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Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 beta Compatibility Cookbook

This document provides information about changes to and new features of the Windows 8 client and server operating systems. It provides guidelines for developers to verify the compatibility of their existing and planned programs with the new operating systems.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27416

TechEd Europe 2012 – 26 – 29 June, Amsterdam

Register at: http://europe.msteched.com/

Windows 8 Blog | Building Windows 8

http://blogs.msdn.com/b8

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

Consumerization of IT Test Lab Guides

Consumerization of IT is now a reality and users expect to be able to use their own devices, such as smartphones, tablets or laptops, for their work. In enterprises, IT departments can prevent problems by enabling these typical scenarios and being aware and ready to meet both users’ needs and security policies.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29574

Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Archive

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. The support status of earlier versions is outlined here.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2932

Understand and Troubleshoot Remote Access in Windows Server "8" Beta

This Understand and Troubleshoot Guide (UTG) enables you to learn technical concepts, functionality, and troubleshooting methods for Remote Access in Windows Server "8" Beta.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29004

Understand and Troubleshoot IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server "8" Beta

This Understand and Troubleshoot Guide (UTG) enables you to learn technical concepts, functionality, and troubleshooting methods for IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server “8” Beta.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29012

Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (16.3.1483.0410)

The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats. Note: Clicking Download means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. Additional details below.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26829

Preparing to Develop Metro style Device Apps for Mobile Broadband

This paper provides information about how to get started developing a Metro style app for mobile broadband.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29556

Microsoft-Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

...scalability of the Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 and Provisioning Services 6.1 environment on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 with the Microsoft Hyper-V role connected to a NetApp storage array.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29554

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012

...operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25175

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition toolkit is valid for 180 days from the day of installation.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19004

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update March 2012

Download this set of updates for Windows Embedded Compact 7 released during the period of March 1 - March 31, 2012.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29414

System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

Download and install add-ons and extensions for the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29309

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Common Criteria Guide

Supplemental Common Criteria Administrator Guidance Documentation

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29308

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Common Criteria Security Target

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Common Criteria Security Target

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29305

DirectAccess is Key to Microsoft IT Remote Access Strategy

...has leveraged DirectAccess as its future in preferred remote access technology. DirectAccess is a new feature in Windows 7 and Window Server 2008 R2. With DirectAccess, users are always connected to the corporate network whenever they are connected...

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29293

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/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7826

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

This Solution Accelerator provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16776

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

New KB's

How to implement system policies for Windows XP-based, Windows 2000-based, and Windows Server 2003-based client computers in non-Active Directory environments

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910203

[SDP 3][08bfc57d-5ab6-49d4-a8a2-1b10660d2043] WCF on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2605757

[SDP 3][9b773dc7-6ecc-433d-aa87-342a7419d5ea] MSDTC Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592074

Limitations of $WinPeDriver$ when used in conjunction with other driver injection methods

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686316

Backup fails in Windows 7 when trying to create a system image

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2696906

RemoteApps has a dependency upon explorer.exe

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695453

SUA statvfs() call on Windows Server 2008 R2 may return error

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698980

A COM+ application may stop working on Windows 2008 When a User Logs Off

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2287297

[SDP 3][914583ab-c0ad-4ba7-be67-58a2eee96397] DebugDiag 1.2 Installation and Data Collector

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2700007

WebDav mapped drive reports incorrect drive capacity

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2386902

Delay when launching programs in the Windows search path

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698583

Windows 7: The PIN dialog box does not appear when certificate security level set to High

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2692537

Location detection feature in DirectAccess is disabled intermittently in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680464

OpenGL rendered content is still displayed after you minimize a modeless dialog box in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685889

Startup Type property in the DHCP Client service is changed to Automatic in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2684965

Printer security settings are set to the default values incorrectly when you restore a printer in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2684793

"0x000000027" Stop error when you copy a file from a redirected folder in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670567

Client computer uses site-less SRV records after you restart the computer in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666938

32-bit NetBIOS-based application stops responding in an x64-based version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2668395

"Failed to properly assess the disk. The parameter is incorrect" error message when you run WinSAT in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687862

Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680906

Key labels are displayed incorrectly on a newly created desktop on a tablet computer that is running Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2684479

Keyboard shortcuts are incorrect in the Problem Steps Recorder tool in a localized version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680243

Significantly slower directory tree replication performance when you use the Robocopy command in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646535

Remote Assistance invitation fails in an Active Directory environment in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678068

MS12-024: Vulnerability in Windows could allow remote code execution: April 10, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653956

Computer that supports the iLO 3 feature cannot enter hibernation in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687190

Error message when you map a drive to a WebDAV share that is hosted on ISA Server 2006 in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683817

MSXML returns no language information about a subculture when you run an AJAX application in Internet Explorer 8 or in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652611

An update is available for Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 Consumer Preview to fix improperly displaying webpages in Compatibility View

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691252

A Windows 8 Consumer Preview-based computer may stop responding for more than 15 minutes during shutdown

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2693665

The IIS worker process crashes when you run an ASP.NET application that spawns multiple child requests inside IIS 8.0 Beta in Windows Server "8" Beta or in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695413

An "Invalid Pointer" script error message may be displayed in Internet Explorer 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688188

A memory leak may occur when a modal dialog box opens in an iframe in Internet Explorer 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695422

Compatibility View is used for Trusted sites in Internet Explorer 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701047

MS12-023: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: April 10, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675157

Setting the value of an option for the HTML Forms Select element in Internet Explorer 9 may fail in an Office application that uses the Windowed SELECT control

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678028

A selected item from an HTML forms control SELECT tag is not maintained when you print or print preview a webpage in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683391

You receive an "Access Violation" error in Internet Explorer 9 when a webpage that contains JavaScript handles a string

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688200

Memory leak in Psxss.exe after POSIX-based applications or scripts run for a long time in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686699

Performance counter instance for the Distributed Transaction Coordinator performance object does not function as expected in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2684537

CAP does not come online in a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685891

You cannot connect to a virtual machine by using the Hyper-V Manager MMC snap-in in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665347

Iscsicpl.exe process stops responding when you try to reconnect a storage device to a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2684681

Windows Firewall blocks the cluster communication (UDP 3343 port) on Windows Server 2008 R2 when the network cable is plugged in few minutes after it was pulled out

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701206

"File not found" error message when you change an open file on a network share from a computer that is running Window 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687753

IPsec connection that uses IKEv2 tunnel mode fails on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686921

DFS Replication service crashes when you perform a backup operation on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678241

USB composite devices do not enter selective suspend mode after you resume a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer from sleep

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683549

"TFTP download failed" error message during a PXE boot on a client computer that connects to a Windows Server 2008 R2-based Windows Deployment Services server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673007

Deleted files are not displayed in the Recycle Bin after you connect a removable hard disk drive that is read-only to a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677246

Random exceptions occur when you use an application that uses the System.DirectoryServices.Accountmanagement namespace on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683913

Windows are displayed incorrectly when you connect to a RemoteApp program from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2682814

Error messages after you change the 2047 character limit in an environment variable on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685893

Slow performance when you enable IPsec encryption on a specific TCP port number in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665206

A LUN that is registered to a cluster shared volume is invisible and inaccessible in a Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687646

"Failure in initializing the telnet session" error message when you try to log on to a Telnet server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683484

New event log entries that track NTLM authentication delays and failures in Windows Server 2008 R2 are available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2654097

You cannot create users, computers, or groups on a domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642658

Microsoft support policy for Hyper-V environments utilizing Network Attached Storage

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698995

An XPS printer is very slow to print graphics in Vista SP2 and in Windows Server 2008 SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981116

"Stop 0x000000AB (SESSION_HAS_VALID_POOL_ON_EXIT)" error when you log off a Remote Desktop Services session in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2669129

Multiple applications stop responding when they try to access the same shared file by using the SMB Version 2 protocol in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678748

Handle leak when an application collects performance data in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677323

You cannot access websites on a corporate network by using a VPN on a Windows Vista-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678957

How to fix errors found in the CheckSUR.log

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2700601

Data corruption occurs when a memory range is accessed by the SetFileIoOverlappedRange function and an I/O operation in SQL Server in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679255

Launching an App-V application fails with "Unable to initialize package information (0x00000000)" error

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2694295

MS09-018: Vulnerabilities in Active Directory could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971055

MS09-028: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft DirectShow could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971633

MS09-037: Description of the security update for Microsoft MSWebDVD ActiveX Control in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: August 11, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973815

MS09-037: Description of the security update for the DHTML editing component ActiveX control: August 11, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973869

MS09-069: Vulnerability in the Local Security Authority Subsystem service could allow denial of service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974392

MS09-051: Description of the security update for Audio Compression Manager: October 13, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975025

MS10-007: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975713

MS10-005: Vulnerability in Microsoft Paint could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978706

New File Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Software Update Packages

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915

Windows Installer FilesInUse Retry Fails on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2702578

"The file or folder does not exist" when renaming or saving to DFS share from a Windows 7 computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2703610

Information about the Calibri font in a TEXTMETRIC object is incorrect in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2693391

MS09-061: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 3.5.1 for RC and IDX versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: October 13, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974293

MS09-061: Vulnerability in the .NET common language runtime could allow Remote Code Execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974378

MS09-061: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 3.5.1 for Windows 7 IDX and Windows Server 2008 R2 IDX: October 13, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974714

Event ID 10007 error logged in Application event log after uninstalling an application

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2704186

Cloud compatibility cumulative update for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683482

HTML content of an iFrame is rendered on top of the scrollbar in Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2690099

Internet Explorer 9 is displayed in English instead of the non-English locale language that you specified in Windows Vista SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2702313

Smartcard PIN prompt appears behind modal dialog box in Internet Explorer 9

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701897

Incorrect search results for numbers that are longer than nine digits in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2683446

MS09-036: Vulnerability in ASP.NET in Microsoft Windows could allow denial of service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970957

MS09-070: Vulnerabilities in Active Directory Federation Services could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971726

MS09-066: Vulnerability in Active Directory could allow denial of service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973309

MS10-014: Vulnerability in Kerberos could allow denial of service

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977290

Description of the cumulative update rollup for the Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Runtime Extended Files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957924

How to troubleshoot program compatibility issues in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927386