Archive for July, 2008
In the Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 – Part 1, we learned how to prepare Active Directory and how to configure Windows Server 2008 for hosting the Site Server role. In this part we’ll learn how to install and configure the Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and finally System Center Configuration Manager 2007.Installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2005
In this test lab, the Domain Controller, the database and the Site Server will be installed on the same virtual machine. I wouldn’t recommend this in production, but for a More >
Introduction When people that are new to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, start playing around with the product in a test lab, they often want to start with a simple OS deployment setup. But if you are new to the product and wants to deploy Windows XP, getting started could be a bit challenging. This article (not sure how many parts it will contain yetJ), will be a guide through the basic steps, that needs to be configured in order to successful deploy Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 and Windows Vista Enterprise with Service Pack 1.
This article is More >
Multiple Group Policy Preferences have been added to the Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Console (which are also available through the Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1). Group Policy Preferences enable information technology professionals to configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings they previously were not able to manage using Group Policy.
A few days ago Microsoft released a new version of the Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions.
Microsoft Windows XP (x86): More >
I’ve just got an email from Microsoft, saying that I’ve received the Microsoft MVP Award on System Center Configuration Manager. I’m truly honored…
Thanks to my lovely wife and to my son, for being so patient when I spend (too much) time working for the Danish IT community.
Living in a non-english speaking country like Denmark, I often have to deal with deploying English versions of Windows XP and/or Windows Vista, with other Regional Settings, Keyboard Settings, Time Zones etc.
In the past I’ve created a VBScript to modify the sysprep.inf or the unattend.xml, after laying down the image on the client. The values were configured with Collection Variables or Computer Variables. The script collected the value during deployment, and replaced the value in the sysprep.inf or unattend.xml file before restarting into mini setup.
This year at TechEd in Orlando, I More >