New IT Showcase article: Securing the Microsoft Environment Using Desktop Patch Management

IT Showcase just release a new article about how Microsoft uses SCCM to manage desktop updates. Some highlights: Architecture Microsoft IT implemented System Center Configuration Manager in a Windows Server® 2008 environment with Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 based on the following configuration: One central site server. The central site server is a high-capacity, high-throughput server with eight processors and…


Update to article: Add or remove languages after deploying the 2007 Office system

An update to the ORK article “Add or remove languages after deploying the 2007 Office system” will be published March 5th.  In the meantime, what follows is a preview of the changes.  Why the change?  Adding a language by modifying an existing Office 2007 installation is no longer recommended – and that is because it doesn’t…

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How to manually uninstall Office 2007

First, a disclaimer: it is a best practice to uninstall programs by using Add or Remove Programs  in Windows XP or Programs and Features in Windows Vista.   I’ve been attending the Office 2007 Deployment Workshop in Houston this week, taught by Dean Yamada, and Dean mentioned a KB article that detailed a manual uninstall for…


New articles in the Office Resource Kit

The Office Resource Kit team has recently published the following articles:  Deploying 2007 Office software updates with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872848.aspx). Learn about how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to create and deploy packages for 2007 Office system software updates.  This article provides information about the prerequisites for deploying software updates…