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February 16, 2011  9:11 PM

SBS 2011 and Windows 7 Pro Connect Errors



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Connect, SBS 2011, Windows 7

Working on installing a new SBS 2011 server into a workgroup setting and when we went to install a couple of Windows 7 Pro machines the http://connect would not work it would error out on the contacting the domain part. DNS lookups and everything would resolve...

December 13, 2010  8:41 PM

Windows 7 Mapped Drives not showing in program install



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Mapped Drive Install, Windows 7

Was moving a client to a new Windows 7 machine and one of the programs that needed to be installed need to see the mapped drive for the location data. Well in Windows 7 that behavior...


July 27, 2010  9:17 AM

Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 on Same Laptop



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP Laptop, Installing Windows 2008 R2 on laptop, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Ok work got me a new laptop and I had a plan where I could use this as a vehicle to use in those instances when you need a server to do a temp swing or some kind of server to make your migration work. I am getting lazy and did not want to have to carry those temp servers around and got the laptop...


August 8, 2009  7:52 PM

Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM Upgrade.



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Upgrade, Windows 7, Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM Upgrade, Windows 7 RC Upgrade

Ok the title is misleading because the offical line is that you can not upgrade from Windows 7 RC to the RTM which is true kind of. I know if you call in with problems you would probably have a hard time getting support if you did that. But for those of you really wanting to try this if you do pop...


June 30, 2009  9:39 PM

Windows 7



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Windows 7

Well I have been running Windows 7 now for about a month and have not had one bit of problem with the OS. My laptop is more responsive even when I have many apps or RDP Sessions open it just keeps going. How has your experience been? I am liking what I am seeing with this and for any of you that...


May 26, 2009  11:39 AM

Windows 7 and Virtual PC and XP Mode Beta Part 2



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Virtual PC, Windows 7, XP Mode Beta

Well I didn't find a program that don't run on Vista or Win7 but I did install Connectwise within the XP Mode Beta and then launched the shortcut off my Start Menu and had the application run on my Win7 laptop seamlessly with no problems. I like the idea of how this works and the possibilities it...


May 25, 2009  9:58 PM

Windows 7 and Virtual PC and XP Mode Beta



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Virtual PC, Windows 7, XP Mode Beta

Have you downloaded the Virtual PC and XP Mode Beta yet? Well now that the big weekend is winding down and my family got done with everything they thought I needed to do because I had been gone all week. I have time to play with this and I like what I see so far. Basically the premises is that if...


May 9, 2009  1:45 PM

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Published Apps and Virtual Desktops P4



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP Blades, HyperV, Micosoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Published Apps, Published Virtual Desktops, Remote Desktop Services, TS Gateway, Virtual Desktop Pool, Windows 7

Takes note to self don't be so self involved in projects and take time to write posts as you go here. That way not so much to spew in one sitting. Yea right as if that will happen. Mean while back at the ranch Ok had everything configure like I thought it should be now and still not seeing my...


May 9, 2009  1:27 PM

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Published Apps and Virtual Desktops P3



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP Blades, HyperV, Micosoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Published Apps, Published Virtual Desktops, Remote Desktop Services, TS Gateway, Virtual Desktop Pool, Windows 7

Well momentary pause for head banging here as what did I do now to break the stuff. Time to read and I went searching and finally found a document called Deploying RemoteApp and Desktop connection Step by Step guide from MS. 


May 9, 2009  12:54 PM

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Published Apps and Virtual Desktops P2



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP Blades, HyperV, Micosoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Published Apps, Published Virtual Desktops, Remote Desktop Services, TS Gateway, Virtual Desktop Pool, Windows 7

OK got my server up and running and went through the normal drill and got the settings configured on the server for networking and name and domain joined and all of that fun stuff to numerous to mention but I am sure you all know the drill. But I thought ok what am I going to do for sure here you...


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