MBAM, DaRT, AIS and the new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)2011 R2

If you are a Microsoft customer with volume licensing you have probably already been using MDOP for years.  If your not a volume license customer maybe its time to make the move.  Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of MDOP 2011 R2.  This new release of MDOP contains 3 major upgrades to the already great Desktop…

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Installing Windows 7 RC1 Using a bootable USB Drive

My wife uses a Dell Inspiron 1520.  It has the Intel Core 2 duo processor and 3 GB of Ram. She has been running Windows Vista since she got the Laptop about 18 months ago with no real issues.  Recently she has expressed an interest in Windows 7.  I offered to swap the hard drive…

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Win A Free Lenovo Thinkpad T61p

First there was this posting on Keith Combs Blog.  http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2008/10/09/we-are-giving-away-a-lenovo-thinkpad-t61p.aspx Then on Friday there was this from Matt Hester’s blog.  http://blogs.technet.com/matthewms/archive/2008/10/10/do-you-want-to-win-a-lenovo-t61p-thinkpad-or-xbox-360-pro-with-60-gb.aspx   If you are a Microsoft MVP this is a great opportunity.  Use your creativity and put something together that will really showcase your knowledge and power using Microsoft Solutions.  The prizes are great! …

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Custom Win PE Images

Ever since the release of Windows Vista folks have been asking me about the details of creating custom Windows Pre Installation Environment (Win PE) images.  There is some great information on the subject that is available at the TechNet web site, and to the Windows Automated Installation Kit guide.  I realize the process can be…

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