Windows Enterprise Desktop:

January, 2009


January 30, 2009  5:19 PM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Ups Vista Support

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Hey! It seems that not all the latest Vista new and information is completely negative. According a recent Red Hat Newsblog entry RHEL 5.1 Offers Customers New Features and...

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January 28, 2009  7:04 PM

Delays for Vista SP2 Loom Large

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TechARP, our regular source for Microsoft release rumors, has updated its estimated dates for Windows Vista SP2 release dates. As of last week, dates have slipped by at least one month. That means that the SP2 release...


January 28, 2009  6:39 PM

Other Uses for a Bootable WinPE UFD

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I've just finished writing a story for Tom's Guide on using a bo0table WinPE UFD, and doing the research  for that story led me to a few interesting discoveries. First and foremost, no self-respecting Vista administrator should be without a bootable WinRE UFD--but perhaps, WinRE is more...


January 21, 2009  6:11 PM

Playing with the Vista SP2 Beta

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Over the past week or two, I've been messing around with the Windows Vista SP2 beta. For a release with beta status, it's amazingly stable, and some of the new functionality is welcome (burning Blu-ray media works as advertised, and indeed wireless connectivity is a bit easier and more...


January 19, 2009  8:19 PM

MS eLearning Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Vista Startup Process

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Starting Up Windows Vista covers hardware startup, BIOS, POST, then bootstrap load via MBR, and takes you all the way through the boot-up process until the initial log-in prompt appears, after which the login process, services start-up, and the overal startup process completes. I learned a fair...


January 19, 2009  4:48 PM

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Like clockwork, Microsoft proffers up a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tools on each and every Patch Tuesday. In January, 2009, that item is described in Knowledge Base article KB890830. This tool is not intended to...


January 16, 2009  6:27 PM

Patch Tuesday Brings SMB Relief

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Microsoft kicked off 2009 with a very interesting critical security update on the first "Patch Tuesday" of this year: MS09-001 Vulnerabilities in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution addresses issues with the Server...


January 14, 2009  6:17 PM

Using the WinPE Boot UFD, Part 1

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This weekend, I was fooling around with my Windows Home Server machine (a very nice HP EX475 MediaSmart Server) and found myself forced to repeatedly reinstall the Windows Home Connector software on one of my client machines. As I would learn from HP Tech Support, I was as much a victim of my own...


January 12, 2009  10:12 PM

The MS eLearning Adventure Begins

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Today, I signed up and paid for 3 Microsoft eLearning courses

  • Course 3392: Working with Windows Vista
  • Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Windows Vista Startup Process
  • Course 5353: Fundamentals of Windows Vista File Systems
I paid about$14 for the first...


January 9, 2009  11:37 PM

Lucky 7, or 7 Deadly Sins

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Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are the seven deadly sins. How many of these will Windows 7 cause, or is it likely to be more of a "Lucky 7" phenomenon. It's still way too early to tell, but gosh the news and rumors about Windows 7 are flying thick and fast this week. Here...


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