Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  If you are looking to understand what the security policies in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 mean and how they can impact your environment, then this guide is a must read. Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 The document is covers the following categories in some … Continue reading Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

After installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, by default you have the ability to uninstall the Service Pack and rollback to the previous state. If you are confident that you do not need to rollback the service pack at a later date. The installation can be made final by … Continue reading Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows 7 SP1 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are now available.

Microsoft have released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1): Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a … Continue reading Windows 7 SP1 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are now available.

Free Event: Windows Server User Group. AD-RMS, AD-FS and the Cloud.

Myself and Mark Wilson together run the Windows Server User Group;  we’ve not been very active for a while (long story), but  after a small hiatus the user group is back and we shall be once again hosting regular events, some will now be online but hopefully most will be in the regular format of … Continue reading Free Event: Windows Server User Group. AD-RMS, AD-FS and the Cloud.

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 … Continue reading Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Resources and Information.

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, … Continue reading Windows Virtual PC–Refresh download available.

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 … Continue reading Microsoft Test Lab Guides