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Managing Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services) using Windows PowerShell

Hello everyone, We are pleased to announce that the Beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 supports managing Remote Desktop Services using PowerShell. You can now configure and manage all RDS role services and components using PowerShell. For example, below are few management tasks that you can now do with PowerShell View and edit configuration...

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MMS 2009 – Session list now available

For those of you who are attending the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this April, you’ll be happy to know that the session catalog is now available! The link is: http://www.mms-2009.com/public/sessions.aspx All the breakout sessions have been added, with hands-on labs coming next week. Remember that there are always some last minute changes so an individual session...

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Can I Use a Public CA for Configuration Manager Native Mode?

[Today’s post comes from Carol Bailey] Many companies do not currently have their own public key infrastructure (PKI) with an issuing Certification Authority (CA) but still want to benefit from native mode and Internet-based client management – which has a dependency on PKI certificates.  So a natural follow-on question is whether native mode can use...

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TechEd 2009: Configuration Manager 2007 Pre-Conference Seminar

This year at TechEd North America 2009 our very own Wally Mead will be presenting a pre-conference session on Configuration Manager. As many of you know, TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technical education and networking conference.  Session details are below and we encourage you to attend. Interested in deploying Configuration Manager in your environment? Need to...

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Wally Mead’s Bio

  Wally has been with Microsoft for 17 years, and working with Systems Management Server since SMS 1.0 was in development. He started in the training group developing and delivering training courses on SMS 1.0 through 2.0, then moved to the SMS product group to assist TAP customers in the SMS 2003 and Configuration Manager...

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SQL Reporting Services Integration with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2

[This post comes to us from Bhaskar Krishnan and gives an overview of the new SQL Reporting Services feature and the benefits it provides over the ASP-based reporting point in Configuration Manager and previous releases.] Background Prior to Configuration Manager 2007 R2, the reporting solution provided out of the box was a custom ASP-based solution...

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Carol Bailey’s Bio

I’m a senior technical writer and the current Writing Lead for Configuration Manager and Windows Intune, working alongside the product group in Redmond since 2004.  Previously to that, I was a consultant in London (UK), specializing in Active Directory and related security/infrastructure services. There are plenty of other Brits around here, but I still run into...

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