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Announcement: Some Configuration Manager SP1 hotfixes have been re-released for Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2

[Today’s post is provided by Yvette O’Meally] The Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team has re-released a number of Configuration Manager SP1 hotfixes due to a problem with the hotfix installer’s ability to detect Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2.  This will cause Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 hotfixes to fail to install on those...

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Introducing Remote Desktop Connection Manager

In Windows 2008 R2, we added a new MMC snap-in called Remote Desktop Connection Manager (SBMGR.msc on the Connection Broker machine). This Remote Desktop Connection Manager UI tool is available on a Remote Desktop Connection Broker server. It allows the administrator to easily configure and organize RemoteApp and Desktop Connections (RADC) resources. The end users...

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Running WS08 Terminal Server as a virtualized guest under Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

One question that the RDS team is asked is whether running Terminal Server virtualized is supported and recommended.  To answer this question we’ve recently conducted some performance testing of this configuration using WS08 Terminal Server running as a guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.   To answer the first part: this is a supported scenario....

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for June 2009

[Today’s Post is provided by the Configuration Manager Writing Team] The Configuration Manager documentation library (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680651.aspx) has been updated on the Web and the following information lists the topics that are new or contain significant changes since the April 2009 update.  The latest content that has been updated on the Web has Updated: June 1,...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Public Beta

[Today’s post is provided by Michael Cureton] The System Center Configuration Manager team would like to announce the release of the public beta for Configuration Manager Service Pack 2.  This beta is now available for download for all customers.  Service Pack 2 for Configuration Manager 2007 delivers new platform support for Windows 7 client, Windows...

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Introducing RemoteApp User Assignment

We’re pleased to announce a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2: RemoteApp User Assignment. The RemoteApp User Assignment feature gives administrators the ability to show a customized list of RemoteApp programs specific to the logged-on user in RD Web Access and RemoteApp and Desktop Connections. This has been one of our most requested features...

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Recommendations for PKI Key Lengths and Validity Periods with Configuration Manager

[Today’s post is provided by Carol Bailey] I sometimes get questions from customers about values to set for the key sizes and validity periods for the certificates required for native mode and out of band management in Configuration Manager.  This has been a tough one for me to answer, because in the main, these values...

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Important Security Bulletin

I wanted to do a quick post on an important security bulletin.  It’s Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-018 – Critical.  This security update is to address a vulnerability in Active Directory.  I’m pasting the Executive Summary below, but I highly recommend that you read the entire bulletin and apply the updates. Executive Summary This security update...

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