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July 3, 2008

What’s Wrong With This Picture 2?

Yet another one for all the troubleshooter homies in the house…

First person to post the correct answer gets an assortment of swag from WPC.



|| posted by chris under clueless, game, it pro, rx || comments (6) || ||


  1. It should be all blue screened! BSOD!
    Nice feature – the new line of SPs.

    I want all your swag from WPC!

    comment by Pink blog girl — July 3, 2008 @ 11:46 am

  2. Well, it shows SP1 on Server 2K8, which doesn’t exist, except that with the unified code base with Vista, it’s really Vista SP1 that’s included since the changes were integrated into Longhorn before RTM.
    The first SP for 2K8 will actually be SP2!
    Hope that’s what you were talking about, ’cause that was a lot of thumb-typing!

    comment by Jason Leib — July 3, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

  3. You picked some crazy eastern Alabama time zone that made the time all wonky by 1:11. Anything to get out of work a bit early, eh?

    comment by MJ — July 3, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

  4. Reference to Chris Rue’s post…

    A colleague in Birmingham (Chris Rue) posted a screen shot of his server and asked what is wrong with…

    trackback by The World According to Mitch — July 4, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

  5. To address the comment by Jason Leib, since Windows Server 2008 is the same kernel as Windows Vista the RTM is actually SP1. My server actually reports that it is Windows Vista (you can see my screen shot at

    I did notice the time issue. In the Integration Service settings of the virtual machine there is an option to uncheck time synchronization, so the child OS need not necessarily be synchronized with the parent… of course nothing to do with time zones.

    I am curious about the unknown OS though…

    comment by Mitch Garvis — July 4, 2008 @ 11:28 pm

  6. You need to upgrade BGInfo to the latest version (4.13) for it to detect Windows Server 2008.

    You’ll also either need to install the Integration Components or enable Time Synchronization as an Integration Service in the Settings for the VM.

    And you don’t really see Vista run (SEA-VISTA1), it only really walks. :-)

    comment by Chris Knight — July 6, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

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