Windows Vista RC2

October 6, 2006 // 0 Comments

The final public test version of Windows Vista has been released.  Release Candidate 2 is available for X86 and X64 clients on the Microsoft Connect site.  Vista is expected to RTM on schedule next month.  It will be available for general consumption in January. From talking to clients, reading [...]

Backing Up My Lab Network

October 5, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’ve just completed the backup setup for my lab network.  My lab network used to consist of a bunch of PC’s of various ages and processors.  I’d gone the traditional route of one physical machine per role.  So I had a domain controller, mail server, web server and a PC, 3 of [...]

October 2006: Mark Minasi Newsletter

October 5, 2006 // 0 Comments

Mark Minasi has just published his free newletter for October 2006.  In this months issue he talks about:   Window Vista WIC (Windows Integrity Controls). Kerberos Token Bloat: how your Token can fill up with SIDs and break Kerberos authentication. DNS testing with DCDIAG. This consise and easy [...]

The Next 3 Months

October 4, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’m booked until the new year with a contract for a major financial in Dublin city centre.  I’ll likely be working with at least one of the new feature packs in SMS 2003 R2 so I hope to document some of the lessons learned from that. I’ll be available for more work in January [...]

VMware ESX 64bit Support

October 4, 2006 // 0 Comments

VMware announced on their 64bit blog that VMware ESX 3.0.1 will offer full support for a range of 64 bit gues operating systems.  64 bit computing is set to gain wider acceptance and in some cases become a requirement.  The following operating systems will have 64 bit support: Microsoft Windows [...]

Windows Vista Volume Licensing

October 3, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has recently claimed that businesses will adopt Windows Vista like nothing else before it.  Well, Houston, there may be a problem. Anyone who sets out a clear mass deployment plan for XP desktops will be familiar with the difficulties of deploying and troubleshooting PC’s.  The [...]

End Of Support: Windows XP Service Pack 1

October 3, 2006 // 0 Comments

Windows XP with Serivce Pack 1 is no longer publicly supported by Microsoft as of October 10th, 2006.  Microsoft will not issue bug fixes nor security updates for this level of the operating system.  To continue support, you should deploy Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.  You can find more details [...]

Virtual PC 2007 Beta

September 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

A blank page has appeared on Connect that informs us a Beta for Virtual PC 2007 is on the way.  It will be publicly available on the 11th of October.  No other details are available. Virtual PC 2004 is now a free product and one that any self respecting sys admin should aim to use.  [...]

Technet Magazine: October 2006

September 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

The October edition of TechNet Magazine is out.  You can read the free web edition online.  This months theme is "Connect".  In it you’ll find articles on: Mirosoft Office Groove and Sharepoint. Small Business Server. Automated Deployment Services. Using Windows [...]

Forefront Security For Sharepoint Beta

September 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has just launched the beta for Forefron Security for Sharepoint.  It’s Microsoft’s antivirus solution for this key Office System product.  Microsoft aims to launch it at the same time as Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 and Sharepoint Services 3.0.  This could be [...]
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