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Building Windows 8

Blog detailing the developments of Windows 8

Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency

In this post, we are going to dive into a feature in the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Storage Spaces are going to dramatically improve how you manage large volumes of storage at home (and work).

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/05/virtualizing-storage-for-scale-resiliency-and-efficiency.aspx

Refresh and reset your PC

The power of personalization is something we all love about PCs, but sometimes there is good reason to want to roll back to an earlier state.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/04/refresh-and-reset-your-pc.aspx

Microsoft Events Beta:

The Microsoft Events contains technical Webcasts, Podcasts, Virtual Labs for a range of professionals using Microsoft products, tools and technologies. Choose a topic and refine your search with our Filter Tools.

http://events.microsoft.com/Pages/Home.aspx#m=;r=0;s=;yourrole=2;eventtype=2;level=2;timelength=2;v=list;pi=;mi=;si=;ai=

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

The World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

The App-V Product Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/appv

The Official MDOP Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

Ask the Directory Services Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

Ask the Performance Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

Ask the Core Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

Ntdebugging Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

The Hot Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

TRM

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Downloads

Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 Beta 2

The Kinect for Windows SDK includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 Developer Preview.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27876

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit December 2011 Release

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23507

Windows Azure Training Kit - December Refresh

Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8396

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit December 2011 Release

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27738

TCP/IP Registry Values for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 allow you to modify TCP/IP behavior with registry values.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9152

Microsoft System Center Configuration Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Web Server (IIS) Role

This System Center Configuration Pack provides best practice configuration monitoring management for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Web Server (IIS) Role

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28542

Microsoft System Center Configuration Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 DHCP Server Role

This System Center Configuration Pack provides best practice configuration monitoring management for computers running the DHCP server role in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28544

Microsoft System Center Configuration Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Remote Desktop Services Server Role

This System Center Configuration Pack provides best practice configuration monitoring management for computers running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Remote Desktop Services Server Role

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28547

December 2011 Security Release ISO Image

This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on December 13, 2011.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28485

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7826

Events/Webcasts

Microsoft Events Beta:

The Microsoft Events contains technical Webcasts, Podcasts, Virtual Labs for a range of professionals using Microsoft products, tools and technologies. Choose a topic and refine your search with our Filter Tools.

http://events.microsoft.com/Pages/Home.aspx#m=;r=0;s=;yourrole=2;eventtype=2;level=2;timelength=2;v=list;pi=;mi=;si=;ai=

Live Webcasts:

Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx

Interactive Webcast Calendar

The 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

Desktop Virtualization Hour

Take a technical deep dive with resources, tools, and expert guidance for your Windows client infrastructure. What is the best migration path to Windows 7? What’s the best desktop management strategy for your company? Which virtualization solutions can save you time and money? Join us in this virtual event and learn how Microsoft can help you discover choices, preserve & extend your existing investments. Learn how Microsoft’s virtualization vision and technologies can help you.

http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/

New KB's

Switching from an HDMI TV device while playing a game may result in audio output lost on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2650424

The installation fails when you try to install a Web Services on Devices-based device on a Windows 7-based computer by using IPv6 link-local addresses and SSL

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636399

Fonts appear blurry in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638466

"The specified protocol is unknown" error message, or protocol settings are missing, in Windows Media Player

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2422258

NIC name can not be retrived using ifAlias if NIC name contains multi-byte characters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639402

Windows may not detect a hot plugged PCI Express card

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2648077

Windows Experience Index shows "Not Detected" for Gaming Graphics subscore

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2650153

New items added to DefView may no be sorted

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2651990

You receive a script error and are unable to print from Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652062

A disk may not come online if only non-optimized paths are available on Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653382

You receive a message when you try to open an Excel 2007 document on a Windows Vista-based computer from a remote shared folder, even if no other user is using the document: "File in use"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942146

Paging File()\% Usage counter always shows 0 in perfmon

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652003

Stop Code 0x000000F4 May Occur When Running VMware ESX 4.1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653132

MS11-093: Vulnerability in OLE could allow remote code execution: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2624667

MS11-095: Description of the security update for Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM): December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2626416

Installing Remote Desktop Web Connection in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/284931

Explanation of error codes generated by Device Manager in Windows XP Professional

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123

MS11-092: Description of the security update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005: December 13, 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619340

Explorer displays wrong "Size on disk" for junction file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2655621

Error message when you configure the display settings to try to use three or more displays on a laptop that is running Windows 7: "Unable to save display settings"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973782

An update is available that enables the Chkdsk.exe utility to repair a corruption error on the system volume in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641222

SignTool does not sign an AppX application package that is larger than 4 GB in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641618

Windows 7 stops responding when it tries to enter hibernation (S4) if the BIOS does not support RTC alarms

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641634

A DFS link that points to a WebDav resource stops working in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627007

A handle leak occurs every time that the IGroupPolicyObject interface is created and released in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627484

The CMAK profile icon only appears the first time that you connect to an intranet in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2640472

RSA key length is increased to 2048 bits for AD RMS in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627273

DA client cannot reconnect to the UAG DA server when a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer is connected to the Internet

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633127

Issues when you try to display a large TIFF file that contains multiple pages by using Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635500

Multicast packets are dropped in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639824

ArithmeticOverflow exception when you run a.NET Framework 4.0-based WPF application in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635038

An access violation occurs when Logman.exe starts in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635217

The same WHEA error is logged again even though no uncorrectable error has occurred on a WHEA-enabled computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635732

You cannot open an image in a compressed (.zip) file that is protected by using a password in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635972

Windows Explorer crashes randomly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638018

The SUA "chgrp" command changes the owner group of an NFS file to "root" unexpectedly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2640130

Print Spooler service saves the NetBIOS name of the print server in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2618574

Windows tries to create HTTP printer connections instead of Point and Print printer connections when scripting unsafe ActiveX controls is enabled in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636963

MS11-098: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel could allow elevation of privilege: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633171

MS11-097: Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Runtime Subsystem could allow elevation of privilege: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2620712

MS11-092: Vulnerability in Windows Media could allow remote code execution: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2648048

MS11-095: Vulnerability in Active Directory could allow remote code execution: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2640045

MS11-092: Description of the security update for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619339

MS11-095: Description of the security update for Active Directory: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621146

USB hub stops working in Windows 7 if you click the mouse while the computer is entering sleep

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621491

A webpage that you open in a new window or tab opens with a previous zoom level in Internet Explorer 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633346

Error: Service pack not supported when attempting to install Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2651597

MS11-090: Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Kill Bits: December 13, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2618451

Internet Explorer 9 may crash when you revisit a webpage and use AutoComplete

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635490

Authentication may be unsuccessful when you use Internet Explorer 9 to visit a secure website that requires client-side certificates

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2631938

RSS feeds may not be displayed when you disable the page zooming feature in Internet Explorer 8 or in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2632022

Surrogate pair characters are not handled as expected in an input box in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633335

A Group Policy setting to prevent the tabs from closing does not work in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633863

The "Pop-up allow list" option in Group Policy for Internet Explorer 9 does not work as expected

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635543

An ActiveX control in Internet Explorer can no longer access the data that was provided by a DATA attribute after you install the update in security advisory 2562937

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637344

A webpage or an ActiveX control that is hosted on a webpage may stop receiving the focus intermittently in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633864

FIX: The pointer icon image becomes stuck when a webpage uses the jQuery UI Library to implement the drag-and-drop feature in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633097

You cannot save a downloaded file to an offline redirected location in Windows Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2634434

An update is available to enable the Albany AMT and Thorndale AMT fonts to be displayed correctly in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591500

A Visual Basic 6 application cannot receive events from a frame in a different domain

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2629739

Troubleshoot problems viewing or saving history in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652752

You randomly receive various Stop errors when you change the network adapter teaming configuration in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2633799

"ERROR_OBJECT_ALREADY_EXISTS(5010)" error message occurs and clustered generic services cannot start if a Windows Server 2008-based cluster is reformed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2626689

DNS name resolution fails when using a long CNAME or DNAME chain record in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2634157

A Windows Server 2008-based OCSP responder logs incorrect "thisUpdate" time stamp in the OCSP response

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635621

Proquota.exe uses incorrect profile quota Group Policy settings in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636585

The startup process stops responding on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has many processors and Fibre Channel adapters installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646761

"0x000000C2" Stop error occurs on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 when you insert a removable media or a removable storage device into the computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641739

The msDS-HasInstantiatedNCs and msDS-hasMasterNCs attributes do not replicate if an authoritative restore is performed in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2641962

The command prompt crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 when Nfsfile.exe tries to set the GID of a folder http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2626968

RSA key length is increased to 2048 bits for AD RMS in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627272

Some windows of a Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) RemoteApp application might not be displayed correctly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2614136

"STOP: 0x0000007E" error occurs when you write some data onto a CD or DVD in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2614451

IPMI driver incorrectly returns time-out errors during KCS communication in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2632472

An update to improve the restore operation performance of Printbrm.exe in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636591

The DBCS characters of a certificate name are not displayed correctly if KB 2518295 is installed in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637070

Antivirus software that is not cluster-aware may cause problems with Cluster Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250355

An update is available to enable simple delegation in AD RMS on Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2605692

Computer randomly stops responding after you use the VSS software provider in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627052

"STOP: 0x0000003B" error occurs during the shutdown process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2624668

The top-level window of a RemoteApp application becomes unresponsive in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2604066

Performance Monitor data collector set does not collect all required performance counter data in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639320

"fvevol!FveFilterDeviceControl+1d0" Stop error when you create a VSS snapshot backup in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2632149

The memory usage of an application or a service keeps increasing when it loads and unloads the Netshell.dll module frequently in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639845

The first-returned IP address is incorrect when you use the getaddrinfo function on a multi-homed computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621067

You cannot generate an RSoP report by using the "gpresult /h" command in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638957

"0x80092013, CRYPT_E_REVOCATION_OFFLINEA" error message when you try to verify a certificate that has multiple chains in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639180

Increased latency occurs on an HTTP connection to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 if the connection is through a load balancer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2634328

Audio stops playing when multiple USB audio devices are connected to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2634854

Data corruption occurs when a user updates a shared file on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635024

The remote address field is zeroed out in a completion context when a WFP callout driver calls the FwpsPendOperation0() API in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635039

You cannot save a .ppt file as an .xps file in PowerPoint 2010 on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2635216

Video corruption may occur in Windows 7 Media Center for some DVB-T content when switching to or from full screen mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2658092

An SUA-based application may stop responding in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639164

Windows Anytime Upgrade Fails with error "anytime upgrade failed. Go online to resolve the issue"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2658652

Installing Internet Explorer 9 does not apply icons or per-user customisations

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642824

Japanese IME toolbar may not function as expected with applications running as Administrator on Windows Vista and Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2654239

Problems when you update Microsoft Security Essentials through a proxy

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2599808

You do not have the option of downloading Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661515