Thursday, February 05, 2009 10:14 PM DennisChung

Feb 2009 Newsletter – File Service (Access Management) and High Availability

Singapore Windows IT Pro Group - Feb 2009 Newsletter

  • February Meet Up Agenda
  • Don’t Forget Your Tools Contest
  • Installing Win7 using a USB Stick
  • Windows 7 TechNet Forum
  • Junior Admin take a look
  • Keep track of Technical Events happening

February Meet Up Agenda

Date: 11th Feb 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.45pm to 9.30pm
Venue: 1 Marina Boulevard #22-00, MS Singapore - Level 22 Conference Rm 12

6.30pm: Registration
6.45pm: Session 1 – Managing File Access in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (Junior Admins)
8.15pm: Toilet/Stretching Break (No Food/Snacks Provided)
8.30pm: Session 2 – Advance File Server Services (Senior Admins)
9.30pm: Home Sweet Home

Session 1: – Managing File Access in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (MVP Jay Paloma)


In this session, we will learn how to manage files in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. We will also take a look at managing disk quotas and how to best use the auditing features of Windows. Lastly, we will see how to best use the security features of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista to secure our files and folders.

Skill Level: 200 (Beginner to Intermediate)

Session 2: File Server High Availability through Clustering (Andrew)


In this session, learn how failover clustering with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise enables you to build a highly available infrastructure. Discover the improvements to failover clusters aimed at simplifying clusters, making them more secure, and enhancing cluster stability.

Skill Level: 300 to 400 (Intermediate to Advance)


For registration, please email to with the following:
- Name
- Email Address

Note: There won’t be an event confirmation. Just turn up, we don’t turn people away. However, please register if you’re coming.
In a bid to help control Community costs, we’re going to do away with Snacks. Not that Microsoft isn’t sponsoring, i am thinking of keeping it for the next CTU in May.

Don’t Forget Your Tools Contest

SWUG Members receive 30% discount off list price for all MSPress books purchased from To receive the discount at 30%, members must use the following partner code upon checkout.

MSPress Partner Code: COM001

You stand a chance to one of win the following;
1. Xbox 360 (3 units)
2. Office 2007 Standard (15 copies)

And because you’re SWUG, you get 30% off, plus a chance to win a copy of Windows Home Server.

Sponsored by Singapore Windows IT Pro User Groups. Click here for more details. Offer ends 15th Apr 2009.

Install Windows 7 using a USB Stick

Everyone's excited about Windows 7, so am i. However, i do notice a new generation of computing equipment, commonly known as Netbooks.
They are much lower in specs. Normally featuring an Intel Atom with 1 or 2GB of ram. Now Win7 is much more capable of running on Netbooks.
This video shows you how you can install Win7 on netbooks, which do not normally come with a DVD Drive. The video shows you how to prepare a USB drive with the installation bits and install off it.

Click here to watch it.

Windows 7 TechNet Forum

Need help in Windows 7 or like to share your finding in Windows 7? Microsoft TechNet Forum is the place you are looking for. IT Pro around the world gather in here and talks about Windows 7. So let consolidate with other IT Pros of the world.

Junior Admin take a look on Planning Backup Strategy

This will be a place where Junior Admin can get information or tips which hopefully be helpful in their path of work. This month let’s take a look at a post written by Dennis on Planning Backup Strategy. Hope you can get the information you need in here.

Keep Track of Technical Events Happening

With the combined efforts of Microsoft and the Communities, i am proud to introduce to you All Microsoft technical events and community events will be highlighted here. You no longer have to track multiple places just to find out if an event is happening.

Bookmark the site. You can subscribe to its RSS too so that events can “come” to you.

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# re: Feb 2009 Newsletter – File Service (Access Management) and High Availability

Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:55 PM by Samuel Ant

Feb 09 - File Services & High Availability

I just want to feedback that Wed evening session is just fantastic 8/10 (additional 2 points - room for improvement). Especially on the High Availability session by Andrew (I will give 4.8/5), it is very informative and straight to the point technically speaking. In less than an hour with Andrew, I'm sure everyone in the room gets a much better overview on how to install and configure their cluster on Windows 2008 server environment.

As for Jay file services, it is also a great refresher for us.

Ant (tanstg)

# Managing File Access in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:00 PM by Security is a State of Mind

In this session, we will learn how to manage files in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. We will