Archive for February, 2008
Here we are – Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions are now available for download. This is a cool thing bringing lot’s of Group Policy Power to admins around the world!
The GPP CSEs are included in Windows Server 2008 RTM, but can now be downloaded for: Windows XP SP2+ (32/64 bit) Windows Server 2003 SP1+ (32/64 bit) Windows Vista RTM+ (32/64 bit)
These are the links:GPP CSEs for Windows Vista (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows Server 2003 (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB943729)GPP CSEs for Windows XPMore >
Event ID: 1032369053
Language(s): English.Product(s): System Center.Audience(s): IT Professionals.Duration: 90 MinutesStart Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Event OverviewMicrosoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 shipped recently, but we are not done yet! This year, we will also release a service pack and an R2. In this session, we cover the changes we are making in the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) timeframe, in addition to the following System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 release. We briefly introduceMore >
- Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 introduces a new feature for out of band management.
- Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 provides significant enhancements to the Asset Intelligence feature introduced in Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 and included in Configuration Manager 2007.
- The length of the evaluation period has changed in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 to be more consistent with other Microsoft products. In Configuration Manager 2007, the evaluation period is 120 days. In Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, the More >
With Windows Server 2008, the installation process for servers has substantially changed for the first time since Windows NT 4.0. Since the underlying technologies for deploying Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista are now the same, wouldn’t it be great if you could use the same tools and leverage the same knowledge to deploy both? System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment now provide that integrated toolset. In this paper, learn how to use System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment to automate the deployment of Windows Server 2008 – through native More >
The new switch to connect to the server’s active console session is: mstsc.exe /admin The old /console doesn’t work anymore!
Microsoft has released a number of whitepapers on Windows Server 2008 clustering:
- Microsoft High Availability Strategy White Paper
- Overview of Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008
- Quick Migration with Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Architecture Overview
- WS2008 Failover Clustering Datasheet
- WS2008 Multi Site Clustering