Month: May 2008

Virtualization, Windows Server 2008

MSDN and Technet are running on 2008 Hyper-V technology!!

Interesting article on virtualization.info regarding MSDN and Technet being hosted on Hyper-V virtual servers. The SQL backend however is still being hosted on physical servers. Technet received about 1 million hits per day, and MSDN about 3 million so obviously MS think that Hyper-V can handle the load ­čÖé   More info can be found …

Windows Server 2008

Operations Manager Management Packs updated

WSS 2.0 (2003) Management Pack. Release date: /27/2008. http://tinyurl.com/6ftfmy Terminal Services 2000/2003 MP for OpsMgr 2007. Release date: 5/27/2008. http://tinyurl.com/33ltyj SharePoint Portal Server 2003 MP for OpsMgr 2007. Release date: 5/27/2008. http://tinyurl.com/6cjysm Windows 2000/2003 IIS Management Pack for OpsMgr 2007. Release date: 5/27/2008. http://tinyurl.com/6rno62 Microsoft Information Worker Management Pack. Release date: 5/27/2008. http://tinyurl.com/67jum4 Window Client …

Windows Server 2008

Where can I find all the latest Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 management packs?

You can download all the latest management packs from here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/scp/opsmgr07.aspx Find the software you need to extend the management capabilities of System Center Operations Manager 2007 to the management of the applications, systems and IT services that exist across your management infrastructure, and to share alerts across your various management solutions and System Center …

Windows Server 2008

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1

System Center Configuration Manager SP1 has been released to download. You can grab it from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5AAE62E8-4B7F-4AF7-BE01-AEFAA4BF059A&displaylang=en Overview Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 now offers full support for management with Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, integrates customer feedback, feature Integration with Intel vPro Technology and enhances Asset Intelligent features. Full Windows Vista SP1 and Windows …

Windows Server 2008

Data Protection 2007 hotfix rollup 3 released

Issues Resolved –  Recovery of SSL Sites does not work –  Consistency Check on compressed volume results in full Initial Replication –  Deleting old Recovery Points is not freeing space on Recovery Point Volume –  Consistency check does not complete in reasonable time –  User intent for Max Duration of Consistency Check job is not …

Security, Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 released

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer has been released. New features include: Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 compatibility New revised user interface 64-bit support Improved Windows Embedded support Compatibility with Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services 2.0 and 3.0, the SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Update (ITMU), and SCCM 2007.   Download here: Microsoft Baseline Security …

Virtual Server 2005, Virtualization

Virtual Server Update

Microsoft have released an update for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. The update has additional Guest operating systems   Additonal Guest Operating System support: Windows Vista┬« Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista┬« Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista┬« Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Server┬« 2008 CoreWindows …

Windows Server 2008

30% off Technet plus subscription

If you enter the discount code of UKITPRO1 you can get a 30% discount code off Technet plus subscription. Normal price is ┬ú274.95 but I just paid ┬ú192.46 with the discount code. Definetly worth a look! Benefits are: Get Full-Version Evaluation Software Without Time Limits Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft SQL Server …