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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 – Installation Failure ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED (0×80070005)

When Windows 7 Service Pack 1 was made available last week, I eagerly downloaded it and then attempted to install it on my laptop, at which it failed.  The error message was not particularly helpful either. So following the instructions, I disabled my anti-virus and repeated the process, but once again I received ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED(0×80070005). Having […]

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Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Resources and Information.

Wednesday evening (16th February) saw the release to TechNet and MSDN, the RTM binaries for Service Pack 1.  Next week (February 22nd) will see the general availabilty of Service Pack 1. Information that is relevant to Service Pack 1 is documented below.  Documentation. Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 and Windows 7 with SP1 Hotfixes and […]

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Windows Virtual PC–Refresh download available.

Microsoft have today (14/02/11) released a refresh update for their Virtual PC offering. Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology. You can use it to run more than one operating system at the same time on one computer, and to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, […]

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Microsoft Test Lab Guides

Microsoft for a sometime now have been publishing via the Microsoft Downloads website documents called either: TLG:xyz or Test Lab Guide:xyz.  These guides are intended to deliver a set of documents that enable an IT Pro to experience the functionality of a Microsoft technology or product in a standardised test lab environment. All Test Lab […]

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Backspace does not work in the GPMC or in AGPM

Last year at TechED Berlin, I was complaining to the MDOP team that the backspace did not work in the GPMC when AGPM was installed.  It transpires the issue is not with AGPM per se, but with the GPMC. Yesterday, whilst looking through the new KB’s I discovered this one: BACKSPACE or arrow keys do […]

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Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals

 This handy Excel spreadsheet  (All 19785 lines of it) provides a Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals, it details software applications that have met Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements for compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. In the spreadsheet these products are identified with the compatibility status “Compatible – Windows […]

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Teched Europe 2010 : My story so far.

This week I find myself in Berlin for Teched Europe, this is my first Teched in Europe since Amsterdam in 2004 (I usually attend Teched North America, as the dates usually fall better in my diary) and this is the first that I find myself working. For approximately half the week I am working the […]

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