Bytes By TechNet Interview: Jeremy Moskowitz and John Baker on XP to Windows 7 Migration

John Baker, Sr. IT Evangelist at Microsoft, and Jeremy Moskowitz, Chief Propeller Head at Gpanswers.com talk about the latest features in Microsoft Windows Group Policy. Jeremy touches on XP to Windows 7 migration along with other insights that give administrators real control over their desktops and users. About Jeremy Jeremy Moskowitz a Group Policy MVP…

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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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Do you get it? Get what? TechNet Flash!!

  TechNet Flash is a monthly newsletter for IT Professionals that helps keep you informed on what Microsoft (and other companies!) are doing in the IT Pro community.  A great example of the kind of nuggets it will point you to is a video that shows Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 Beta with…

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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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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

Overview The security update MS08-067 resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability without authentication to run arbitrary code. It…

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Group Policy Preferences: A Quick Overview

My teammate, Chris Henley, put together this screencast on Group Policy Preferences.  So John, What Are Group Policy Preferences?  So glad I asked myself that J.  Group Policy preferences gives IT professionals, that’s you and me,  the ability to configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings we previously were not able to manage…

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InformationWeek: Microsoft, Washington State Launch Legal Assault On Scareware -- Spyware

I found this interesting article in InformationWeek.  You’ve probably had those Registry Cleaner XP pop-up ads appear on your screen.  They look like a “real” Windows system message – they pop-up and tell you a critical system error has occurred and you need their software to fix it.  Because it looks like an “official” error and…

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System Slowing Down? Checkout "5 ways to speed up your PC"

Is your system getting sluggish?  Here’s a useful article, 5 ways to speed up your PC, that gives you some simple tips to help speed it back up. 1. Free up disk space 2. Speed up access to data 3. Detect and repair disk errors 4. Protect your computer against spyware 5. Learn all about…

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Network Access Protection and Windows XP

We are currently doing content on Network Access Protection at our live TechEvents across the country.  During one of my events I got questioned on my statements about only needing XP SP2 in order to have a Windows XP machine in a a NAP environment.  My questioner disagreed and said that XP SP3 was the minimum…

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