Install Office Professional Plus 2010 or Visio Professional 2010 before May 1?

MSDN and TechNet Subscribers who installed Office Professional Plus 2010 or Visio Professional 2010 before May 1, 2010 may not have all product features enabled. Last week when I logged on to the TechNet downloads website, I noticed that my orignal Office Professional Plus 2010 key had now become a "Terminal Service enablement" Key and there were now … Continue reading Install Office Professional Plus 2010 or Visio Professional 2010 before May 1?

Lenovo “Open File – Security Warning” after installing Windows 7 Drivers.

Over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, I spent some of my time rebuilding my laptop. The last time I rebuilt my laptop – Windows 7 had just RTM’d; all the drivers were still beta and Lenovo offered very limited Windows 7 support.  This time Lenovo had all the drivers readily available and Windows Update took … Continue reading Lenovo “Open File – Security Warning” after installing Windows 7 Drivers.

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Having just blogged about  a Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Application compatibility update , I discover additional updates for stability and reliability.  These updates do not appear to be accumulative. This one is dated April 2010 and I assume these updates are the Windows … Continue reading Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Office 2010 Installation Error: The language of this installation package is not supported by your system.

Yesterday saw the release to TechNet and MSDN - Office 2010 Professional Plus. After downloading the 650MB file, I attempted to install Office 2010 in a way I have done many times before. I right clicked the file (en_office_professional_plus_2010_x86_515486.exe) and extracted the contents to a folder and ran Setup.exe and it failed with this error … Continue reading Office 2010 Installation Error: The language of this installation package is not supported by your system.

Exchange 2010 – Offline Help Download.

Microsoft have made available an Exchange 2010 offline helpfile (CHM format), it makes interesting reading, discussing the steps that must be taken in a migration or transition project to Exchange 2010 from either Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007.  Contents: Download Note: The download file is a self extracting ZIP file, if after extracting the CHM file, you cannot … Continue reading Exchange 2010 – Offline Help Download.

UK TechDays and the Red Screen of Death.

This week saw the UK have its first ever TechDays event (TechDays deliver content similar to that of TechED, but are free and a lot smaller).  As part of the TechDays week Microsoft asked community leads such as myself and Mark Wilson to organise Microsoft technology “fringe events”, but what topic do we chose for the fringe event … Continue reading UK TechDays and the Red Screen of Death.

“dsget user -memberof -expand” returns incorrect results in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

This is an issue that I have come across and I thought it worth sharing. There is a hotfix available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for the dsget utility. When the dsget user command is executed with the two switches –memberof and –expand,  the output is incorrect.   Only group information is expected to be returned but both group and user information is … Continue reading “dsget user -memberof -expand” returns incorrect results in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7