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How Windows Communication Works

If you are working in a support or engineering role with Microsoft platform products like the various Windows versions one of the biggest struggles you can have is understanding what to expect in code and on the network when Windows computers communicate to each other and other platforms.  Documentation at that level of depth is...

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Known Issue: Supernets in Active Directory Sites Used as Site Boundaries

We have recently updated the Configuration Manager Documentation Library regarding site boundary configurations.  This change was made to clarify the use of supernets, which remain unsupported but have been a source of confusion resulting in support calls.   The confusion comes when an Active Directory site is configured as a boundary and that Active Directory site...

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RemoteApp and Desktop Connection Feed Extensibility

In our earlier blog post, we introduced RemoteApp and Desktop Connections to enable users to have their RemoteApp and Desktop icons integrated on their Windows 7 start menu.  RemoteApp and Desktop Connections works with this new feature of Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access)–the RemoteApp and Desktop Connection feed. This RemoteApp and Desktop Connection...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for December 2009

[Today’s post comes from 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 latest content on the Web has Updated: December 1, 2009 at the top of the topic. This month’s updates are primarily for revisions based on customer feedback.  We do value customer feedback and...

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Manually creating a Microsoft License Statement File for Import into Asset Intelligence

[Today’s post comes from Yvette O’Meally] We have received a number of requests from customers who would like to create their own Microsoft License file for import, similar to the method used for the non-Microsoft License Import File.  Disclaimer: While it is possible to produce the xml file manually, you should keep in mind that...

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RemoteApp for Hyper-V

Today, we want to talk about a little known feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 that could be described as RemoteApp for Hyper-V. Like Microsoft RemoteApp, it allows users to access a specific hosted application remotely, as opposed to the entire desktop. With RemoteApp, the application runs in the context of a server session; however,...

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Known Issue: Logging Information for Native Mode Certificate Selection

[Carol Bailey has contributed today’s post] A couple of issues recently came to our attention from the TechNet forums with regard to native mode certificate selection when there is more than one available certificate that could be used: When a certificate in the certificate store has expired, we log this and Trace32 highlights it as...

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Customization to some hardware inventory classes not preserved when patching the Configuration Manager client

[Today’s post is provided by Brian Huneycutt] Recently a customer reported that when applying a hotfix (.MSP file) that updates the Configuration Manager client software, some customized hardware inventory data was later missing for the targeted clients. The customer was looking specifically at information previously added to the Win32Reg_AddRemovePrograms class.  Here is what happened:The client...

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Deploying Windows Vista or Windows XP as the guest operating system in a Virtual Machine

Overview The purpose of this post is to help an Administrator configure a Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system in a virtual machine for a Remote Desktop Services Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. This post is an addendum to the Step 2: Installing and Configuring the Virtual Machine section for the following Step-by-Step guides...

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