10 Things You Need to Know about Deploying Windows Vista

I had to share this with you.. I was reading the online TechNet Magazine this morning and stumpled accross this article.  Seeeing as I’ve been talking about Windows Vista deployment options recently, this just puts everything I said (and more) down in print. Well worth a read.. Dave

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Windows Vista Talks

I’ve been traveling around the country delivering talks on Windows Vista.  Without a PowerPoint slide in sight, I’ve managed to explain everything from what Vista is, when it will be available, what hardware it needs, how you’ll get it installed, how it takes security to the next level, how easy it will be to manage,…

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Virtual PC 2007 Beta

Want to run Virtual PC on Windows Vista (or run Vista as a guest OS on Windows XP)?  Then click here and sign up for the beta of Virtual PC 2007. Virtual PC 2007 is optimized to work well for Windows Vista as both the host and guest OS.  This version works with both 32-bit…

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Welcome to the blog of the Microsoft Consulting Services infrastructure team in Ireland

Just had to point you at this: http://blogs.technet.com/mcs-ireland-infrastructure/ Within our offices (Dublin & Belfast) there is a small team of Microsoft Consultancy Services (MSC) consultants, who work solely on infrastructure projects.  Looks like they’ve gone online.  They really are a clever bunch of people, so I expect to see some great content appearing soon.  I’ve…

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Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition

Big changes with Datacenter Edition. Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition will continue to be the high-end edition for scalability & reliability, and it also became our high-end edition for virtualisation.  Datacenter now has the rights to run an unlimited number of virtualised instances of Windows Server. Datacenter is now available through Volume Licensing, from OEMs on…

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Some Great New Security Resources Available

Just found these (they’re designed for a “Midsize Business” – but that’s a good description of pretty much every business in Ireland). How to Support Smart Card Logon for Remote Access VPN Connections Protecting a Network from Unmanaged Clients Security Monitoring and Attack Detection Secure Wireless Access Point Configuration Securing Critical and Service Accounts These really…

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Copying Virtual Machines..

I’ve just been asked how to copy virtual machines from one PC/Server to another.  It depends! If the virtual machines are never going to be connected to the network, you just copy the vhd & vmc files.  If however the virtual machines are going to be on a network (workgroup or domain connected) you need…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager – on a laptop.

Last week I wrote about the fun and games I was having trying to get a demo of VMM together (http://blogs.technet.com/daven/archive/2006/09/28/459702.aspx) – yesterday I got it working (and it is very good). System Center Virtual Machine Manager (beta 1) must be installed on a member server running the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 R2. …

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Virtual Server on Windows Vista

So you’re lazy Dave?  What are the components of IIS I need to enable to get Virtual Server to install & work on Windows Vista? ———————————————————————————————————————- IIS Features that need to be enabled for Virtual Server to function properly ———————————————————————————————————————- Under Web Management Tools enable: IIS Management Console  Under IIS 6 Management Compatibility enable: IIS…

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Windows Vista talks.

While I’m on the subject of doing talks, makes sense to tell you about these: Dublin, Monday 16th October – http://damtug.mtug.ie/ Cork, Tuesday 17th October – http://cork.mtug.ie/ Belfast, Tuesday 24th October – http://nimtug.org/ See you there? Dave.

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