Microsoft Security Essentials: FREE anti-virus Software Download From Microsoft

Some of you may have missed the announcement for Microsoft Security Essentials a few weeks ago, but now you know about it there is no excuse not to have anti-virus software on your home PC.   What is Microsoft Security Essentials? Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses,…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Released!!!!

If you’re in the business of deploying Windows you’ll be pleased to know that the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 has been released!!!   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2010 supports deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server…

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Extending Your Activation Grace Period on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Most of the content I use for webcasts and live events have virtual machines that have been created either by someone on my team or by someone at Microsoft corporate.  The virtual machines are not created with trial versions of the operating system but with fully licensed product.  For obvious reasons they are not activated, so…

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Just Released!! Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC

On March 4th the Release Candidate build (16670) was released to our CPP participants for testing.  If you have the prior version of Service Pack 2 installed (Beta build 16497) you will need to un-install it before installing the newer RC build(16670) from the links below.   Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Server 2008…

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UPDATE!!!!! UPDATE!!!!! PIN Code Expired Problems after December 31st, 2008

    If you attended a TechNet event last year and received a Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, the PIN included in that kit EXPIRED as of December 31st, 2008.  If you registered BEFORE the December 31st, 2008 expiration date, and ONLY BEFORE the expiration date,  AND have not received an email with your product…

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PIN Expired Problems - Unable to get Product Key after December 31st 2008

Many of you have emailed me about having trouble getting your product key and receiving a message that the PIN code has expired.  I believe the ability to obtain a product code at the www.registerwindowsvistasp1.com site expired at the end of December, and currently that website is NOT available and will no longer respond.  I…

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Support WebCast: Introduction to Internet Protocol Version 6

While doing some research of IPv6 I ran across this Introduction to Internet Protocol Version 6 webcast that I thought might be of interest to many of you that need to get up-to-speed on IPv6.   From the website: This presentation summarizes the content in the Introduction to IPv6 white paper. It provides an overview of…

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TechNet Webcast Q & A: Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting - December 15th, 2008

  Question 1: Can I download scripts for Exchange 2007 without installing Exchange on a server or Windows Vista? Answer 1: I assume you’re asking if you can you get the Exchange PowerShell cmdlets onto your desktop.  The only way to do that is to install the Exchange management GUI, which will require PowerShell, and…

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Connecting to WMI Remotely

One of the comments on yesterdays PowerShell webcast asked how remote clients should be configured in order to allow PowerShell to make WMI calls to the remote computer.  You can find a detailed explanation by going to the links below:   Connecting to WMI on a Remote Computer WMI can be used to manage and…

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PowerShell Webcasts Coming Up!!!!

I have three PowerShell Webcasts coming up in the next few weeks.  Click on the links below to register!!!!   TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell – Monday, December 08, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) In this webcast, we provide an introduction to Windows PowerShell for IT professionals and show how to…

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