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Configuring Windows 7 for a Limited User Account

This document explains how to set up your Administrator accounts through User Account Control. User Account Control allows access to administrative rights, based on three account types: the built-in Administrator account; an account with administrative rights; and a standard, limited user account. Note: For a complete view of Windows 7 resources, articles, demos, and guidance,… Read more

Building a Standard Image of Windows 7 Step-by-Step Guide

This step-by-step guide explains how to install a custom image by using an operating system image that includes your customizations and applications. The guidance is designed specifically for small and medium business that may not have prior experience with Windows deployment or do not have an enterprise deployment infrastructure Creating a custom image for the… Read more

Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5

The Windows Live™ ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 installs the Windows Live ID online provider for Windows® 7. By making it possible to link a Windows Live ID to a Windows 7 user account, this online provider helps enable Windows 7 applications to deliver great features like sharing documents, pictures, music, and video. Benefits Through the… Read more

BranchCache Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology that is included in some editions of the Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows® 7 operating systems. To optimize WAN bandwidth, BranchCache copies content from your main office content servers and caches the content at branch office locations, allowing client computers at branch offices to… Read more

DirectAccess Design Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

This guide provides information about advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying DirectAccess. It answers the “What,” “Why,” and “When” questions a deployment design team might ask before deploying DirectAccess in a production environment. This guide provides recommendations to help you plan a DirectAccess deployment using the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system…. Read more

Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Documentation

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and the deployment of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. This guide describes the current methods, tools, and requirements for deploying Windows. Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Supported Operating Systems You… Read more

Resources for Top Areas of Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

Following guide has list of resources to help you troubleshoot issues with Windows Server 2008 R2. A MUST HAVE resources for every IT Professional working on Windows Server 2008 R2. Area of Focus & Link to Resource Software Licensing and Product Activation How to troubleshoot Volume Activation error codes on Windows Server 2008 and Windows… Read more

BranchCache Security Guide

This document provides guidance to help organizations understand and manage the security of the Microsoft® BranchCache™ feature  introduced in Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows® 7. BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology. To optimize WAN bandwidth, BranchCache copies content from your main office content servers and caches the content… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Multilingual User Interface Language Packs

Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Language Packs (Windows Server Language Packs) enable a multilingual user interface in a Windows  Server 2008 R2 environment. Adding one or more language packs to a Windows Server 2008 R2 image enables one or more languages in the installed Windows Server operating system, allowing corporations to deploy the same Windows Server… Read more