April 2011 Archives

Higher education: The latest bubble? | The Economist

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Easy way to search for Microsoft Security Updates that only apply to the application or OS and service pack you care about!

http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2011/04/19/finding-updates-for-image-engineering.aspx



 

Quick fix if you see access denied launching remote tools against a Win7 x64 machine.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2011/04/14/configmgr-2007-quick-fix-remote-tools-fail-with-access-denied.aspx

IT departments that are lax about updating Windows to plug holes may be relying on their other security software. Yet according to Help Net Security, Veracode's most recent State of Software Security report analyzed 4,835 applications and found that 72% of "security products and services applications failed to meet acceptable levels of security quality."

http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/are-it-departments-too-slow-patch-windowsi

Finally have the hotfix for advanced format disk in WSUS.  We'll look at the next patch cycle after the CM meeting tomorrow, where we'll be discussing patching behavior.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-other-patch-tuesday-brings-crucial-fixes-for-windows/3189?tag=nl.e589



 

New Security Update MS11-022

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This Office 2003 update my break powerpoint 2003 for those of you still have it in your environment.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/bgp/archive/2011/04/14/new-security-update-ms11-022.aspx



 

Interesting article from a VP in VMware comparing IT to phones.

http://blogs.forbes.com/ciocentral/2011/04/07/to-unlock-the-power-of-the-cloud-rethink-it-management/



 

If your users are running Windows 7 x64 and you'reusing remote tools, take a look at the following article.  You may have some permissions to grant.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2011/04/14/configmgr-2007-quick-fix-remote-tools-fail-with-access-denied.aspx

From the Dell Europe site, but very good information as we begin to purchase computers with advanced format hard drives in them.

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=408172

Update:  here's information on the Dell TechCenter page.  NOTE:  Dell starts shipping hard drives with AF in May.  Windows 7 SP1 supports it without a patch.  So does WinPE3.1, we'll have to update the PE in ConfigMgr.

http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Deploying+Dell+systems+with+Advanced+Format+Hard+Drives

Windows PowerShell Basics Quiz

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Take the quiz to see where you're at as a powershell scripter.  I scored 10 out 20... I need to spend more time in powershell.

http://quizapp.cloudapp.net/powershell.aspx

Notes from Jeff Hicks on the first round of the Scripting Games.  Good information for everyone starting with and those that have been working in PowerShell.

http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/2011/04/scripting-games-2011-notes-from-the-field/

Password Protect a Task Sequence

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See below for a script to passord protect your task sequences.  Note that we do not have MDT integrated, so the shutdown script will not work.

http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2336-password-protect-a-task-sequence/

Good discussion about multitasking and constant communication(aka interruption)

http://blogs.hbr.org/ideacast/2011/03/productivity-multitasking-and.html

17 patches.  For an overview see the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-apr.mspx

 



 

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d

reg2xml - Registry Export File Converter

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not sure if anyone creates a bunch of GPP for reg keys.  But the little executable at the following link will do it for you.  The trial version is free for personal and commerical use.  You must pay for the full version.

http://www.reg2xml.com/index.html

FYI.  Twitter is blowing up about about this, so I figured I'd post on what it does.

This install file brings the functionality that is in Windows Storage Server to all Windows Server 2008 R2 boxes.  The biggest win, you can know set shared storage for a Windows Server failover cluster.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2011/04/04/microsoft-iscsi-software-target-3-3-for-windows-server-2008-r2-available-for-public-download.aspx

There are some good links at the end, but the following one is really good about explaining it.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2007/12/18/configuring-the-microsoft-iscsi-software-target.aspx

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