The Vista activation script. slmgr.vbs

Every time I am discussing MAK with a desktop engineer and I explain they can script activation you can see them sort of look off somewhere like “great, now I get to be a programmer too”.  Well, you don’t have to! Slmgr.vbs is included in the System32 directory of Vista, which means it is in…

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MOREnet Security Symposium

Today I’m in Columbia, Missouri at the MOREnet Security Symposium.  The speaker up before me is really good! Vista has some really interesting security features for schools.  Network Access Protection and BitLocker are both topics I view as being incredibly valuable to education when they are understood and implemented correctly.  For managed environments like computer labs (some…

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25+ Vista deployment tricks

Next week I’m going on the road to visit schools in Denver, Phoenix, and Las Vegas back to back to back.  I’m about to hop on a conference call with a peer to discuss the agenda.  I’m thinking about abandoning the slide deck (I hate slides) and creating a tips and tricks type demo.  I…

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Hooked on podcasts… (webcasts, netcasts, whatever)

Many years ago when I heard podcasts were becoming available I knew it was only a matter of time before content was available to match my interests.  <sigh>  Well, it’s definitely happening and since I got my Zune I’m hooked.  I’m still playing around with different receivers but I keep coming back to IE7.  It gets…

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Bliggin Blog

For some reason my wife says that phrase every time I mention my blog.  She thinks it should be the name of my site.  Not likely. So, I haven’t posted in quite some time.  In fact I haven’t posted in over a month.  I haven’t given up.  Two factors kept me away from blogging in…

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