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  1. New support for wifi

    ince the dawn of time, Windows PE (WinPE) has not had any support for the 802.1x authentication protocol. This meant that any network deployment of Windows via a network secured with 802.1x was a non-starter, causing headaches for a few on my customers; I actually had one customer that ran new network cables to a majority of the desks in order to be able to deploy Windows XP over the network. However, thanks in part to a colleague of mine who worked on this, Microsoft has released hotfixes that now add 802.1x support to both WinPE 2.1 and WinPE 3.0. You can get the hotfixes and further information at the below links: WinPE 2.1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975483 WinPE 3.0: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972831
  2. http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool
  3. http://www.anthologymarketing.com/microsoft/deployment/virtualization_cert/virtcert_landingpage_r02.html hurry limited to first 1000 people Pass any Virtualization exam between March 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011 and you will receive a complimentary TechNet Subscription. First 1,000 subscribers only! Registration is required.
  4. i just got 4 virtualization vouchers, dont remember signing up. If you cant access the site try this one http://www.prometric.com/Microsoft/virtualization N/A, Here is your Microsoft Virtualization voucher number: XXXXXXXX TO SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM: Visit http://www.prometric.com/microsoft, click the "START" button to schedule your exam – and when prompted enter in your voucher number (listed above). The price that will display on the screen is the price of your exam. If you are one of the first 1,000 to register and you pass your virtualization certification exam by June 30, 2011, you will receive your complimentary TechNet Subscription information on or before July 15, 2011 via email. The message will be sent to the email address you provided when registering, and you will need to activate your subscription before accessing the benefits. Good luck! Prometric
  5. microsoft vs apple

    Let the flame war begin! http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2010/06/25/microsoft-by-the-numbers.aspx Microsoft by the numbers Microsoft Blog Admin 25 Jun 2010 12:30 PM Comments 0 [uPDATE: We made an error in the reported figure for Apple’s Net Income in our original post – the cited source had the correct number but we somehow got a wrong number into the body of my post. This post has been updated with the correct figure.] You probably saw the news this week that we’ve sold 150 million Windows 7 licenses in 8 months. That's more than 600,000 per day. And, perhaps fittingly for a product called Windows 7, it adds up to 7 copies every second of every day since launch. As a communications guy, I’m generally most comfortable with words. But since Microsoft is a pretty numbers-driven company, the Windows 7 milestone got me thinking about some *other* numbers, too. Of course, numbers are only one dimension of a story. And we live in a hyper-competitive industry, with loads of challenges to go along with loads of opportunity. All the same, with Windows 7, Office 2010, Bing, Xbox 360, Kinect, Windows Phone 7, our cloud platform, and many other products, services and happy customers, 2010 is shaping up as a huge year for us. So, without further ado, a few of my favorite numbers: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 150,000,000 Number of Windows 7 licenses sold, making Windows 7 by far the fastest growing operating system in history.[source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 7.1 million Projected iPad sales for 2010. [source] 58 million Projected netbook sales in 2010. [source] 355 million Projected PC sales in 2010. [source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 <10 Percentage of US netbooks running Windows in 2008. [source] 96 Percentage of US netbooks running Windows in 2009. [source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 0 Number of paying customers running on Windows Azure in November 2009. 10,000 Number of paying customers running on Windows Azure in June 2010. [source] 700,000 Number of students, teachers and staff using Microsoft’s cloud productivity tools in Kentucky public schools, the largest cloud deployment in the US.[source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 16 million Total subscribers to largest 25 US daily newspapers. [source] 14 Million Total number of Netflix subscribers. [source] 23 million Total number of Xbox Live subscribers. [source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 9,000,000 Number of customer downloads of the Office 2010 beta prior to launch, the largest Microsoft beta program in history. [source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 21.4 million Number of new Bing search users in one year. [Comscore report – requires subscription] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 24% Linux Server market share in 2005. [source] 33% Predicted Linux Server market share for 2007 (made in 2005). [source] 21.2% Actual Linux Server market share, Q4 2009. [source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 8.8 million Global iPhone sales in Q1 2010. [source] 21.5 million Nokia smartphone sales in Q1 2010. [source] 55 million Total smartphone sales globally in Q1 2010. [source] 439 million Projected global smartphone sales in 2014. [source] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 9 Number of years it took Salesforce.com to reach 1 million paid user milestone. [source] 6 Number of years it took Microsoft Dynamics CRM to reach 1 million paid user milestone. [source] 100% Percent chance that Salesforce.com CEO will mention Microsoft in a speech, panel, interview, or blog post. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 173 million Global Gmail users. [source] 284 million Global Yahoo! Mail users.[source] 360 million Global Windows Live Hotmail users.[source] 299 million Active Windows Live Messenger Accounts worldwide. [Comscore MyMetrix, WW, March 2010 - requires subscription] 1 Rank of Windows Live Messenger globally compared to all other instant messaging services. [Comscore MyMetrix, WW, March 2010 - requires subscription] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 $8.2 Billion Apple Net income for fiscal year ending Sep 2009. [source] $6.5 Billion Google Net income for fiscal year ending Dec 2009. [source] $14.5 Billion Microsoft Net Income for fiscal year ending June 2009. [source] $23.0 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2000. [source] $58.4 billion Total Microsoft revenue, FY2009. [source] fxs Posted by Frank X. Shaw Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications
  6. I installed it over the weekend, havent noticed any change or improvement. BTW it expires march 2011. Anyone notice any change?
  7. meh just wait for msdn copy, hassle free. I cant wait for sp1 to come out gonna repartition and rebuild everything, maybe buy a ssd
  8. Wait, what? http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2010/07/27/google-yahoo-redux-why-deal-in-japan-is-worse-than-attempted-2008-deal.aspx Google-Yahoo Redux: Why deal in Japan is worse than attempted 2008 deal msissues 27 Jul 2010 1:29 PM Comments 0 By Dave Heiner Vice President and Deputy General Counsel In November 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice determined that a plan by Google to provide advertising next to just a portion of the search results on Yahoos competing search engine was illegal under the antitrust laws. Google wasnt especially interested in the additional viewership for its adsit already had massive ad volumebut rather in scuttling Microsofts efforts to combine with Yahoo to form a stronger competitor to Google in search. Google was quite open about this. When asked in September 2008 to name the most important development for Google in the preceding six months, Googles Eric Schmidt replied the Yahoo business deal . . . It was a setback for Microsoft. (Ken Auletta, Googled, 2009) History seems to be repeating itself, now on the other side of the Pacific. The two main search advertising platforms in Japan are run by Google and Yahoo Japan (which is controlled by Softbank Corp.) Google plans to replace Yahoo Japans search advertising platform with its own, reducing the number of ad platforms in Japan to just one. Google will take over the natural search results on Yahoo Japan too, replacing the Yahoo search service that Yahoo Japan had optimized for Japanese queries. The proposed deal will eliminate search competition in Japanin paid advertising and natural search results. Today Google accounts for about 51% of paid search advertising in Japan. Yahoo Japan accounts for 47%. Their combined share of natural search results is almost as high. If Google is permitted to proceed with its plan, it would gain nearly complete control over search and search advertising in Japan through contract, not organic growth. Google alone would decide what consumers in Japan will find, or not find, on the Web. And Google will obtain massive amounts of data regarding the search history and Web sites visited by every consumer, business and government agency that conducts Web searches. Googles plan would cement its position as essentially the sole provider of search results in Japan for years to come. That is because if Google gains control over the roughly half of Japanese search queries that it doesnt already control, it will deprive competing search engines of the query scale that is essential if they are to improve their own search results in Japan. In fact, the competitive effects of the plan may be felt globally because Japan is the third largest generator of search queries in the world (after the United States and China). At a time when competing search engines are scrambling to gain query volume, the billions of queries at stake in Japan loom large indeed. The attempted Google/Yahoo deal that the U.S. Department of Justice found to be illegal was not nearly so far-reaching. Under that dealas Google emphasized at the timeGoogle and Yahoo would have continued to compete fully in natural search results, i.e., the core search product. They would have continued to compete in monetization too, Google said, except that Google would have provided advertising on a portion of Yahoo search results pages in North America. Yahoo would continue to control the look and feel of its search results pages. And the entire deal was said to be non-exclusive. Notwithstanding this limited scope, the DOJ deemed this agreement illegal because Google and Yahoo! would have become collaborators rather than competitors for a significant portion of their search advertising business, materially reducing important competitive rivalry between the two companies. Google abandoned its earlier deal with Yahoo in the face of the DOJs conclusion that it was illegal. The DOJ was reportedly just hours away from filing a federal lawsuit against Google that would have charged the firm with monopolization and restraint of trade. Less than two years later Google has entered into a deal that would turn its only major competitor in Japan into a collaborator, rather than a competitor, across natural search results and advertising. In doing so, Google has engineered a transaction that, once again, would deprive its search rivals of needed search query scale. Google reports that it already received approval from the Japanese Federal Trade Commission for the deal, even before it was announced and before the JFTC reached out to advertisers, publishers and competitors to learn about the likely competitive effects of the deal. It will be interesting to see over the next few weeks if that is really accurate.
  9. windows 7 sp1 RC released

  10. Reduce the size of the registry?

    if youre registry keeps getting corrupt the problem is not the size, some 3rd party program thats not compatible with win2k is causing the problem. The system hive stores settings for HKLM and for services, its very likely some 3rd party service borked things up.
  11. Released 5 mins ago Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. Both the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are now ready for download on the Microsoft Download Center. Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 includes new compatibility features with SQL Server 2008 R2, product improvements based on requests from the SQL Server community, and hotfix solutions provided in SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 to 8. Key improvements in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 are: • Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode. SQL Server 2008 SP2 provides updates for Reporting Services integration with SharePoint products. SQL Server 2008 SP2 report servers can integrate with SharePoint 2010 products. SQL Server 2008 SP2 also provides a new add-in to support the integration of SQL Server 2008 R2 report servers with SharePoint 2007 products. This now enables SharePoint Server 2007 to be used with SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Server. For more information see the “What’s New in SharePoint Integration and SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)” section in What's New (Reporting Services). • SQL Server 2008 R2 Application and Multi-Server Management Compatibility with SQL Server 2008. o SQL Server 2008 Instance Management With SP2 applied, an instance of the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine can be enrolled with a SQL Server 2008 R2 Utility Control Point as a managed instance of SQL Server. SQL Server 2008 SP2 enables organizations to extend the value of the Utility Control Point to instances of SQL Server 2008 SP2 without having to upgrade those servers to SQL Server 2008 R2. For more information, see Overview of SQL Server Utility in SQL Server 2008 R2 Books Online. o Data-tier Application (DAC) Support. Instances of the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine support all DAC operations delivered in SQL Server 2008 R2 after SP2 has been applied. You can deploy, upgrade, register, extract, and delete DACs. SP2 does not upgrade the SQL Server 2008 client tools to support DACs. You must use the SQL Server 2008 R2 client tools, such as SQL Server Management Studio, to perform DAC operations. A data-tier application is an entity that contains all of the database objects and instance objects used by an application. A DAC provides a single unit for authoring, deploying, and managing the data-tier objects. For more information, see Designing and Implementing Data-tier Applications. To download the SQL Server 2008 SP2 release please select from the links below: • SQL Server 2008 SP2 • SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express • SQL Server 2008 SP2 Feature Packs Thanks to all the customers who downloaded Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP and provided feedback. Abhishek Sinha Program Manager SQL Server Sustained Engineering Related Downloads & Documents: • SQL Server 2008 SP2: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196550 • SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196551 • SQL Server 2008 SP2 Feature Packs: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=202815 • SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU’s Released: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970365 • Knowledge Base Article For Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2285068. • Overview of SQL Server Utility • Designing and Implementing Data-tier Applications. • What's New (Reporting Services) This post has been promoted to an article
  12. http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/win7sp1/0/A/F/0AFB5316-3062-494A-AB78-7FB0D4461357/7601.16562.100603-1800_Update_Sp_Wave0-B1SP1.0_DVD.iso?lcid=1033&cprod=carew7 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/trial-software.aspx
  13. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2010/09/13/free-ebook-moving-to-microsoft-visual-studio-2010.aspx
  14. This has some content on sharepoint 2010, including downloadable content. http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/sharepoint/ff420396(en-us).aspx
  15. What a nice guy this is. He turns in friends from his facebook page to the police. Who is he going to betray next? Lamo claimed both men are working for WikiLeaks. Also, both men are Facebook friends with Lamo and Manning, and at least one continues to post Facebook messages on Lamo's wall, the former hacker said. http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/01/afghanistan.wikileaks.suspect/?hpt=T1 This isnt the first time adrian has done this
  16. Using more than 512mb ram Update Fix?

    Gosh! Who's to say what's better for the original poster's circumstances and requirements? mst3kpimp didn't ask about the shortcomings of one OS compared to another. To help better answer his/her question, you should read around the 9x forums a bit - Day-to-day running Win 9x/ME with more than 1 GiB RAM. I used to work for Microsoft supporting windows 95/98/XP. I am very knowledgable about these OS - i supported them. Windows 9x has many memory problems that are not publicly understood, such as the system resources limitation. When i worked for M$ i would get calls all the time from people that had a 10 year old computer trying to run the latest OS. 90% of these people could afford a new pc, they were just too cheap. After years troubleshooting these OS i would never touch them. XP is soooooo much better.
  17. Using more than 512mb ram Update Fix?

    Windows 98 was never tested or designed for more than 512mb of ram. There are patches and "workarounds" for this, but youd be better of upgrading to a newer OS that was designed for this. Windows 95 and later have a fatal design flaw with how memory is used that doesnt exist in windows xp or later. You really need to upgrade
  18. back when windows xp was launched, you could active online 3 times in 3 months. If you exceeded that you had to call. After the 3 months since the last activation it was removed. Enjoy~
  19. Anyone else have this problem? Since installing the critical windows update on tuesday, every couple mins i get a message that a usb device is not detected. And yet, all my usb devices work fine. Ive tried reconnecting my usb devices. Device manager is fine. No errors in event viewer. I got a blue screen this morning in usbstor.sys the update is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286198 Im using windows xp sp2 x64 Anyone else see this? Error code 00000000000000d1, parameter1 0000000000000000, parameter2 0000000000000002, parameter3 0000000000000001, parameter4 fffffadebfc9cf68.
  20. Add Delete Bypass Recycle Bin to Context Menu

    i dont get the point of the question. yes, you can spend a week writing a vbscript to do this, then edit a bunch of stuff, but whats the poitn? Dont you have more important things to do with your life?
  21. Microsoft fights a monopoly

    mary jo posted an article on this http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-calls-google-yahoo-search-pact-in-japan-anticompetitive/6931?tag=mantle_skin;content
  22. Tweaking a VM

    These settings are good for VM's http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2010/07/28/Windows+7+Registry+Optimizations+for+Virtual+Desktops In another blog, I discussed Windows 7 services that you might wish to disable when going down the path of desktop virtualization. In this article, I'm now focusing on registry modification you will want to make to optimize Windows 7 for virtual desktops. I've broken it down into Recommended configurations, Standard Mode configurations (for Provisioning services), and Optional configurations. As I learn more from upcoming Windows 7 implementations, I'll be updating the following tables, so it might be worthwhile to stay updated with RSS or subscribe via Email. Now, for the good stuff... Recommended Configurations The following registry changes are recommended for all deployment scenarios and would almost always be desirable in a Windows 7 hosted VM-based VDI desktop implementation: Configuration Optimizer Registry Modification (in REG format) Disable Last Access Timestamp Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem] "NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate"=dword:00000001 Disable Large Send Offload No [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BNNS\Parameters] "EnableOffload"=dword:00000000 Disable TCP/IP Offload No [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters] "DisableTaskOffload"=dword:00000001 Increase Service Startup Timeout No [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control] "ServicesPipeTimeout"=dword:0002bf20 Hide Hard Error Messages No [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows] "ErrorMode"=dword:00000002 Disable CIFS Change Notifications No [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoRemoteRecursiveEvents"=dword:00000001 Disable Logon Screensaver No [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] "ScreenSaveActive"="0" Note: The Optimizer column indicates whether this registry change is included in the XenConvert Optimizer tool that is installed with the Provisioning Services target device software. Standard Mode Recommended Configurations The next set of registry changes are recommended for images deployed using standard mode vDisk images with Citrix Provisioning services. Standard mode images are unique in that they are restored to the original state at each reboot, deleting any newly written or modified data. In this scenario, certain processes are no longer efficient. These configurations may also apply when deploying persistent images and in many cases should be implemented in addition to the changes recommended in the preceding section. Configuration Optimizer Registry Modification (in REG format) Disable Clear Page File at Shutdown Yes HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management] "ClearPageFileAtShutdown"=dword:00000000 Disable Offline Files Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache] "Enabled"=dword:00000000 Disable Background Defragmentation Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction] "Enable"="N" Disable Background Layout Service Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OptimalLayout] "EnableAutoLayout"=dword:00000000 Disable Bug Check Memory Dump Yes [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl] "CrashDumpEnabled"=dword:00000000 "LogEvent"=dword:00000000" SendAlert"=dword:00000000 Disable System Restore Yes [software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore] "DisableSR"=dword:00000001 Disable Hibernation Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power] "Heuristics"=hex:05,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,3f,42,0f,00 Disable Memory Dumps Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl] "CrashDumpEnabled"=dword:00000000 "LogEvent"=dword:00000000 "SendAlert"=dword:00000000 Disable Mach. Acct. Password Changes Yes [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters] "DisablePasswordChange"=dword:00000001 Redirect Event Logs No Set appropriate path based on environment.HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application] "File"="D:\EventLogs\Application.evtx" [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security] "File"="D:\EventLogs\Security.evtx" [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System] "File"="D:\EventLogs\System.evtx" Reduce Event Log Size to 64K Yes HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application] "MaxSize"=dword:00010000 [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security] "MaxSize"=dword:00010000 [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System] "MaxSize"=dword:00010000 Optional Configurations This last set of machine-based registry changes is optional regardless of whether the image is deployed as a persistent or standard image. In many cases, the following configurations should be implemented; however, these configurations should be analyzed for suitability to each unique environment. Configuration Justification Registry Modification (in REG format) Disable Move to Recycle Bin Although the recycle bin will be deleted on subsequent reboots, disabling this service altogether might pose a risk in that users will not be able to recover files during their session. Although this setting is part of the optimizer, it might be advantageous to not disable the Recycle Bin. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket] "UseGlobalSettings"=dword:00000001 "NukeOnDelete"=dword:00000001 Note: These are only recommendations. You should implement these at your own risk Remember, you can stay current with this and other Windows 7 virtual desktop recommendations via the Virtualize My Desktop - Windows 7 site.
  23. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/54ef6966#/54ef6966/1 Virtualization for dummies If you want to download it, click on PDF at the bottom rightfax