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Free: MDT 2008 / SCCM 2007 OS Deployment Guide


This is a free CD with video’s on OS deployment.  Free only until May 16th. http://www.deploymentcd.com/ Some of the items covered are. – Installing the deployment server for MDT 2008 Lite Touch – Installing the deployment server for SCCM 2007 (Zero Touch) – Creating universal reference images using Lite Touch – Creating universal reference images … Continue reading

Internet TV FREE utility, much like RSS and Tivo


I just discovered this FREE tool the other day.  It’s kinda like Tivo and a RSS reader for Internet video.  There’s some great techie stuff out there.   Take a look, there’s over 4000 channel’s. Download http://www.getmiro.com/ Here’s a great Miro Channel https://miroguide.com/channels/4832

Adobe Reader not free in a corporate environment


I just read this on Rod Trent’s blog this morning.  I’m sure this is going to impact a lot of people.  Anyone know the costs yet, maybe it’s free, but just needs a license?  Thought I would try to spread the word a bit. You did know didn’t you? Adobe Reader is not free to … Continue reading

Windows 2003 Server R2 MMC Snap-Ins for XP ???


I wanted to be able to manage DFS using the newer R2 DFS Managment tools.  This is not included in the adminpak.msi from what I could find.  On the R2 media there is an admin folder with these such tools.  Find the media and find your tools.  Now I have the goodness running on my … Continue reading

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 update


A new version of MS Virtual PC 2007 just came out in order to support the following. Additonal Guest Operating System support: Windows Vista® Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista® Business Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Vista® Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Windows Server® 2008 Standard Windows XP … Continue reading

Mouse pointer integration with Virtual PC 2007 and XP SP3


I decided to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 in a Virtual PC 2007 session.  Everything came up fine but the mouse point integration breaks with XP SP3.  Mouse point integration is when you can simply drag your mouse from your host to guest and back out again without having to hit the ALT key.  … Continue reading

Sysprep Freezes on latest Q35 Intel Chipset


I recently ran into an issue with the latest Intel Chipset, Q35, during the Sysprep mini setup when the video was installing.  I created a Sysprep’d image and included all my drivers in the OEMPnPpath thingy.  When the machine unwrapped it would ALWAYS freeze.  This was for both Dell models and Lenovo models running the … Continue reading

How To Change Your Screen Resolution From A Command Line


This freeware tool is very cool if you need to change your screen resolution size from a command line for automation.  I recently ran into an issue with the latest Intel chipset, Q35.  If you Sysprep a machine and force your image to 1024 x 768 resolution the onboard Intel Video will revert back to the … Continue reading

Windows XP SP3 Overview Whitepaper


Some good information in this whitepaper on what to expect with Windows XP Service Pack 3. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&DisplayLang=en

Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP


Download here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=47809025-d896-482e-a0d6-524e7e844d81&displaylang=en&tm

A Cool Windows XP Trick: SHIFT F10


You may or may not know this little trick.  I just found this the other day and thought it was pretty cool and that I should share.   During a Windows XP installation you can hit Shift F10 and open up a command prompt window.  This only works during the GUI part of the install, not … Continue reading

Goodbye Vista, here comes Windows XP again


After I recently purchased my new Dell with Windows Vista Ultimate things worked right out of the box, but once I started really playing with the system and some of my programs that’s when the fun began. I got my first Blue Screen of Death on Vista in only 1 day which had to do with my … Continue reading