December 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms


News 


Microsoft outlines pricing, packaging and licensing for Windows Server 2008, Including the new Microsoft Hyper-V Server product.


http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12HyperVPR.mspx


 


Microsoft announces new virtualization offerings, Windows Server 2008 details, System Center product availability at TechEd IT Forum 2007


http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12ITForumPR.mspx


 


Solution Accelerators


Take the guesswork out of your deployments. Use these tested and proven automation tools and guides to assess your network and confidently roll out new services employing architectures with baked-in security and manageability.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/default.aspx


 


The TechNet Team have launched Technet Edge, a new community site where IT professionals can go to get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest technologies.


http://edge.technet.com/Default.aspx


 


Introducing Microsoft Search Server 2008


http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserver/default.aspx


A successful enterprise search solution gives users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. It helps keep sensitive information secure; is easy to set up, administer, and manage; leaves room for scalability; and allows you to customize and extend your search experience. Search doesn’t have to be complicated. You can deliver it to your organization quickly and easily with Microsoft Search Server 2008


A successful enterprise search solution gives users efficient access to unstructured data, structured information, and expertise. It helps keep sensitive information secure; is easy to set up, administer, and manage; leaves room for scalability; and allows you to customize and extend your search experience. Search doesn’t have to be complicated. You can deliver it to your organization quickly and easily with Microsoft Search Server 2008


Download the Express Edition Free: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserverexpress/download.aspx


 


Microsoft Unveils Windows HPC Server 2008


The first public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, a server operating system and tools designed for the fast-growing high performance computing (HPC) market has been released.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/ccs/hpcplus.aspx



 


Documents


Infrastructure Planning and Design


The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=5&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c%26DisplayLang%3den



Planning a Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Deployment


This content provides an introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007 and practical guidance for planning a VMM deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=15&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d3e674bc0-bb85-47ae-b73d-f5bc515f1006%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2007


This content provides information about installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), with all VMM components installed on a single computer or with each VMM component installed on separate computers. This content also provides step-by-step instructions for uninstalling VMM and reinstalling VMM with a database retained from a previous installation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=23&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d8b09bc46-1a34-450b-86f3-a574602b6450%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical Overview


Read about benefits and features of Windows HPC Server 2008, the successor to Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=25&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d7a4544f0-81f2-4778-8a59-35c43ba49875%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Windows Server 2008 Developer Story 


An executable containing the Windows Server 2008 Developer Story
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=31&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d056bb5f7-65ff-4c42-bdae-65754d96b021%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Line of Business Client Application Compatibility Testing at Microsoft


Provides an overview of the Microsoft IT Client Application Compatibility Testing Program.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=50&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3da24c396c-69ec-45ca-aed6-d5ec038dfd76%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Downloads


System Center Trial Software


Evaluate the capabilities of the Microsoft System Center family of products with these downloadable trial and Beta software versions:


http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/evaluation/trial/default.mspx


 


Microsoft Deployment


Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. Microsoft Deployment provides detailed guidance and job aids for every organizational role involved with large-scale deployment projects.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP


Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP introduces several significant features to Windows PowerShell 1.0 that extends its use, improves its usability, and allows you to control and manage the Windows environment more easily and comprehensively.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d60deac2b-975b-41e6-9fa0-c2fd6aa6bc89%26DisplayLang%3den


 


FastCGI Extension


The FastCGI Extension for Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 enables popular application frameworks (such as PHP) to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high-performance and reliable way.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=7&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d2d481579-9a7c-4632-b6e6-dee9097f9dc5%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Using Visual Studio Team System 2005 to Measure Software Code Stability at Microsoft


MS IT partnered with Microsoft Research to create a Visual Studio Team System 2005 extension that counts lines of code and predicts system defects
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=13&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d5af387c5-55c7-4bb1-97cd-e3f742de99da%26DisplayLang%3den


 


Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1 Evaluation Edition


Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007 Feature Pack 1 (FP1) brings together smart card, certificate management, and synchronization, metadirectory, and user provisioning into one solution that works across Windows and other enterprise systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=18&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dee7233d8-b3c9-4bf5-a232-7abc58c9940a%26DisplayLang%3den


 


UI Automation Specification


This download contains the Community Promise Specification for UI Automation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=21&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3da1fe1066-bf4f-44fc-834b-676b311e83a2%26DisplayLang%3den


 



Events/WebCasts


Client Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Level 300)


In this session, we begin with a look at some customer challenges and explain our vision for client monitoring. Next, we discuss features like Agentless Exception Monitoring, Aggregated Client Monitoring, and Critical Client Monitoring. We wrap up this session with a look at the management packs we are delivering specifically for client monitoring.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844525

Get Ready for Microsoft Virtualization Technologies with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator


Start your planning cycle right with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator. This automation tool provides a quick way to assess the right technologies for your virtualization and server consolidation needs through a network inventory of servers, workloads, applications, and clients and the generation of assessment reports and proposals.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844526



MCP Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (Session 1)


Wednesday, December 05, 2007 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761997

MCP Live Meeting: Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications (Session 2)


Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761998


 


Momentum Webcast: Windows Server 2008: Built for the Web and Virtualization (Level 100)


Monday, December 10, 2007 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7761999


 


TechNet Webcast: Managing Windows Server 2008 with Server Manager (Level 200)


Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7762000


 


IT Manager Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Creating a Single-Sign On Payroll Experience using Active Directory Federation Services (Level 100)


Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7762001



On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Managers


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7281008


 


On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Pros


http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7281009

Live Webcasts:
Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx

Interactive Webcast Calendar

The interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product or topic, and presenter.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspx

Monthly Archived Webcasts:
http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx


New KB’s 


The preview function in Windows Movie Maker does not work on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943592


 


How the Windows Firewall exception settings in the Group Policy administrative template work together with the Windows Firewall Control Panel program in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942965


 


Changes are not saved to an XPS document on a Windows Vista-based computer when you print to the XPS Document Writer, and you use the same file name as an open XPS document


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943481


 


How to configure PEAPv0 to reduce potential risks against “man-in-the-middle” and password-based attacks when you use authentication servers in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941123


 


Error message when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: “Error 0x80070003 The system cannot find the path specified”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942967


 


An item that you copy to a Windows Vista desktop does not appear on the desktop even though it appears in the Desktop folder


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943805


 


Installation of Windows Vista language pack from Windows Update fails


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942903


 


An exclamation mark (!) may appear next to a USB device in Device Manager after you resume a Windows Vista-based portable computer from standby (S3)


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942732


 


The “Turn off display” option does not work correctly on a Tablet PC that is running Windows Vista if you set a programmable button that is associated with the “Press and hold” list


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943397


 


Stop error when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a computer that is running Windows Vista: “0x80070246”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942968


 


You are prompted to provide your administrative credentials when you try to open a Systems Management Server (SMS)-based item in Control Panel on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942493


 


The date displays incorrectly in the Windows Calendar Sidebar gadget on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943544


 


Event ID 1801 may be logged in the System log on a computer that is running Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942972


 


An application does not function correctly if you click Cancel during a scan operation when you use the Windows Image Acquisition scanner in an application on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943300


 


Security rules for Windows Firewall and for IPsec-based connections in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942957


 


The audio from a USB speaker is distorted after you connect an additional USB device to a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943599


 


The “netsh advfirewall consec” command does not preserve the order of the authentication methods that are specified in a connection security rule on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942963


 


How to add a computer or a device to a wireless network by using the Add a PC Wizard in Windows Live OneCare


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943764


 


After you install Windows Live OneCare, you cannot connect to the Internet


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943767


 


A program or service that requires network or internet connectivity does not work as expected after you install Windows Live OneCare


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943768


 


You may be unable to connect to the Internet from other computers after you use Windows Live OneCare to help secure a wireless network


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943762


 


How to use Windows Live OneCare to help make a wireless network more secure


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943763


 


You cannot print to a shared printer after you install Windows Live OneCare


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943765


 


How to delete a Windows Live OneCare Backup file


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943904


 


Release Notes for Windows XP Service Pack 3


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936929


 


Batch files for which you create a hash rules do not work on a Windows XP-based client computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943854


 


When you use HSM software to manage files on a network, you cannot open a network-shared file that was created on a Windows XP-based computer when you work offline


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936071


 


Error message after you try to access a mapped network drive when you work offline on a Windows XP-based computer: “Drive_Letter:\ is not accessible”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937357


 


How to use the LPMTool.exe tool for Windows XP Home Edition for Prepaid Computers and for Windows XP Home Edition for Subscription Computers


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943311


 


A hotfix that addresses changes to daylight saving time in 2007 is available for Windows Services for UNIX and for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942878


 


An update that addresses the change to daylight saving time in 2007 is available for Windows Server 2003 R2-based computers and for Windows Vista-based computers that are running Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942894


 


Error message when you back up files to a storage device by using the Backup and Restore Center on a Windows Vista-based computer that has the Turkish Language Pack installed: “Backup could not complete successfully”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944268


 


Windows Live Photo Gallery does not recognize a redirected folder and continues to use the original Pictures folder


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944277


 


You receive an error message when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942962


 


You cannot download an album from Windows Live Spaces immediately after you install Windows Live Photo Gallery


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944278


 


You do not have access to folders or to files after you upgrade the computer to Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942970


 


The TV screen appears as solid green or as blocky pixels when you use Windows Media Center to watch HDTV content on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943195


 


On a Windows Vista-based computer, the BeforeNavigate2 event is not triggered as expected when you move to a non-standard link


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943112


 


Windows Media Center stops responding when you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from hibernation


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938929


 


On a Windows Vista-based computer, you are prompted to enter your user credentials when you use Internet Explorer to access files on a WebDAV site


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941890


 


On a Windows Vista-based client computer, you cannot obtain an IP address or options from the DHCP server


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942971


 


FIX: Internet Explorer crashes if it tries to display malformed HTML content on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942554


 


FIX: Internet Explorer may crash when you point to a box on a Web page on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943651


 


You cannot back up encrypted files by using Windows Live OneCare


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943901


 


How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista when Windows Live OneCare 2.0 installed the computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943902


 


How to use Windows Live OneCare to stop programs from starting automatically when you start a computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943905


 


On a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, new settings for the Windows Error Reporting tool do not appear on the user interface


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943308


 


A computer that is running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 unexpectedly enters standby or hibernation when you operate a digitizer device or a touchscreen device


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943856


 


Winsock error message when you use a program that tries to bind to TCP network ports on a Windows-based computer: “WSAEADDRINUSE (10048)”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943710


 


You hear a beep sound when you change the selection in a classic style ListView when the “Select” option for the system sound is set to “None” in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944150


 


The connection fails on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to communicate with another computer through an IPsec tunnel-mode connection


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944335


 


The file transfer from the attached devices to the system internal hard disk cannot be completed on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944020


 


The volume label of the storage media is not updated and the AutoPlay dialog box is not displayed after you insert the storage media into a removable drive on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943632


 


You cannot cancel changes that you make on the Camera Control tab or on the Video Proc Amp tab of the Properties dialog box of a webcam that is connected to a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943634


 


Audio may be much louder when you play an alternative audio source than when you play a DVD movie in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944732


 


You do not hear any sound in Windows Media Player 11 when you connect speakers or headphones to an audio jack


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944490


 


FIX: The Web administration page in Windows Media Services 9 Series cannot open the Web Help file


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940667


 


After you connect a Windows XP-based computer to the Routing and Remote Access Services server through a virtual private network (VPN) connection, the computer cannot establish more than 32 static routes


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943378


 


After you migrate a global group to another domain, the name of the original global group is not displayed correctly when you use a Windows XP-based client computer to add that group to a group DACL


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=887601


 


PS/2 devices may not function when a Windows Vista-based computer that uses the hybrid sleep feature resumes power after a power loss


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944528


 


When a Windows Vista-based computer is awakened from sleep by a magic packet, and the WakeOnLAN feature is enabled, the computer’s desktop is displayed unexpectedly


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944529


 


A Windows Vista-based computer that has an XPS printer driver installed may not print certain colors in a PowerPoint slide presentation


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944798


 


You cannot access a CD or DVD disc on a shared optical drive after you replace one disc with another on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944961


 


Messages may not be displayed correctly in the notification area on a computer that is running the Hebrew or Arabic version of Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943826


 


When you try to send a fax by using Windows Fax and Scan in the Simplified Chinese version of Windows Vista, the Chinese characters on the cover page may appear as squares


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944155


 


You cannot use Verizon FiOS products at their full speed on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939006


 


FIX: Windows Vista appears to stop responding during the device initialization phase when you start Windows for the first time


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939210


 


Detection and deployment guidance for the November 13, 2007 security release


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945009


 


An update package for the Japanese postal code dictionary in Japanese Input Method Editor is now available for Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944023


 


Error message on a Windows Vista-based computer when you try to burn a file to a writable DVD: “There was an error burning this disc. The disc might no longer be usable”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944500


 


Windows Vista does not recognize an external USB optical disc drive when you reconnect the USB optical disc drive to the computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944292


 


An IEEE 1394 device cannot unload from Device Manager on a Windows Vista-based computer when you unplug the IEEE 1394 device from an IEEE 1394 standard-based external hub


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944151


 


You cannot use the Connection Manager tool to update the phone book on a Windows Vista-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939214


 


FIX: The WSAStringToAddress function returns a correct value when you pass an invalid address string to the function on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based device


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943515


 


FIX: You cannot set the height of the License Acquisition dialog box as large as you want to in Windows Media Player 11


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942264


 


Windows Media Player cannot load the content from certain URLs after you enable the “Use proxy settings of the Web browser” option


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944110


 


Error message when you connect a Windows XP-based computer that has security update 835732 installed to a computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS): “403.13 Client Certificate Revoked”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=842735


 


A Windows XP-based computer stops responding when you try to shut down the computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884882


 


You may be unable to print a job after you install the .NET Framework 3.0 or  the XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack on a Windows XP SP2-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=944203


 


Error message when WMI queries against the CIM_DataFile class after you log on to a Windows XP SP2-based computer by using a non-administrative user account: “SWbemServicesEx: Access denied”


http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943828


 

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