Windows 7 Deployment – Step 2: Prepare the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Environment (Part 5 of 8)

In this screencast we’ll look at what needs to be done to prepare the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 environment. We’ll step through the installation of both the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 as well as the Windows AIK for Windows 7. Resources: Download Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial today Download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Download…

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Windows 7 Deployment – Deployment Step 1: Gather Required Software (Part 4 of 8)

In this screencast I’ll review the software required for Lite Touch Installation (LTI) deployments.  Using MDT 2010 for the Lite Touch, High-Volume Deployment strategy streamlines deployment and reduces support costs by providing a more consistent configuration with fewer support calls. The Lite Touch interaction occurs at the beginning of the installation, but the remainder of…


Windows 7 Deployment – MDT 2010 Deployment Process (Part 3 of 8)

In this screencast I walk through the Windows 7 deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. Using the toolkit will help reduce support costs by providing a more consistent configuration. Resources: Download Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial today Download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Download WAIK for Windows 7 Learn more about the MDT…


Windows 7 Deployment – Deployment Tools (Part 2 of 8)

In this screencast I talk about some of the free tools to help simplify Windows 7 deployment and make your job easier. Resources: Download Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial today Download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Download WAIK for Windows 7 Learn more about the MDT 2010 Windows 7 Deployment Guide  Click here to try…


Screencast: Windows 7 Deployment – Introduction to Deployment (Part 1 of 8)

    During this eight part series I’ll talk about how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 to deploy Windows 7.  The first part in the series talks about why you should deploy Windows 7, walks you through the various Microsoft’s Deployment options.  It also talks about some of the typical deployment concerns. Resources:…

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Creating a Firewall Rule to Allow ICMPv4 Echo Requests

You’re trying to do some basic troubleshooting on your network and you ping a machine but it doesn’t respond.  You know its there.  Why isn’t it responding?  It’s probably the firewall on the machine that’s causing the problem.  In this screencast you’ll see how to create a firewall rule that will allow the machine to…


An Interview With Jeremy Moskowitz

Last week SPECOPS Software’s roadshow "Changes, Challenges and Choices When rolling out Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7" made its way to the Microsoft Alpharetta office. The featured speaker was Jeremy Moskowitz of GPanswers.com.  The agenda covered what’s new in Group Policy with Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as some of the new…


Screencast Series: Step-By-Step Windows Vista "Nibbles" – Part 4 of 12 – Changing Your Desktop Background

In this screencast  we’re going to take a look at how easy it is to change desktop background in Windows Vista.  There are a variety of options available to us including over 20 different wallpapers, sample photographs and solid colors. And if that isn’t enough, you can use your own photographs too!!! These are the…


Screencast Series: Step-By-Step Windows Vista "Nibbles" – Part 3 of 12 – Viewing Folders and Files in Different Ways

The Windows Explorer window is dynamic and changes to reflect the content you are viewing.  In this screencast we’ll look the new layout of Windows Explorer and how we can customize our view. The core elements of Windows Explorer are: Back and Forward buttons – works in the the same way as Internet Explorer. The…

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