Windows 8 overview

 * Windows Server 8 Overview webcast on Channel9 Getting Started with Windows 8 – Windows Key (): switch to Home screen – Home screen, then type some characters: search for Apps (and Settings and Files as well) – Home screen: right click a Tile to see the Advanced button in the Taskbar – Ctrl-Alt-Del: Restart…

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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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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 : better together

* Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 better together slide download (4.4M) * Windows 7 DirectAccess demo download (7M) * Branch Cache Distributed Mode demo download (3.6M) * AppLocker demo download (4.7M) * BitLocker Drive Encryption overview slide deck download. * Microsoft Virtualization and Management solution slide and demo article * Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) slide and…

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Windows 7 deployment

Windows 7 deployment TechNet landing page TechNet Webcast: Getting Started with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Deploying Windows 7 by Alan Le Marquand

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Microsoft Virtualization and Management solutions

Microsoft offers virtualization and management from data center to desktop:   * Microsoft Virtualization and Management slide download (6.3M)   * Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration (5min)  (2.9M) * Command line support demos in Server Core link (look for “Windows 2008 RODC and Server Core demo video”)   * Demo video: Terminal Services Remote Apps (1.1M) *…

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Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5

* Overview slide presentation download (3M) * App-V 4.5 setup steps (PPT format) (14M) * RDP 6.1 for WinXP-KB952155-x86 (1.6M) * App-V 4.6 Public Beta now available for download * App-V 4.5 trial guide (1.6M) * App-V 4.5 demo video download (3.7M) * SoftGrid for TS demo video, 5 min version (0.6M) * SoftGrid for…

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Windows 7 Introduction

* Windows 7 Enterprise introduction slide (2.8M)

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Installing Windows 7 from a USB stick

I found the steps from the below article: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/   Make sure your USB stick is big enough to accomodate the Windows 7 installation bits. And here below is the summary of steps and output on my own machine:   C:\Windows\system32>diskpart   Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7054 Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: MY-PC   DISKPART>…

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KMS activation for Windows 7, Windows 2008, Office 2010 and above

 There are two different models for completing volume activation: 1.Multiple Activation Key (MAK) – MAK activates systems on a one-time basis, using Microsoft’s hosted activation services.2.Key Management Service (KMS) – KMS allows organizations to activate systems within their own network. This is new model designed for Windows 7, Windows 2008, Office 2010 and above. *…

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