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First of all, Happy New Year, and may everyone find that in 2008 that your glass is more than half full, you and your loved ones are all very healthy and overly happy, that your careers are very prosperous, and that you gain all that you desire and more. As we welcome another year and reflect on the year ending it is always nice to note what was the highlights of the year. So below is my personal top...

SYMPTOMS You use Windows Vista or Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 2.0 to create partitions on a hard disk. After you do this, you try to install Microsoft Windows XP on the hard disk without using Windows XP to repartition the disk. In this case, you cannot install Windows XP successfully. Windows XP Setup will successfully complete the text-mode part of Setup. However, after the text...

Chad Jones session Friday 11:30 - 1. 3 components of SG the sequencer, server, and client sequencer - wizard based, creates sft file, sprj (project file), osd (tells client how to run the app - XML file), and ico files policy based management through AD groups or OU's. SG server streams virtualized apps, can do pre-caching or load entire app on first use, actual video file is what is streamed to the...

Friday session. Deploying Vista 64 bit you must use 64 bit Windows PE, in Vista SP1 you can deploy 32 and 64 bit from the same version of PE. Vista image on the DVD is already Sysprep'd Bootmgr or bootmgr.exe reads BCD store first. Source folder - boot.wim is Windows PE 2.0, this includes the Windows recovery environment, which is not included in the WAIK version of PE. If you change boot index to...

With SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 and SoftGrid version 4.2 coming up we wanted to share a little information about these releases and what they'll bring to the table. Nothing will be released until we are satisfied with the quality of the code so as always, dates are subject to change: SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 is mostly a hotfix and critical updates release, improving overall system...

Omar at it again...I keep running into him and never take his picture! What's new for SCCM 2007 SP 1 and R2? SCCM 2007 is to be released, but the SP1 and R2 versions are already planned Configuration Manager 2007 SP1: Changes to support Vista SP 1 and LHS Key CCS reported bugs and CDCR's Configuration Manager 2007 R2: OS Deployment update Multicast with LH server, unknown machine Enterprise Scale application...

As expected Microsoft announced System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) beta 2, which will be publicly available within 45 days. In this new beta Microsoft introduces most wanted features like: Virtualization Candidates Recognition System Center Virtual Machine Manager leverages historical performance data in the Operations Manager 2007 database to identify and list underutilized physical servers...

Rodney Sherwood starts off the keynote again this year with this comedy and a video of interviewing the stars at MMS. Senior VP Server and Tools, Bob Muglia was the keynote speaker. He started out with the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI). One part of the DSI is Virtualized infrastructure which consists of Virtual Server 2005 R2 and SoftGrid. Virtualization, OS virtualization "Viridian" Longhorn or...

Today starts with the first keynote. Some of the other sessions that I will be in today include the State of the Union, Ron's web remote tools v4, BDD sessions, and the future of application deployment SoftGrid. I will of course be at the myITforum.com party tonight. You can also find me wandering the halls and down in the myITforum.com booth. If you haven't been to MMS before, and we know who you...

During day one it is mostly Hands on Lab (HOL), and the Expo floor opens. I was at the myITforum.com booth when the Expo opened and I have to say it was a mad dash to get the buttons for the party. We actually had conference staff that came over and were very concerned about the crowd and how our neighbors might be impacted. Rod talked to them and smoothed it all out. In less than 12 minutes we gave...

Now that registration has been open for a few hours I can divulge some more details that I couldn't yesterday. Over the last few months there has been a number of debates on where MMS 2008 will be, which location is better. I personally like San Diego. But it looks like I will be spending my next birthday in Las Vegas , MMS 2008 is going to be there from April 28th - May 2nd . Someone has even parked...

I am not sitting on the balcony at the Marriott next to the San Diego Convention Center. I registered earlier as a vendor with myITforum.com in order to get some equipment up to the booth, what a nightmare that was. But here is the first SWAG report, it will be a little vague as I don't want to give everything away and but the bag looks to be pretty nice it is a roll away laptop bag and it is pretty...

Operations Manager 2007 is RTM! Sources within Microsoft tell me that the final code on System Center Operations Manager 2007 was signed off last night. The golden and final code, also known as RTM (Released to Manufacturing) will probably be available for RDP and TAP customers in the coming days. General availability should be in the coming weeks. Expect a big announcement at the upcoming Microsoft...

See ya there! The SMS Expert Sunday Night Social for myITforum members Meet the Person Behind the E-Mail Address Come out and enjoy yourself Sunday night at the Crow’s Nest located inside the OMNI hotel. Be ready to chat with and meet the people that form the best online community in the world. Where - McCormick & Schmick’s Fresh Seafood Restaurant Crow’s Nest at the OMNI When – The social will...

I have been kind of surprised by the lack of announcements this year before MMS, it seems like there was a flood of info last year, but this sounds very exciting! This morning Intel is announcing comprehensive support for System Center . This support encompasses SMS 2003 R2, Operations Manager, and System Center Essentials. We will be announcing at MMS further support in SCCM 2007. This is extremely... More Posts Next page »