XP-Mode vs App-V vs Med-V vs VDI

There are so many virtualization options available from Microsoft, which one do you use when?  We cleared this up in a short interview and addressed how these options might help you remediate your legacy applications over to Windows 7.  Also, we just launched the XP to Windows 7 Migration process guide with the announcement of…


ADMX policy missing or blank – bug

When you create a policy with a custom ADMX template which uses a registry key outside of the standard 4 recommended locations (below) and open up your group policy editor using gpedit.msc, the policy will not be listed and you will get no error. The workaround is to use the group policy editor which comes…


Server 2008 / Vista SP2 CPP released

Today Windows Server 2008 and Vista released Service Pack 2 (pre-RTM) through the Customer Preview Program (CPP).  MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download the SP2 CPP now, everyone else will have access this Thursday 12/14. What’s pretty interesting is for the first time the same single service pack files can be deployed across the server…


Windows Server 2008 R2 features

Microsoft disclosed Windows Server 2008 R2 today at PDC for the 1st time today.  Here is a short summary of some of the new cool features in 2008 R2:   Virtualization R2 Hyper-V  – client virtualization when used with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), improved management via PowerShell 2.0 cmdlets, enhanced admin console, and integration with SCVMM…


Mark Russinovich : the future of Windows, security, sysinternals

I had the chance to interview Mark about the future.. One thing he answers is – do you think we should or need to just scrap the windows code base and start over?  A breakdown of everything which was covered can be found on Edge. Interview with Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows