mcs.ireland.blog/infrastructure

Welcome to the blog of the Microsoft Consulting Services infrastructure team in Ireland

January, 2007

  • Running Windows 2003 Administrative Tools from Vista

    If you want to administer a Windows 2003 server from Vista, check out the KB article below to get adminpak.msi installed and running: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/930056
  • Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator (BDD2007) Released

    BDD2007 is the best practice set of comprehensive guidance and tools to optimally deploy Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Many changes have been made to BDD to significantly ease the deployment of Windows Vista, including new out-of...
  • Gartner's Magic Quadrant for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management

    A report published in the last few weeks by Gartner provides their independent assessment of the PC Life Cycle Configuration Management space. The report, entitled "PC Life Cycle Configuration Management, 2006”, discusses the vendor landscape for automating...
  • Exchange 2007 Storage Calculator

    T he Exchange 2007 Storage Calculator has been released. This calculator focuses on identifying the storage requirements (I/O performance and capacity) and the optimal LUN layout based on a set of input factors following the best practices identified...
  • Learn the Exchange 2007 Management Shell the easy way

    Since the Exchange Management Console builds on top of the Exchange Management Shell (EMS), every wizard runs one or more “one-liners” (single-line of EMS command) to achieve the work required of the wizard. The one-liner for each wizard is displayed...
  • Learn the new features of OWA 2007 from this great demo

    Now that Exchange 2007 is truly upon us check out this great flash demo of many of the new features included in OWA 2007. If you live on customer sites this is a must see to keep you in touch with the rest of your team. You can view it here Enjoy...
  • The Fundamental Computer Investigation Guide for Windows Is Now Available

    This content provides prescriptive guidance in terms of best practices and tools for computer investigations. Many organisations are facing a rising tide of illegal or improper activity on their computers and networks. Unfortunately, most IT departments...
  • Windows Home Server is announced

    This one has been kept really under wraps (even most people within Microsoft didn't know anything concrete about it until last week) but it was announced yesterday at CES in Las Vegas. See the announcement at the keynote video here. There's an initial...