Entries by Rick Gregson


Many thanks to Make-A-Wish SC for a fantastic time at the Wish Ball – an amazing event and fundraiser with moving stories of brave kids, their families and what can happen when wishes come true.  It’s a privilege to be a part of this mission. Joining me were my children, Alleigh and Zachery Gregson, as […]

Hello.. (Tap Tap Tap) Is this thing on?

  Hi folks. My name in Rick Gregson. I’ve worked in the IT Space since 1998, with Microsoft Active Directory since 2000, and I’ve been an Active Directory Migration Engineer or Active Directory Migration Architect/Technical Lead since 2005. Over these years I’ve worked with a variety of end clients performing Active Directory Migrations and, let […]

Windows Server 2008 Five Attractive Benefits from Adopting Longhorn

Introduction Microsoft was scheduled to release its new Windows Server 2008 operating system, codenamed “Longhorn”, at the beginning of Q3 2007. I am bristling with anticipation for the next quarterly software maintenance release, which should be arriving in a few days, for Microsoft Business Partners. To satiate my curiosity, though, I downloaded the Windows Server […]

VMWare Server – Cloning a Microsoft Windows-Based Virtual Machine

Introduction WHY WOULD I WANT TO CLONE A VIRTUAL MACHINE? Good question. One could make a clone copy of a Virtual Machine (VM) for the purpose of creating a back-up; however, more commonly, the cloning of a frequently-used “base” machine build makes the creation of a complex virtual environment much easier. Consider this. To build […]