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  • Blog Post: Bytes By TechNet Interview: Jeremy Moskowitz and John Baker on XP to Windows 7 Migration

    John Baker, Sr. IT Evangelist at Microsoft, and Jeremy Moskowitz, Chief Propeller Head at Gpanswers.com talk about the latest features in Microsoft Windows Group Policy. Jeremy touches on XP to Windows 7 migration along with other insights that give administrators real control over their desktops and...
  • Blog Post: Network Access Protection and Windows XP

    We are currently doing content on Network Access Protection at our live TechEvents across the country. During one of my events I got questioned on my statements about only needing XP SP2 in order to have a Windows XP machine in a a NAP environment. My questioner disagreed and said that XP SP3 was the...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Preferences: A Quick Overview

    My teammate, Chris Henley , put together this screencast on Group Policy Preferences.  So John, What Are Group Policy Preferences?  So glad I asked myself that J .  Group Policy preferences gives IT professionals, that's you and me,  the ability to configure, deploy, and manage operating...
  • Blog Post: InformationWeek: Microsoft, Washington State Launch Legal Assault On Scareware -- Spyware

    I found this interesting article in InformationWeek. You've probably had those Registry Cleaner XP pop-up ads appear on your screen. They look like a "real" Windows system message - they pop-up and tell you a critical system error has occurred and you need their software to fix it. Because it looks like...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast Q & A: Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting - December 15th, 2008

    Question 1: Can I download scripts for Exchange 2007 without installing Exchange on a server or Windows Vista? Answer 1: I assume you're asking if you can you get the Exchange PowerShell cmdlets onto your desktop. The only way to do that is to install the Exchange management GUI, which will...
  • Blog Post: System Slowing Down? Checkout "5 ways to speed up your PC"

    Is your system getting sluggish?  Here's a useful article, 5 ways to speed up your PC , that gives you some simple tips to help speed it back up. 1. Free up disk space 2. Speed up access to data 3. Detect and repair disk errors 4. Protect your computer against spyware 5. Learn all about ReadyBoost
  • Blog Post: My VPC won't upgrade vmadditions in VPC2007

    I had an old virtual machine which was originally created on VPC2004. After I upgraded to VPC2007 I then tried to updgrade the vmadditions in the VM which was running Windows XP. It would not upgrade as it could not find the source files of the old version to do the uninstall from. Note to self: Best...
  • Blog Post: Do you get it? Get what? TechNet Flash!!

    TechNet Flash is a monthly newsletter for IT Professionals that helps keep you informed on what Microsoft (and other companies!) are doing in the IT Pro community. A great example of the kind of nuggets it will point you to is a video that shows Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 Beta with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Essentials: FREE anti-virus Software Download From Microsoft

    Some of you may have missed the announcement for Microsoft Security Essentials a few weeks ago, but now you know about it there is no excuse not to have anti-virus software on your home PC.   What is Microsoft Security Essentials? Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

    Overview The security update MS08-067 resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Released!!!!

    If you’re in the business of deploying Windows you’ll be pleased to know that the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 has been released!!!   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment...