Windows Vista Performance and Tuning

Microsoft has released a guide on how to tweak Vista for more performance.

Windows Vista and SP1 focus on delivering greater performance and
overall system responsiveness. By striking a balance between speed and
responsiveness, Windows Vista and SP1 deliver a level of performance
that has the greatest positive impact on the system’s usability.This
guide looks at the following areas of performance improvement:

• Making configuration changes that help a computer feel more responsive when you use it.
• Using hardware to boost the actual physical speed of a computer.
• Making configuration changes that help a computer to start faster.
• Making the computer more reliable may help increase performance.
• Monitoring performance occasionally so that you can stop problems before they get too big.

You can download it here.

Unable to install Visual Studio 2005 SP1

I’ve been installing a couple of servers lately with SQL 2005 on them. When doing the Windows Update thing to get all patches on them I noticed that Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is a High Priority fix that wants to be installed. I was however unable to install this 400 Mb update.

To fix this I found a hotfix that allows you to install large Windows Installer packages and patches.

KB925336 – "FIX: Error message when you try to install a large Windows Installer package or a large Windows Installer patch package in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP: "Error 1718. File was rejected by digital signature policy""

TechEd ITForum 2007, Barcelona

TechEd ITForum 2007 in Barcelona is only a week away. The event is sold out so there will be alot of tech people in Spain that week. I’ll try to keep everyone that is not able to go there up to date with the stuff that I find interesting 😉

There’s also some interesting content availabe on Virtual TechEd.

SQL 2005 SP2

Microsoft SQL 2005 SP2 is now available for download. Some of the enhancements are:

  • Enhanced BI Capabilities
  • Interoperability Enhancements
  • Performance and Manageability Enhancements

Don’t forget to check out the Feature Pack aswell.