Extracting CAB files from Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU)

When manually downloading a Microsoft Security Update or hotfix for Windows 7 (Vista) you typically get a file with an MSU file extension. A file with an MSU extension is a Microsoft Update Standalone package. Microsoft Update Standalone Packages are Read More …

ReadTip: Is BranchCache right for remote, serverless software distribution?

BranchCache is a new feature available in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 that reduces WAN bandwidth usage and improves application responsiveness when workstations in a remote location access content from the head office or data center by downloading Read More …

Using Hard Links – Part Two

In my previous post Using hard Links – Part One I explained how Hard Links work. Today’s post is about using hard links with USMT 4.0 in a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration scenario. A typical client migration scenario Read More …

End of Support for Windows XP SP2 – Deploy XP SP3

On July 12, 2010 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack will reach end of support, for most companies this shouldn’t come as a surprise as this has been widely communicated when Microsoft released Windows XP Service Pack 3. however it appears Read More …