Today I passed the "TS: Upgrading your MCSA from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008" test (exam number 70-648).The test is 55 questions (28 + 27) with a passing score on 700 out of 1000. My score was 1000 :-D. This upgrade test gives me the following Windows Server 2008 exams: 70-640 TS: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 70-642 TS: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure. Next: My focus is now at 70-649, and the test is scheduled to january 4th 2008.

International Client Packs (ICPs) contain international-language clients to use with System Center Configuration Manager (SC Config Mgr) 2007. ICP downloads contain only the Config Mgr client files, not the English-language SC Config Mgr 2007, which is required. ICP1 contains the following languages: English French German Japanese Spanish ICP2 contains all languages from ICP1 plus the following: Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish Greek Hungarian Italian Korean Norwegian Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Russian Swedish Turkish Download

Boot images have an option to enable a command shell while running in Windows PE. This is turned off by default for security reasons (since it would allow an end user to open a command shell during the re-imaging process) but can be enabled on the “Windows PE” property page. Open the boot image’s properties dialog On the Windows PE tab check the “Enable command support (testing only)” option Update the boot image on the distribution points Rebuild any media that uses the boot image (e.g. capture media, boot media, or stand-alone media) When a task sequence is running in…

The testing of Hyper-V is a true pleasure. I’m using my Lenovo ThinkPad T60 as the host for my first test, and so far every thing seams to be working just fine. But if you wanna start testing Hyper-V, I can strongly recomend that you spend 2 minutes to read Mike Kolitz’s blog an his FAQ about Hyper-V.   Yes, I know the holidays are comming, but Hyper-V is so exciting I just can’t leave the product alone 🙂  

Go and get it while it’s hot: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8F22F69E-D1AF-49F0-8236-2B742B354919&displaylang=en This is Windows Server 2008 RC1 with the Hyper-V Beta components.  Lots of changes since the preview, huge improvements in performance, stability and compatibility as well as: Support for installing Hyper-V on Windows Server core. Support for clustering of Hyper-V. Support for VSS backup of Hyper-V. Integration Services are now part of Windows Server 2008 (which means that if you use the CD image of this beta to install Windows Server 2008 inside a virtual machine – Integration Services will automatically be there with no need for you to perform extra steps).…

The festive season is around the corner and soon you will be getting ready for 2008.  Be sure to secure the dates for next year’s TechEd EMEA events in your new diaries:   TechEd Developers: 03-07 November 2008 TechEd IT Forum:    10-14 November 2008 TechEd- ITForum Tags: TechEd- ITForum ,TechEd- ITForum

The 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 delivers important customer-requested stability and performance improvements, while incorporating further enhancements to user security. This service pack also includes all of the updates released for the 2007 Office suite prior to December of 2007. You can get a more complete description of SP1, including a list of issues that were fixed, in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 936982: Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1. Service Pack 1 will install even if a publicly available update has already been installed on your computer. SP1 also includes stability improvements developed…

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) site servers installed prior to December 1, 2007 will fail to process advertisement status summary data, also referred to as offer status summary data. Status (.SVF) files will being to accumulate under the inboxesoffersum.box folder on the site server. By default in a new installation this path will be Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration ManagerinboxesOfferSum.Box. For Site Servers upgraded from SMS 2003, the path will likely be SMSInboxesoffersum.box. Site servers installed after December 1 may not process any status messages, as the offersum.box folder does not get created, which blocks the status message system. This occurs…

Attached is a set of Visio stencils that Cameron Fuller put together based upon both the original SMS 2003 stencils and using the new OpsMgr look and feel. The following exist within the stencils: Primary Site Server Secondary Site Server SQL Server Configuration Manager Database Management Point Software Update Point Device Management Point Server Locator Point State Migration Point Software Update Point Reporting Point Protected Distribution Point Branch Distribution Point Distribution Point System Health Validation Point Proxy Management Point PXE Service Point An example of these stencils in use is shown here: The Config Manager stencil is available for download…

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