Ever Wanted to Help Write a KB?

Ever wanted to help write a KB? Perhaps get the info a little faster? Now you can on the TechNet Wiki (Beta). Here’s an interesting ground-breaking example: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/biztalk-server-backup-job-does-not-delete-backup-files.aspx


Hyper-V How To: Download the MP for Windows Server 2008 R2

The download for the Operations Manager 2007 Management Pack for Windows Server 2008 (and 2003) is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3 NOTE: System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Server; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2 Other Requirements: All management packs (MPs) included in this download are supported on System Center Operations Manager…


Hyper-V How To: Check if ICs are Current using Script

Some friends here on the Hyper-V team shared a PowerShell 2.0 script for checking the integration services/integration components to see if they are current in your VMs: # Test if the IC version is up to date param(     [string]$vmName = $(throw “Must specify virtual machine name”) ) $vm = gwmi -namespace root\virtualization Msvm_ComputerSystem -filter “ElementName=’$vmName'”…


Error in TS Gateway ISA Server Setup

FYI we are fixing an error on page 60 of the Windows Server 2008 TS Gateway Server Step-By-Step Setup Guide as follows: 14. On the Authentication Delegation page, click No delegation, and client cannot authenticate directly, and then click Next. Change to: 14. On the Authentication Delegation page, click No delegation, and client can authenticate…


Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server Best Practices from Microsoft IT

Microsoft IT recently published a paper detailing their early-adopter experience with TS in Windows Server 2008. They share some server sizing best practice recommendations, viz: Best Practices By deploying Terminal Services 2008 in both small and large environments worldwide, the deployment team developed the following best practices that it considers important to the successful deployment…


How Miscosoft IT Uses Windows Sever 2008 Terminal Services

Microsfot employees have enjoyed the benefits of Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 since long before it was shipped. See how in the webcast: How Microsoft IT Deployed Windows Terminal Services 2008 and Terminal Server Gateway Technologies, scheduled Tuesday, March 18, 2008. You can also read the white paper: How MSIT Uses Terminal Services as a…


New Virtualization TechCenter Launches

There is a new TechCenter on TechNet for virtualization, check it out. You can find resources on:  Application Virtualization: (formally SoftGrid) is the only virtualization solution that delivers applications that are never installed and dynamically delivered, on demand. Whether deployed on desktops , laptops or, terminal servers , Application Virtualization from Microsoft changes application management…


Microsoft Online Services TechCenter Launches

There is a new TechCenter today, check out the Microsoft Online Services TechCenter. Is this the future of IT? The intro information includes: “Microsoft Online Beta services provide your company or organization with key communication and collaboration services over the Internet. By subscribing to one or more of the Microsoft Online services, your company is…


Windows Server 2008 New Features/Required Editions Grid

Microsoft.com has posted a nifty grid at https://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/compare-features.aspx that shows you which versions of Windows Server 2008 are required for the new features: New and Updated Features in Windows Server 2008 KEY: = Not Available = Available New/Updated Features Enterprise Datacenter Standard Web Itanium License Requirements Internet Information Services 7.0 Covered by server license. No incremental…


Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Gateway Setup Troubleshooter

If you have an issue after your initial setup of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services, you can make use of the troubleshooting section on TechNet. Here are some additional things to check, and steps to consider: Check that the TS server role is installed using Server Manager tool – you should see the TS server role…