Indian Restaurant: Indique Heights, Chevy Chase, MD

On a recent trip to our Washington DC office I had the opportunity to go to the Indique Heights Indian restaurant for dinner.  This is not your usual Indian restaurant, a little more high end, with an eclectic menu that includes some interesting Street Snacks and appetizers as well as some slightly different main course…

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New security baselines and setting packs for Windows Server 2008 R2, Office 2010, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8

  The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the release of new resources that you can use in combination with the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool: the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Baseline and the Office 2010 Security Baseline, and setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Together with the tool,…

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Advanced Deployment Scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010: (Part 7 of 7)

Custom Edit the Deployment Wizard to Add a New Page   In the final part of the seven part series we’ll see how we can do further customizations to the MDT deployments.  We’ll use the MDT 2010 Wizard editor from CodePlex to modify our Windows Deployment Wizard.  In this demonstration we’ll create a new pane…

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Advanced Deployment Scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010: (Part 6 of 7)

Using Linked Deployment Points In our demonstration we have a Test deployment share that has been populated with some deployment assets suchs as application, operating systems, out-of-box drivers and packages.  So how do I easily get the deployment assets I’ve tested into a production environment?  For that we’ll use Linked Deployment Shares.  We’ll create folders…

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Advanced Deployment Scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010: (Part 5 of 7)

Configuring the Deployment Point to Use the Configuration Database In order for the properties populated in configuration database to be of any use, the database must be tied to a deployment point. In this demonstration we’ll look at how to configure the database rules which basically tells what needs to be queried for each of…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.5 Beta Now Available

Migration planning made easier with MAP Toolkit 5.5 Beta. Simplify planning for upgrade or migration to the latest Microsoft products and technologies with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 Beta. This multifaceted tool is now even better—with assessment for easier migration to Windows Azure and SQL Azure, heterogeneous database discovery (of MySQL, Oracle…

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Advanced Deployment Scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010: (Part 4 of 7)

Configuring Other Methods in the Configuration Database In this demonstration we’re going to go through creating examples of the other three role methods and will assign role methods created earlier: Refresh User and Managed Computer. With all methods we can associate properties settings, applications, packages, roles and Administrator accounts. In this demonstration we’ll see how…

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Msiexec.exe Command Line Options

The other day at a TechNet event someone asked me about the various parameters that can be used when doing an application install with MSIEXEC.EXE. I found the info below at http://bit.ly/agBMUI. ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** The executable program that interprets packages and installs products is Msiexec.exe. Note that Msiexec also sets an error level on return that…

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Advanced Deployment Scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010: (Part 3 of 7)

Configuring Role Methods in the Configuration Database Role methods are used to target a group of computers based on a variety of criteria. As you will see there are four types of methods: Computers, Role, Locations, and Make and Model. The Role method is unique in that it can be assigned to other methods. This…

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