Elevated Task Manager Shortcut on Windows 7

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Received a replacement laptop so now I have to perform some software installs and configure it the way I had my old laptop.  To get Task Manager to display All Processes without having to select this option every time, it must run as Administrator.  Searched Google and found this link which describes how to setup an elevated task manager shortcut which you can then pin to the taskbar.


Where are the Folder Options in Windows 2008?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

For whatever reason, I can never remember where the Folder Options tabs are located in Windows 2008.  Adding a note here for future reference.  The same applies for Windows 7.

Go to Control Panel / Folder Options

Memory Limits for Windows Releases

Saturday, December 10, 2011

When I need to reference the physical memory limits for Windows Operating Systems, I seem to waste time trying to locate my notes or searching the Internet.  I am posting here so I can remember.  Found the information on Microsoft’s site and will use it for future reference.

Below are the Operating Systems and Editions I reference most frequently.

Windows Server 2008 R2

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only in 64-bit editions.


Limit on X64

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

2 TB

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

2 TB

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation

8 GB

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

32 GB

Windows Server 2003 R2

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows Server 2003 R2. Limits over 4 GB for 32-bit Windows assume that PAE is enabled.


Limit on X86

Limit on X64

Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition

64 GB

1 TB

Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition

64 GB

1 TB

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition

4 GB

32 GB

Microsoft SPLA

Thursday, December 1, 2011

As a SaaS provider, we utilize the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA).  Adding this electronic note for future reference.

SPLA “is for organizations that want to offer hosted software and services to end customers, such as Web hosting, hosted applications, messaging, collaboration, and platform infrastructure.

Hosting providers who want to offer software services to their customers and who will include software licenses as part of their service offering should use SPLA. Microsoft SPLA is the only Microsoft Volume Licensing program that allows Microsoft products to be used for commercial hosting.”

MSDN Explained

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

While attempting to take the time to understand MSDN licensing, I found a blog titled “What is an MSDN Subscription… Really?”  I found the information to be helpful in comprehending an MSDN subscription.

The development teams use Visual Studio along with a server OS, SharePoint, and/or SQL Server.  Visual Studio Premium with MSDN satisfies this requirement.

Found a helpful comparison chart for Visual Studio 2010.