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A Day in the Life of Windows Vista Productivity
Question: What are the recommended hardware requirements?
Answer: It depends on which version of
Question: I've found it runs even better in Virtual Server 2005 R2 which is of course now FREE
Answer: There is actually even an enhanced mode of administration that uses a split security token for the Admin account. When you are logged in as Admin you are actually using a scaled back token with limited access until you need elevated access then you activate your advanced access part of the security token. Also there are new group policies to allow the deployment of printers via GPO settings.
Question: Does that switch user when the machine is locked work in a domain/AD environment?
Answer: Yes, you can use domain user switching
Question: I find in
Question: Where can I get a Beta version for testing?
Answer: Two places, either a TechNet plus Subscription or a MSDN subscription, to sign up for a TechNet subscription take a look here: www.microsoft.com/technet
Answer: Yes, Virtual Server R2 and
Question: When will the beta for
Answer: Not sure when, but possibly when the release candidates come out.
Answer: Good Question. I have not tried it with anything other than a Longhorn Server. In that environment it does require authentication.
Question: Can the event forwarding features be configured via group policy?
Answer: It can be configured using Group Policy
Question: Can the improvement program configured to be disabled with unattended setup?
Answer: I would guess it could, I would wonder why you would want to do it? It has a lot of benefits.
Question: Can the event viewer events be forwarded to a MOM server?
Question: Is Windows Defender included with the Vista O/S?
Question: Is there a tool to run on my machines to test to make sure the machine has enough graphics power to fully support all the
Answer: I don’t know of a test app. I would imagine you will see a vista test application that will test your system and give you a log of feedback much like we had with Windows Server R2
Question: Will the event log be loaded on home editions?
Question: Can defender be configured via GPO so certain configurations can be pushed to all of the domain?
Answer: Yes, you will be able to make configurations via GPO
Question: Will OneCare Subsribtion be included in Vista Ultimate or TechNet subscription?
Answer: I have not heard anything along these lines. At present you can register for the free beta of oncare.live.com
Question: There has to be a way to register for beta releases?
Question: are enterprise and ultimate the only versions of vista that will have remote desktop?
Answer: I am not positive but I believe this is the case, I will not know until the product is released.
Answer: Take a look here for the features; this also has a lot of great information on vista: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/default.mspx
Question: IS there a special reason why Luna (XP Style) is not included in
Answer: I don’t think there is a special reason for this. I guess the product group figures if you like LUNA you would love AERO.
Question: Can you setup Tasks using GPO's?
Answer: Yes. Take a look here for more new features: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/gpol/a8366c42-6373-48cd-9d11-2510580e4817.mspx?mfr=true
Question: Will there be a library of event ID for us to reference to take another action on...such as a disk warning?
Answer: There will. Watch the TechNet website; it will most likely be released as
Question: Can standard users create a new or delete a task if it was configured via a GPO?
Answer: Depends on their permissions, most likely not.
Question: Will GPO have a template where you pick an event and attach a task to it or some other mechanism to duplicate what Matt just presented and do it in an
Answer: Group policy in Longhorn will allow for the assignment of tasks to multiple computers. It is a slightly different model that we are used to from Windows 2003.
See Michael Murphy’s Group Policy with Windows Vista Webcast
Also take a look here for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/gpol/a8366c42-6373-48cd-9d11-2510580e4817.mspx?mfr=true
Question: Are the
Answer: Yes in the ultimate edition
Question: Do u have any idea about how much costs for a windows vista home edition?
Answer: Pricing has not been released yet, expect this be announced closer to launch