DPM 2010 requirement and deployment

* From Microsoft TechNet: We have tested DPM 2010 running in a Hyper-V Virtual environment and it is fully supported considering the following limitations, requirements. 1) The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .vhd’s – they must be either iSCSI attached disks or Pass thru disks. The following 4 types of disk configuration are supported…

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Volume activation at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Source: http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=5294 These are some of the important characteristics of Volume Activation 2.0 as implemented at the  UW-Madison. In November 2006, Microsoft rolled out their new volume license activation scheme, Volume Activation 2.0 (VA2). Windows desktop (Vista) was the first software released using VA2, but other Microsoft volume-licensed software will eventually follow. As of late…

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KMS host troubleshooting & monitoring

* Windows Activation: Troubleshooting and Monitoring the KMS. Source: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys/archive/2009/04/08/windows-activation-troubleshooting-and-monitoring-the-kms.aspx As I’ve described in the previous two installments, the KMS is a pretty simple and straight-forward service. When you think about, this makes sense because the only thing that it does is activate clients. So how do you track what the KMS is doing and…

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