Technical Rollup Mail Blog
The TRM mail that you get monthly is now on line. This will make it easier and faster for you to search for core article and information as well as going back through archives. Each month the Technical Rollup Mails will get posted up to this site to keep you onto of all your technology needs.
Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate helps IT professionals to increase the flexibility and reliability of their server infrastructure while offering developers a more robust web and applications platform for building connected applications and services.
Improving opportunities with Office OpenXML
Whether it is a shorter development cycle when creating new opportunities to fulfil customer needs, or the enablement of a rich client component for your Office Business Applications, the adoption of Open XML formats will enhance your ability to boost revenues, lower development cost, and scale successfully. In fact, it lets you effectively turn into reality the development ideas you may have been considering, but never got round to doing because of the investment in time and cost required. Download the paper 'Improving Opportunities with Ecma Office Open XML Formats' and learn how the Open XML formats can help lower barriers to developer adoption, enabling integration with business data whilst still allowing room for innovation.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7303645Join the Beta for the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide
When released this fall, the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide will provide best practices, preconfigured security settings, and automation tools to help you quickly and easily deploy security configurations for the 2007 Microsoft Office system release across your organisation. The beta programme for the guide is launching in mid-September. Reserve your place now.
Get Best-Practice Guidance for Managing Windows Vista Desktop Operations
Windows Vista Service Life Cycle Management provides concise guidance to help minimise total cost of ownership of desktop infrastructure. Process guidance and document templates help make service management concepts from the IT Infrastructure Library and the Microsoft Operations Framework tangible and easily implementable by focusing on a single and common IT service.
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7464596Windows Server 2008 in Branch OfficesAmong the critical challenges faced by administrators of branch office environments are cost control, security and agility. See how enhancements in Windows Server 2008 help businesses overcome these challenges in a cost-effective way.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7464541Get an Extra Shot at Microsoft Certification
For a limited time, you can get an extra chance to pass any Microsoft IT Professional or Microsoft Dynamics Certification exam - free. Register for this offer before your first exam and you'll get two shots at success. Register now.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7464537
Windows Vista TechCenter
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Whitepaper
Windows Vista SP1 is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 will contain changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=090deaf6-2eaa-4aaa-8b3b-2e199db4a97d&DisplayLang=en
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7464596Windows Server 2008 in Branch Offices
Among the critical challenges faced by administrators of branch office environments are cost control, security and agility. See how enhancements in Windows Server 2008 help businesses overcome these challenges in a cost-effective way.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7464541
Windows Vista Step-by-Step Guides for IT Professionals
These step-by-step guides will assist IT Professionals in deploying or migrating to Windows Vista. These guides will also provide step-by-step information on how to control device installation using Device Management and Installation (DMI) and manage ADMX files. There are also step-by-step guides to help you protect data using BitLocker Drive Encryption, to administer the TPM Security Hardware in a computer using Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Services, and to help deploy better-managed desktops and mitigate the impact of malware using User Account Control (UAC).
Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate: System Requirements and Installation Documentation
Release documentation containing known issues for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system.
Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides
These step-by-step guides help IT Professionals learn about and evaluate Windows Server 2008. These documents are downloadable versions of guides found in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86808)
Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008
This document describes new features and technologies, which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to increase the security of computers running Windows Server 2008, increase productivity, and reduce administrative overhead. These topics apply to the next release of Windows Server 2008, based on the functionality expected to be included in the Beta releases in 2007. They do not describe all of the changes that are included in Windows Server 2008. Instead, they highlight changes that will potentially have the greatest impact on your use of Windows Server 2008 and provide references to additional information.
Download the Architecture Journal: Infrastructure Architecture
You can now download Journal 11 which covers Infrastructure Architecture, and includes articles on Test Driven Infrastructures, Versioning in SOA and Mass Hosting High Availability Architecture.
Free Subscription to Architecture Journal
Composite Applications is the topic under discussion in the current edition of the Architecture Journal with articles on 'Building Office Business Applications' and a profile of Scott Guthrie from Microsoft Corporation. Register today for your free print or online subscription.http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6500756
SC Ops Mgr 2007 Resource Kit – Sample Vista Gadget
A Vista Gadget that enables you to view the active alerts and health states for a specified set of objects from a computer running Windows Vista.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0f5a060b-635d-4355-b0ac-32ee2943bfd9&DisplayLang=enMicrosoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer
Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA) provides the ability to analyze/benchmark a system’s configuration with respect to a predefined baseline configuration.
Group Policy Management Console Sample Scripts
The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) provides a comprehensive set of COM interfaces that you can use to script many of the operations supported by the console. Included in this download is a set of sample scripts that make use of these interfaces.
Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages and contacts for free!
LicensingLicensing can be confusing - but it needn't be. Attend this course to understand Microsoft Licensing and how best to apply it in your company to fit in with your business needs. This session is aimed at IT professionals who wish to gain a better understanding of Microsoft's software licensing. The briefing assumes no previous or in-depth technical licensing experience.
21 November 2007, Reading: An Introduction and Overview of Microsoft Licensing
Virtualisation and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300)
Get an overview of the virtualisation role, the scenarios, and the features that make server virtualisation an important pillar of Windows Server 2008. We also cover the longer-term strategy and road map for Microsoft virtualisation technologies.
Video Series: Building an Office Communications Server 2007 Architecture
Watch the recent Office Communications Server 2007 Ignite Tour on demand in high-resolution video and learn how to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 voice communications, conferencing, instant messaging and enhanced presence across the enterprise.
New Windows Server 2008 Webcast Express Demo VideosLet our IT Pro Evangelists take you on a quick tour of different features in Windows Server 2008 in these demo videos:- Windows Server 2008 Initial Configuration- User Account Controls - Server Manager- Granular Password Setting- Everything You Need to Know About System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 in 15 Minutes
TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bill Staples on Windows Server 2008 Web and Application PlatformsWMA (5 MB) | MP3 (10 MB)Windows Server 2008 is a powerful web application and services platform. Join Bill Staples as he talks about the release of Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 in Windows Server 2008, which delivers a completely modular, extensible web server with expanded application hosting, while retaining excellent compatibility and solving key customer challenges.
TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bob Visse on the Benefits of Windows Server 2008 FeaturesWMA (6MB) | MP3 (12MB)Learn how Windows Server 2008, with its built-in web and virtualisation technologies, is one of the most robust, secure and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver and manage rich user experiences and applications; provides a secure network infrastructure; and reduces costs while increasing technological flexibility and value within your organisation.
TechNet Podcast: An Interview with Bryon Surace on Windows Server Virtualisation Scenarios and ArchitectureWMA (5MB) | MP3 (9MB)Tune in for the interview with Bryon Surace as he provides a brief overview of the new virtualisation technologies incorporated in Windows Server 2008. He will provide an overview of the scenarios, architecture and key features.
Internet Information Services 7.0 in Windows Server 2008
Learn about some of the new benefits and features in Internet Information Services 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 as experienced during the deployment of IIS 7.0 as the web and application platform for Microsoft.com.
Windows Server 2008 Virtual Labshttp://www.microsoft.com/events/series/windowsserver2008.aspx?tab=virtuallabs
Test drive the new features of Windows Server 2008, which include improvements to management, network protection and Terminal Services. Sign up for a free 90-minute block of time, download a manual, and step through a lab today. Labs include: Centralised Application Access with Windows Server 2008 Beta 3Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3Fine Grained Password Settings in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3Managing Network Security Using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Beta 3Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Failover ClusteringManaging TS Gateway and RemoteApps in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3Managing Windows Server 2008 Using New Management Technologies Beta 3Managing Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 and Windows Vista using Group PolicyManaging Network Bandwidth using Windows Quality of Service (QOS) in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 and Windows VistaNetwork Access Protection with IPSec EnforcementUsing APPCMD Command Line or UI with IIS 7 in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3
On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Managers
On-Demand Microsoft IT Webcasts for IT Pros
Live Webcasts:Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx
Interactive Webcast CalendarThe interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product or topic, and presenter.http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspx
Monthly Archived Webcasts:http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx
After you encrypt resources by using the PACE Anti-Piracy InterLok system on a Windows Vista-based computer, some applications may work incorrectly
Error message when you try to install a new hardware device on a Windows Vista-based computer: "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device"
The updates that you apply to a Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Language Pack are lost when you restart a computer that is running Windows Vista
The link for the Documents folder may be redirected to the Desktop folder on a Windows Vista-based computer
Several problems occur on a Windows Vista-based computer when you work in a wireless network environment
An audio device outputs PCM audio instead of DTS audio from the S/PDIF connection in Windows Vista
Error message when you try to manually start the Telephony service: "Windows could not start the Telephony service on Local Computer"
Error message when you use Windows Media Center to play music in Windows Vista: "Audio Error: An unknown audio error has occurred"
Error message when you use an IPsec tunnel mode connection to communicate from a Windows Vista-based computer to another computer: "STOP 0x000000D1 DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"
Stop error message when the computer resumes from hibernation in Windows Vista: "STOP 0x0000000A"
Members of the Power Users group and of the Print Operators group cannot install local printers on a Windows Server 2003-based member server
A hotfix is available that adds support for various models of IBM LTO3 tape drives and IBM LTO4 tape drives in Windows Server 2003
The Single Instance Storage Groveler service stops unexpectedly during startup on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
An update is available for the Windows Remote Management feature in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP
You receive a Stop error message and a Windows Server 2003-based computer restarts unexpectedly
A hotfix rollup package is available for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Windows Server 2003
A WMI query that uses the GroupComponent property does not return information about domain local groups in a native Windows Server 2003 domain
How to add scanner support to Windows 200x Terminal Server
Volume Shadow Copy Service snapshots may be unexpectedly deleted after you restart a Windows Server 2003-based computer
FIX: When you use an application to play DRM-protected video content in Windows XP, the application may fail
Empty message box appears when you do not have administrative credentials and you use the Certificate Import Wizard to try to install a root certificate on a Windows XP SP2-based computer that has security update MS07-021 installed
You receive an error message when you send a web page using Outlook Express.
You cannot use an internal SD card reader to create a bootable SD card that uses the FAT32 file system on a Windows XP-based computer
Error message when you use IRM functionality to create or to open an Office document: "Your Information Rights Management configuration is invalid"
When you use DFS together with the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) in Windows Vista, VSS does not show whether the DFS path is the same as the physical path
The EQUAL SIGN key does not work on a USB PC98 keyboard that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer
You may be unable to delete the cache of offline files from the client-side caching (CSC) cache on an offline Windows Vista-based client computer
Error message when you repeatedly restart a Windows Vista-based computer: "Stop 0x0000007E"
A Mastering dialog box appears when you try to copy files to an Iomega REV drive that contains a write-protected disk in Windows Vista
After you add the CopyFileBufferedSynchronousIo registry entry in Windows Vista, a file copies only slightly more quickly when you use Windows Explorer to copy the file to another computer
When you watch Live TV or Recorded TV in Windows Media Center on a computer that is running Windows Vista, the picture may appear distorted or pixilated
You experience a 45-second delay when you try to start the Windows Remote Assistance component in Windows Vista
An Ultra DMA Mode 5 transfer mode may be listed as an Ultra DMA Mode 2 transfer mode in Windows Vista
Error message when you try to access a WebDav shared file from a Windows Vista-based computer: "System error 1397 has occurred. Mutual Authentication failed"
After you resolve an offline files synchronization conflict by using the "Keep both versions" option, the conflict occurs again on a Windows Vista-based computer
The Chinese (Traditional) Language Pack is described as "Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.)" on a Windows Vista-based computer
An update to prevent a Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) crash on a Windows Vista-based computer
After you set the value of the EventMask parameter to WTS_EVENT_FLUSH in the WTSWaitSystemEvent function, no pending calls to the function return on a Windows Vista-based computer
Error message in Windows Vista when you use Registry Editor to load a registry hive file that is on a shared network resource: "Cannot load \\HivePath\filename: Access is denied"
The wrong language is applied when you restart a Windows Vista-based computer after you run the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard
You cannot adjust the volume for a USB speaker after you resume the Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation
You receive occasional Stop errors after you install a driver that manages on-board flash memory on a Windows Vista-based computer
Misleading error message when you install an update package in Windows Vista or in Windows Server code name "Longhorn": "Not enough storage is available to process this command"
When you try to connect a Windows Vista-based computer to a network printer whose name is not a UNC path, the connection fails
Error message when you try to access a DFS root on a Windows Server 2003-based member server: "The specified DFS root does not exist"
Messages that are sent from multiple domains are not delivered to Exchange Server 2003 installations that are running on Windows Server 2003-based computers
The downloaded files do not inherit permissions from the parent folder when you use the Ftp.exe program to download files in Windows Server 2003
Event ID 6032 is logged if a clustered share resource fails over or is moved to another cluster node in a Windows Server 2003-based server cluster
A registry entry is available to turn off processing of metafiles
A client computer that held a DHCP reservation is not resolvable by using DNS after you delete the reservation on a DHCP server that is running Windows Server 2003
The computer may stop responding when you run the disk quota-related functions that are provided by the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) component on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer
VSS cannot create a volume snapshot even when VSS has sufficient memory space in Windows Server 2003
Error message when you run the “ipconfig /renew” command on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003
On a Windows XP-based computer, you cannot access subfolders and files in a share folder in Windows Explorer if Access-based Enumeration is enabled for the share folder
Unwanted wake-up events may occur when you enable the Wake On LAN feature in Windows Vista
All the contents are pinned and are filled in a redirected folder when the "Folder Redirection" policy setting is applied to a Windows Vista-based computer
The logon screen is not available after you remove a second monitor when Windows Vista is asleep or in hibernation
The fingerprint reader may not be available for use at the Welcome screen on a Windows Vista-based computer
A Bluetooth device no longer works correctly, and you receive a Code 43 error in Device Manager when you wake a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep
Private Branch Exchange (PBX) software obtains only half of the telephone number of a call in Windows Vista
When you press a keyboard button to start a program, there is a delay before the program starts on a portable computer that is running Windows Vista
Stop error message when you start a portable Windows Vista-based computer that has the lid closed: "STOP: 0x0000000A"
Error message when you use a migrated user account to log on to a migrated computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP: "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile"
You cannot change the TCP/IP settings of an operating system that is built with the Windows XP Embedded runtime even if you belong to the Network Configuration Operators group
MMC stops responding, or you cannot access VDS-dependent tools after you install the Storport storage driver from Microsoft Knowledge Base article 932755 in Windows Server 2003
The Windows Time service in Windows Server 2003 does not synchronize time with a time server if the precision value of the NTP response is less than -30
Event ID 1046 may be logged when a Windows Server 2003-based DHCP server is running on a domain controller in a child domain
An application may experience slow performance if the application frequently uses binary string (BSTR) data types to manage large chunks of data on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
You cannot log on to a computer in the Windows Server 2003 trusting domain by using a user account in the Windows Server 2003 trusted domain
A hotfix is available to change the daylight saving time for the (GMT+02:00) Cairo time zone in the year 2007 for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista
A Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2-based computer seems to stop responding when the Lsass.exe process consumes lots of memory and uses 100% of the CPU
The DHCP Server service may stop responding during the shutdown process on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
Error message when you try to access shared resources after a VPN connection is established from a Windows Vista-based computer to a Windows Server 2003-based server: "System error 2148074324 has occurred"
On a file server that is running Windows Server 2003, CPU utilization for the System process increases to 100 percent
Stop error message when you run a filter driver that calls the "CmRegisterCallback" routine to register a "RegistryCallback" routine on a Windows XP SP2-based computer: "STOP: 0x0000000A"
Detection and deployment guidance for the September 11, 2007 security release
The Command Prompt window is locked when you run certain tools in Windows Vista
Overview of Windows Vista desktop search Changes in Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Error message when you run the NetProj.exe utility on a Windows Vista-based computer to connect to a network projector: "The network projector is unable to display your desktop at the current screen resolution."
You are prompted to type your user credentials when you use Internet Explorer to access files on a Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDav) site on a Windows Vista-based computer
Stop error message when you run a Device Path Exerciser test on a full-speed USB device in Windows Vista: "STOP: 0x000000FE" or "STOP: 0x000000D1"
You receive a Stop error message when you put a Windows Vista-based computer to sleep or into hibernation, or when you resume the computer from sleep or from hibernation: "0x0000009F DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE"
A roaming user profile does not load as expected when a domain user logs on to the domain from a Windows Vista-based computer
The wrong time zone may be applied after you select a time zone on a Windows Vista-based computer that has the Croatian Language Pack installed
MS07-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent could allow remote code execution
How to recover from a computer virus infection and how to prevent future infections from computer viruses in Windows operating systems
A GDI object handle is leaked on a Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2-based computer when you print a rotated picture by using Internet Explorer
Error message when you try to connect to a file server by using an alternative NetBIOS name in Windows Server 2003: "No network provider accepted the given network path"
A Windows Server 2003-based domain controller may restart unexpectedly when it handles an LDAP query
Availability of a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) hotfix rollup package for Windows Server 2003 to resolve some VSS snapshot issues
Error message when a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based multiprocessor computer is running on battery power: "STOP 0x000000D1 DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"
The number of physical hyperthreading-enabled processors or the number of physical multicore processors is incorrectly reported in Windows XP
Error message when you perform a surprise removal of a USB device on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer: "STOP 0x000000CE DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS"
An application stops responding when you use a tablet pen to mark items or to drag items on a Windows XP Tablet PC Edition-based computer
SPNs are not registered in an Active Directory site that contains only read-only domain controllers
The TCP/IPv4 default gateway address is deleted when you use the Netsh tool to configure the network interface IP address for DHCP in Windows Vista
When you press a Windows HotStart button to start a program on a Windows Vista-based computer, the program may not be started as a topmost window
An error message occurs when you try to run a Microsoft speech-based application in Windows Vista
You cannot connect to a Cisco ASA Series VPN server by using an L2TP/IPsec-based VPN connection in Windows Vista
Beta versions of the Windows Server 2008 schema extensions are available on the Windows Vista installation discs
Windows Vista displays the incorrect dedicated video memory size for certain display adapters
You may experience display issues when you use certain NVIDIA GeForce FX Series video cards to view images in Windows Photo Gallery
Error message when you try to copy files from a Windows Vista-based computer to another computer by using Windows Explorer: "Out of memory There is not enough memory to complete this operation"
The operation fails when you obtain, rotate, or publish high-definition MPEG-2 video content from Windows Live Photo Gallery in Windows Vista
Group Policy Troubleshooting - Basic and Advanced Check
How to Delegate Basic Server Administration To Junior Administrators.
Configuring Time Service - A short explanation.
GPO to close off all the applications before taking backup.
Disaster recovery plan for Roaming Profiles (Without clustering in effect).
Checking Operating System Version and Copying Customized MSGINA.dll file.
Windows Update Not Working.
Group Policy Object (GPO) Rules.
The Server for Network File System service may stop responding on a Windows Server 2003 R2-based computer
Event 1008 is logged in the Application log after you uninstall the Quality of Service Packet Scheduler service on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
On a Windows Server 2003-based computer, the Virtual Disk Service and the Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service may stop responding after you unmount volumes that are created for transportable snapshots
A VPN client computer that is running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 may be unable to access resources on the remote network
A hotfix is available to add a new time zone in Venezuela (GMT-4:30) for the year 2007 in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista
FIX: The UNIX-enabled objects in some containers are not updated with the latest Windows Server 2003 R2 schema-defined attributes
FIX: A COM+ application that is running on a Windows Server 2003-based computer stops responding and some work items that are queued in the MTA thread pool are not completed
When you point to "All Programs" on a Windows XP-based computer, the list of programs does not appear, or the list of programs is empty
You may be unable to access the network when name resolution is performed through a VPN connection on a Windows XP-based or on a Windows Server 2003-based client computer