Screencast Series: Step-By-Step Windows Vista "Nibbles" – Part 1 of 12 – Updating Windows System Files

I have put together a  12-part screencast series on Windows Vista with content taken from the MSPress book: Windows Vista™ Step by Step.  Each part in the series excerpts a section from a chapter.  I’m calling each of these excerpts a "nibble", hence the series title:  Step-By-Step: Window Vista Nibbles. The first screencast in the…


Screencast: How-To: Configure the Central ADMX Store

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 introduce a new format for displaying registry-based policy settings. Registry-based policy settings (located under the Administrative Templates category in the Group Policy Object Editor) are defined using a standards-based, XML file format known as ADMX files. These new files replace legacy ADM files, which used their own proprietary…

Windows Vista Zero Touch Deployment: A Customer’s Story

This is a great interview with Alan McBurney of New Horizons in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  He discusses how and why they used System Center Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Vista SP1 in their environment.  Its about 10 minutes, but well worth the time if you’re looking at better ways to do you Windows Vista deployments!!

Screencast: Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

I decided for my first screencast that I would leverage the Windows Vista Help and How-to website.  After reviewing the content available there, I thought it would be useful to do a quick run through of Performance Information and Tools in the control panel.  Turns out it wasn’t as quick as I thought it would…