Off Campus

Michael Greene

September, 2006

  • Another good use for vhdmount, mounting Vista backups

    I just read a great post on MSDN blogs regarding vhdmount, a tool in Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2 (that's a seriously long name) that allows you to mount VHD files to the host operating system, and with the registry changes in this write-up you can...
  • Education FAQs - BitLocker

    As the second installment of my education FAQs for Windows Vista technologies, I have gathered a series of popular questions regarding BitLocker drive encryption. Tony Ureche, Program Manager, has been kind enough to allow me a blog interview based on...
  • Compatibility through Virtualization

    Kevin posted a great write-up on SoftGrid and I just now have had a chance to read it. Nice work Kevin. Kevin and I are thinking about including application virtualization in the Vista lab at Educause this year. Why? Because when it comes to dealing with...
  • SMS 2003 OSDFP Update - Start your engines!

    So, I know what I'll be doing this afternoon... :-) I put off testing this in beta as I tried out different setups of WDS and NAP. I suppose it's time to bring my SMS VHD back online! Link to SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack Update
  • 50 first posts...

    Last summer Kevin Sullivan and I had a conversation about blogging. We had been to a series of meetings with customers and each of them had been nearly the same, it was a discussion on delegation of security in SMS 2003. It occured to us that we had no...
  • What products are covered by Microsoft Update? - Answer

    Yesterday I received the question - what products are now updated through Microsoft Update? I had to do a little more digging than expected to find the answer so I'm posting it here for reference. I ended up finding this FAQ off microsoft.com/security...
  • NAC-NAP, better together

    In education when we talk about NAP the question always comes up - well, couldn't someone leverage this or that to circumvent NAP and still get on the network? Ultimately that's the wrong approach in my opinion as users should see NAP as a tool employed...
  • ODF Converter for Word 2007

    I listened to a Port 25 webcast yesterday and they mentioned the ODF Converter project on Sourceforge . The project is Microsoft sponsored and community driven . I pulled down the converter but since I'm going to rebuild my WDS environment for RC1 and...
  • System Center Essentials has a Wiki

    Let's say you are a smaller department within a University and you want to manage your own machines, for any reason. Wouldn't it be nice if you had one console to look at that told you the status of your servers, even if there are only a handful of them...