RDP7 for XP and Vista

Remote Desktop Protocol 7, the version which shipped with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, is available to install on Windows XP (x86) as well as Windows Vista (x86/x64).  This will bring the RDP7 functionality to those platforms including new functional enhancements including multiple monitors, bidirectional audio, multimedia enhancements (specific codecs), etc.  In my…

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Vista SP1 - Standalone Update now on MVLS

Yesterday I promised the stand alone update would be coming soon.  I just checked and the 32-bit version is now available on the Microsoft Volume License Services website (MVLS).  I am expecting the 64-bit version to follow soon.  I’ll amend this post when I confirm it is online as well. If you want to make…

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Where do I find Vista Enterprise on the Volume Licensing site?

Popular question this week – I would like to install Vista Enterprise SP1 but I am unable to find it on the volume license website for download.  Can you assist? There is a trick to locating it, just remember that Vista Enterprise is only available as a Software Assurance benefit.  The volume license option for…

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Troubleshooting KMS Activation - Part 1, the client

Windows activation is simple and straightforward if you understand the components.  I have had a few customers that stumbled when getting a KMS online and in every case it has been an issue with name resolution, network connectivity, or they simply did not understand how to use the keys.  Activation is designed to help you…

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Should school computers be thick, thin, or virtual?

A recent whitepaper linked from the UK Higher Education Blog delves in to this topic and explains the options with detail.  This is a very important discussion in my opinion and it encompassed over half of our LabMan 2007 closing keynote presentation last summer.  Although we got tons of compliments afterwards, I also heard it…

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Reducing application conflicts on unmanaged faculty/staff machines

Yesterday a press release snuck out with several announcements regarding virtualization.  For full detail, link to Kevin’s post and then to the press announcement after the jump. Kevinsul’s Management Blog : Announcing the ‘Windows Installer Utility for MSFT Application Virtualization’ (and why you should care) This is a major opportunity for Education because we live…

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Step 1 to check if an application will work on Windows Vista

… is to search for it on this site!  There is now an online resource dedicated to listing applications that have been certified for Windows Vista.  Almost a year from RTM, you will find a ton of applications are ready! http://windowsvista.com/appreadiness If you are a developer and would like your application listed, there is an…

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Free Training - Windows Vista Application Compatibility

Windows Vista application compatibility training recording available for download!  There are 4 sessions ranging from 1-2.5 hours each! From the site: This Application Compatibility Training has been delivered worldwide to MCS Consultants, partners and customers preparing to deploy Windows Vista. In this training, you will learn about the most common application compatibility problems found with…

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Novell Client for Windows Vista

From the site: The Novell® Client™ for Windows Vista* provides Windows connectivity to NetWare® and OES Linux servers. With the Novell Client, you can browse through authorized Novell directories, transfer files, and use advanced Novell services directly from a Windows Vista workstation. key features Support for Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 1, OES 2, NetWare…

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4 Tech Tips for Teachers Presenting With Vista

I have connected my HP laptop to a wide variety of projectors and since Vista RTM I have had a very good experience.  I’ve had the occasional bad cable but Vista is yet to blame.  This may be due to excellent video drivers but I also think Vista in general is better at working with…

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