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  • Blog Post: Windows Time and the W32TM service

    Nathan has put together a comprehensive and technical article explaining how the Windows Time service works and how the time on desktop machines are synchronised with the server. There are some useful best practices that you need to consider, tips as well as a comprehensive troubleshooting section at...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft Support resources

    Blake has compiled an amazing collection of all of the support resources, newsgroups, how to articles, team blogs and tips and published it here ... This must have taken an amazing amount of time to review and research and is just about the most comprehensive collection of resources on one page that...
  • Blog Post: Windows and Linux interoperability

    Jeremy is delivering a Webcast on Windows and Linux interoperability which explains the concepts in his article (which we published a couple of months ago) really well. Here are the details... TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Windows and Linux Interoperability: Shattering the Myths (Level 200) Friday, October...
  • Blog Post: Using Automated Deployment Services to deploy Windows XP

    Mark has done some excellent investigation into deploying Windows XP using ADS (Automated Deployment Services). ADS is intended, from a support perspective at least, to deploy server images. As such, deploying client operating systems through ADS is not supported. However, with a little patience, several...
  • Blog Post: Windows / Linux Integration -- Making sense in the enterprise

    Jeremy Moskowitz , the author of "Windows / Linux Integration Handbook" due for publication around September this year has published a great article based on an excerpt from that book. If you want to understand more about this topic area and can't wait until that book hits the shelves, take a look. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Time and the W32TM service

    Nathan Winters Introduction In the last few days this issue of time sync in Windows domains has come up a few times both at work and on the Minasi forum of which I am a member . Each time there has been confusion as to exactly how time sync occurs in a Windows domain. Therefore, I decided that I would...
  • Blog Post: A fresh approach to a technology refresh

    Mark did some work for a local authority in the UK when they were going through their technology refresh recently. His article briefly summarises what would normally be a multi page case study of how a customer brought technology to bear in order to reduce the total cost of IT ownership, achieving more...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to SCORM and SharePoint Learning Kit

    SharePoint has been a phenominal success as a product for Microsoft. It has successfully penetrated almost every industry as collaboration & portal platform. SharePoint's role in the enrichment of secondary education has been particularly strong. Read this article titled, " Introduction to SCORM...
  • Blog Post: Duplicating Virtual Machines using SysPrep

    This article was written by Mark Wilson . One of the joys of virtualisation is the flexibility afforded by the ability to copy virtual machine files around the network for backup purposes or just to create a new machine (especially with Microsoft's new Virtual Server licensing arrangements ). Unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: An Overview of the Active Directory Design Process

    In this article, Dan outlines vital considerations when planning and designing an Active Directory implementation. Dan covers the process end to end - from initial business decisions such as why you are undertaking the implementation, to high level Forest and Domain design considerations. Dan drills...
  • Blog Post: Resolving Issues with RIS and Windows XP

    Mark Wilson has written a couple of great articles relating to the resolution of all to common problems you may encounter when performing RIS (Remote Installation Services) installs of Windows XP. RIS installation is not easy to get right, especially when you have disparate hardware to deploy to. I'm...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to SCORM and SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK)

    SharePoint Learning Kit also known as SLK is a delivery tool for SCORM compliant documents. Certificated as a SCORM 2004 deliverly tool, SLK will turn a SCORM compatible file and deliver it to a user and track their progress. What is SCORM? SCORM which stands for ‘ Sharable Content Object Reference...