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Update: Infrastructure Planning and Design

Here is the updated release of IPD. Some of the updated changes includes guides for DirectAccess and Remote Desktop Services. Infrastructure Planning and Design guides share a common structure, including: Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning process. Listing of decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations. Relating the… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 Documentation

This download provides technical documentation for VMM 2008 R2. For information about specific guides, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=162764. You will be able to select any of the required files. VMM08R2_Deployment.docx VMM08R2_OMIntegration.docx VMM08R2_Operations.docx VMM08R2_Scripting.docx VMM08R2_Security.docx DOWNLOAD NOW… Read more

Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains

This guide explains the process for upgrading Active Directory domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, how to upgrade the operating system of domain controllers, and how to add domain controllers that run Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to an existing domain. Upgrading your network operating system requires minimal… Read more

Running Domain Controllers in Hyper-V

Hyper-V™ is a key feature in Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that you can use to consolidate different server roles onto a single physical computer. Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based server technology that is optimized to provide virtualization of operating systems. Hyper-V supports a large variety of guest operating systems that can run… Read more

Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

The Hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV) detection tool checks if the computer processor supports HAV and if this setting is enabled. Windows Virtual PC requires processors capable of hardware-assisted virtualization with AMD-V™, Intel® VT or VIA® VT turned on in the BIOS. The HAV detection tool helps you check if the computer processor supports hardware virtualization. The… Read more

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. Before you begin: Be sure to plug… Read more

Windows 7 Feature: Disc Image Burner (ISO Image Burning)

It’s well known that Windows 7 is outstanding, there is no doubt about it. Everyone who’s trying must be having same feedback. Interesting feature that we use on day to day basis. Built-in Disc Imaging Support. Now, what it means I can burn my ISO image directly onto the CD or DVD without installing any… Read more

Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

Monitor the Security Compliance of Your IT Environment for Computers Running Windows The Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series builds on previous Solution Accelerators to provide you with expanded best practices and additional automation tools to help configure and deploy security settings for the following operating systems and applications: Windows® 7, BitLocker™ Drive Encryption, Windows® Internet… Read more

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security: Step-by-Step Guide: Deploying Windows Firewall and IPsec Policies

This step-by-step guide illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects (GPOs) to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Although you can configure a single server locally by using Group Policy Management tools directly on the server, that method is not… Read more

Migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2008 from Windows Small Business Server 2003

This document contains step-by-step instructions for migrating to Windows Small Business Server 2008 from Windows Small Business Server 2003. This guide helps you to install Windows SBS 2008 in Migration Mode on a new server, and then to migrate the settings and data from the old server that is running Windows SBS 2003 to the… Read more