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Thoughts about Windows deployments and Windows core platform technologies.

August, 2008

  • My working environment - Part 2

    Second post on this subject. This time I will deal with the technical steps involved to build my environment. Machines setup Server Core configuration I will not describe all the steps involved but I will give the commands I used on my Server Core servers...
  • Don't know how to use a foreign keyboard ?

    In order to troubleshoot an issue with Windows Desktop Search today, I received a virtual machine built under Windows XP SP3 on an Italian host, and so with an Italian keyboard. While trying to log on to this machine I had some trouble typing the correct...
  • My working environment - Part 1

    As products evolve, I want to use as much as possible the new technologies I have to support. To reach this goal I decided to build an environment respecting Microsoft security policies but enough flexible to host quickly and easily all kind of products...
  • Microsoft Visio resources

    I use Microsoft Office Visio for years now and I find it quite usefull when drawing network schemas or servers' architecture representations. There's now a dedicated web site providing news, training and a centralized location for add-ins and templates...
  • Windows Server roadmap

    For those who are curious about the roadmap of Windows Server, you can find it here : Product Roadmap The next version should be a minor release named Windows Server 2008 R2 if we consider the post on the Windows Server Division blog : Windows Server...
  • Supportability of Microsoft products in a virtualized environment (updated)

    Microsoft has announced supportability status of Microsoft applications running in virtualized environments. You can find the official statement here : KB957006 - Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments Microsoft Exchange Microsoft...
  • Windows 7

    Attractive title, isn't it ? Well in fact, this is to announce the creation of a new blog that will deal with the Windows 7 project : Engineering Windows 7 .  This blog will be managed by Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky and members of the engineering...
  • Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008

    You can find this guide here : Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 There's a lot of tuning aspects in this document, including Hyper-V.   ~ Guillaume
  • Is your web site ready for IE 8 ?

    As Internet Explore 8 is coming (the Beta 2 should be released soon), you may want to know what could impact your browsing experience while visiting your web site. There's a KB article dealing with some potential impacts and their resolution : Your Web...
  • I'm impressed...

    I was just browsing the web at home as I'm use to some evenings of the week, and I stopped at this blog : http://blogs.technet.com/steriley . This guy speaks about security in a way I could not stop reading his posts ! Really check out this blog...
  • Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide

    Here is the first release of the deployment guide for Hyper-V : Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide In my opinion this document gives a good overview of the requirements and limits of Hyper-V and some useful information on some of the main components...
  • Hotfix Online Submission ou comment récupérer les hotfixes par vous même

    Désormais, pour un grand nombre d'entre eux, vous pourrez télécharger les correctifs qui n'étaient pas disponibles publiquement par vous même au lieu de contacter le support Microsoft. Par exemple, pour cet article technique KB951308...
  • Clustered Hyper-V improvements

    A new update has been released to improve the behavior of Hyper-V while clustered. Extract : "This update incorporates changes in the way that the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console functions for the Hyper-V role. These changes...
  • Do you know Live Mesh ?

    I was curious about that service for a long time but I didn't manage to access it until today. My first impression is that's impressive . I added my corporate laptop and my home desktop and shared a folder and after a few seconds, I was able to...
  • Un petit retour aux certifications... et un regard en arrière !

    J'ai profité de mon séjour à Seattle pour passer quelques certifications qui me permettent d'être désormais MCITP - Enterprise Administrator soit "Microsoft Certified IT Professional"... Titre ronflant certes... mais...
  • MDT 2008 Update 1 released

    Check it out on Microsoft download : Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 Quickly reading the release notes, here are the new features : Lite Touch OEM-Preload : in this case, MDT 2008 takes the contents of a media deployment point...