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 £274.95 but I just paid £192.46 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 …

Windows Server 2008

Installing Active Directory Domain Services Server Core

Today I am going to show you how to install a Active Directory Server Core. Server Core is a really cool technology built into Windows Server 2008. It is basically the absolute minimum that is required to add an operating system. This provides multiple benefits with the main 2 being a greatly decreased attack surface …

Windows Server 2008

Installing Active Directory Domain Services for Windows Server 2008

Hello, for this post we are going to go install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008. First step is to run DCPROMO from the command line which will launch the Active Directory Domain Services installation screen.   Next you are prompted by a screen which warns you that Windows NT4 clients may not …

Windows Server 2008

Visio stencils for Exchange 2007

If you are creating documentation for Exchange 2007 then you may find the following link useful.  Its the Exchange 2007 stencil pack for Visio 2003 upwards. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=45F7EA49-CEB2-4B04-8D46-2B0AE5E10694&displaylang=en It contains icons for Exchange 2007 server roles, networking, telephony and Unified Messaging objects, Active Directory and directory service objects, client computers and devices, and other Exchange organization …