Richard Smith

Consultant - Microsoft Services - United Kingdom

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  • Blog Post: New Deployment Forum Site...

    Deployment Forum is a new community Web site devoted to IT professionals deploying Windows. Myself and fellow MCS blogger Ben Hunter, as well as MCS architect Steve Campbell have taken up residency in the MVP section with a selection of the industry's best deployment specialists and we will all be adding...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit released

    For those that haven't seen it , we have just released the SCCM 2007 Toolkit for download. This excellent toolkit contains: Client Spy - A tool to help troubleshoot issues related to software distribution, inventory, and software metering on Configuration Manager 2007 clients. Policy Spy - A policy viewer...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Product Evals on Virtual Hard Disk

    I am often asked why deployment is such a great place to work as a consultant and I usually answer by saying that deployment (both client and server) touches all aspects of the infrastructure and therefore you need a knowledge across many products. All though I think this is a great thing - it also means...
  • Blog Post: GUI Interface for USMT

    Dan Cunningham has written a GUI wrapper for the User State Migration Tool (USMT) In Dan's interface, USMT provides the logic and mechanisms for the actual capture / restore process, but because USMT is entirely command-line, Dan decided to set about creating a .NET-based wrapper for it to simplify data...
  • Blog Post: Deployment 4 Beta 3 Released

    The BDD team have announced that Deployment 4 (the code name for the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007) has been released as BETA 3 and unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Previously...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Deployment Planning - Part 2

    Back in July, I started a series of articles on Windows Vista Deployment Planning, and in Windows Vista Deployment Planning - Part 1 I shared with you details of Infrastructure Prerequisites that need to be considered when deploying Windows Vista in an enterprise environment. In Windows Vista Client...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Deployment Released

    The first release of Microsoft Deployment is now available. This release marks the first in a series of three Microsoft Deployment releases planned between now and Summer 2008. It focuses on integration with new deployment features in Configuration Manager 2007 as well as features and guidance to support...