Get Help with Your Pilot from Microsoft - IT Pro Momentum!

Need some help to test/pilot the latest Microsoft infrastructure technologies list here? Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 IIS7 Forefront Edge (ISA) Forefront Client & Server Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Windows Server Virtualization Windows Vista MOSS 2007 System Center Windows PowerShell Network Access Protection What is the Momentum Program? Momentum is a Microsoft…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - Your First Stop for Deployment

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 was released a couple of months ago with little fanfare. But, I believe this rather mundane sounding solution accelerator is actually a diamond that deserves being put on display, at least a little bit. Although being described on the Microsoft download page as simply "the fourth generation deployment accelerator,"…

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New "Wormable" Exploit Discovered Affecting Windows OS's...

There was a new critical vulnerability announced today that could lead to remote code execution against Windows Operating Systems. (Specifically, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.) And, unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008*, this exploit even works for non-authenticated users – remotely! In short,…

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Recent TechNet event attendees - Please read this!

  Recent attendees to TechNet Events in the U.S., including my events, may have experienced an issue with the website we use to serve up product keys for the free Windows Vista SP1 software we gave away. Happily, the issue has been corrected, and it is now properly handing out keys. To solve the problem,…

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Issues Uninstalling VM Additions going from Virtual PC 2007 to Hyper-V

A colleague of mine, Chris Avis, had a great post on his blog recently. It’s exactly the kind of post I love, since it only takes a minute to read, but it has the potential to eliminate hours of excruciating troubleshooting. Here’s the link. The problem: You boot a VHD in Hyper-V and install Integration…

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Windows Vista SP1 is Fully Baked!

That’s right! If you haven’t already heard, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is finished, complete, in the can, DONE! As of yesterday, February 4, 2007, SP1 is officially released to manufacturing (RTM) – which means that OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) like Lenovo, Dell, HP, etc, have the final code. However, as Mike Nash, Corporate VP,…

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How to Create a Standard User Account in Windows Vista

Okay, this post is for the less technical among us. As part of a team project, I created a nice, little Camtasia recording a while back to help people make a standard user account in Windows Vista, but I never had the opportunity to publish it. So, since I’m on vacation and I can do whatever…

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How to Use the Powershell 1.0: A Beginner's Guide

If you’re already convinced that the Powershell is right for you, skip ahead to the section: “Getting Started with the Windows Powershell”. However, if you still need some convincing, read on. So, in case you haven’t had a chance to use the Windows Powershell yet, I’m here to tell you – It is a nice…

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.WIM images: Applying Updates and Editing the Registy - Quick Links

How to apply updates to .wim images when they are NOT running Okay, so, when you find someone who is doing it right, like Mark Minasi with his Windows Networking Newsletters, you just have to let people know. His Newsletter #65 came out a while ago, in September of this year, but I wanted to…

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