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January, 2008


January 30, 2008  4:35 AM

Vista ADMX Administrative Templates & Central Store



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

Windows Vista introduced a new format to display policy settings (Administrative Templates). In Windows Vista, these registry-based policy settings are defined by standards-based XML files that have an . admx file name extension. The ....

January 30, 2008  4:28 AM

List installed software from the command line



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

If you want to list the software known to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) from the command line, use WMI command line (WMIC) interface. We can list all products installed locally by running the following command: wmic...


January 27, 2008  11:46 PM

Remotely manage another Hyper-V System



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Virtualization

If you want to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System, here are the steps: 1. Launch Server Manage from the Start Menu 2. Click...


January 27, 2008  11:43 PM

Hyper-V WMI API’s



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Virtualization

Hyper-V WMI APIs. Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor and configure virtual resources. The Hyper-V WMI APIs are publicly available here:


January 27, 2008  11:25 PM

Microsoft releases Windows Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 (We can call it Release Candidate 3)



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft released Windows Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 (We can call it Release Candidate 3). It will just be released to the 15,000 official beta testers.


January 16, 2008  8:10 PM

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) deployment – New white paper



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Windows Computing

Microsoft just released a new version of their IE7 deployment paper. The document has 156 pages. IE7 deployment can get tricky. Try to read this...


January 16, 2008  7:56 PM

Server Core Roles and Features of Windows Server 2008



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

For installing Server Roles & Features on Server Core we can use an OCSetup.exe (OptionalComponentsSetup).  To identify all installable and/or installed roles and features we are using other tool, OClist.exe....


January 16, 2008  6:31 PM

Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Update 2.8 – Must Have :)



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Exchange

Microsoft has released new Exchange Best Practices Analyzer. This download contains the latest XML and ExBPA.chm files....


January 12, 2008  11:27 PM

Setting Alternate Credentials to use for Accessing a System



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows

When you connect to a new system you might be prompted for authentication or the access will fail. You can simply configure alternate sets of credentials to be used for various systems using the CMDKEY utility, as this example shows:


January 9, 2008  7:50 PM

Virtual PC needs to be run as Administrator ?



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization

Virtual PC is able to run when you are using a non-administrative user account and most part will work. However - a couple of things that will not work correctly unless Virtual PC is run under an Administrative account:

  • Using ping (or other ICMP...


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