto the D: drive?  Will putting the credentials under my profile, put the virtual drive there?