Windows Media Player 11 and Windows Mobile 6: trying to sync with a storage card

One of my Christmas presents was a 2GB microSD card for my T-Mobile Wing phone (a very nice Windows Mobile 6 device, extremely happy with it).  I thought it would be nice to sync some music to it so I could use it as a player.  So I attached it to my Windows Vista PC,…


Microsoft Deployment, ConfigMgr, Boot Media, Unknown Computers, Web Services

Did you ever read the title for a blog entry and have no idea what the posting is about?  Well, this one might fall into that category.  So first, some background information straight from the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633291.aspx): To deploy an operating system to a new computer without stand-alone media…

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Deploying Office 2003 with Microsoft Deployment

I’ve heard several people ask how to deploy Office 2003 using Microsoft Deployment, as they have been given the impression that Microsoft Deployment doesn’t support Office 2003 deployment.  While it’s true that Microsoft Deployment provides no specific tools or documentation about deploying Office 2003, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it.  Office 2003 is just…

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New Year’s Resolution

Yes, it’s already past the middle of January, which means I’m already slacking on one of my New Year’s resolutions: to post blog entries more frequently.  Another resolution is to respond promptly to e-mail, but sadly I’m already behind on that too.  It’s just been one of those years (so far). To start off the…


Interested in a "virtual" BDD/MDT user’s group meeting?

We always receive invitations to attend user’s group meetings around the country (and in some cases, in various parts of the world) but due to time (and money) limitations, we don’t get to do too many of them, focusing instead on just the big conferences and a few other events here and there.  It’s always…

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"Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute"

If you have created your own custom Windows Vista image (WIM file) and tried to use it with BDD 2007, Microsoft Deployment, or even with just the Windows System Image Manager tool, you may have run into the error above.  For the fix to that issue, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941595.  Be sure to follow the instructions carefully,…


Internet Explorer behavior change

I guess I’m a little out of touch:  I had noticed the "Click to activate" behavior in Internet Explorer 7, but never knew why it was like that.  All I knew was that it was annoying :-)  I wouldn’t have guessed that it was a direct result of a lawsuit. Well, fortunately, the behavior will…

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How do you add Windows Live Messenger presence to your blog or web page?

Several people asked me how to do that, based on the Windows Live Messenger integrated into my blog blog entry.  For those of you who would like to do this yourselves, check out http://settings.messenger.live.com/Applications/CreateHtml.aspx.  That web page will let you generate the HTML that needs to be posted into your own pages.  It’s really a…


Microsoft Deployment released, now I need to catch up on e-mail

It’s the typical Microsoft release cycle: lots of last-minute work to be done, lots of nights with little sleep.  With that behind us, as you’ve probably seen through lots of blog entries and announcements about Microsoft Deployment (the next version of BDD 2007), now I need to catch up on e-mail.  For those of you…


TechEd: IT Forum underway

The conference has officially begun in Barcelona, with over 5,000 IT pros, Microsoft employees, and partners talking about currently available Microsoft products and those due to be released in the coming months.  It’s going to be a busy week, full of lots of detailed technical information.  (For those of you attending, please look me up…

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