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  1. Microsoft ISA 2006/TMG 2010 is Microsoft's firewall/proxy/vpn software. So unless you're using this server as your gateway to the internet, I would advise against it. ISA/TMG isn't all that easy to configure out of the box akin to a Linksys router or the like. I trust you have a Technet subscription? If you do, I'd run Hyper-V or VMWare ESXi on a test box and play around with the software some. At the very least, configure the default Windows Firewall on the system. Hope this helps.
  2. No prob there mate... Now time to try and catch up on some sleep.
  3. Well, the short answer is no. Unless you are planning on creating a Blu-Ray install disc. The combined .wim files for Vista (x86/x64), Windows 7 (x86/x64), Server 2008 (x86/x64) and Server 2008 R2 results in a 10gig file. you could probably get away with doing Windows Vista and 7 on one dual layer, and Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on another. I am attaching the bat files I used to create this Frankenstein install .wim. Just change the directory structure to suite your needs. _Compile_WinSuperDVD.txt _oscdimg_WinSuperDVD.txt
  4. Not yet. Been thinking of trying it out. Seems like its best to drop the .wim file into an extracted x86 dump of the OS of your choice and then complie. Will try it out and let you know how well it works.
  5. Well, looks like the max number of uses has been reached on both test at this time.
  6. Be quick or lose out on the opportunity to get some Microsoft street cred. Free beta exams that count towards MCITP certification. Beta exams require a promo code to negate the usual $125 charge. To register, see the following: To register in North America, please call: • Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926) Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact: • Prometric: http://www.register.prometric.com/ClientInformation.asp Exam titles follow: 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit towards the following certification(s). • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator, Windows 7 Availability : Public Registration begins: September 14, 2009 Beta exam period runs: September 21, 2009– October 16, 2009 Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: EDA7 71-685: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit towards the following certification(s). • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, WIndows 7 Availability: Public Registration begins: September 14, 2009 Beta exam period runs: September 14, 2009– October 16, 2009 Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: EDST7 These codes probably have a limited number of uses, so act now and register! Best of luck to you in passing!
  7. Actually, if you extract the Office 2007 SP2 .msp files into the "Updates" folder on the DVD, they should overwrite the preexisting SP1 files. If not, remove all files and copy only the new SP2 files into the folder, burn to DVD, and the SP2 bits will be applied at the end of the Office 2007 installation. Best of luck to you.
  8. You are still able to generate keys from the current Windows 7 Beta site, just no link for the iso downloads.
  9. Man, I shall be worshiping this thread like a guilded calf. We have a meeting next Monday to discuss implementing this in our IT shop. And if you all wouldn't mind my inquiring, would SCCM help us with the following items of interest? Some I hope you all may have an answer to, others I'll have to troll for myself. Thanks in advance! 1. Can we eliminate tools and annual cost for (include annual savings of each): a. Dameware b. Altris c. IPMonitor d. Ghost 2. Does it have wake on LAN and PC hibernate/powersave functionality that is proven to work at our logout screen a. What’s the potential power reduction savings assuming we could do this with 4000 of our 7500 PCs (Thin Client, Fat Client) b. Can these PCs affected and excluded be done using AD OUs? 3. Does it have ability to set PC back to fixed state at re-boot (in other words if someone downloads to a PC and then PC is re-booted does PC go back to original state without the software that was downloaded?) 4. Will our cost be less if we determine we can not use Virtualization Mgmt and/or Data Protection Mgr? 5. I can’t tell from pricing if Systems Center Server Suite is just these 2 components (VM and DPM) or more? Please define components of SCSS and opt-in/out for pricing 6. Does Systems Ctr have ability to inventory PCs – age, processor, RAM, etc. – so IT can inform Divisions about the # of PCs they should be replacing during the next Fiscal Year 7. Can Systems Center be used to send a broadcast message to all PCs connected to the network and this broadcast capability be limited to Domain Admins (for example I don’t want to have UPS have died warning messages like we used to have years ago) a. Is the broadcast limited to domain authenticated connected PCs b. Can the broadcast go to all computers with UAMS IP, excluding Wireless Guest Network (and including as well)? I’m specifically concerned about Macs and Linux PCs that do not log into the domain
  10. Ugh! Neanderthal Technology 4.0! Haven't touched that in years. Does Micro$oft still allow updates to it via Windows Updates?
  11. Lucky dog! I want a copy of Home Server to play with!!
  12. Has anyone noticed or expirenced a problem with doing updates post SP3 slipstreaming? I took and nLite’d our Windows XP SP2 VL cd straight to SP3. Upon hitting Microsoft Update to pull missing hotfixes/drivers, IE7 was not even on the list of recommended or critical hotfixes needed by the os installation. Any ideas?? And another thing, I guess only select MSDN/Technet subscribers have it on their downloads list. I have a Technet Plus subscription and another guy here has MSDN. Neither of ours showed SP3 listed in any capacity, but a phone call to another friend showed up on his. Just curious to know if others noticed this, or good ‘ol M$ just doesn’t have any love for me. L8r’z.
  13. So, how would one go about updating the ul files? Opening with notepad gives garbage. TIA. Nevermind.. helps to read the forums I guess.....
  14. By all means, HL2 is a critical hand-eye coordination application I use at work and at home!!
  15. Should be the same as slipstreaming XP x32 RAID drivers. I haven't personally done it, but do you want the RAID drivers to be present during the initial setup or once the GUI starts??