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November 7, 2008  8:55 PM

MS Exam 70-620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

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In digging up the info on this, the first in my series of four MCTS and MCITP Vista-related exams that I'll be covering over the next week or so, I discovered that Microsoft has finally changed the format for its exam pages. I've been tuning into these documents since the late 1990s and it's nice...

October 30, 2008  3:16 PM

More out-of-cycle Vista patches on Windows Update!

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On Tuesday, October 28, as I was knocking off for the day, after 11 PM, I noticed that the autoupdate function in Windows Update had posted two more items to my primary production Vista PC. Both look interesting, but so far I've had some trouble trying to ferret out more details about one of these...


October 24, 2008  10:29 PM

Out-of-schedule Security Patch Posts to Windows Update

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Normally, Microsoft reserves its security patches, fixes, updates, and other software tweaks and maneuvers for the second Tuesday in each month, aka "Patch Tuesday." Yesterday afternoon I was somewhat surprised to see various sources trumpeting the release of an out-of-schedule security patch...


October 8, 2008  6:46 PM

Managing Application Compatibility for Windows Vista

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In a perfect world, IT professionals wouldn't have to worry about application compatibility issues: everybody would already have embraced the latest versions of Visual Studio (2008) and the .NET Framework (3.5), and all code would run on Vista seamlessly and unhindered. Yeah, right! In the real...


October 6, 2008  3:23 PM

Dealing with Failed Windows Updates

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Even in enterprise situations where IT professionals will disable Windows Update on desktop and server machines, in favor of staging updates to test machines in the background, and using their own deployment tools and techniques to roll them out, there will be occasional problems in downloading or...


October 1, 2008  9:53 PM

Mighty Mark’s Vista Troubleshooting Tour

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For today's blog, I take great delight in referencing a true Windows luminary's similar efforts at Microsoft. I'm talking about Mark Russinovich, who continues his efforts with Sysinternals tools and utilities, and anything...


September 29, 2008  7:32 PM

Welcome to Vista Enterprise Desktop

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Dear Interested Reader This the first post to a three-times-a-week blog that will tackle Windows Vista desktop issues for the enterprise environment. My primary areas of focus will include topics of interest to IT professionals work with Windows Vista on large networks. Thus, it will address...


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