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Michael Peele

Michael Peele has been an IT manager for more than 11 years, with a current day-job at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC. Michael is a self-proclaimed "advanced novice" or "power user", and feels that he is the target audience for Windows Home Server. He beta-tested Windows 95, and is a general early-adopter (not much of a beta-tester, though), he purchased Vista 64-bit early on. He has a wide range of experience in technology management, and works as an independent consultant, periodically, primarily for IT Management and IT Security services. He has presented at numerous conferences and written several articles (primarily university-related). Many years ago, he worked on a team writing a hint book for id's Quake. Michael has a number of qualifications, including a MS in Technology Management, BS in Electrical Engineering, and multiple certifications, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP), is Board Certified in Security Management (CPP), and is considering other IT certifications, such as A+, Network+, Security+, SSCP/CISSP, and some Microsoft certifications, but hasn't had reason to sit for the tests.

Part II: Restoring the Windows 7 Image – Using the WHS Client Restore Wizard

You may be wondering what happened to Part II, as Part I was written forever ago. I've been busy.

Tech Tip on Thanksgiving – PeerGuardian2 and Windows Home Server: TZO.com and Windows Updates

Michael Peele gives us a great Tech Tip on Thanksgiving if you are having trouble trying to get Windows Home Server Power Pack 3.

Migrating from XP/Vista to Windows 7 with No Downtime

I'm going to build a new Windows 7 installation for my home workstation in a VirtualBox setup, so that I can continue to use Windows Vista, with (almost) no downtime.

Mini Review of the Samsung SE-S084 External DVD drive

Here is a mini-review of teh Samsung SE-S084 External DVD drive. I purchased this DVD drive for use with both a Netbook and the Windows Home Server.

How to fix Windows Home Server when it cannot access the computer’s hard drive

Heres a suggestion for what to do when you receive this error: This computer is not online or Windows Home Server cannot access the computer's hard drive. Please make sure the computer is powered on and connected to your home network.

Windows Home Server – Configs and Tweaks – Part II

After you have the WHS initial setup and configuration done, it’s time to do some tweaking and customizations. (If you purchase(d) the HP MediaSmart, the defaults are not bad. But, where would we be without tweaks and customizations.)

Windows Home Server – Configs and Tweaks – Part 1

After you have the Windows Home Server initial setup and configuration done, it’s time to do some tweaking and customizations.

Why I got a Windows Home Server

One of our new writers, Michael Peele, tells us why he got a Windows Home Server, and I think it's a tale a lot of us can relate to.

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