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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Windows Server 2008: Windows Deployment Services – Can I use DFS for my images?

I was in a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) session the other day at TechEd 2009 and someone in the audience asked a question “Can you use Distributed File System (DFS) to store WDS Images?” Great question, the answer is yes and no. YES – You can install images on another server (not a Windows Deployment…

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TechNet Events presents: Integrate your IT Environment

Is your IT Infrastructure fully dedicated to just one technology solution? Chances are you work in a heterogeneous environment that includes a variety of technologies from Microsoft®, Linux, MySQL and Apple. Integration becomes vital in order for your core business applications to maintain business flow and efficiency. How do you achieve identity integration? Run Open…

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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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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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Just Announced at TechEd in Barcelona, España: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available!!!!

  I did a post back in October titled MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT 3.2 BETA PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.  I’m pleased to let you know that last week at TechEd in Barcelona, the RTM release of the Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) was announced. If you’re doing any planning for IT…

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Now Available!!!! Windows Server 2008 Evaluation Virtual Hard Drive Images (for Hyper-V)

Are you working with Hyper-V??  Want to save some time creating virtual machines?   Then take a look at the Virtual Machine download site, there are two virtual machines available:  Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server CORE installation and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server FULL installation.  These VHD’s are only available in English only and is only…

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Just Published: Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access with PEAP-MS-CHAP v2

This is a companion guide to the Windows Server® 2008 Foundation Network Guide, which is available for download in two formats: Word format at the Microsoft Download Center HTML format in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library What’s in the Guide? The Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide provides instructions for planning and deploying the…

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Just Published: Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference

What is NPS? Network Policy Server (NPS) is a networking component of Windows Server® 2008 that allows you to create and enforce organization-wide network access policies for client health, connection request authentication, and connection request authorization. What Else Can NPS Do? NPS can also be used as a RADIUS proxy to forward connection requests to…

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