Ah, the joy of troubleshooting task sequences in Config Mgr! I spent a while on this one, having one task sequence performing a build and installing some software and another one while deploying that image. The deploy should also install driver applications, the one we love to hate, like bluetooth and fingerprint readers.… Read the rest
Archive for August, 2012
Running Windows 8? Want to use the SD-card slot with the Music or Movies-applications in Windows 8? Windows Media Player won’t include stuff in the library that’s stored on removable storage so here’s how to fool it!
Create a VHD on an SD-card (or USB, but that’ll stick out of your Slate (which I’m running)).… Read the rest
When you’ve installed Windows 8 it won’t let you edit certain settings until you’ve activated it. But to be able to do that you’ll need to enter your license key first. There’s no obvious way of doing that in the enterprise version, so just do it like it’s done in Server Core in three easy steps:
- Fire up CMD with administrative rights. … Read the rest
For those of us lucky enough to have either TechNet+ or MSDN subscriptions the final version of Windows 8 will be made available today. Most likely when someone in Redmond wakes up and presses the right buttons…
Monday morning and the downloads just pours out from Redmond!
A new beta of Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327. Now with some upped specs, from 25 users to 75. Which actually makes it quite useful. And no need to reinstall either like the old SBS.… Read the rest
Before I checked this post out I wasn’t that enthusiastic either, but now I’ve downloaded 11 of them…
Take a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2012/07/27/large-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-for-you-including-sharepoint-visual-studio-windows-phone-windows-8-office-365-office-2010-sql-server-2012-azure-and-more.aspx to see which books are available.… Read the rest
Once you check out and take some time off, lots of stuff goes down. Like the release of the System Center 2012 suite of software. This is, to quote Microsoft, a game changer. A unified installer, and new versions of the different management components gives you a whole new level of control.… Read the rest
The process towards release and general availability continues and now Windows 8 has hit RTM (Release To Manufacturing). If you’re in a hurry testing the Release Preview version is still available at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download but rumour has it that it’ll be publicly available October 26.… Read the rest
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