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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 SP1 and Windows Vista SP1 now UNSUPPORTED

    Ned here with the last word on this: Windows Server 2008 SP1 and Windows Vista SP1 are no longer supported. You must install Service Pack 2 to get updates and support from Microsoft going forward with those OSes. But me no buts. I made a helpful diagram of how to resolve this - or indeed any - Windows...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for Win7 and Win2008 R2 is RTM

    Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 has shipped. Here’s the bottom line: Volume Licensed, MSDN and TechNet subscribers get access February 16 . All customers get access February 22 through Windows Update and direct download. More info and high-fiving here at the Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Under One Month Before Vista SP1 Support Ends

    Hi Folks, Ned here again. Remember how a month ago , I said Vista SP1 support was ending on July 12, 2011 ? Well, it’s still ending on July 12, 2011 . Make sure you have SP2 fully deployed or just finishing up, as we are down to the wire. Download Vista SP2 (x86 version) Download Vista...
  • Blog Post: RTM RSAT and SP1 Win7 (shot, over)

    Hi all, Ned here. Update 4/7/11: The Remote Server Administration Toolkit update to support Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has released. Come and get it: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d   Yesterday we announced Windows 7 SP1 availability...
  • Blog Post: Last Week Before Vista and Win2008 SP1 Support Ends

    Last chance folks. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 support ends on July 12 . As in, one week from now. This means computers running SP1 won’t get security updates after the next Patch Tuesday. The bomb represents malware. Or your next review… For those not...
  • Blog Post: SP1 and Directory Services: What’s New

    Updated to include SP1 being RTM and some last minute fixes that were included post RC Hi all, Ned here again. Back in October I joined the Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 beta support team. Our job is to support customers in a special early adopters program. As SP1 has now released, I’m...
  • Blog Post: Friday Mail Sack: Pew Pew Pew Edition

    Hello folks, Ned here again. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, mainly due to me being a huge dirtbag. Today I discuss USMT, certificates, service packs, DFSR, and other random goo. Before I get rolling though: Don’t forget to give to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 Beta out for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Ned here again. You may have missed this on Monday, but the Beta version of Service Pack 1 for Win7/2008R2 was publically released. Besides offering the usual bevy of hotfixes and security update rollups, SP1 also offers servers two big new features: Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX . Download...
  • Blog Post: Vista SP1 End of Support Reminder

    Hi folks, Ned here again with a quick public service announcement: Are you running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 ? SP1 support ends on July 12, 2011 - that's barely two months from now. Once that happens, computers running Vista SP1 do not get further security updates, MS Support will insist on SP2...