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myITforum Daily Newsletter; February 1, 2007

myITforum Daily Newsletter
Daily Newsletter
February 1, 2007

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Community Notes
myITforum Site Sponsorship
The myITforum.com Monthly SWAG Drawing
Today's Articles
1E - Intelligent Windows Management
Today in the Forums
Today's Site Downloads
Today's Web blog Posts
Today's myITforum.com Reading Room Selection
Today's FAQ Items
Today's Wiki Updates
Today's Industry News and Views
Today's Job Postings
IT's Potential Realized
Today's Fun Click

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Community Notes

myITforum's first-ever drawing announcement today

For our first-ever drawing, SMS Expert is offered a copy of the Start to Finish Guide to MOF Editing AND a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate.

The announcement of the winner will be made today. You can watch the myITforum News blog for the announcement, or sit tight and read about it in tomorrow's edition of the newsletter.

The poll library of product upgrades and implementations

We’ve rolled out four new polls to see how your company will react to recent Microsoft product releases. Participate in each poll when you have a chance.

Windows Vista

Office 2007

Internet Explorer 7.0

Exchange 2007

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myITforum Site Sponsorship


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The myITforum.com Monthly SWAG Drawing

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Today's Articles

SMS 2003

Report on Local Administrators Group Membership
by Sherry Kissinger - 2/1/2007
A summary of the multiple methods available to pull the contents of the local "Administrators" group into SMS.

System Center

Free System Center Virtual Labs
by Don Hite - 2/1/2007
Microsoft has released several System Center virtual labs where you can work with the application in a sandbox setting with no setup installation necessary.

Scripting, SMS 2003

Remotely Installing The SMS Client On A Remote Machine
by Don Hite - 2/1/2007
This by request Vbs script will allow you to install the SMS client using CapInst by first prompting you for the Client machine name followed by the SMS site server name you want to run CapInst from.

Windows PowerShell

PowerShell For Vista Has Been Released
by Don Hite - 2/1/2007
Microsoft Windows PowerShell 1.0 for Windows Vista has been released to manufacturing (KB928439) and is available for download from Microsoft.

Patch Management, SMS 2003

ITMU V3 Upgrade Error
by Ying Li - 2/1/2007
We are doing the ITMU V3 upgrade for the entire company and it is suppose an easy upgrade...

Windows

Microsoft Windows Vista System Requirements
by Don Hite - 2/1/2007
Here you will find the system requirements for the available Windows Vista versions as well as Microsoft’s suggested retail prices.

Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile Device Center out of beta and released
by John Gormly - 2/1/2007
The Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center enables data synchronization between Windows Mobile-powered devices and Windows Vista.

Security, Windows

User Access Control in Windows Vista
by Rod Trent - 2/1/2007
User Account Control (UAC) is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer.

Sharepoint

Free Office SharePoint Server 2007 Virtual Labs
by Don Hite - 2/1/2007
Microsoft has released several MOSS 2007 virtual labs where you can work with the application in a sandbox setting with no setup installation necessary.

Exchange Server, Microsoft Office

Important February 2nd WebCast: DST changes for Exchange and Outlook
by Rod Trent - 2/1/2007
This Support WebCast will help you understand how Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office Outlook are approaching this transition.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Outlook Tool: Time Zone Data Update
by Rod Trent - 2/1/2007
This tool adjusts Microsoft Office Outlook calendar items when there has been a change in time zone definitions (saved in Microsoft Windows) or if the user is making a permanent move to another time zone.

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1E - Intelligent Windows Management



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Today in the Forums

SMS 2003
RE: Internet Explorer 7 seems to be causing issues

Software Update Services/Windows Update Services
RE: WSUS and ITMU together on the same network?

SMS Feature Packs
RE: using variables in ZTI Phases

MOM
IE not showing images of MOM reports

Windows Installer - MSI
RE: .MSI and Conditional Statements.

Active Directory and Group Policy
RE: XP Settings in 2000 Active Directory

CA Unicenter
RE: Unicenter HELP (I'm talking 911)

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Today's Site Downloads

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Today's Web blog Posts

Counting clients - the SQL details
Summary: there are plenty of ways to count SMS clients - which is the best way? I actually use SQL Server Management Studio more than I use the SMS Administrator console. Partially that's because I'm not on the frontlines, but it's also because I have...
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Issue with WinPE 2.0, Diskpart.exe, and certain RAID cards
While using BDD 2007, which uses WinPE 2.0, I had a strange issue. BDD 2007 would call the DISKPART.EXE and FORMAT.COM commands to partition and format a RAID-1 volume and install an OS onto it. This seems to work fine until the OS (Windows 2003 in this...
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Today's FAQ Items

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Today's Wiki Updates

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Today's Industry News and Views

Research firm: Weaker voice will hold back WiMax (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - The GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) family of technologies will continue to dominate the mobile infrastructure business over the next five years, a research company said Wednesday.

Yeah! We are Microsoft! We beat babies!
How's that for an attention-getting subject line? But check it out... According to a Harris Interactive/Wall Street Journal poll , Microsoft has the most respected reputation among US corporations. "What? How do they do that while beating babies?"

BT to buy services company INS for $196M (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - U.K. telecommunications carrier BT Group plans to extend its enterprise services offering in the U.S. with the acquisition of International Network Services.

California police arrest 'mid-level' software pirate (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - California police arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly sold illegally copied Microsoft and Adobe Systems software on the Internet for seven years, netting him an estimated $750,000.

Clever kit to benefit the poor - Financial Times Deutschland
Clever kit to benefit the poor Financial Times Deutschland - 54 minutes ago With its new portable computer, the One Laptop Per Child initiative hopes to break poorer students' reliance on curricula built on often-obsolete textbooks, leaving them free

Time extended in Cisco-Apple iPhone suit (AP)
AP - Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to extend the time Apple has to respond to Cisco's lawsuit surrounding the iPhone, in order to discuss trademark rights and interoperability, the companies said late Wednesday.

Microsoft confirms Vista Speech Recognition remote execution flaw
ZDnet: After my initial reports on the first Vista Remote Exploit , a Microsoft spokesperson responded to me with the following message. Thanks for your patience as I looked into this. I heard back from the folks at the MSRC, and they let me know that

Bill Gates with Gordon Brown in Edinburgh...see the speech here:
The Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Europe 2007 took place in Edinburgh earlier this week, the speech from both Gordon Brown and Bill Gates was televised and you can watch a recording here on their site: Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Europe 2007

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Today's Job Postings

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IT's Potential Realized



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Today's Fun Click

The new SAMantec bird


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