A special note for those downloading Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (KB2734608)

Official information about this update is available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608 This update to WSUS 3.0 SP2 is very significant in that it adds operating system patching support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 WSUS clients. In addition, it also fixes minor issues with KB2720211 (which is included in this update). For stand-alone WSUS environments this…

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Why is Internet Explorer Crashing on Shutdown? An interesting App-V-related Issue . . .

Recently, I came across something very interesting. I was working with a customer who was working with several internally developed applications that leveraged HTML files by creating links that would open them inside the user’s default browser. These applications can easily be virtualized with both App-V 5.0 and 4.6 (VAE, <LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED>) What was happening was…

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Windows 8: Shutdown, Logoff, and Restart

I’ve noticed that there has been a lot of adjustments and learning curves to Windows 8 – from both consumer and enterprise customers.Moving from a Start Menu to a Start Screen seems like a significant paradigm shift at first, but once you start working with Windows 8 on a standard laptop or PC, you will find…

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