Archive for September, 2009
If you want to migrate settings and data when migration from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7, you need to use the User State Migration Toolkit 4.0 (USMT). USMT is a free download that is part of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK or WAIK) for Windows 7. Windows AIK for Windows 7 is included in Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 RC, so if you’ve installed Service Pack 2, you don’t need to download and install Windows AIK.
The Windows AIK for Windows 7 can be downloaded here: More >
Microsoft has just released information about System Center Configuration Manager R3. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 will release as a beta at the end of October 2009, with a targeted release of late Q1 calendar 2010.
You can read more about it right here: http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/09/08/announcing-system-center-configuration-manager-2007-r3.aspx
This scenario is NOT supported, but I did it anyway, and so far everything seems to be running just fine. This upgrade was done in test environment and I don’t recommend doing this in production, unless you’re a TAP customer.Uninstalling Windows Automated Installation Kit
Before running setup, you need to uninstall the previous RC version of Windows AIK.
Click Start, and type Programs and Features, and press Enter.
Select Windows Automated Installation Kit, and click Uninstall.
Click Yes to restart the server.
Log in as Administrator.Installing System Center More >
Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 release candidate is now available for download for all customers on connect. Service Pack 2 delivers new platform support for both Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2.
For many of my customers, support for Windows 7 OS Deployment will be the primary reason to upgrade, and I think we’ll see the fastest adoption of a Service Pack in production environments ever… Everyone want to start deploying Windows 7 but they really need a supported deployment platform.
Another great feature in Service Pack 2 is the Branch More >