How to upgrade from SUS to WSUS

Marc Shepard, a Program Manager for Microsoft in the US held a session at Tech·Ed Orlando this year about how to upgrade from SUS to Windows Server Update Services, the next version of SUS. I know this session was highly rated, and I’ve already listened to it from the conference website. If you don’t have…


Using Virtual Server 2005 at Microsoft IT – the webcast

After posting up the link to the whitepaper about how Microsoft IT is using Virtual Server internally, I’ve now found out about a webcast on 16th August which will give the opportunity to ask the “what’s and why’s” about the implementation. I’ve included the abstract for the event below. Microsoft information technology’s (IT) Virtual Server…


Software Assurance Program Enhancements

On 15th September, there will be four global webcasts at different times throughout the day to cater for the time differences which will highlight some major announcments for the software assurance for Volume Licensing program enhancements. You can register here. PS. Don’t shoot the messenger, and no, I don’t know what the announcments are yet 🙂


Active Directory Remote Administration

There is a webcast on 22nd July at 17:30 (UK) about Active Directory Remote Administration – a topic I get many questions about. Hence, take this opportunity to ask your questions live. Here’s the description of what’s going to be talked about: See the improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Domain and Forest functional…


Virtual Server 2005 Cluster Resources, Chats and more

There’s an interesting article recently published by Mike Otey which leads you through building a virtualized Windows Server 2003 cluster. You will need to be a paidup member to view unfortunately. Thanks Adam for that link. You can find similar information on RoudyBob.NET’s excellent blog and also on microsoft.com. As if that’s not enough, there’s also this…


Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Here’s (IMHO) an interesting webcast I’ve just found out about coming up next week covering a topic many people ask me about. The webcast is on 25th May starting at 11:30 PST (which should be, if my timezone calculator is correct 19:30 BST). In the webcast you will learn about the specific implementation scenarios using Microsoft System…


Access Based Enumeration Update + Blogcast

Following todays webcast on Windows Server 2003 SP1, here’s the blogcast on Access Based Enueration I promised to record and post up. Apologies for the technical difficulties during the webcast – unfortunately I wasn’t able to show the last demonstration as a lot of you weren’t able to see my desktop. If you were watching,…

4

Automated Deployment Services (ADS) 1.0 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 Gotcha

This seemed a timely reminder with my webcast on Windows Server 2003 SP1 this afternoon. A small gotcha which caught me out last week when installing an ADS controller was that when ADS asks for the Windows Server 2003 media, you must use the RTM version, not a slipstreamed SP1 media. The ADS services won’t start otherwise….

4

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0

MBSA 2.0 is the next version of the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, which utilizes the Windows Update Services infrastructure for security update scanning. You can sign up for the beta of MBSA by nominating yourself through visiting http://beta.microsoft.com, sign in to the system using your Passport ID and a guest ID of “MBSA20” and completing…

3

Join me for a webcast on Windows Server 2003 SP1 tomorrow

Just a reminder that I’ll be presenting a webcast about the changes to Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1. I’ll be talking about the Windows Firewall, the Security Configuration Wizard (SCW), the Post Setup Security Updates (PSSU), Access Based Enumeration (ABE), formerly known as Access Based Directory Enumeration and more besides. The event starts at…

1