Building Windows 8 Blog
Building the next release of Microsoft Windows is an industry-wide effort that Microsoft approaches with a strong sense of responsibility and humility. Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and old, used by well over a billion people globally. We've been hard at work designing and building Windows 8 and you can read all about it here
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/ Windows ADK for Windows 8
Customize, assess, and deploy Windows 8 to new computers in your organization with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.
Free Ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012
Download the RTM edition of the free ebook from Microsoft Press - Introducing Windows Server 2012. This edition replaces the earlier preview edition, with screenshots and feature descriptions now being based on RTM instead of beta. A key feature of this book is the inclusion of sidebars written by members of the Windows Server team, Microsoft Support engineers, Microsoft Consulting Services staff, and others who work at Microsoft.
Upgrade Your Windows Server 2012 Evaluation to the Full Retail Version
Did you install the evaluation version of Windows Server 2012 from the TechNet Evaluation Center and would now like to move it to production? Thanks to a new feature in Windows Server 2012 you can now easily upgrade from the trial version to the full retail version.
Windows ADK for Windows 8
Download the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter provides a Microsoft-supported, freely available, stand-alone solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard drives (VHDs) - including conversion from VMware to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.
Deployment Considerations for Windows To Go
Because Windows To Go was designed as an enterprise solution, extra consideration was given to the deployment workflows that enterprises already have in place. Explore the boot experience, deployment methods, and tools that you can use with Windows To Go.
New Training Available for Windows 8
The first available instructor-led Microsoft Official Course on Windows 8, 20687A: Configuring Windows 8 is a five-day course providing hands-on experience with Windows 8, and guidance on installing, upgrading, administering, and troubleshooting. The course is intended for IT professionals who configure or support Windows 8 computers, devices, users and associated network and security resources, and also serves as preparation toward Microsoft certification exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.
Two New Windows Server 2012 Courses Now Available on MVA
Prepare for Windows Server 2012 with new technical courses from Microsoft Virtual Academy: Identity and Access, and Web and App Platform. MVA currently offers seven courses on Windows Server 2012 topics, with more coming throughout the month.
What's New in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
This two-part webcast provides a complete summary of why Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is the best virtualization platform for server consolidation, key workload support, and VDI, and is the ideal platform for infrastructure as a service, including private cloud, hybrid cloud, and public cloud.
Simplify Deployment of Windows Server 2012 with MDT 2012 Update 1
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 is now available and expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Community Technology Preview.
Assess Windows Server 2012 Readiness with MAP 7.0
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 is now available for download with detailed and actionable recommendations, indicating the machines that meet Windows Server 2012 system requirements and which may require hardware updates. A comprehensive inventory of servers, operating systems, workloads, devices, and server roles is included to help in planning efforts.
Configuring and Managing Server Core Installations
This collection of topics provides the information needed to install and deploy Server Core servers; install, manage, and uninstall server roles and features; and manage the server locally or remotely. It also includes a quick reference table of common tasks and the commands for accomplishing them locally on a Server Core server.
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.
Monthly Archived Webcasts:
Windows PowerShell 1.0 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Language Pack for Windows Server 2003 and for Windows XP
[SDP 3][21971232-de19-4205-b5c9-c18f828726b4] COM and COMPlus ETW Data Collector
Client computer does not receive a TCP SYN ACK response message from a server that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2
How to reclaim disk space on a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003-based computer
TCP SACK option is always set to "true" after you enable the TCP/IP Offloading feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Network connection is slow when you run a WFP-based application on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
DhcpRequestParams function does not retrieve configuration settings from a DHCP server in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Performance Monitor or a PDH function takes longer than expected to collect performance data on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Group policy report displays incorrect information on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
802.1X authentication fails after you connect a computer to a network in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Show Bluetooth Devices does not show any devices on Dutch Windows 7
Customized Power Management policy does not take effect on Windows 7
0x80070091 error when you perform a drag-and-drop operation to replace a folder in a WebDAV shared folder in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Incorrect start time of Group Policy scheduled tasks on a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
PEAP-EAPTLS or EAPTLS Single Sign On with Pre-Logon does not work
Introduction to the Connection Info feature in the RDC client in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Visual Studio performance tools in Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 are not supported in Windows 8
You cannot unlock a BitLocker-encrypted drive after you upgrade to Windows 8
You cannot convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk when the computer name contains double-byte characters
Unpredictable behavior if you migrate a roaming user profile from Windows 8 to Windows 7
Estimated time may not be accurate when burning large files to Blu-Ray/DVD discs on Windows 8
Change product key link is not available in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10
A Bluetooth mouse or keyboard fails to reconnect after being left idle
0xC004F015 error message when you try to install a Windows 8 KMS host key
The specified database is not a valid VAMT database error message when you try to create a database by using VAMT 3.0 on a Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012-based computer
Windows 8 clients may not be able to connect to wireless network
Memory leak occurs in the Svchost.exe process on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Large initial Non-Paged Pool Memory is reserved after operating system boot-up
Unsupported configuration warning when you run a Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2
You cannot run a Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 R2
Folder Redirection feature does not synchronize a file in a redirected folder on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
TTL values are different when you send two queries for the same SOA record in Windows Server 2008 R2
NRPT rule is not displayed or is displayed as corrupted in the GPMC after you deploy the rule on a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Computer crashes when you connect to a Citrix XenDesktop virtual machine in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Device has not been installed correctly or "Device unplugged" error message when you connect a USB hub to a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Non-topmost window appears above a topmost window when you click the Show Desktop button on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Parent DNS servers cannot resolve the names of records from a child domain after you configure DNSSEC for an Active Directory-integrated DNS zone in Windows Server 2008 R2
Cannot automatically connect to mobile broadband network after you unblock the PIN-based mobile broadband device on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
The given key was not present in the dictionary error when you try to run the Get-ADObjects cmdlet on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Applications that execute PowerShell scripts crash randomly in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
You cannot query an Index Server catalog by using the IXSSO component on a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer after you install hotfix 2698365
Spoolsv.exe process crashes when you select the "Print to File" option on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
530 User cannot login error message when you try to connect to an FTP site in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer crashes when you run a guest operating system that has multiple virtual CPUs
Server Manager refresh fails with error 'Incorrect function'' in Windows Server 2012
Running a Remote Desktop session within another Remote Desktop session is not supported
Event ID 4008 is not logged in the DFSR log in Windows Server 2012 when membership of a replicated folder is disabled
Windows PowerShell Web Access webpage that is hosted in Windows Server 2012 is not displayed in the preferred language of your browser
Running a Remote Desktop Connection session within another Remote Desktop Connection session is supported with Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 for specific scenarios
How to deploy a client computer in a Windows Server 2012 Essentials network without joining the domain
Windows Server 2012 Essentials Log Collector does not collect log files when the operating system is not installed on drive C
Introducing the new logging mechanism for the VDS in Windows Server 2012
Access violation when you stop the NetMan service on a computer that is running Windows Vista SP2 or Windows Server 2008 SP2
Event ID 46 logged when you start a computer
How to create the Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Template files in Windows Vista