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Planning and Design Guidance for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services
Streamline your planning and design process for implementing Remote Desktop Services infrastructure by using the simple nine-step process presented in the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.
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Volume Licensing Program Guides
Volume Licensing documents, including program guides, datasheets, and FAQs
IE App Compat VHD
VPC Hard Disk Images for testing websites with different Internet Explorer versions on Windows XP and Windows Vista
Deploying iSCSI Boot Nodes in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta 1
This guide provides step-by-step procedures for deploying nodes in your HPC cluster that boot over iSCSI.
Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - Controlling Communication with the Internet
Provides steps that administrators can take to limit, control, or prevent the communication that flows between the features in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and sites on the Internet.
Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals
The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by either the software publisher or by the Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements.
DPM 2010 PowerShell Script - Hyper-V Auto-Protection
sample PowerShell scripts for enabling DPM 2010 auto-protection of Hyper-V
Getting to Know Hyper-V: A Walkthrough from Initial Setup to Common Scenarios
This guide provides detailed step-by-step walkthroughs for testing Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2 in a preproduction environment.
Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP
Internet Explorer 8. Faster, Easier, More Private, and More Secure.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.
Windows Media® Components for QuickTime
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Windows Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
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Windows 7: Build Innovative Applications Using Familiar Tools
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Test drive Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and learn how to build a next-generation user interface. Also, see how you can create custom shell and driver components as well as applications from end to end.
TechNet Webcast: Maximizing Hyper-V iSCSI Performance with Microsoft and Intel (Level 200)
Intel and Microsoft solutions give IT organizations the means to maximize the value of iSCSI as they implement storage area networks (SANs). In this webcast, we explore how the combination of Intel Ethernet Server Adapters, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, and Intel Xeon processor 5500 series-based servers provide an optimized, integrated solution that delivers excellent iSCSI connectivity using a Microsoft native iSCSI initiator. Topics we discuss include: Powerful enhancements to the Windows Server iSCSI initiator in Windows Server 2008 R2. New benchmark performance results of Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Intel Ethernet Server Adapters. Advanced iSCSI acceleration features in Intel Ethernet Server Adapters and how they work with the native iSCSI support in Windows Sever 2008 R2, and more. Presenters: Jim Schwartz, Virtualization Solutions Marketing Director, Microsoft Corporation, Suzanne Morgan, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Jordan Plawner, Storage Networking Product Planner, Intel and Steve Schultz, Director of Product Marketing, Intel View other sessions from Windows Server 2008: Web, Virtualization, Security, and a Solid Foundation for Your Business Workloads If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...
1/14/2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 1/14/2010 9:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes
Primary Language: English
Primary Target Audience: IT Generalist
TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows with Volume Activation (Level 300)
This follow-up webcast to "Plan for and Deploy Volume Activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2" is focused on demonstrating how to build product activation into your deployment planning for Windows. Join us to see how to set up the Key Management Service (KMS) and enable Multiple Activation Key (MAK) activation using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT), and learn how to configure the keys in your master image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 and Windows System Image Manager (WSIM). This demonstration-heavy webcast is designed to walk you through the activation process as part of deployment, from end-to-end. Presenters: Chris Jolley, Group Marketing Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Kim Griffiths, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation, and Jeremy Chapman, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation Kim Griffiths is a product manager on the Genuine Windows team at Microsoft, and she has more than 15 years of experience working in IT. A former infrastructure consultant specializing in Active Directory, security, and Microsoft Exchange, Kim currently focuses on enterprise and government customers. View other sessions from Windows 7: Increase Productivity, Improve Security, and Streamline PC Management If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...
1/22/2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 1/22/2010 11:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes
TechNet Webcast: Improving the Wireless Network Infrastructure at Microsoft (Level 300)
Improving the Wireless Network Infrastructure at Microsoft Attend this webcast to learn how Microsoft IT deployed the latest in wireless technology in its efforts to improve employee productivity and enhanced security. The deployment and testing were also in line with the Microsoft goal to move toward completely wireless office buildings. Join us to learn more. Presenter: Victoria Poncini, Principle SE Network Architect, Microsoft Corporation Victoria Poncini has been working in wireless technologies for the last 15 years. At AT&T, she worked with an early WAN wireless data offering that uses Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) and PocketNet, the first Web browser phone from AT&T. As an associate technical fellow for the Boeing Company, Victoria worked on wireless LANs on board airplanes, wireless transmissions between the plane and airport gates, and early IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN implementations in the enterprise, and she was the keynote speaker at an ARINC conference in Geneva, Switzerland, where she spoke about designing and testing wireless LANS on board the airplanes. Since joining Microsoft in 1999, Victoria has architected the Microsoft IT wireless network and has been involved in seven wireless patent filings for Microsoft relating to wireless interference detection and mitigation, ubiquitous wireless connectivity exchange, and recently TX BSS rate optimization. View other sessions from IT Manager Connections: Build Business and Careers on the Microsoft Platform If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...
1/26/2010 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 1/26/2010 10:30 AM | Duration:60 Minutes
Win Vista Business 32bit AL: Incorrect lines are printed when a Word document is printed on a computer that is running Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista
Win Vista Enterprise 32bit AL: Stop error code when you enable shadow copies on a volume that is larger than 64 terabytes on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista: "0x0000007E"
Win Vista Home Prem 32bit AL: An empty encrypted folder remains on a computer that is running Windows Vista after you move the folder to a network share
Win Vista SP1 AL: A computer that is connected to an IEEE 802.1X authenticated network through a VOIP phone does not connect to the correct network after you resume it from Hibernate mode or Sleep mode
Win Vista SP1 AL: TIFF files are printed in landscape orientation in Windows Photo Gallery on a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista SP1 AL: You cannot manually set an offline folder to online mode when the EFS feature is disabled on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista SP1 AL: The changes to a Group Policy object (GPO) are not applied in a Windows Server 2008-based domain that has some read/write domain controllers and some read-only domain controllers
Win Vista SP2 AL: A standard user cannot use ActiveX Installer Service to install an ActiveX control on a computer that is running Windows Vista
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: After you repeatedly connect and disconnect a USB device to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, the USB device is not detected
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: Stop error when you uninstall the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi connection utility on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: A Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) device is not recognized by a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: Stop error message after you install a WFP callout driver in Windows Vista SP2 or in Windows Server 2008 SP2: "STOP: 0x0000000A"
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: You cannot open a Web folder by double-clicking it in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: The keyboard shortcuts for removed options still work after you press CTRL+ALT+DEL on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: Internet Explorer stops responding when you browse an Arabic Web site that uses Uniscribe API to process Arabic scripts in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: Communication is interrupted periodically when you start a communication from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 to a computer that is running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: Text strings that are not in a clipping region are printed unexpectedly when you use Microsoft XPS Document Writer to print a file from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: You cannot start a VPN connection that uses CHAP or PAP authentication to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: A computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 stops responding at a black screen early in the startup process
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: The 2009 update package for the Japanese postal code dictionary in the Japanese Input Method Editor is now available for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: Functionality in KB 971644 - "Platform Update for Windows Vista" is lost when upgrading from one Vista edition to another
Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL: EnumFontFamiliesEx may return “Meiryo Bold” instead of “Meiryo” in elfFullName member for ENUMLOGFONTEX structure after KB975929 is installed or uninstalled on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Windows Pro 2000 EN: Microsoft Security Advisory: Description of the Quartz update for the Indeo codec: December 8, 2009
Windows XP Professional EN: An update is available for Windows XP to support protocol negotiation for remote procedure call (RPC) over HTTP Authentication
Windows XP Professional EN: Windows Server Update Services keeps reinstalling the root certificates update that is described in KB 931125 on the clients that are running Windows XP
Windows XP Professional EN: How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
Win Svr Std 2003 R2 EN: An NFS LOCK request for a file on an NFS share is not handled correctly on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Datactr R2 AL: ISATAP and 6to4 tunneled addresses cannot be used by the NLB feature on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Dtcntr wo HV AL: MS09-070: Vulnerabilities in Active Directory Federation Services could allow remote code execution
Windows Svr 2008 Dtcntr wo HV AL: MS09-071: Vulnerabilities in the Internet Authentication service could allow remote code execution
Windows Svr 2008 Dtctr AL: After you change the SATA mode of disk devices to use the AHCI specification on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista-based computer, the computer or certain applications randomly stop responding for 60 seconds or longer
Windows Svr 2008 Dtctr AL: Double-byte character set (DBCS) characters are not written to the cluster log on a computer that is running a localized version of Windows Server 2008
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Description of the update that implements Extended Protection for Authentication in the HTTP Protocol Stack (http.sys)
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Description of the update that implements Extended Protection for Authentication in Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP)
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: The default gateway is missing on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista after the computer restarts if the default gateway is set by using the Netsh command
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: The computer stops responding when you access some shared files from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Audio devices are missing or are displayed as "Not plugged in" after you restart a the computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: The time stamps in the Cluster log are less accurate compared to the system time that is used for events on a failover cluster node that is running a non-English version of Windows Server 2008
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: A terminal server session that is shadowed is incorrectly disconnected when the terminal server session that is shadowing stops shadowing on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: A delay of approximately 15 minutes occurs when the File Server Resource Manager that is in Windows Server 2008 sends e-mail notifications
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Stop error code after you install Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008: "0x000000D1" or "0x00000050"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Error message: When you unmount volumes, delete snapshots or try to fail over disks on which snapshots are saved: "0x00000D6 DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: Error message when you make a remote desktop connection to a terminal server that is running Windows Server 2008: “The requested operation requires elevation”
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: An error message unexpectedly appears after you create a mirrored volume on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista: "Stop 0x0000000a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: The DFS Replication service may stop responding when it initializes the replication process for the replicated folders on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: You are not redirected to the previously-disconnected terminal server session through the TS Session Broker service in a Windows Server 2008-based farm in TS Session Broker
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: An upgrade from Windows Server 2008 SP1 to Windows Server 2008 R2 rolls back if the default SAN policy is set to "offline shared"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: An application or a service that uses the Wmiaprpl.dll module crashes when the application or the service enumerates the returned performance objects under the HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA registry key
Windows Svr 2008 Ent AL: AD RMS clients cannot authenticate federated identity providers
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: A computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 IA-64 may automatically restart with a stop code 0x0000003B when a program tries to generate a triage dump file (975351.KB.EN-US.1.0)
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: A time-out error occurs when many NTLM authentication requests are sent from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 in a high latency network
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Virtual Disk Service (VDS) crashes when you try to extend a dynamic volume in an NTFS file system on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: An application or service that calls the InitializeSecurityContext function together with the ISC_REQ_EXTENDED_ERROR flag may encounter a TLS/SSL negotiation failure on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Exceptions that are thrown from an application that runs in a 64-bit version of Windows are ignored
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Update rollup for the "Classification Management" item in File Server Resource Manager
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: LDAP filters in the Group Policy preference settings do not take effect on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: FIX: You cannot apply Group Policy settings on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 when security group filters are used in Group Policy preference settings
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Stop error message when you retrieve WMI connection statistics for iSCSI after you change the iSCSI configurations on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7: "0x00000019 BAD_POOL_HEADER"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Stability update for Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Print Clusters
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Error message when ISV Partners use the AcquirePreLicense method on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2:DirectoryServicesCOMException
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Error message when an application or a service tries to query for any deleted objects by using a well-known GUID in a Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain if paged search is used: "0x8007202c Critical extension is unavailable"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: No private key is associated with a certificate after you successfully install the certificate on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Error message when some file system filter drivers that are transaction-aware are installed on a failover cluster node that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and that has FSRM installed: "6704 (0x1A30) ERROR_TRANSACTION_ALREADY_ABORTED"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Error message when you try to back up and live migrate a virtual machine at the same time in Windows Server 2008 R2: 0x800423f3 - VSS_E_WRITERERROR_RETRYABLE
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: The maximum pending I/Os are not decreased after you decrease the value that is set in the MaxPendingRequests registry key for Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Active Directory Certificate Services cannot be reinstalled by using the "Use existing private key" option on a computer that is running in Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: How to restore the Windows Remote Management settings when all authentication schemes are disabled on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: A PowerShell upgrade leaves extra files after you upgrade from a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 R2 to a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Domain controllers are incorrectly listed as offline in Active Directory Administration Center
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: High CPU utilization when the DFS Replication service is installed on a failover cluster node running Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: A virtual machine connection is lost when the virtual machine tries to restart or tries to shut down after you remove the virtual networks
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: Error message and event log warning 6804 when you complete a DFS Replication SYSVOL migration by using the Dfsrmig.exe tool on a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 R2: "No connections exist for Domain System Volume"
Windows Svr 2008 Ent R2 AL: VSS error "0x80042409" is logged in the Application log when a VSS restore operation is performed
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: Windows Server 2003 does not set the value of the icmp6_cksum field in the icmp6_hdr structure for ICMPv6 packets after you install security update MS08-037
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: A domain controller that is running Windows Server 2003 may restart unexpectedly if the Name Service Provider Interface API is used to query user account information that contains non-English characters
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: A VSS writer is not successful when it tries to create a snapshot on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2 if the VSS writer has a dependency with another writer that has no local components in the component list
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: The memory usage of the Lsass.exe process keeps increasing on one or more domain controllers that are running Windows Server 2003 if an application or a service calls the DsrAddressToSiteNamesExW function to translate a list of socket addresses
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: DNS data corruption occurs when the DNS records are transferred from a BIND DNS server to a Windows Server 2003 SP2-based DNS server
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: The existing PPTP connections to a VPN server that is hosted in a Windows Server 2003-based NLB farm do not work after a new node is added to the NLB farm
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: An SqlBulkCopy operation may fail on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2 under a heavy load situation
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: There is a decrease in performance for a real-time application on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2 if the Performance Monitor or the Logman tool collects lots of performance counter
Windows Svr Ent 2003 EN: You may receive an incorrect "Previous Versions" list and be unable to restore snapshots from the "Previous Versions" dialog box on a computer that is running Windows 7 if the file server is running Windows Server 2003
Windows Svr Web 2003 EN: You start the Removable Storage service on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that has an MPIO storage device. Then, the service crashes