Metro on a server?

Here’s a gem.

The overall point of this blog post is:

  • Metro UI is not intuitive and it’s so bad that they have to blog about how to use it.

Bonus:

  • Why the hell do we have a touch interface on a server product? Are data centers planning to replace all of those KVMs with touch screens?

12 Routines of Windows Server 2012 Using a Non-Touch Device (1 of 3) – Yung Chou on Hybrid Cloud – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Lion L2TP VPN Service With Windows 7

If you have a Lion server behind a NAT router (for example, an Airport Extreme or Time Capsule) that is running a VPN service you may have difficulties connecting to it with Windows 7 using L2TP despite the correct setup.

I won’t go into the deep dive on this now, but just a total quick tip. You need to change the encapsulation parameters on Windows 7. Do that by setting a registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PolicyAgent]

…add a new DWORD value:

“AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule”=dword:00000002