Office 2010 Resources

On march 4th Microsoft communicated on their Office 2010 Engineering blog that they are on Schedule with Office 2010 and will release it to manufacturing next month. For Enterprise customers Office 2010 will be available as of May 12th, consumers will get Office 2010 in June. Microsoft Office 2010 Site Planning, configuration, deployment and compatibility guides can be found here Microsoft Office ONRAMP Site Office OnRamp is the BPIO execution package that launches Office 2010 Read More …

The Argument against Disabling IPv6

Last Friday I met with some friends I used to work with in the past and we had some talk about Windows 7 and IPv6. One had mentioned that they would explicitly disable the IPv6 on the client systems, this because they would not use it and they wanted to avoid unnecessary network traffic on their LAN/WAN. Back home I did some searches on the internet and found the below statement in the Support for Read More …

ReadTip: Choosing the right App-V Delivery Model

If you’re planning on deploying App-V, but still busy with thinking of how you will get the virtualized applications to your end users I strongly recommend that you read the whitepaper “Choosing the right App-V Delivery Model” from Ment van der Plas. The document provides an excellent overview of the different App-V delivery scenarios and their pros and cons.

Identifying KMS Servers

Assume you are at a client site and plan to deploy a Windows Server (2008 / 2008-R2) or Windows Clients (Windows Vista / Windows 7) and want to check if they do already have KMS Services running on their network. It’s very simple. Just open a command prompt and type the following command: nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp If KMS Services are present on the network the results will be listed as shown in the picture below. Read More …

Remote Management of AMT/vPro machine with WinPE and VNC

Intel vPro/AMT enabled systems allow you to remotely reboot a system from a redirected CD-ROM aka as IDE-R.  So if one of your users devices doesn’t boot its OS properly anymore, you can remotely boot that system with a diagnostics CD that you have stored on your local disk drive. As long as that recovery CD has a text based interface such as the SystemRescueCD the system can be remotely managed through the remote VT100 Read More …

Quick Access to installed QFEs

Instead of opening several windows, here’s an easy way to get a list of installed QFE’s. simply open a command prompt and type: WMIC QFE or WMIC QFE get caption,hotfixid,installedon or if you are looking for a specific update, enter the following command: WMIC QFE | find “958559” where 958559 relates to the MS KB number. If the QFE is installed, it will be listed. Related posts: 3 seconds to get system serial number