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Troubleshooting KMS Activation - Part 1, the client
Windows activation is simple and straightforward if you understand the components. I have had a few customers that stumbled when getting a KMS online and in every case it has been an issue with name resolution, network connectivity, or they simply did not understand how to use the keys. Activation is...
8 Oct 2007
Should school computers be thick, thin, or virtual?
A recent whitepaper linked from the UK Higher Education Blog delves in to this topic and explains the options with detail. This is a very important discussion in my opinion and it encompassed over half of our LabMan 2007 closing keynote presentation last summer. Although we got tons of compliments afterwards...
17 Sep 2007
Reducing application conflicts on unmanaged faculty/staff machines
Yesterday a press release snuck out with several announcements regarding virtualization. For full detail, link to Kevin's post and then to the press announcement after the jump. Kevinsul's Management Blog : Announcing the 'Windows Installer Utility for MSFT Application Virtualization' (and why you should...
12 Sep 2007
Step 1 to check if an application will work on Windows Vista
... is to search for it on this site! There is now an online resource dedicated to listing applications that have been certified for Windows Vista. Almost a year from RTM, you will find a ton of applications are ready! http://windowsvista.com/appreadiness If you are a developer and would like your application...
21 Aug 2007
Free Training - Windows Vista Application Compatibility
Windows Vista application compatibility training recording available for download! There are 4 sessions ranging from 1-2.5 hours each! From the site: This Application Compatibility Training has been delivered worldwide to MCS Consultants, partners and customers preparing to deploy Windows Vista. In this...
21 Aug 2007
How to move Vista from MAK back to KMS client
One item in the volume activation step by step guide that is a bit confusing is the method for moving a Vista machine that is currently using the MAK back to being a KMS client. Convert a client using MAK Activation to use KMS Activation The instructions are easy to follow, you use slmgr.vbs and the...
9 Aug 2007
Vista LiveMeeting scheduled today for Education
If you have questions or need info about Vista and volume activation please join the call today. I'll be in the Q/A panel helping answer questions from over 800 registered attendees. One of the main points of focus will be flushing out Volume Activation details. Vista Activation – What you Need to Know...
3 May 2007
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