New Integration Service “Guest Service” in Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

When opening the Virtual Machine Settings Integration Services node in Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 Preview, you will notice that there is now an additional Integration Service listed called Guest Services. By default the service is not enabled, With this integration service enabled, you can now directly copy a file from a remote system into the VM without utilizing a network connection. A new PowerShell cmdlet Copy-VMFile has been added for this new feature. The Read More …

TechEd 2013 Hands-On Labs

The issue with learning new stuff is that often you have to spend a lot of time in getting a test environment up and running before you can actually start testing out things. I was therefore very pleased to see that Microsoft has made the Hands-On labs from TechEd 2013 available online. The Hands-On labs are prepared within less than 30 seconds. Awesome! Below a list of Hands-on labs now available for Windows Client, Access Read More …

SCCM 2012 SP1 Client Settings only configurable within the Default Client Settings

While preparing and documenting the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Client settings for our clients and servers I noticed that there are a few settings that cannot be configured within custom client settings meaning they can only be configured within the Default Settings. The following table lists the settings I identified as only configurable within the Default Client Settings. Agent Setting Compliance Settings Schedule compliance evaluation Hardware Inventory Maximum custom MIF File Size in Read More …