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…


US Virtualization Roadshow: Register Now!!!

Get Hands-On With Virtualization—On Us!!! Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions. Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers. Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a technical understanding of the Microsoft virtualization strategy. Then, take home a valuable set…


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…


Hyper-V Server 2008 Setup and Configuration Tool Guide

If you’re doing any kind of virtualization work with Hyper-V Server 2008, then you might be interested in downloading the Hyper-V Server 2008 Setup and Configuration Tool Guide.  The guide has all the information you need to setup and configure Hyper-V Server 2008.  It covers everything from setting up local administrator passwords, to details about…


New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring – Registration open till October 25th for testing!!!!

Want to help us out with the new Virtual Lab based exams!!!  This is NOT a normal beta exam and so make sure you read the information in BLUE below.  This is a pilot to test the exam experience only.  Still interested?  Then read on below!! Responding to a ton of positive and productive feedback…

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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…


ADMT v3.1 Tool and Guide: Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains

If you’re doing any kind of Active Directory® directory service or Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) upgrade, you might want to look at restructuring your environment.  And if you do, the tool you need is the Active Directory Migration Tool v3.1 as well as the Active Directory Migration Tool v3.1 Guide.  Why Would I…


Follow-up: Microsoft Virtualization Launch

I did a post back in August about the Virtualization launch.  At the time the full city schedule wasn’t there. Well now it is!!! Find out how Microsoft Windows Server 2008® with Hyper-V™, Microsoft System Center–including Virtual Machine Manager 2008—and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization can help you virtualize from the data center to the…


Windows Hyper-V: Now supports up to 24 Processors!!!

JUST RELEASED!!!  This is an update to enhance the Hyper-V role’s support for processors and virtual machines.  Hyper-V will now support support up to 24 logical processors and 192 virtual machines!!! Where Do I get the Update? It’s on the Microsoft Download Center and can be downloaded from here: Update for Windows Server 2008 x64…


JUST RELEASED: Server Virtualization Certification Exams 70-652!!!!

Are you using Microsoft virtualization technologies in your environment?  Do you need/want to get certified on those technologies?   Then take a look at the just released (August 25, 2008) certification exam 70-652 TS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuring. We also have a single exam certification MCTS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager certification. The exam number is…