Archive for April, 2009
Today MMS begins… "State of the Union" is THE session, and MMS doesn’t start until this session…
My schedule for Tuesday was the following:
- 08:30 – 10:00 Opening Keynote
- 10:15 – 11.30 System Center Configuration Manager: "State of the Union"
- 11:45 – 13:00 How Microsoft IT Uses OSD for Deploying Windows 7
- 14:15 – 15:30 Easing the pain: Techniques for managing drivers with SCCM and MDT
- 16:00 – 17:15 Configuration Manager Hardware Inventory Customization
- 17:30 – 19:00 Configuration Manager MVP Reception
- 19:00 – 21:00 The myITforum.com Party
Opening Keynote The opening keynote was More >
This year, the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) has a 10th year anniversary, and like last year this great event is located at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. The first day at a conference is always very special. You can fell the excitement in the air from the attendees, Microsoft employees and the guest speakers that’s just can’t wait to get started.
My schedule for the first day was the following:
- 10:30 – 11.45 Introduction to Windows PowerShell for Absolute Beginners
- 12:00 – 13:15 Windows 7 Deployment: Introduction to Microsoft Deployment Tools
- 13:30 – 14:45 SQL Performance Tips for More >
Saturday I’m leaving for the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas. This is one of the biggest Management events in world for for IT Pro’s. This year my main focus will be on Configuration Manager 2007, Microsoft Deployment (MDT 2010) and Windows 7 Deployment. Hopefully I’ll also get time to see some of the great sessions about Microsoft Hyper-V 2.0 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.
One of the great things about MMS is opportunity to meet with colleagues, customers, partners, fellow MVP’s and friends. If you want to have a chat, coffee or a beer during the event just More >
TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and OSD. (Level 300)0
Event Overview Microsoft is the first enterprise organization to use Windows 7 on a large scale, and that includes deployments using the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature. OSD provides administrators with a tool to create images that can be deployed to managed and unmanaged computers. The OSD user interface, and features such as driver management and the User State Migration Tool (USMT), have been significantly enhanced. Join subject matter experts from Microsoft IT as they share best practices. These include complex scenarios such as More >
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 comes with allot of new great features. One of them is BranchCache that is designed to reduce WAN link utilization and improve application responsiveness for branch office workers who access content from servers in remote locations. Branch office client computers use a locally maintained cache of data to reduce traffic over a WAN link. The cache can be distributed across client computers or can be housed on a server in the branch.
Download the BranchCache Early Adopter’s Guide here, and be ready to adopt this cool new technology, when the product ships. More >
A lot of questions that often pops up in various newsgroups and on the Microsoft TechNet forums are related to importing drivers in the Windows PE boot image. This article will walk you through this process step-by-step.
This guide assumes that the following steps have been completed:
- The PXE Service Point are installed and configured.
- Command line support have been enabled for both the x86 and x64 boot image.
- The boot image is distributed to the PXE Service Point and a Distribution Point.
- A Task Sequence has been created and is advertised to the client.