Don’t forget to update your WSUS for Windows 8 and Server 2012

If you’re running a WSUS Server you might want to update it to support Windows 8 and Server 2012. There is Windows 8. Windows RT and Server 2012 Additional Reading: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608) Additional note on KB 2734608 regarding WSUS, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows 8: Boot Time in BGINFO

Last week I noticed that the Boot Time shown on my BGInfo generated desktop wallpaper had a date of several days ago. This is because of the new Fast Startup feature introduced with Windows 8. In short, when you shutdown Windows 8 the kernel session is hibernated, so the next time you power on your computer the system starts from that hibernated session. When you initiate a Restart then the system does not hibernate the Read More …

ReadTip: PolicyPak Whitepapers

Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP and founder of Policy Pak Software wrote up 3 Whitepapers I recommend reading. Why Group Policy Admins need PolicyPak Why SCCM Admins need PolicyPak 7 Dumb Things IT Pros do With Windows 7 & 8 Rollouts

Detect SSD and Advanced Format Disk on HP Notebooks

In case you’re looking for a command-line tool that detects the presence of an SSD (Solid State Drive) or whether the hard disk uses advanced disk format then here’s a nice utility from HP called the HP Advance Format Check tool. Note that the tool only works on HP notebooks. A list of supported models can be found here The software can be downloaded from the HP Software and Drivers website and includes a 32 Read More …