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Active Directory Forest Discovery and Publishing in Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

[Randy Xu provides our first Config Manager 2012 beta 2 post] Background In many large organizations, network configuration and Active Directory Domain Services are managed separately from Configuration Manager. Changes to the network topology or AD  structure must be communicated between these teams to ensure Configuration Manager boundary settings are accurate.  Up to date boundary...

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Randy Xu’s Bio

I am Randy, working as a Software Development Engineer in Testing on the Configuration Manger R&D team. I joined Microsoft in 2008. Prior to that, I was a Software Engineer in Motorola. My focus area includes AD/Forest/Network Discovery, Client Health, Asset Intelligence, Remote Tools and Client Notification Infrastructure.  ...

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Windows Thin PC Preview Now Available

Today Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Thin PC public Community Technology Program (CTP) release.  Windows Thin PC is a Software Assurance (SA) benefit that provides a low footprint, locked down version of Windows 7 that enables organizations to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients with  RemoteFX support included. Any registered user of Microsoft Connect...

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Q&A: Microsoft RemoteFX and Remote Desktop Session Host Servers

While we’ve blogged a lot about Microsoft RemoteFX and how virtual machines benefit from it in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), we realized that we hadn’t always discussed it in detail in relation to Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host). We’d like to use this opportunity to answer some questions about RemoteFX on RD...

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Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and Windows PE 3.1

[Today’s post is provided by Chaohao Xu.] The Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 SP1 is released and can be downloaded from the following location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0aee2b4b-494b-4adc-b174-33bc62f02c5d You don’t have to upgrade to Windows PE 3.1 to deploy Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. But if you want to upgrade to...

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Configuration Manager Support Announcements for March 2011

[Today’s post comes from Harini Muralidharan] We are announcing support changes for the following releases.  Please look for these changes to be reflected in the Supported Configuration pages within a few months. Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2 and R3 supports Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, R2...

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Windows MultiPoint Server application compatibility information now available

Last September we blogged about the Remote Desktop Services Community Verified Application Compatibility Center that contains application compatibility information for products tested with Remote Desktop Services. We are now pleased to announce this update: the community verified site now contains application compatibility data for both Remote Desktop Services and Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. With this...

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Announcement: System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 has been released!

[Today’s post is from Ken Pan] I am very pleased to inform you that Brad Anderson (Corporate Vice President, Management & Security Division) has just announced the public availability of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 at the day 2 keynote for the Microsoft Management Summit 2011.  This is a huge milestone for the...

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Farewell from Chandra Shekaran and Tad Brockway

Dear Remote Desktop Services Customers, Partners, Pundits, and Enthusiasts: Now that RemoteFX has shipped, we have each decided to take on other Microsoft challenges outside of Remote Desktop Services. Chandra Shekaran is moving to Bing to be the General Manager of the Search Technology Center – India in Hyderabad.  Tad Brockway is moving back to...

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