Showing Our Thanks to Windows 7 Beta Testers…. – Windows 7 Team Blog – The Windows Blog

 

Last week, I blogged that members of the Windows Technical Beta Program would not be receiving a complimentary copy of Windows 7. Normally I hate to be wrong but in this case, I’m stoked that I am.

To show our appreciation, members of the invitation-only Windows 7 Technical Beta Program will be eligible for a free, final copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. For more information on how to take advantage of this, refer to Paul’s post in the .Beta_Program newsgroup for details.

Showing Our Thanks to Windows 7 Beta Testers…. – Windows 7 Team Blog – The Windows Blog

HotFix Available: Multicast OS deployments fail with a hash value error when the Windows OS WIM file size is larger than 4 GB in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

 

Multicast OS deployments fail with a hash value error when the Windows OS WIM file size is larger than 4 GB in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Multicast OS deployments fail with a hash value error when the Windows OS WIM file size is larger than 4 GB in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Installing Visual Studio on Vista

 Installing Visual Studio on Vista

Visual Studio setup attempts to install .NET Framework 2.0 but fails if the 2.0 Framework is already installed on the machine. On a Vista machine, this will fail because the 2.0 Framework is already is built into the operating system.

To correct this issue you can edit the unattend .ini file to prevent VS unattended setup from attempting to install .NET Framework 2.0.

  • Remove these lines: "gfn_mid framework", "gfn_mid framework ia64", and "gfn_mid framework amd64" from the following sections:
    [PreInstallOrder]
    [InstallOrder]
    [PostInstallOrder]
  • Change “InstallActionInteger=5” to “InstallActionInteger=1” in the following sections:
    [gfn_mid framework]
    InstallActionInteger=1
    [gfn_mid framework ia64]
    InstallActionInteger=1
    [gfn_mid framework amd64]
    InstallActionInteger=1

Enterprise Network Deployment Readme

Silverlight 3 Deployment and Management

 

 

Feed: TechNet Edge
Posted on: Friday, July 10, 2009 3:01 AM
Author: David Tesar
Subject: Silverlight 3 Deployment and Management

 

Silverlight 3 has just released to the web and they have a virtual launch event! The big question for IT Pros is how can I deploy and manage it in my environment?

Thankfully, we created a Silverlight deployment guide to give enterprises guidance on the various options available to deploy Silverlight.  In summary you can deploy a new install or upgrade of Silverlight 3 in the following ways:

  • Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) – is an excellent way to deploy Silverlight along with your patches and other Microsoft updates.  Very easy with no configuration of Silverlight necessary. Also, WSUS install or update GUIDs are available in the release history.
  • SMS, SC Config Manager, or SC Essentials – are all great options to deploy Silverlight.  Just create a package to deploy it or utilize the integration of WSUS with SC to assist.
  • Group policy – utilizing startup or logon scripts is an option, but of course requires a bit of scripting and rolling out group policies. 
  • Microsoft Update – allows clients to discover the Silverlight updates when they check for updates via the built-in Microsoft Update over the internet.  This would be feasible for smaller companies where they allow clients to install
  • Advertise the executable – is not a deployment method, but nice to know we support this if you’d like to manually advertise the executable install file via a website, email, etc..
  • Allow the automatic update via the Silverlight built-in auto-updater – is a great option if you have Silverlight installed on non-Windows clients.  Similar to the previous two options, it only works if the users are administrators of their own machine.

As for management of Silverlight, there really isn't much you should need to manage.  However, there are a couple group policies you could use by importing the Silverlight custom ADMX/L file (website).  More settings will be added to this same website as they become available.

Resources:
Watch the Virtual Launch Event at seethelight.com
Download the Silverlight Deployment Guide
Install Silverlight 3 on your own machine
Watch technical developer videos on SL3 from Ch9


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Event: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

 

Featured Product/Topic: Microsoft Operations Manager

Recommended Audiences: IT Managers, IT Professionals, IT Directors

Microsoft has just released the newest version of System Center Operations Manager, 2007 R2. OpsMgr, AKA SCOM, allows an enterprise to monitor the health and performance of the IT infrastructure from hardware all the way to the applications. Component monitoring, audit logging, service delivery monitoring and performance monitoring have been with us since 2007. SLA monitoring has been enhanced in 2007 R2 and Cross Platform Extensions add the ability to natively monitor UNIX and LINUX from the Microsoft platform
This session by expert Paul Keely will introduce you to OpsMgr and to the new features added in OpsMgr 2007 R2.

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Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : Brad Anderson promoted to Corporate Vice President of Management and Services Division

 

In a bit of a break from our normal System Center topics, today we thought we’d share the exciting news that earlier today it was announced within Microsoft that Brad Anderson has been promoted to corporate vice president, Management and Services Division (MSD).  We know that many of you know Brad through videos and posts on the System Center blog or interaction with him at events such as the annual Microsoft Management Summit conference and have come to appreciate his knowledge of the IT management space and customer environments.

Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : Brad Anderson promoted to Corporate Vice President of Management and Services Division