Telnet in Windows 7?

Telnet is available for Windows 7, but it is not installed by default.  This was the same for Windows Vista.  Microsoft removed the Telnet client for security reasons.  Whenever you have the choice you should use SSH instead of Telnet.

However, you can re-enable the Telnet client in Windows 7 by doing the following:

  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs And Features
  4. Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Check Telnet Client
  6. Hit OK

After that you can start Telnet via Command Prompt.

Dell Win7 Driver cabs released!

The Dell Windows 7 driver cabs for currently shipping systems have been released!

The cabs allow for easy import into ConfigMgr or MDT – simplifying driver management of those Dell systems.

DellTechCenter link for the cabs:

http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Dell+Business+Client+Operating+System+Deployment+-+The+.CAB+Files

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/dtaylor/archive/2009/11/03/dell-win7-driver-cabs-released.aspx

You can also download the cabs from the ftp://ftp.dell.com/sysman/ site or from http://support.dell.com (for specific systems)

Bink.nu | Windows 7 SP1 details begin to surface – Bink.nu

 

With Windows 7 out the door we already know Microsoft immediately starts work on the servicing of Windows 7. Engineers are now hard at work at creating hot fixes for application compatibility and ironing out any bug reports they receive. The same process occurs for every version of Windows once it has been classed released to manufacturing (RTM).

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Monitoring Windows 7 with Operations Manager

 

The Windows Client Monitoring Management Pack is built to detects, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software problems pertaining to Client 2000, XP, and Vista operating systems. Information and analysis on the issues that the system detected are collected by the MPs through an agent on the client machine, and sent to OpsMgr where this data is converted into health state, alerts (if need be) and processed for business critical and aggregate reports. The MP gives a clear picture of catastrophic failures in your mission critical machines, trend-based alerts of significant changes to computer groups, in-depth views of health of individual machines, and reports that provide a landscape view of the health of all monitored clients.

Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 – myITforum.com

Installing Windows 7 from a USB thumb drive

When you purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have the option to download an ISO file or compressed files. The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. To create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Once this is done, you can install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.

The ISO file contains all the Windows 7 installation files combined into a single uncompressed file. When you download the ISO file, you need to copy it to some medium in order to install Windows 7. This tool allows you to create a copy of the ISO file to a USB flash drive or a DVD. To install Windows 7 from your USB flash drive or DVD, all you need to do is insert the USB flash drive into your USB port or insert your DVD into your DVD drive and run Setup.exe from the root folder on the drive.

Note: You cannot install Windows 7 from the ISO file until you copy it to a USB flash drive or DVD with the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and install from there.

The copy of the ISO file that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool creates is bootable. Bootable media allows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your machine. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer's BIOS, you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash drive or DVD when you turn on your computer. Please see the documentation for your computer for information on how to change the BIOS boot order of drives.

You may make one copy of the ISO file on a disc, USB flash drive or other media in order to install the software on a computer. Once you have installed the software on a computer, the license terms that accompany the software apply to your use of the software and replace these terms. The license terms for Windows 7, once accepted, permit you to make one copy of the software as a back-up copy for reinstallation on the licensed computer. If you do not delete the copy of the ISO file you made to install the software on your computer, then the copy of the ISO file constitutes your back-up copy.

Installation

To install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool:

  1. Click here to download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool installation file.
  2. When you are prompted to either save the file to disk or run it, choose Run.
  3. Follow the steps in the setup dialogs. You'll have the option to specify where to install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and whether to create shortcuts on your Start Menu or Windows Desktop.

You need to be an administrator on the computer you are installing the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool on. The tool requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or higher. If this is not already installed on your computer, the installation program will install it for you. In this case, you may have to reboot your machine to complete installation.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

  • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)

  • 50MB of free space on your hard drive

  • DVD-R drive or 4GB removable USB flash drive

Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Before you run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, make sure that you have already purchased Windows 7 ISO download from Microsoft Store and have downloaded the Windows 7 ISO file to your hard drive. If you have purchased Windows 7 but have not yet downloaded the ISO file, you can download the file from your Microsoft Store Account.

To make a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file:

  1. Click the Windows Start button, and click Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool in the All Programs list to open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.
  2. In the Source File box, type the name and path of your Windows 7 ISO file, or click Browse and select the file in the Open dialog box.
  3. Select USB to create a copy on a USB flash drive or DVD to create a copy on a DVD disk, then click Next.
  4. If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive, select your USB device in the dropdown list and click Begin copying. If you are copying the file up to a DVD, click Begin burning.

When your Windows 7 ISO file is copied onto your chosen media, you can install Windows 7 by navigating to the root of your DVD or USB flash drive and double-clicking Setup.exe.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some frequently asked questions about using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool:

What size USB flash drive is required?
You need a USB flash drive with a minimum of 4 GB of free space.

Can I use my newly created USB drive to install Windows 7 on someone else’s computer?
No. The Windows 7 ISO file on the USB flash drive is only intended to be used to install Windows 7 on the licensed user’s own computer.

Can I backup to a CD-R?
No. The Windows 7 ISO file is too large to fit on a CD.

Can I backup to a Blu-Ray DVD disk?
Yes, as long as your DVD drive can write to a Blu-Ray DVD.

If I have other files on the USB flash drive will the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool delete them?
This tool requires the USB flash drive to be completely blank before the Windows 7 files are copied. This helps ensure that the device is bootable after the copying has completed.

Can I backup to an iPod, camera, or other device with enough free disk space?
Yes, but this is not recommended.

  • The device must be formatted in order for the device to be bootable.

A dedicated USB flash drive would be a better option.

Can I use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to backup other files?
No. This tool is only for use with the Windows 7 ISO file purchased from Microsoft Store.

Troubleshooting

The following tips might help if you run into a problem using this tool.

My USB device is not in the list of available devices
If you don't see your USB flash drive in the list of available devices, please make sure the drive is inserted in the USB port and click the refresh button beside the list of available drives.

I inserted a blank DVD in my DVD-R drive, but the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool doesn't recognize it
If there are multiple drives on the system the tool will select the first one that is capable of burning DVDs. If you have multiple DVD-R drives, try inserting the blank DVD into another DVD-R drive. If that doesn't help, please make sure that your disc isn't damaged and that your DVD-R drive is operational, and contact product support.

Download details: Installation instructions and Release Notes for Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode

 

Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology. You can use it to run more than one operating system at the same time on one computer, and to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a computer running Windows 7.
For more information about Windows Virtual PC, please visit the Windows Virtual PC website.
The Setup and Install instructions document describes how to install and setup Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. You should familiarize yourself with all of the information especially if you are upgrading from the Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode Beta or Release Candidate builds.
The Release notes provide important information you should know prior to installing and using Windows Virtual PC, including known issues. You should familiarize yourself with all of the information prior to installing the software.

Download details: Installation instructions and Release Notes for Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode