News

Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing

http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/08/01/windows-server-2012-released-to-manufacturing.aspx

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

Documents

Active Directory Certificate Server Enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2

This guide provides an overview of new features and improvements in Active Directory Certificate Services

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=541

Migrating your Release Preview app to Windows 8

This paper provides guidance and tips for migrating code assets built using the Windows 8 Release Preview released in May 2012 to Windows 8.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30706

Device Metadata Package Pipeline

This paper describes how to install and use a device metadata package for Windows 7 and Windows 8 device experience features.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30727

Windows Azure Training Kit – August 2012 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/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8396

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Companion References

Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012 and focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility, storage, failover clustering and scalability.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189

MSIT Plans, Deploys, and Manages Windows 8

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30182

Guide to Creating and Configuring a Server Cluster Under Windows Server 2003

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating and configuring server clusters

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13705

Certificate Enrollment Web Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

This paper explains how certificate enrolment Web services work in Windows Server 2008 R2. It also provides deployment guidance for certificate enrolment Web Services in new and existing Active Directory Certificate Services deployments

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1746

Solution for Migrating File, Print and Directory Services from Novell Netware to Windows Server 2003

A guide for IT professionals on the process and tools needed to migrate file, print and directory services to a Microsoft Windows Server from  Novell Netware platform

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11259

Active Directory LDAP Compliance White Paper

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30734

Downloads

Update for Best Practices Analyzer for Application Server for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition

Install this update to revise the rules of the Best Practice Analyzer for the Application Server role on Windows Server 2008 R2

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19225

Server Manager

Server Manager is a Windows 2003 tool you can use to manage NT 4.0 and NT 3.51 domains and computers

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8053

Group Policy Inventory

Group Policy Inventory allows administrators to collect Group Policy and other information from any number of computers in their network

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14126

Remote Access Quarantine Agent

RQS is a tool that works as part of the Windows Server 2003 Network Access Quarantine Control, which restricts remote access clients from full access to a network until they meet the requirements of the network

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17654

Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol Add-on for Certificate Services

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2178

Cluster Diagnostics and Verification Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18479

Port Reporter

Download Port Reporter a logging service for Windows that logs TCP/IP port usage data

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9964

Account Lockout and Management Tools

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18465

Active Directory Performance Testing Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15275

Combined Active Directory Schema Classes and Attributes for Windows Server

Classes and attributes in the Active Directory schema for Windows Server

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23782

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30470

Events

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

UK TechNet Events:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/bb945096.aspx

Microsoft Events:

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/default.aspx?culture=en-US

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials prerelease is available for download.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30719

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials Assessment and Deployment Kit

The Windows® Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is a collection of tools and binaries that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials on new computers

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30718

New KB's

Windows Client

Windows 7 Enterprise: Access to Session Keys not possible using a restricted Token

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627903/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: IPsec session takes 5 to 6 minutes to connect to a storage controller on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695321/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Handle leak in the MPEG-2 Video Decoder when you play videos multiple times in Windows Media Player in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2704372/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Handle leak occurs in the MPEG-2 Audio Decoder when you play videos multiple times in Windows Media Player in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2704377/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Autologon feature repeatedly tries to log on a user after the user's password changes on another computer in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725279/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: SynchronizeTime task does not start at the time that you scheduled on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725604/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Key labels on an on-screen keyboard are displayed incorrectly on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727998/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: WLAN chipset no longer works after you install KB 2624668 in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2729608/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: BITS performance is slow after you configure the throttling policy on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732072/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Data becomes corrupted when a storage miniport driver tries to copy data to RAM in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732471/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: "0x0000000a" Stop error code when you resume a Windows 7-based computer from sleep or from hibernation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732487/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: "E_UNEXPECTED 0x8000ffff" error when you try to restore a system by using System Recovery Options in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732500/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Tasklist.exe tool displays no process information on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732840/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: RDS-based applications crash in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734642/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: "Warning 1946" message when you install a Windows Installer package in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2745126/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Same File or Service Name Causes Incorrect FileInUse Dialog

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2745579/en-US

Windows 7 Enterprise: Citrix DNE does not work with the native Windows 7 Mobile Broadband driver

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977999/en-US

Windows 7 Home Basic: Why does free space in Disk C shrink all along?- EeeKB

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598438/en-US

Windows 7 Home Basic: A Windows 7 machine may encounter Bugcheck 0x000000D1 while reading data in a loop from a USB-Serial device

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2743712/en-US

Windows 7 Home Premium: Information about power management setting on a network adapter

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740020/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS12-054: Description of the security update for Windows Networking Components: August 14, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705219/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS12-054: Description of the security update for Windows Networking Components: August 14, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2712808/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS12-055: Vulnerabilities in Windows kernel-mode drivers could allow elevation of privilege: August 14, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2731847/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: MS12-054: Vulnerabilities in Windows networking components could allow remote code execution: August 14, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733594/en-US

Windows 7 Service Pack 1: [SDP 3][5b05367c-8206-4165-8240-bf4cd74a7f6f] WCF Tracing Enabler Package

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742848/en-US

Windows 7 Ultimate: You cannot change the DPI setting through a Remote Desktop session on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2726399/en-US

Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: KDC interoperability with MIT Kerberos implementations when using Read Only Domain Controllers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716037/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter: Number of DNS records fluctuates on a multihomed DNS server that is running Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725677/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: Troubleshooting advanced network performance features (RSS, NetDMA et al)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2643970/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: Wscript.exe process or the Cscript.exe process stops unexpectedly when WSH 5.7 exits on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706530/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: Number of incorrect PIN retry attempts is less than expected after you unblock a smart card on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2729670/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise: Ftp.exe command-line tool crashes when you use it to manipulate files in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733672/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: You receive error messages when you try to perform an LDAP bind on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2703811/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Kerberos Service Principal Name on Wrong Account

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706695/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Initial synchronization does not replicate updated files to read-only replicas in a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725170/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Lsm.exe service cannot start on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727118/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Alt Gr key does not work on a Red Hat Linux virtual machine after you install the Hyper-V role on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734056/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: RPC client application stops responding on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734410/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: STOP:c00002cb Security Accounts Manager initialization failed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642837/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: You experience a long startup time or a long logon time when domain controllers are unavailable on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain member computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673042/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Windows does not load a third-party WWAN adapter driver after you resume a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer from sleep mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688892/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Some power management features are disabled after you install the NDIS filter driver on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697537/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Live migration fails when you perform a live migration of a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705759/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: SSIS stops responding when a scheduled job starts in SQL Server 2008 R2 on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719306/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Incorrect conversion routines in Calculator in an international-language version of Windows 7 or in an international-language version of Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721259/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Embedded file in a Word document becomes corrupted after you copy the file to a computer by using the drag-and-drop feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2722727/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Wrong user name is displayed in the Folder In Use dialog box when you try to open an Excel worksheet in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723248/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: "550-The process cannot access the file" error message when you run the "literal size" FTP command in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723776/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Improvements are available for the Windows Security dialog box that is displayed when you open an encrypted email message in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724133/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: PIN dialog box appears unexpectedly when you open an encrypted email message after you remove and reinsert a Base CSP smart card in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724137/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: RemoteApp server starts a duplicate instance of a 32-bit RemoteApp application on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727101/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Computer stops responding after you connect to an SMB version 1 server in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727324/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Default gateway is set to 0.0.0.0 if you start a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer from an iSCSI boot device

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727330/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: You experience a long logon time when you try to log on to a Windows 7-based or a Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer that uses roaming profiles

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2728738/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Lsass.exe crashes and error code 255 is generated in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732595/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: An update that adds all lowercase Portuguese (Portugal) month names in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732846/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: Incorrect time is displayed in a device that uses ICMP to synchronize time information with a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733445/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: You cannot query the Server Work Queues performance counter by using WMI in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733563/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: TCP/IP protocol stops responding on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733994/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation: Remote Desktop Services terminate on startup

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2728032/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1: Exported COM+ Proxy fails to install on 32-bit clients

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741982/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard: Cannot establish an L2TP VPN connection between an Android device and a TMG server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2722729/en-US

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard: How to extend the size of the File Classification Infrastructure System Cache

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2744295/en-US

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: You cannot log off a terminal server session in a Windows Server 2008 terminal server environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716101/en-US

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: Remote management features do not work correctly after you apply a security policy by using SCW in Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737271/en-US

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: Server Manager stops responding on a clustered computer that is running Windows Server 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737273/en-US

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: Language bar is not displayed in Windows Server 2012 Server Core

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741370/en-US

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: You can only set the domain functional level to Windows Server 2012 when you create a new domain tree on a Windows Server 2012-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2747704/en-US

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter: A Windows Server 2012-based RD Connection Broker server does not process connection requests after the SQL Server database goes offline

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750808/en-US

Windows Server 2012 Standard: Message "Subsystem needed to support the image type is not present" error when installing or running applications on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974727/en-US