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March, 2008

  • Green the Data Center? Green Your Mind

    Don’t throw away those old technology manuals and books once you take them out from under your old CRT to replace it with a sexy LCD. Recycle them to bookmooch . It’s a free service, international, and growing every day (yay network effects...
  • Thief!

    I was a victim of ID theft this last week. Luckily, my credit card company (and their AI) were vigilant and phoned me on the weekend, and I was able to cancel the account before too much <financial> damage was done. I am now still faced with...
  • Top Windows Server Security Downloads

    Top Windows Server Security and Updates Downloads for March 2008: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330) Windows® Defender Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Windows XP SP3 RC2 Refresh Internet Explorer 6...
  • Configure Group Policy Preference Settings

    TechNet Edge has a new screencast on configuring Group Policy Preferences , including a really cool demonstration on how to configure filtering of Group Policy Preferences Windows Server 2008 gives you 20 new Group Policy client-side extensions (CSEs...
  • How to Manage Hyper-V RC from Vista SP1

    In the beginning, there was the Virtual Machine Remote Control ( VMRC) client. The IT Pro, running Windows XP, used this to manage VMs running on Virtual Server 2005. Or not, sometimes he used Terminal Services direct to the VM, sometimes the tools native...
  • Recent Hyper-V KBs

    949219 Description of the Hyper-V Release Candidate update for Windows Server 2008 949222 Virtual machines that were created on the beta version of the Hyper-V role do not start after the Hyper-V role is updated to a later version 949758 Availability...
  • Shakespeare's Quartos Online

    MSNBC reports that beginning next month, The BL will upload the quartos so that we will be able to compare images side-by-side, search and tag the texts. Why is this important? We do not have his plays in his hand. The quartos are the closest thing we...
  • RSAT Podcast

    You already learned that the RSAT launched yesterday. I blogged it and about so did at least 24 other technet bloggers that I know (I can't read all the languages, but I *think* it got good coverage). More than 100 other bloggers picked it up overnight...
  • New Forum for IT Pro Version of CodeGallery

    Add your voice in the new forum for the upcoming IT Pro version of Code Gallery . What would you like to see in the IT Pro version of Code Gallery? What would you NOT like to see? Is it as simple as "PowerShell"? Or is the answer more complicated? Let...
  • RSAT Launch

    The Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running...
  • Windows Server 2008 Recent Knowledge Base Articles

    Description of the changes that were made to the product activation process for Windows Server 2008 in a virtual operating system environment You cannot create a remote desktop session as an administrator when Autologon is enabled in Windows Server 2008...
  • Windows Server 2008 Top Issues

    Windows Server 2008 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting documentation is now available in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library for all server roles (for example, Terminal Services) and Server Fundamentals (for example, Core Security) in Windows Server...
  • New Security Downloads

    Extended Security Update Inventory Tool : Use to detect security bulletins not covered by MBSA including MS04-028, February 2005 bulletins, and future security bulletins that are exceptions to MBSA. Related Resources Enterprise Scan Tool Knowledge Base...
  • Free Support for Vista SP1 Install

    Copy/paste and send the following link to your users who call with any issues for Vista SP1 install. They can select an option for Unlimited installation and compatibility support at no charge until March 18, 2009 . https://support.microsoft.com/oas...
  • Most Popular Windows Server 2008 Downloads

    Top 2 - FREE eval versions. Big surprise? Not so much...show me an IT Pro that doesn't like free eval version of enterprise software, and I'll show you...something...not very muchly seen around...much. Except maybe for the really laz...er...time-challenged...
  • How Microsoft IT Deployed and Manages Microsoft Forefront Client Security

    How Microsoft Deployed and Manages Microsoft Forefront Client Security is an IT Showcase presentation detailing the planning, deployment and ongoing management of what is currently the largest implementation of Forefront Client Security with a supported...
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone Released

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone Released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 contains changes focused on...
  • How to Not to Phone Home on Windows Server 2008

    If you need to control/prevent WS2K8 server communication to the internet, you need the Using Windows Server 2008: Controlling Communication with the Internet white paper. splogscreen: if you are reading this on a site other than http://blogs.technet...
  • Why WHS Backup Rocks

    Windows Home Server GM Charlie Kindel tells all on this TechNet Edge video , including the most important reason why backup in WHS rocks. About 8 minutes in he tells the story. Moral of the story: WHS backup protects your data - but most importantly...
  • How to Harden Windows Server 2008

    The TechNet Webcast: Hardening Windows Server 2008 Deployments with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide (Level 200) is one of the top-rated webcasts last month. Also available as podcasts (audio only): WMA | MP3 splogscreen: if you are reading this...
  • IT Pros Unite: Now is Your Chance to Vote for Innovation in Content Delivery

    The first shot in a revolutionary new way to deliver content to IT Pros has been fired. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Updates Synchronization SuperFlow is live. Splogbane: If you are reading this on a blog other than http:/...
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About GP Settings for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 But Were Afraid to Ask

    Somtimes you just need the comprehensive list of things to reverse-lookup something. Some folks just like to read every page of the manual. For both groups, and IT Pros with a strong CYA sensibility, there is the Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows...
  • Windows Server 2008 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference is Live

    The Wind ows Server 2008 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference has published into Download Center and the WS2K8 Technical Library on TechNet . This weighty tome (700 pages hard-copy) provides a comprehensive command reference for networking technologies...
  • RFP: Help Build the IT Pro version of Code Gallery

    Help build the IT Pro version of Code Gallery . Go to the new ITCG Forum and let us know what features and functionality you would like to see in the IT Pro version of Code Gallery. Code Gallery is a community-enabled Web site where you can share developer...
  • Ask a Microsoft IT Pro

    The " heroes " that run a little operation called microsoft.com have started a forum to exchange info with IT Pros worldwide. I had my reservations about the marketing folks going with the "heroes" theme for launch. Not because IT Pros are not unsung...