|Stephan Chapman from Microsoft Kitchen published some thoughts & pictures from roadmaps about the further development of the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. It seems, that Windows 8 could be RTM in 2012.
It seems that the next major OS from Microsoft will also include Hyper-V as a part of the Operating System Kernel.
Unattend deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 RC (Release Candiate). MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for unattended / automatically operating system and application deployment. Look for new features in MDT 2010 including flexible driver management, optimized transaction process, and access to distribution shares from any location to simplify deployment and make your job easier. Save time and money when you deploy faster and easier with MDT 2010.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Trial Software is now available for download. The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation is available via two separate downloads:
- a compilation edition (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Web)
- an individual Itanium edition. Just choose the version that fits your requirements, and download the evaluation.
Need help determining which version is the best fit for you?
Missing the classic telnet.exe (Telnet Client) on Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2? Microsoft removed the Telnet Client starting with Microsoft Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008.
To get it back / install it, use pkgmgr on the Client Operating Systems and ServerManagerCMD on the Server Operating Systems..
Today, more and more systems come without a CD / DVDROM (Netbooks, small Notebooks). If i buy a new system, i never equip it with a built-in CD / DVDROM. If i need to boot such a system from a ROM Media, i always attach one using USB. Or whenever possible, i put the content of the media on a memory card like an USB stick.
This is a quick tutorial about booting the setup and installing Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 from a USB Stick or a USB Harddisk / Harddrive. This procedure can also be used for other types of memory cards like SD, MMC or XD, as long as the system can be configured to boot from such a device (check out the BIOS bootable devices and boot order). Continue reading
To remove classic messenger in Windows XP run the following command:
RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove
This can also be used when creating an unattend setup or using a Software Deployment Solution like ConneXin Infrastructure Manager, Altiris, Microsoft SMS or similiar products..